Daily Archives: November 30, 2011

Radio I, side B, track 2: “New Sensation” by INXS

Oh, INXS, yours was a song that was different than any I’d heard before.  It sounded like it might be a love song, but up ’til you, all the love songs I’d heard were filled with longing or happiness or joy or sadness.  This didn’t have any of that.  It was primal, though at the time I didn’t have a word for it.  But I did know that you and the girl you were singing to had been up to something, because you told her to “Sleep, baby, sleep, now that the night is over.”  Which meant that you guys hadn’t slept all night.  Having never stayed up all night myself (it wasn’t practical as I had to get up early to feed the cows), I couldn’t quite fathom what two people could do for eight hours in the middle of the night.  I mean, there’s only so many board games one can play, and talking for that long seems excessive, and unless you had cable (like the kids in town did), there literally wasn’t anything on after midnight on TV.  I guess you could listen to the radio all night, but I don’t think that’s what you were talking about.

“New Sensation”

Live, baby, live
Now that the day is over
I got a new sensation
Mm, perfect moments
That’s so impossible to refuse

Sleep, baby, sleep
Now that the night is over
And the sun comes like a God
Into our room
All perfect light and promises

Got a hold on you
(A new sensation, a new sensation)
Right now
It’s gonna take you over
(A new sensation, a new sensation)

Dream, baby, dream
Of all that’s come and going
And you will find out, in the end
There really is
There really is no difference

Cry, baby, cry
When you got to get it out
I’ll be your shoulder, you can tell me all
Don’t keep it in ya
Well, that’s the reason why I’m here

Hey hey, are you ready for a?
(A new sensation, new sensation)
Right now
Gonna take you over
(A new sensation, a new sensation)

(A new sensation, a new sensation) Hey hey hey hey hey-ee-ey-ee-ey-ee-ey-ee

Hate, baby, hate
When there’s nothing left for you
You’re only human, what can you do?
It’ll soon be over
Don’t let your pain take over you

Love, baby, love
It’s written all over your face
There’s nothing better we could do
Than live forever
Well, that’s all we’ve got to do

Hey now, I’m gonna take you over
(A new sensation, a new sensation)
Right now
I’ve got a hold on you
(A new sensation, a new sensation)
(A new sensation, a new sensation)

A new sensation

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