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Song Of The Day

Today's Selection is...

“The Electric Co.” from Boy.

Oh. What can I possibly say about this song besides the facts that I love it, and that it was one of the songs that made me a U2 fan? I love every single part of this song, from the hyperactive beginning, to the guitar “solo”, to Bono’s Bongolese in the break, to the… are those bass harmonics during the break? And of course everything from about 3:40 on, where no one has any idea what Bono is saying.

I believe that the lyrics from U2Wanderer.org are incorrect, therefore, this is my own interpretation of the lyrics. Today, the name of the game is: if you have the time, listen to this song. Decipher. What is Bono saying?


Boy, stupid boy
Don't sit at the table
Until you're able to

Toy, broken toy
Shout, shout
You're inside out

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

Red, running red
Play for real
Talk and feel

Holding your head
You won’t shout,
You still beg,

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

One three four
I can so,
You stay, see, sit there tall
You say see, sit there tall
Sitting tall…

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

So we stop on this lonely road,
He says he’ll go
To the top of this long road,
This long road
(We stop for me)
This long road
Just to hear me
It’s a long road
Two hours at the top,
And I can’t find my way home.
It’s a long road…
(Can’t you, can’t you get?)

You know
And you know
And you know
And you know
And you know

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