"Going Fetal" as written by and Mark O. Everett....
Everyone is going fetal
It's the dance the kids all feel
Just get down under your desk
Feels like your mama's nest
Alright

Everyone is going fetal
It's the one that's really real
You're gonna love it if you give it a try
You just lay down like you're gonna die
Alright

Everyone is going fetal
If you feel like your fate is sealed
Then just get down and curl on up
Just like a little helpless pup
Alright

Everyone is going fetal


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"Going Fetal" as written by Mark O. Everett

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    General Commenti love the energy in this song. but, as is typical with eels, if you really listen to the lyrics, they often do not match the tone of the song. i think this probably relates somewhat to concealing pain from others - they express it in this song - the ridiculous lyric 'going fetal' - just makes you laugh. but then you have lyrics like
    Everyone is going fetal
    If you feel like your fate is sealed
    Then just get down and curl on up
    Just like a little helpless pup, all right (Hey!)
    which make you realize the pain behind it all. feeling trapped or try this lyric
    Everyone is going fetal
    It's the one that's really real
    You're gonna love it if you give it a try
    You just lay down like you're gonna die, all right (Hey!)
    yet the tone is totally rockin and drivin the whole way through. similar pattern with their song on the same album, "hey man (now you're really living)"
    love the eels, man!
    oops!on May 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis ones actually easy to me, its an upbeat song about being so sad that you just wanna crawl up into a little ball and cry...

    Or, actually, it could be *possibly* poking fun at people/kids that like to over exagerate their sadness...
    "Everyone is going fetal
    It's the dance the kids all feel
    Just get down under your desk
    Feels like your mama's nest, all right "
    SoundofDentageon July 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe gap between the sound and the lyrics is just funny
    no-geniuson February 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou can't go wrong with Tom Waits crying like a baby and lines like "You're gonna love it if you give it a try, you just lay down like you're gonna die, all right." The meaning is pretty straightfoward and the upbeat music is ironic.
    clovuson January 15, 2009   Link

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