The Electric Co.
by U2

  • Somebody cry, somebody cry, somebody cry
    Well, somebody try, somebody try, somebody try
    Something quick
    Did you look back, did you look back, don't you look back
    Well, somebody cry, somebody cry, somebody cry
    Well, I can't see why or what for
    What for, what for?

    Break it up
    Boy, stupid boy
    Don't sit at the table
    'Till you're able to

    Toy, broken toy
    Shout, shout, you're inside out if you don't know

    Electric co. (Electric co.)
    If you don't know Electric co.
    Electric co.

    Red, running red
    You'll play for real
    The toy could feel
    A hole in your head
    You go in shock
    You're spoon-fed

    If you don't know Electric co.
    If you don't know Electric co.

    Break it up
    Div it up

    If you don't know Electric co.
    If you don't know Electric co.
    If you don't know Electric co.
    If you don't know Electric co. Writer/s: ADAM CLAYTON, DAVE EVANS, LARRY MULLEN, PAUL HEWSON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Mickey D. from Fremont, CaAfter the break, lyrics go like this...

    "...One three four, I can't stop
    You stay still in the song
    You stay still in the song, say reach out..."

    And near the end, it goes like this...

    "...See someone breaks the willow
    To say the sound go, to the top of Cassandro
    Covering me...Just to hear me...
    Two hours, two hours and two hours
    Listen I can't find my way home
    So alone...(Can't you, can't you get it)
    You know...And you know...And you know...
    And you know...And you know..."
  • Acrobat from Adelaide, AustraliaOne of their friends was put through ECT and that is where the idea of the song came to light.
  • Marc from Zwolle, Netherlandsthe first song I know with a fade-out ánd a fade-in at the end.
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