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when she’s gone
(electronic)



i’m shaking like a leaf on a tree

do you understand, will you come with me

don’t make a sound, don’t even breathe

they’ll understand, why don’t we leave



we can steal a ride on a bus

drive down a road all covered in dust

head north by north west ’til we reach the coast

we’ll find an address that don’t get the post



when she’s gone

even though she won’t be long

it just tears my world apart

puts a hole right through my heart



she let me see her little tattoo

it was my name, written in blue

a mark of pain across her chest

i was the lover on her breast



so come with me and don’t be afraid

we could be free, out of the shade

your life has begun, come on, let’s run

over the ground, in an air raid



we’ve got the gun, don’t be afraid



when she’s gone

even though she won’t be long

it just tears my world apart

puts a hole right through my heart



only when this girl has gone

will i know if i am wrong

who would choose a life of one

i can’t carry on when she’s gone



when she’s gone

even though she won’t be long

it just tears my world apart

puts a hole right through my heart



only when this girl has gone

will i know if i am wrong

who would choose a life of one

i can’t carry on when she’s gone



when she’s gone

even though she won’t be long

it just tears my world apart

puts a hole right through my heart



only when this girl has gone

versions
album version (4:28)

releases
twisted tenderness
twisted tenderness::deluxe

comment
every aspect of this song is great, from the dynamite intro and blithe words to johnny’s incisive mccartney-esque guitar parts. bringing in astrid williamson to contribute was a masterstroke, as she adds a welcome femininity to the serious electronic exterior. the vigour and speed with which twisted tenderness was recorded illustrates the vitality and inspiration that drove electronic during their final phase; it’s testament to their enduring talents that they could still produce songs as good as this.

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