Novocaine For The Soul
by Eels

Album: Beautiful Freak (1996)
Charted: 10
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Songfacts®:

  • Novocaine is a pain killer used by dentists. In this song, the singer wants someone to soothe the pain in his life and escape from the monotony of daily life.
  • This was the first single Eels released, and it found international success as the song did well in the UK, where they remain more popular than in their native America.
  • The song samples Fats Domino's 1961 hits "Let The Four Winds Blow."
  • This was used in the British television show Trigger Happy TV. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France, for all above

Comments: 3

  • Karl from Ingatestone, United KingdomI own a copy of the Eels' Beautiful Freak album and i still play it in full to this day, The Moog Cookbook's version was quite good
  • James from Jacksonville, Flnovacaine for the soul is sex, life is hard and so am i better give me some before i die
  • Vince from San Francisco, CaThis is a fantastic song!
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