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Album: TommyReleased: 1969
Pete Townshend originally wrote this about a girl he met in Australia, but he changed the song to fit the context of the Who Rock Opera Tommy
. "Sensation" describes the way Tommy feels after the mirror has been smashed and he can see, hear and speak again.
In the film version of Tommy
(not the album), this song is used when the lead character is flying on a parachute. Tommy makes peace between 2 feuding biker gangs and all followers flock to him.