"Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" as written by and Mickey Newbury....
I woke up this morning with the sundown shining 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 crawling out as I was a-crawling 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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"Just Dropped In" as written by Mickey Newbury

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  • +5
    General CommentThe 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
  • +4
    General Commentwhoa...
    lily(myoneandonly)on April 10, 2006   Link
  • +4
    General Commentyou 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
  • +3
    General CommentThis 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
  • +3
    General Comment2 words: existential angst
    residentgianton February 03, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentfirst 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
    General CommentThe 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
  • +1
    General Commentawesome 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
    General CommentHaving 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
  • +1
    General CommentPersonally 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

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