"Where Is My Mind?" as written by and Charles Thompson....
Ooh, stop
With your feet in the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Your head will collapse
But there's nothing in it
And you'll ask yourself

Where is my mind
Where is my mind
Where is my mind
Way out in the water
See it swimmin'

I was swimmin' in the Caribbean
Animals were hiding behind the rock
Except the little fish
But they told me, he swears
Tryin' to talk to me koi koy

Where is my mind
Where is my mind
Where is my mind
Way out in the water
See it swimmin'

With your feet in the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Your head will collapse
If there's nothing in it
And you'll ask yourself

Where is my mind
Where is my mind
Where is my mind
Way out in the water
See it swimmin'

Ooh
With your feet in the air and your head on the ground
Ooh
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Ooh
Ooh


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"Where is My Mind?" as written by Charles Thompson

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  • +17
    General CommentImagine a life where you don't have to really think. Just go tripping through life. This is a song about such an idea.
    tnukeron December 09, 2001   Link
  • +16
    Song MeaningIf you dont like where your life is/headed, mix it up. Dont just fuck around and tolerate it, do something about it. "Your head will collapse if there is nothing in it" meaning, if you feel you have no purpose, you will lose your sense of life, and will to change and do things you love. turn your world upside, stir things around, see how it goes. Cause, honestly, what have you got to lose? Animals hiding behind rocks is a metaphor, obviously, as much is everything he says. Make everything hes saying opposite. Animals become people, savages of our world today, businessmen, cut-throats, up in your face trying to use you and luring you with advertisements, etc. The little fish, the people you dont really fuckin know or care to, nor will the rest of the world, are the everyday people. water is land, the beautiful carribbean is your shitty apartment. the true metaphor, which is absolutely amazing, is the fact that this song does that. Spectacular. in the song hes crazy, lost, confused, at the same time, telling you that you need a change if you dont like life as it is now. When said exactly opposite, your life is perfect. The scavengers are gone, away, hiding, but not the cool, chill, honest living person you see everyday. Top 5 all time lyrics. Genius.
    SongInterpreteron April 07, 2011   Link
  • +8
    General Commentfuck off with the Fight Club comments
    carcrashkisson May 30, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General Comment"That came from me snorkelling in the Caribbean and having this very small fish trying to chase me. I don't know why - I don't know too much about fish behaviour." Frank Black in SELECT, October 1997
    illusionofsafetyon May 29, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentCharles wrote this after going SCUBA diving. My interpretation is about being blown away by the experience of diving to the point that you feel you don't know anything... your head is empty, because you just got blown away by the other world you knew nothing about. With your feet in the air, try spinning your way into recreational diving, like Charles, it will "blow you away".
    arfarfon January 30, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAlso, I think there is a clear line between where a songwriter got his inspiration from, and what the song is actually about. So, the song may have been inspired by a scuba diving trip, but the meaning of the song can be quite different.
    bellyflooron September 03, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis verse has always driven me crazy. I've tried to find the correct lyrics for years now and have never quite got there. A while ago I saw Frank Black guest performing with Placebo doing a version of Where Is My Mind. Brian Molko sings the second verse a lot more clearly than Frank ever has and his lyrics are plainly:

    "Animals were hiding behind the rocks,
    Except the little fish,
    Then he told me East is West
    And he tried to cry...
    Where is my mind?"

    The East West line sounds pretty close to what Frank sings in the original but the next line still mystifies me - not sure if Brian Molko is doing his own interpretation here or if he got those lyrics from Frank. The mystery continues! And anyway I should probably stop obsessing about it now - if Brian Molko doesn't know the words even when he's sharing the stage with Frank Black then I probably never will either...

    Check out the vid on Youtube if you search for user elainalee81 / Pixies, Placebo Where etc...
    Jon of the Southon December 16, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAlso, I think there is a clear line between where a songwriter got his inspiration from, and what the song is actually about. So, the song may have been inspired by a scuba diving trip, but the meaning of the song can be quite different.
    bellyflooron September 03, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about when the lead singer of Pixies went swimming in the Caribbean and how fish followed him around and stuff like that.
    Tom1234on February 04, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYea, this has been one of my favorite songs, and then I saw Fight Club, and I heard it at the end. I was like "Rock on!!"
    Squall3600on May 08, 2002   Link

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