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Electrolite Guitar Chords and Lyrics R.E.M

Electrolite Guitar Chords and Lyrics R.E.M

“ELECTROLITE” is a song by the American alternative rock band R.E.M. It was released as the final single from their 1996 album “New Adventures in Hi-Fi.” The song was written by the band’s members—Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Bill Berry. “ELECTROLITE” features a mellow and reflective sound, and its lyrics evoke a sense of nostalgia and contemplation.

G              Cadd9                G
Your eyes are burning holes through me.
Cadd9    G
I'm gasoline.          
Cadd9          G       Cadd9
I'm burnin' clean.

G         Cadd9           G
Twentieth Century go to sleep
Cadd9         G
You're plasticine.
Cadd9       G
That is obscene.
Cadd9       D
That is obscene.

     Am             D
You are the star tonight.
           Am             D
Your sun electric, outta sight.
              B7                 Em     G
Your light eclipsed the moon tonight.
 Am   Em   G       Am   Em   G   D
Elecrolite. You're outa sight.

G    Cadd9        G
If I ever want to fly.
Cadd9        G
Mulholland Drive.
Cadd9  G      Cadd9
I am alive.

G    Cadd9          G
Hollywood is under me.
Cadd9       G
I'm Martin Sheen
Cadd9         G
I'm Steve McQueen
Cadd9      D
I'm Jimmy Dean

     Am             D
You are the star tonight.
           Am             D
Your sun electric, outta sight.
              B7                Em      G
Your light eclipsed the moon tonight.
 Am    Em
Elecrolite.
G      Am     Em    G     D
You're outta sight.


Solo section:
Bm-Am  
C-D


G      Cadd9        G
If you ever want to fly.
Cadd9        G
Mulholland Drive.
Cadd9     G      Cadd9
Up in the sky.
G           Cadd9               G
Stand on a cliff and look down there.
Cadd9      G   Cadd9       G
Don't be scared, you are alive.
Cadd9     D
You are alive.

    Am              D
You are the star tonight.
           Am             D
Your sun electric, outta sight.
              B7                Em     G
Your light eclipsed the moon tonight.
  Am   Em
Elecrolite.
G      Am    Em      G     D
You're outa sight.


G         Cadd9            G
Twentieth century go and sleep
Cadd9   G     Cadd9
Really deep
           G       Cadd9
We won't blink


G               Cadd9                 G
You're eyes are burnin' holes through me.
Cadd9     G
I'm not scared
Cadd9     G
I'm outa here.
Cadd9     G      Cadd9
I'm not scared.

I'm outa here.

G    = 320033
Cadd9= x32033
D    = xxx232
Am   = 002210
Em   = 022000
B7   = x21202
Bm   = xx4432

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The title “ELECTROLITE” is a play on words, combining “electro” with “lyte” (a common shorthand for “light”). The lyrics of the song reference Los Angeles and Hollywood, capturing a mix of wonder and disillusionment with the entertainment industry and the city itself. The chorus includes the line “That’s me in the spotlight, losing my religion,” which is a reference to R.E.M.’s earlier hit “Losing My Religion.”

The song received positive reviews from critics, and its atmospheric and introspective quality contributed to its appeal. While “ELECTROLITE” wasn’t a major chart hit, it has become a fan favorite and is considered one of the standout tracks from “New Adventures in Hi-Fi.”

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