About Jumbo

"Jumbo" is a song by Underworld that appears on the album Beaucoup Fish. The single peaked on the UK Singles Chart at number 21.


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(brother there's a little sale)
(on, er, on a vest)
(at ha, Walmart )
(8 something)
(nice little vest, light)
Click [Repeatx4]
I need sugar
I need a little water of sugar
I get thoughts about you
And the night wants me like a little lost child
Locked in the safe place
Looking out the window
The dark move fast pass the window
The dark on the other side of the locked door
Click [Repeat x3]
My thumbs on a Tetris keyring
Moving in brilliant timing
You pick up the phone
And I'm imagining it out
Click [Repeat x4]
Tiny wires in her ears
Sliding through the city
Tiny wires in her ears
Sliding through the city
Click [Repeat x8]

(expected early in the morning)
(expected early in the morning)

Rising in the morning to speak to you
Beneath the feet of the city

You disconnect from me
When you come to take your century
Telephone breath between us
The will of the world is between us
Only theses wires
Dust between the wires and green glass
In the distance
I am your tourist

(take you there in the morning)
(take you there in the morning)
(I'm not pulling in returning)
(I'm not pulling in returning)
(I'm not pulling in returning)

(yep I've searched for this part hang around the same stones)
(hang right there with them)
(well I've never fished here)
(but I've caught beaucoup fish in reverend Burton)
(I never did catch fish) 
(beaucoup fish in reverend Burton)
(did check a tender slab)
(did you hear of that? Crazy dog)
Click click click
Sugar sugar
I want sugar
I want sugar
I want sugar
I will I want sugar
I want sugar
I want sugar
I want sugar
I want sugar
I want sugar
I want sugar
Sugar sugar

(take you there in the morning)
(take you there in the morning)

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The underworld or netherworld is thought to be deep underground or beneath the surface of the world in most religions and mythologies. Typically it is a place where the souls of the recently departed go, an afterlife or a Realm of the dead. Chthonic is the technical adjective for things of the underworld. more »

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11 facts about this song

Band Background
"Underworld" is a British electronic music band. Formed in the 1980s, the group underwent several line-up changes and musical evolution until they settled on their current form that saw them rise in popularity in the 1990s.
Album Release
The song "Jumbo" was released as part of Underworld's album "Beaucoup Fish" in 1999.
Song Origin
To create the distinctive sounds in "Jumbo," Underworld used a number of different electronic instruments and techniques, including the Roland JP-8000 synthesizer and Roland TR-909 drum machine.
Acclaim and Popularity
"Jumbo" became one of the band's most successful tracks, earning worldwide recognition and popularity.
Music Style
The track is categorized under the genres Techno, Progressive house, and Trance, and it showcases the distinct electronic style of the band.
Trademark Sound
Like many other Underworld songs, "Jumbo" exhibits a melancholy yet energized atmospheric sound which reportedly creates a hypnotic effect intrinsic to the band's persona.
Live Performances
"Jumbo" is often included in Underworld's live setlist, and it is well-received by audiences around the globe.
Song Specifics
The song runs for slightly over 9 minutes, sticking to the tradition of several Underworld songs being relatively long, allowing for more intricate and evolving melodic and rhythmical structures.
Lyrical Content
Much like the rest of Underworld's discography, "Jumbo" doesn't follow traditional songwriting structures but instead chooses to create a narrative through abstract yet emotive lyrics.
Video Clip
The music video for "Jumbo" is a perfect accompaniment to the song, featuring various abstract visuals and an imageries that paired well with the atmospheric music.
Remix Versions
Due to its success, "Jumbo" was remixed by various artists, including Future Shock, yielding a variety of alternative versions of the music track.

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