This song is about an out of body experience. John Flansburgh
the track stems from his They Might Be Giants partner John Linnell. He said:
"When he presented the song, it really reminded of a class I took in high school on Russian literature. There are a lot of parallels to that kind of writing. Even though it's about a psychedelic experience, there's something very earthbound about it. There are prosaic details in it that make the story seem richer as a song."