Electric Feel

Album: Oracular Spectacular (2007)
Charted: 22
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  • All along the Western front
    People line up to receive
    She got the power in her hand
    To shock you like you won't believe
    Saw her in the Amazon
    With the voltage running through her skin
    Standing there with nothing on
    She gonna teach me how to swim

    I said, "ooh, girl
    Shock me like an electric eel
    Baby girl
    Turn me on with your electric feel"
    I said, "ooh girl
    Shock me like an electric eel
    Baby girl
    Turn me on with your electric feel"

    All along the Eastern shore
    Put your circuits in the sea
    This is what the world is for
    Making electricity
    You can feel it in your mind
    Oh, you can do it all the time
    Plug it in, change the world
    You are my electric girl

    I said, "ooh, girl
    Shock me like an electric eel
    Baby girl
    Turn me on with your electric feel"
    I said, "ooh girl
    Shock me like an electric eel
    Baby girl
    Turn me on with your electric feel"

    Do what you feel now
    Electric feel now
    Do what you feel now
    Electric feel now
    Do what you feel now
    Electric feel now
    Do what you feel now
    Electric feel now
    Do what you feel now
    Electric feel now Writer/s: Andrew Wells Vanwyngarden, Benjamin Nicholas Huner Goldwasser, William Henry Berman
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, WILLIAM HENRY BERMAN
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 23

  • Paxterdux from ItaliaThe global fiber optic network comes to my mind when I hear "All along the eastern shore, put your circuits in the sea"
  • Star from Long Beach CaI think it's about Scaler Wave Frequencies. Hence Electric Feel. "This is what the world is for making electricity."
  • Bobby West from Boston, MaFirst times I heard this, I thought "Sex". Then I had an Acid Trip. So when I listened to after that, I thought "LSD" a.k.a. LUCY. Therefore, my final conclusion will be that they're talking about Lucy (Acid, LSD, L, Blotters, etc.) and the Electric Feel she gives off during a Trip because I myself have had that feeling.

    P.S. Watch the video again, they're clearing tripping as you can tell by the hallucinations and some other things
  • Courtney from Gulfport, MsDefinitely about drugs but who cares??? i <3 this song

    oooh girl!!
  • Molly from Florence, Cai'm pretty sure the song is about sex. andrew said in an interview that the song is to be taken literally but considering that nearly everythign he says is sarcastic and considering that the original non-album lyric is "jerk me off w/ you electric feel," i'll take that with a grain of salt. and florentino daaaamn you read way too into it.
  • Nkechinyem from Toronto, PeHey if you haven't heard MGMT wants to confuse us with the meanings of their lyrics.
    they want you to take how you like if your offended too bad
    if you love it thats good!
  • Garlicbred from Adelaide, AustraliaCould it be about a sexy girl called Renewable Energy?

    "all along the eastern shore
    put your circuits in the sea"
    - Off shore wind farms along the east coast?

    "oh you can do it all the time
    plug it in, change the world
    you are my electric girl"

    I have no idea really, but it works for me.

    Strange how it seems we can read into it different things - for some its sex, others drugs or relationships. For me renewables ... hehe
  • Brittany from ???????, OhR u kidding me?? lol I'm an MGMT expert and their biggest fan! this song is reffering to drugs. The "girl" in the song is being used as a reference to drugs. :))
  • Britt from Boston, MaVery, Very good song. MGMT has a lot of groovy and psychedelic kind of songs. Try 'Time to Pretend'. It's a Beautiful song. OOOOHHHH Girlllll. Shock me like an electric eel..... :)
  • Jack from Brookfield, WiLOL @ Tyler,
    You're telling me that this song ISN'T about sex, but about a girl who's getting electrocuted?

    @ Florentino,
    I read another of your comments, and not everything is about the entire world dude. This song is about how people are living for experiences like sex and drugs ("This is what the world is for, making electricity").
  • Tyler from San Diego, Cahaha just to let you guys know this song is meant to be taken literally. in an interview the lead singer says its actually about a girl who has electricity running through her skin. not every song has some deep meaning about porn or oil.
  • Cliff from Burkesville, KyThis sounds a lot like it could be on JT's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" album. Am I right?
  • Ben from Ocean City, NjLove love love this song! very groovy. Is this a cover or remix of an older song or did MGMT write it?
  • Rahul from Brsivegas, Australiayeh i agree with ryan and its about internet pornography cause its obviously sexual and it deals with nudity combined with obsesive tendacies / addictions with computures.
    "standing there with nothin on, cause ur gonna teach me how to swim" aka hes surfing for porn
  • Nady from Adelaide, Australiathis was like the anthem for schoolies 08
  • Eric from Manhattan, NyThis song is just being poetic about a girl having a touch that can be described as electric. ACID
  • Ryan. from Saint Clair Shores, MiI think this song is about cybersex. The "electric feel" is what a good cyberer has - just that ability to turn you on, even through the screen. The sexual innuendo is quite obvious, and it the song has plenty of references to 'electricity usage'. "You can feel in your mind, or you can do it all the time" shows how easily you can become addicted to the thought of having someone at your fingertips to fool around with.
  • Brittany from Townsville, AustraliaThis song is so... um... so... random, thats it random, but thats me for ya i like this song i even got it on my phone???
  • Joey from Los Angeles, CaPossibly talking bought America but it seems more like a hot girl he wants and is after. She does shocking things...
  • Pol from Victoria, BcThis song is about making love!
  • Sigourney from Auckland, New Zealandor maybe they just have a remix of it..
  • Sigourney from Auckland, New Zealandisn't this song like a J.U.S.T.I.C.E dance song? my dad just told me.. but i don't know the name of the justice song so i can download it lol
  • Florentino from Athens, GaThe first verse is talking about America and how everyone here uses electricity because we think we have plenty of it. The second verse is about where the electricity comes from (the oil in the East). "This is what the world is for, making electricity" is talking about how oil and energy is their main source of revenue and we're responsible for it hence the line "Plug your circuits in the sea" (and send it to us).
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