Election Day

Album: So Red The Rose (1985)
Charted: 7 6
  • Wild kind of look to the day,
    Opening eyes impale neon flickers
    She moon she turning away,
    The city's her slave but he's cheating his mistress

    She's moody and grey,
    She's mean and she's restless (so restless)
    All over you as they say
    Rumours or rivals yell at the strike force

    Hi guys, by the way, are you aware you're being illegal
    It's making your savior behaviour look evil
    Excuse my timing but say,
    How d'you fit in with this flim, flam and Judy

    Maximum big surprise your smile is something new
    I pull my shirt off and pray,
    We're sacred and bound to suffer the heatwave
    Pull my shirt off and pray we're coming up on re-election day

    Don't even try to induce,
    In all my restrain there's no hesitation
    All the signs on the loose
    Cause sanity's rare this end of the hard day

    (Yeah)

    Shadows are crawling out of the subway
    Any way that you choose in every direction just to confuse me

    Maximum big surprise she knows something new
    I pull my shirt off and pray,
    I'm saving myself to suffer the heatwave
    Pull my shirt off and pray, we're coming up on re-election day

    By roads and backways a lover's chance down a wind
    Cut open murmurs and sounds be calm hands on skin
    Carry further oh...entangled strands all sing
    Saving some time to slip away we could dance oh..

    Shouldn't be asking wild and scheming
    Could be my election day

    Stretching my back down the way
    To your invitation stretching my body
    Use your intuitive play
    Cause maybe we have more play time than money

    Maximum big surprise you know something new
    I pull my shirt off and pray,
    We're sacred and bound to suffer this heatwave
    Pull my shirt off and pray we're coming up on re-election day

    Re-election day Writer/s: NICK RHODES, ROGER ANDREW TAYLOR, SIMON LE BON
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 8th, 1985, "Election Day" by Arcadia peaked at #6 (for 2 weeks) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart and spent 14 weeks on the chart...
    It reached #7 in the United Kingdom and Norway.
  • Tara from Nashville, TnI had this on Vinyl when it first came out, 20 plus years later I looked everywhere and FINALLY found it on cd. I love this album, my faves on this are The Promise, Keep me in the Dark and The Flame.... very Seventh Stranger/Chauffeur from the Arena album.
  • Scott from West Palm Beach, FlThe dreaminess of this album at the time was simply fluid. I used to fall asleep listening to this with my headphones (that's a good thing). The haunting backgrounds and almost inaudible intricacies made you melt into and become one with the music. This and The Cult's "Love" were my favorites of the day :)
  • Geri from Nova Scotia, CanadaSting and David Gilmour also guested on this album, So Red the Rose.
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