The Modern Electric

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Equal parts dark and orchestral as it is warm and melodic, The Modern Electric have coined the term “cinematic pop” to define their sound. Considered to be the aural counterpart to 8mm film, cinematic pop is organic, soulful, and saturated in emotion. Their debut album is a soundtrack to real-life heartache, but has the passion to fit any silver screen love story such as Garden State or The Graduate. Influences include Arcade Fire, Clem Snide, Feist, and David Bowie—the latter having been immortalized in the band’s unforgettable homage, “David Bowie (Save Us All).”

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released May 22, 2009

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The Modern Electric Cleveland, Ohio

Cinematic Rock to soundtrack your cinematic life. Driven by the feeling that time precious; that it is crucial to express what really matters to loved ones before it's too late. They believe that honest, authentic songwriting has the power to articulate emotions that words cannot. Melodic, powerful pop symphonies influenced by Annie Hall, Spoon & David Bowie | Free Mixtape @ themodernelectric.com ... more

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Track Name: Where I Belong
Won’t you take me with you if you’ve gotta leave
It won’t be hard to make room in your backseat
Right beside your suitcase, there I would sleep
And everyone would miss you except for me
‘Cause there you would be—right next to me.
For my father and my mother, it wouldn’t take long
Before they all would wonder where I had gone
But then they would remember the words to this song
“Wherever she is headed is where I belong.”
Where I belong
Distance is no match for love
is no match for love
Distance is no match for love
is no match for love
Won’t you take me with you, I can’t just stay
I’d have to come and see you anyhow, anyway
I’d drive for countless hours if that’s what it takes
‘Cause any distance from you is too far away
Too far away
Won’t you take me with you if you’ve gotta leave
Oh take me with you
Baby take me with you if you’ve gotta leave
Track Name: David Bowie (Save Us All)
David Bowie is my hero.
D-D-D-David, David Bowie
Where would this world be without Space Oddity
I don’t know. I don’t know.
Would we be lost without Mr. Stardust, I think so
I think so. I think so.
But I don’t know. All I know…
David Bowie is my hero.
D-D-D-David, David Bowie
“Wham bam thank you ma’am” is part of who I am
Deep within, within my soul.
Is it so wrong the Labyrinth theme song taught me all
All I know. All I know
About rock’n’roll. And all I know…
David Bowie is my hero.
D-D-D-David, David Bowie
The only reason I let my hair grow
Is David Bowie, David Bowie.
Starman save us all with space-age rock’n’roll.
Save our souls with rock’n’roll.
Starman save our ears from Pink and Britney Spears
Save us all from radio. From radio.
Oh ground control (ground control) save us all
David Bowie you’re my hero
D-D-D-David, David Bowie
David Bowie you’re my hero
Oh, Sir David. David Bowie.
Track Name: Mistakes
I’m just a boy; I don’t know sorrow,
But sorrow sure knows me.
I’d give my heart for you to borrow
Maybe then you’d see. You’d see…
Tell me what am I doing wrong girl
What am I doing wrong?
Tell me what am I doing wrong girl
What am I doing wrong?
Doo Doo Doo Do Doo Do Do Do Doo
I’m just a child; don’t know what love is
It’s just a word within a song.
Well put yourself into my shoes
And tell me that I’m wrong. I’m wrong…
Tell me what am I doing wrong girl
What am I doing wrong?
Tell me what am I doing wrong girl
What am I doing wrong?
Doo Doo Doo Do Doo Do Do Do Doo
I guess my best ain’t enough
I guess my best ain’t enough
I try, but don’t measure up
I guess my best ain’t enough
But it’d be worse giving up.

Tell me what am I doing wrong girl
What am I doing wrong?
Track Name: Ghost
And I promise I will haunt you
As soon as I die
‘Cause thoughts of you, oh, they haunt me
Every day of my life
And what kills me the most
You’re not even a ghost
You’re not a ghost
My blood turns cold to hear your name girl
Shiver shoot down my spine
And you’re driving me insane girl
Without even trying
And what kills me the most
You’re not even a ghost
You’re not a ghost
You’re not even a ghost
You’re not a ghost
Track Name: As Sharp As Knives
Every thought, every thought that you think of me
If you ever do
In my heart, in my heart there will always be
A million more of you
More of you
I’m not good at goodbyes.
Parting words, like sharpened knives,
Pierce quick and concise.
You don’t know it hurts ‘til the final slice
To see you leave, see you leave oh it brings me pain
But I won’t waste our time
I would cry, I would cry myself insane
If tears could change your mind
Change your mind
I’m not good at goodbyes.
Parting words, like sharpened knives,
Pierce quick and concise.
You don’t know it hurts ‘til the final slice
Promise me it’s not the end
Promise me it’s not the end
Track Name: Great Expectations (Killer By Day, Killer By Night)
I don’t know, I don’t know what Adam saw in Eve
That he could not find in all the snakes and beasts
She’s a killer, an animal. It’s no different now
It only takes a single bite for her to bring you down
You were built to break my heart
And I was built to be ripped apart
My expectations were so great
But love is revenge on the human race
“Bone of bone, and flesh of flesh” woman took from man
As time went on there was nothing left; she’d taken all he had
First his soul and then his heart, then every ounce of joy
Was this the plan from the start? Was she created to destroy?
You were built to break my heart
And I was built to be ripped apart
My expectations were so great
But love is revenge on the human race
And the fall of man
Came not with what he ate
And the fall of man
Came the day that Eve was made
You were built to break my heart
And I was built to be ripped apart
My expectations were so great
But love is revenge on the human race
Love is revenge on the human race
Track Name: Vanity Suite: Part A (One By One, The Lights Burn Out)
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Vanity Suite: Part B (Divine, Starving, and Sleepless)
Oh vanity it grips not by the hands, but by the lips
How I hate the way it feels, but I love the way it tastes
You’ll never be replaced
You’ll never be replaced
Oh tragedy exists, hidden deep within each kiss
How I love the way it feels, but I hate the way it tastes
You’ll never be replaced
You’ll never be replaced
I know it’s just a waste
My mind cannot erase
That smile, that pretty face
That smile, that pretty face
You’ll never be replaced
You’ll never be replaced
You will never be replaced.
Track Name: Love and Misery
Tell me what did I do
To deserve falling in love with you
Oh and it’s such a crime
I have to win your heart, but you stole mine
You know you are to blame
For driving this innocent boy insane
Girl and I’m such a mess
It’s not fair I’m a wreck—you could careless
Oh misery,
Please be good to me
Oh can’t you see
What love’s done to me
It’s led me here to misery.
Tell me what did I do
To deserve falling in love with you
Tell me how does it end
Does misery lead to love again?
Oh misery,
Please be good to me
Oh can’t you see
What loves done to me
It’s led me here to misery.
It’s led me here to this…
It’s led me here to misery
Track Name: The Anti Sing-along
Tried, tried to write you a song
You’d always sing along
But this is not that song
Do Doo Do Do
But as long as we’re playing this song
You might as well sing along
We’re all in this together
As long as we’re playing this song
You might as well sing along
‘Cause life won’t last forever
Tried, tried to write a new song
The whole world would sing along
But this is not that song
Do Doo Do Do
But as long as we’re playing this song
You might as well sing along
We’re all in this together
As long as we’re playing this song
You might as well sing along
‘Cause life won’t last forever
Tried, tried to write you a song
You’d always sing along
But this is not that song
Well prove me wrong
La la la la la la la….
But as long as we’re playing this song
You might as well sing along
We’re all in this together
As long as we’re playing this song
You might as well sing along
‘Cause life won’t last forever
Track Name: Filming Our Favorite Lies
Sometimes wish that it was just like in the movies
Everyone finds true love, but will it be the same
Will my happy ending be worth all of this pain
It’s always so romantic on the silver screen
By the time the story ends
It all works out so perfectly
Too bad it’s not reality
It’s just pretend
I know that happy endings are just make believe
Real life is much too sad
Or maybe they’re just not for me
‘Cause that’s the way it seems to be
From where I’m at
Sometimes wish that it was just like in the movies
Everyone finds true love, but will it be the same
Will my happy ending be worth all of the pain
It’s always so romantic on the silver screen
By the time the story ends
It all works out so perfectly
Too bad it’s not reality
It’s in our heads...
Track Name: London Loves Paris, 1988
(Instrumental)