This song is about man living among robots - how you can lock yourself in a dark room away from any other human. Numan has Asperger's Syndrome, and many of this songs deal with themes of technology and isolation.
Speaking to Dutch TV NTR, Numan said the song is about a robot prostitute and had the BBC known at the time, they wouldn't have playlisted it. "It was a futurist version of getting pornography in the post, what comes in a brown envelope so your neighbors don't know what it is," he explained. "These machines that look human are doing various services in these grey coats and they all look the same."
歌词： It's cold outside 外面很冷 And the paint's peeling off of my walls 墙皮在掉 There's a man outside 一个男人站在那 In a long coat, grey hat, smoking a cigarette 长外套，灰帽子，抽着一支烟
Now the light fades out 光在变暗 And I'm wondering what I'm doing in a room like this 我不知道我在房间里干什么 There's a knock on the door 直到门被敲响 And just for a second I thought I remembered you 一瞬间我想起你
So now I'm alone 现在，我独自一个 Now I can think for myself 可以为自己考虑点什么了 About little deals 关于那些交易 And issues 问题 And things that I just don't understand 以及我不理解的事物 Like a white lie that night 如同那晚善意的谎言 Or a slight touch at times 或时而轻柔的抚触 I don't think it meant anything to you 然而我不认为那对你有任何意义
So I open the door 于是我打开门 It's the 'friend' that I'd left in the hallway 看到了我遗忘在走廊里的“朋友” Please sit down 请坐下 A candle lit a shadow on a wall near the bed 烛光在床边的墙上投下阴影
You know I hate to ask 你知道的，我不喜欢提问 But, are 'friends' electric? 但，“朋友”是电么？ Mine's broke down 我的朋友坏掉了 And now I've no one to love 现在我不知道还能爱谁
So I find out your reason 我明白你的意思了 For the phone calls and smiles 关于那些电话和微笑 And it hurts 它很伤人 And I'm lonely 我感到孤独 And I should never have tried 我不应该再尝试那样 And I missed you tonight 今晚我很想念你 So it's time to leave 现在，是时候离开了 You see this means everything to me 你明白的，这对我意味着一切