"Planet Of Sound" as written by and Charles Thompson....
One fine day in my odd past
I picked me up a transmission
I turned the fission ignition
Went looking for the broadcaster

And when I first touched some ground
They simply told me to leave
Was kind of hard to believe
'Cause there was not one around

This ain't the planet sound
This ain't the planet sound
This ain't the planet sound
This ain't the planet sound

I had a talented wine
That land of classical gas
And on the planet of glass
They sent me skipping through time

I got to somewhere renowned
For it's canals and color of red
And lots of guys who shook their heads
Rhythmically to resound

This ain't the planet of sound
This ain't the planet of sound
This ain't the planet of sound
This ain't the planet of sound

This ain't no rock and roll town
This ain't no fuckin' around
This ain't no planet of sound

I met a guy in a rover
He said its one more over
It's just there where your bound

This ain't the planet of sound
This ain't the planet of sound
This ain't the planet of sound
This ain't the planet of sound
This ain't the planet of sound



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"Planet of Sound" as written by Charles Thompson

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  • +2
    General CommentFrank Black smoked TONS of pot. I think this may be an instance when he was in the middle of a week long binge.
    llldebaserlllon April 02, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song was actually written by an alien who accidentally left it in a phone booth that was later used by Frank Black. He found it and put it on an album. All of the Pixies songs come from the same phone booth. It's true, I read it on the internet somewhere. Can't remember where. I was stoned.
    ShredRockeron September 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song's narrator is an extraterrestrial of some sort and he's picking up sound waves from Planet Earth. Apparently, there's no sound anywhere else so he runs around looking for the 'Planet of Sound' as he dubbed it, but still can't find his 'rock and roll town'. How sad.
    plosionon April 03, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn this song, Earth is unique in the cosmos, for it is the only planet where music exists.
    An alien happens to hear it one day and is intrigued, so he goes searching for it.
    He follows some signals to Mars and meets and astronaut who is exploring it, and who informs him that the actual Planet of Sound is "one more over"--Earth.
    Superaboundon June 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with the alien thing - it's long been said the radio wave noise coming from our planet is huge. However, the astronaut at the end is on the Moon (think of the Lunar Rover), so the Earth is 'one more [planet] over'. Mars is the the red planet with 'canals' (they're quite famous).
    borndippyon February 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the alien thing - it's long been said the radio wave noise coming from our planet is huge. However, the astronaut at the end is on the Moon (think of the Lunar Rover), so the Earth is 'one more [planet] over'. Mars is the the red planet with 'canals' (they're quite famous).
    borndippyon February 26, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentOne of the hardest songs the Pixies ever did. The Pixies give out an uncharacteristic ass-kicking here.
    crash0814on July 07, 2003   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI really am not bothered about this song but everyone seems to go on about it, including Frank Black. I just don't see what's so special about it. It seems like anyone could've written it, unlike the rest of the Pixies stuff.
    muchthanmoreon November 02, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI thought this was just OK by Pixie standards until I saw it live tonight (Toronto) - seeing it live just brought it to life...it just rocked! Superabound's analysis is bang on...btw, one of the best concerts I've ever seen!
    Ericdawingnuton November 25, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song doesn't make much sense but it rocks so hard. A classic Pixies song.
    Eatcarpeton March 11, 2005   Link

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