"SenSurround" as written by John Linnell and John Flansburgh....
When I was only a zygote
I still remember the time
When there was nothing to know or to think about
Except the sound of my mind
And the sound from outside

SenSurround
Down at the bottom
Sensible to ear and sternum
And the world first spoke to me in SenSurround

If mom had known she was expecting
She might have gone to see Jaws
Instead of picking a film where the sound effects
Came right up through the floor
And I'd be differently formed

SenSurround
Down at the bottom
Sensible to ear and sternum
And the world first spoke to me in SenSurround.

Accidently in a coal mine it was found
When they accidently dug too far down
And found the SenSurround

I still don't know who conceived it
Or where they got the idea,
But there it was in the aisle by the exit sign
A woofer covered in wood
to shake the room when it should

SenSurround
Down at the bottom
Sensible to ear and sternum
Made the fakeness realistic
When the action went ballistic
One degree shy of sadistic
And the world first spoke to me in SenSurround

If I could swim under the water
without having to breathe
If I could follow the trail to the ocean floor
I think I'd know what there'd be
Down there waiting for me

SenSurround
Down at the bottom
Sensible to ear and sternum
Made the fakeness realistic
When the action went ballistic
One degree shy of sadistic
And the world first spoke to me in SenSurround


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"Sensurround" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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    General Commentmuch of this references being inside the womb/birth
    theparasprinteron May 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree. And I can't really explain it, but I think there's a connection between that and the ocean imagery.
    Miss Wildeon December 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt is about before being born and still a zygote in a womb, being affected by SenSurround. SenSurround was/is a sound system invented in the 1970s to enhance the sound and feeling of a movie. It used such high and low notes, that the room would shake and the audience could feel it, "Made the fakeness realistic." "…a film where the sound effects
    Came right up through the floor.:
    RattusXIIIon April 25, 2009   Link

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