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Electric Lady

This song is by Janelle Monáe, features Solange and appears on the album The Electric Lady (2013).

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Electric Lady
Ele-le-lectric
La-la-lady
Ele-le-lectric
La-la-lady

Ooh, just shock it shake it baby
Electric Lady you're a star
You kind'a classy kind'a crazy
But you know just who you are
You got the look the gods agree they want to see
all the birds and the bees dancing with the freaks in the trees
and watch the water turn to wine
Outer space and out your mind
Ooh, shock me one good time

Electric Lady, get way down (get down, get down)
Cause tonight we gon' do what we want to
Lady, get way down (get down, get down)
Cause tonight we gon' do what we want to

Now let me hear you say lady, Electric Lady
Yeah I’ll reprogram your mind come on get in
My spaceship leaves at ten
Oh, I'm where I want to be just you and me
Baby, talking on the side as the world spins around
Then you feel your spine unwind
And watch the water turn to wine
Ooh, shock it one good time

Electric Lady, get way down (get down, get down)
Cause tonight we gon do what we want to
Lady, get way down (get down, get down)
Cause tonight we gon do what we want to

Gloss on her lips
Glass on the ceiling
All the girls showing love while the boys be catching feelings
Once you see her face, her eyes you'll remember
And she'll have you falling harder than a Sunday in September
Whether in Savannah, Kansas, or in Atlanta
She’ll walk in any room have you raising up your antennas
She can fly you straight to the moon or to the ghettos
Wearing tennis shoes or in flats or in stilettos
Illuminating all that she touches eye on the sparrow
A modern day Joan of her Ark or Mia Farrow
Classy, Sassy, put you in a razzle-dazzy
Her magnetic energy will have you coming home like Lassie
Saying ooh, shock it, break it baby
Electro, sophista, funky lady
We the kind of girls who ain't afraid to get down
Electric Ladies go on and scream out loud

Electric Lady, get way down (get down, get down)
Cause tonight we gon' do what we want to
Electric Lady, get way down (get down, get down)
Cause tonight we gon' do what we want to

You just do
And get low, get way down
Wave your finger in the sky
Just wave your finger in the sky
Get down, get down, get down
Baby, get on down
Lady, lady, lady

Ooh, lady, ooh

Ooh, shock it, break it baby
(In Kansas to New Atlantis)
Electric Lady, Electric Lady
(Are y'all ready?)

Ooh, shock it, break it baby
(I said Electric Lady)
Electric Lady, Electric Lady
(Are y'all ready?)

Ooh, shock it, break it baby
(From the past to the future)
Electric Lady, Electric Lady
(And from Venus to Mars)

Ooh, shock it, break it baby
(I'm calling all stars)
Electric Lady, Electric Lady
(Elec-tric La-day)

Ooh, shock it, break it baby
Electric Lady, Electric Lady

Ooh, shock it, break it baby
Electric Lady, Electric Lady
(Don't y'all let that circuit break)

Ooh, shock it, break it baby
(We about to break a whole new nation)
Electric Lady, Electric Lady
(With a million Electric Ladies)

Ooh, shock it, break it baby
(Y'all make me so proud)
Electric Lady, Electric Lady
(Say it loud)

Ooh, shock it, break it baby
(Yeah yeah yeah...)
Electric Lady, Electric Lady

Ooh, shock it, break it baby
(Oh oh oh...)
Electric Lady, Electric Lady

Ooh, shock it, break it baby
(Better get on down)
Electric Lady, Electric Lady
(Break it on down)

Ooh, shock it, break it baby
(Break it on down)
Electric Lady, Electric Lady
(Yeah)

Music by:

Chuck Lightning Wikipedia16, Nate "Rocket" Wonder Wikipedia16

Lyrics by:

Janelle Monáe Robinson Wikipedia16, Chuck Lightning, Nate "Rocket" Wonder

Arrangement:

Chuck Lightning, Nate "Rocket" Wonder, Jason P. Freeman, Jerry E. Freeman, Kebbi Williams, Christopher Burns

Produced by:

Nate "Rocket" Wonder, Chuck Lightning, Janelle Monáe

Co-produced by:

Roman GianArthur Wikipedia16

Recorded:

Wondaland Recording Studios in Atlanta, Georgia

Musicians:

  • Terrence L. Brown: wurlitzer piano
  • Christopher Burns: trumbone
  • Jason P. Freeman: trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jerry E. Freeman: trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Roman GianArthur: background vocals, percussian
  • Solange Knowles: background vocals
  • Janelle Monáe: lead vocals
  • Kellindo Parker: lead guitar, rhythm guitar
  • The Skunks: background vocals
  • Esperanza Spalding: additional bass
  • Kebbi Williams: tenor sax
  • Nate "Rocket" Wonder: background vocals, bass guitar, farfisa organ, octican organ, additional guitar, magic pano, drums, percussion

Orchestra:

Hornz Unlimited

Featured artists:

Solange Wikipedia16

Trivia:

Electric Lady was inspired by Janelle Monáe’s Electric Lady series of paintings (see the Palace of the Dogs archives) and Jimi’s smile.

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