Electric City
Black Eyed Peas Lyrics


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Na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na

Sound selector activate your transistor
Transmitter audio wears through your system
Sub-sonic mega bolt base from the kickin'

Na na na na na na na na

Ghetto blaster blastin' on your block
Pumping out megahertz (mega-megawatts)
You can get electric shock from my flow
Bitches on my dick (oh no) they on my dildo
Do re mi fa so la ti do
I get the money money, I get dough
Eq the equalizer for the stereo

Na na na na na na na na

We the blast masters, the radiation
International coming to your nation
Feel the feel the feel the feel the vibration
We killing killing killing radio station

Kill 'em with the sound kill, 'em kill 'em with the sound
Hit 'em with the frequency
Shoot 'em with the bass shoot, shoot 'em with the bass
Super mega frequency
Kick 'em with the drum, kick 'em kick 'em with the drum
Get 'em with the melody
Beat 'em with the beat, beat 'em beat 'em with the beat
Super mega frequency

In the electric city, electric city
Electric city, electric city

Kill 'em

Step up in the par, step up in the party
Sippin' on coke and baca Bacardi
Beat so dope,
Lord have mercy lord have lord have mercy
La dee dee dee dee dee dee dee la dee da
Killer on the lose like I'm Jeffrey Dahmer
Ready to produce mega rhythm yes sir
Call me mad scientist, the professor

I program the rhythm
Ask 'em who killed 'em they say will.i.am. did 'em
Boom boom pow let me style when I hit 'em
I know how to kill 'em when I kill 'em

Kill 'em with the sound kill, 'em kill 'em with the sound
Hit 'em with the frequency
Shoot 'em with the bass shoot, shoot 'em with the bass
Super mega frequency
Kick 'em with the drum, kick 'em kick 'em with the drum
Get 'em with the melody
Beat 'em with the beat, beat 'em beat 'em with the beat
Super mega frequency

In the electric city, electric city
Electric city, electric city

Kill 'em

Electric shock surgin' down your city
Higher voltage, b.e.p comity
Transmitting sound got the girly's silly
Bouncin' around tryin' to show me tittys
Watch out now we about to blow
Big from now I salute the general,
Energy got the whole system overload
Got the, got the eardrums about to explode
Extra, extra, powerful
Blow your mind its the incredible
Apl.de.ap the original
I'm the thriller of manila in the Filipino

Kill 'em with the sound kill, 'em kill 'em with the sound
Hit 'em with the frequency
Shoot 'em with the bass shoot, shoot 'em with the bass
Super mega frequency
Kick 'em with the drum, kick 'em kick 'em with the drum
Get 'em with the melody
Beat 'em with the beat, beat 'em beat 'em with the beat
Super mega frequency

In the electric city, electric city
Electric city, electric city





Kill 'em

Overall Meaning

"Electric City" by Black Eyed Peas is a song which celebrates music and the power that it possesses to excite people. The lyrics of the song talk about the power of a sound system and how it can make people feel, especially in a party-like atmosphere. The song begins by asking the sound selector to activate his transistor so that the transmitter can wear through the system. The bass then hits hard, giving a subsonic mega bolt base that can make your heart race.


The chorus of the song has repetitive lyrics that are simple yet catchy. The song then continues by discussing how the group wants to kill radio stations with their sound, demonstrating their control of the intensity of their music. The lyrics have a violent tone, but that is supplemented by the sense of vibrancy and the power of music that they are portraying. The lyrics compare the beats with weapons and technology, showing how music can be a powerful tool to captivate a crowd.


Overall, the song mainly revolves around the idea of how powerful music can be, especially at a party. It speaks to the uplifting effect that music can have on people, and how it can be a catalyst for an incredible experience.


Line by Line Meaning

Na na na na na na na na
Repetitive vocalizations to create an energetic atmosphere


Sound selector activate your transistor
Turn on your radio and tune in to the music


Transmitter audio wears through your system
The music penetrates and affects your entire being


Sub-sonic mega bolt base from the kickin'
Powerful and profound bass to move your body


Ghetto blaster blastin' on your block
Loud music playing on the streets


Pumping out megahertz (mega-megawatts)
The music is extremely loud and intense


You can get electric shock from my flow
The flow of the music is so electrifying and exciting that it might shock you


Bitches on my dick (oh no) they on my dildo
People love my music and are always trying to get close to me


Do re mi fa so la ti do
The musical scale used to create this song


I get the money money, I get dough
I am successful and wealthy because of my music


Eq the equalizer for the stereo
Adjusting the music to sound better on your sound system


We the blast masters, the radiation
We are experts at creating the most explosive and influential music


International coming to your nation
Our music is known all around the world


Feel the feel the feel the feel the vibration
Let the sensations of the music take over your body and soul


We killing killing killing radio station
Our music is so powerful that it's taking over the airwaves


Kill 'em with the sound kill, 'em kill 'em with the sound
Our music is so intense that it feels like it's killing everything around us


Hit 'em with the frequency
Our music hits you deep with its high frequency


Shoot 'em with the bass shoot, shoot 'em with the bass
The bass of our music is so powerful it can shoot through anything


Super mega frequency
Our music is on another level of powerful frequency


Kick 'em with the drum, kick 'em kick 'em with the drum
Our music has strong and energetic drum beats that kick you into action


Get 'em with the melody
Our music is also beautiful with its catchy and memorable melodies


Beat 'em with the beat, beat 'em beat 'em with the beat
Our music has a solid and strong rhythm that controls the whole song


In the electric city, electric city
The city is electrified by our amazing music


Step up in the par, step up in the party
Come and join us at the party and let's start the fun


Sippin' on coke and baca Bacardi
Drinking our favorite drinks at the party


Beat so dope,
The beat of our music is addictively good


Lord have mercy lord have lord have mercy
The music is so good it feels like a blessing from god


La dee dee dee dee dee dee dee la dee da
Singing and enjoying the music with all of our hearts


Killer on the lose like I'm Jeffrey Dahmer
Our music is out and causing chaos like a serial killer


Ready to produce mega rhythm yes sir
We are ready to create the most epic beat you've ever heard


Call me mad scientist, the professor
I am a genius at creating the most amazing music


I program the rhythm
I am the mastermind behind the rhythm of the music


Ask 'em who killed 'em they say will.i.am. did 'em
People are obsessed with my music and it feels like I am the one who caused their death


Boom boom pow let me style when I hit 'em
I hit them with my style and pizzazz in every beat I make


I know how to kill 'em when I kill 'em
I know how to make my music so addicting that it mesmerizes everyone


Electric shock surgin' down your city
Our music is so powerful you can feel it all around the city


Higher voltage, b.e.p comity
Our music is charged with high voltage energy and is true to black eyed peas' community spirit


Transmitting sound got the girly's silly
The music is so good that everyone is going crazy, especially girls


Bouncin' around tryin' to show me tittys
People are just having so much fun that they are getting wild and doing crazy things


Watch out now we about to blow
We are about to take over and become the biggest hit out there


Big from now I salute the general,
We are now big and successful and are congratulating ourselves


Energy got the whole system overload
Our music has so much energy it's beyond what the system can handle


Got the, got the eardrums about to explode
The music is so powerful that it's about to burst your eardrums


Extra, extra, powerful
Our music is stronger and more powerful than anything else out there


Blow your mind its the incredible
Our music is going to blow your mind with how incredible it is


Apl.de.ap the original
We are the original and the best music group out there


I'm the thriller of manila in the Filipino
I am a legend in my own time, especially in the Filipino community




Lyrics Β© BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Bert Berns, William Adams, Robert Feldman, Stacy Ferguson, Gerald Goldstein, Jaime Gomez, Richard Gottehrer, Keith Ernesto Harris, Allan Apll Pineda

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LYRICS:

Na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na
Sound selector activate your transistor
Transmitter audio wears through your system
Sub-sonic mega bolt base from the kickin'
Na na na na na na na na
Ghetto blaster blastin' on your block
Pumping out megahertz (mega-megawatts)
You can get electric shock from my flow
Bitches on my dick (oh no) they on my dildo
Do re mi fa so la ti do
I get the money money, I get dough
Eq the equalizer for the stereo
Na na na na na na na na
We the blast masters, the radiation
International coming to your nation
Feel the feel the feel the feel the vibration
We killing killing killing radio station
Kill 'em with the sound kill, 'em kill 'em with the sound
Hit 'em with the frequency
Shoot 'em with the bass shoot, shoot 'em with the bass
Super mega frequency
Kick 'em with the drum, kick 'em kick 'em with the drum
Get 'em with the melody
Beat 'em with the beat, beat 'em beat 'em with the beat
Super mega frequency
In the electric city, electric city
Electric city, electric city
Kill 'em
Step up in the par, step up in the party
Sippin' on coke and baca Bacardi
Beat so dope,
Lord have mercy lord have lord have mercy
La dee dee dee dee dee dee dee la dee da
Killer on the lose like I'm Jeffrey Dahmer
Ready to produce mega rhythm yes sir
Call me mad scientist, the professor
I program the rhythm
Ask 'em who killed 'em they say will.i.am. did 'em
Boom boom pow let me style when I hit 'em
I know how to kill 'em when I kill 'em
Kill 'em with the sound kill, 'em kill 'em with the sound
Hit 'em with the frequency
Shoot 'em with the bass shoot, shoot 'em with the bass
Super mega frequency
Kick 'em with the drum, kick 'em kick 'em with the drum
Get 'em with the melody
Beat 'em with the beat, beat 'em beat 'em with the beat
Super mega frequency
In the electric city, electric city
Electric city, electric city
Kill 'em
Electric shock surgin' down your city
Higher voltage, b.e.p comity
Transmitting sound got the girly's silly
Bouncin' around tryin' to show me tittys
Watch out now we about to blow
Big from now I salute the general,
Energy got the whole system overload
Got the, got the eardrums about to explode
Extra, extra, powerful
Blow your mind its the incredible
Apl.de.ap the original
I'm the thriller of manila in the Filipino
Kill 'em with the sound kill, 'em kill 'em with the sound
Hit 'em with the frequency
Shoot 'em with the bass shoot, shoot 'em with the bass
Super mega frequency
Kick 'em with the drum, kick 'em kick 'em with the drum
Get 'em with the melody
Beat 'em with the beat, beat 'em beat 'em with the beat
Super mega frequency
In the electric city, electric city
Electric city, electric city
Kill 'em
Paroliers : Bert Berns / William Adams / Robert Feldma



All comments from YouTube:

Dallas Da Boss

This song is underappreciated

Flamer Gamer

Ikr I’m OBBSESSED with it, ever since it turned on in the car, now everytime we go somewhere I look at my dad and sayβ€” sorry rap, e lec tric ci ty

fu zy

way ahead of its time. better than anything else nowadays.

NPG Lamb

This album is a amazing experience and I can’t believe it has haters. Even though the art is scary the music is amazing and timeless to me.

Roxanna Smith

Don't hate, appreciate! These guys rocked it best... U never hear hate in their songs. That's why I love these guys!!

j f

Haven't heard this in over 10 years and still remember every lyric. Fun times

Naren Goku

Underrated song, its one of the best by Black eyed peas.

Ambrose rothwood

i had this song stuck in my head for YEARS until one day at work by pure chance i remembered a few more lyrics and googled them

Ophelia Valentine

That snare sounds so good! This song was one of my favorites back then and now I realize how good it is compared to the actual singles.

mpiersd

It's sampled from Bow Wow Wow "I Want Candy".

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