(Yeah, yeah, oh-yeah, what condition my condition was in)

I woke up this mornin' with the sundown shinin' in
I found my mind in a brown paper bag within
I tripped on a cloud and fell-a eight miles high
I tore my mind on a jagged sky
I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

(Yeah, yeah, oh-yeah, what condition my condition was in)

I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in
I watched myself crawlin' out as I was a-crawlin' in
I got up so tight I couldn't unwind
I saw so much I broke my mind
I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

(Yeah, yeah, oh-yeah, what condition my condition was in)

Someone painted "April Fool" in big black letters on a "Dead End" sign
I had my foot on the gas as I left the road and blew out my mind
Eight miles outta Memphis and I got no spare
Eight miles straight up downtown somewhere
I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

I said I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in
Yeah yeah oh-yeah


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  • +6
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    2 words: existential angst

    residentgianton February 03, 2007   Link
  • +5
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    The song was written by Mickey Newsbury in the late 60s and refers to an acid trip. Kenny Rogers' version is said to have been Jimi Hendrix's favourite song at the time.

    machine411on September 21, 2009   Link
  • +5
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    you don't wake up from acid trips! and finding your mind in a brown paper bag is drinking to cope!

    pirate87on February 05, 2012   Link
  • +4
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    This song is dope man! I'm thinkin he's leavin town and about to hit up an acid binge but either way theres definitely some drug references in there.

    UwASToLdWronGon February 24, 2005   Link
  • +4
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    whoa...

    lily(myoneandonly)on April 10, 2006   Link
  • +2
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    first of all defunct is an idiot. you wanna know what this song is about? watch the Big Lebowski. me gusta Kennith

    acyeahmanon July 28, 2006   Link
  • +2
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    The Big Lebowski does offer plenty of insight into this song.

    This song is about a middle-aged alcoholic who, one day, experiences an acid flashback, and when he is in between trips he "drops in" to make sure everything was alright, if only for a few seconds and then the trippyness ensues.

    SydThomason January 31, 2007   Link
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    Personally i think this song is about depression. "I woke up this mornin' with the sundown shinin' in"

    Its probably caused by some major disappointment. Something that was important to him came crushing down, he failed to achieve his goals or something like that. "I tripped on a cloud and fell-a eight miles high, I tore my mind on a jagged sky"

    This event made him depressed, he tried to snap out of it, maybe hang on to something else that made him forget (supposedly alcohol or drugs). "I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in I watched myself crawlin' out as I was a-crawlin' in"

    He was at the "bottom of the pit", he finally realized what is happening to him. "I got up so tight I couldn't unwind I saw so much I broke my mind"

    The last verse is about getting out of his depression and carrying on with his life. He realized that his disappointment isn't the "end of his world" "Someone painted "April Fool" in big black letters on a "Dead End" sign"

    He refers to Memphis as a "state of depression". He leaves it and carries on with his life.

    Of course its just my interpretation, it can be about something totally different. Once i heard its about experiencing LSD so... :)

    jackass00on June 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    awesome song, brilliant lyrics ("woke up this morning with the sundown shining in", how cool is that? haha), "The Big Lebowski"'s the best movie ever 'nuff said

    fraroson February 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    Having seen the big lebowski I can say with certainty that this song is obviously about vietnam...everything traces back to 'nam lol...jk wicked song though, I never knew kenny rogers sang songs like this, I'd like to hear more of the same, any suggestions?

    kjeskeon April 17, 2007   Link

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