Electric Kingdom

Album: Twilight 22 (1983)
Charted: 79
  • Deep in the city people live in the streets
    You got to be careful of everyone you meet
    There's lootin and shootin, people stabbin and grabbin
    The innocent bystander, the police are grabbin

    Ain't it a pity, cause you hate the city
    But the way you feel, ain't no big deal
    You got to survive and that's the real nitty gritty
    You go uptown, downtown. You got to turn your life around

    Back in the jungle, a man is free
    Free from the street, from captivity
    Breakout, breakin. It doesn't matter where you've been
    Snake pit, lion's den. You need someone to be your friend

    Come to... Electric Kingdom
    Drop To... Electric Kingdom
    (X2)

    Electric Kingdom
    (X2)

    Come to... Electric Kingdom
    Drop To... Electric Kingdom
    (X2)

    Ain't it a pity, cause you hate the city
    But the way you feel, ain't no big deal
    You got to survive and that's the real nitty gritty
    You go uptown, downtown. You got to turn your life around

    Electric Kingdom
    (X3) Writer/s: ERROL MOORE, GORDON S. BAHARY, JOSEPH N. SAULTER
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Mark Ingoldsby from Nh"Electric Kingdom" was one of the first songs featuring rap to make it onto Billboard's Hot 100 (after "Rapper's Delight", "The Breaks", "Rapture", "The Message", "Planet Rock" and a few others). The song peaked at #79 on 1/21/84.
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