Where Is My Mind?
Pixies Lyrics


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Ooh, stop

With your feet on the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah (yeah)
Your head will collapse, and 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
Bumped into me, I swear he was trying to talk to me, koi-koi

Where is my mind?
Where is my mind?
Where is my mind?
Way out in the water, see it swimmin'

With your feet on the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Your head will collapse, and 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'





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

Overall Meaning

The Pixies' song "Where Is My Mind?" is a perplexing and introspective piece that speaks to the inner turmoil and confusion that sometimes plagues individuals as they try to make sense of their lives. The opening stanza is a call to action, with the singer urging the listener to stop and take stock of their surroundings with "feet on the air and head on the ground." This is a reminder to stay grounded amid the chaos and confusion of everyday life, even when it feels like the world is spinning out of control.


The second part of the first stanza, which goes "try this trick and spin it, yeah, your head will collapse but there's nothing in it," speaks to the idea of detaching oneself from the mundane and superficial aspects of life. By doing so, one may experience a moment of mental clarity and gain a better understanding of their place in the world. The chorus, which repeats the phrase "where is my mind?" four times, serves to reinforce this theme of introspection and self-awareness.


The second stanza is a more personal reflection on the singer's experiences, where he recounts swimming in the Caribbean and encountering a little fish who seemed to be communicating with him. This section may be interpreted as a metaphor for the singer's struggle to find meaning and connection in the world. The song's final stanza repeats the themes and lyrics of the first, suggesting that this process of self-discovery and reflection is ongoing and continuous.


Line by Line Meaning

Ooh stop
The singer is addressing someone, saying 'stop' with a sense of urgency.


With your feet on the air and your head on the ground
The singer is describing a physical position that seems impossible or disorienting. It might represent a feeling of being unbalanced or confused.


Try this trick and spin it, yeah Your head will collapse But there's nothing in it And you'll ask yourself
The singer suggests a 'trick' that will cause the listener to lose mental control or clarity. The 'nothing' in the head could represent a lack of direction or purpose, resulting in the question 'Where is my mind?'


Where is my mind? Where is my mind? Where is my mind? Way out in the water See it swimming
The repeated question represents a persistent feeling of confusion or uncertainty. 'Way out in the water' suggests a feeling of being lost or adrift. 'See it swimming' could represent a vague sense of something moving or changing just out of reach.


I was swimming in the Caribbean Animals were hiding behind the rock Except the little fish Bump into me, swear he's Tryin' a talk to me, say wait wait
The artist describes a past experience in which they were in a beautiful but unfamiliar place (the Caribbean). The interaction with the fish may represent an attempt by the natural world to communicate with the artist, but the message is unclear or difficult to understand.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Charles Thompson

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@user-el4re2zu2c

Ooh, stop
With your feet on the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah (yeah)
Your head will collapse, and 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
Bumped into me, I swear he was trying to talk to me, koi-koi
Where is my mind?
Where is my mind?
Where is my mind?
Way out in the water, see it swimmin'
With your feet on the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Your head will collapse, and 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'
With your feet on the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah



@thruadapt290

Definitely up there with the likes of

Anathema - Thin Air
Basement - Covet
Hum - Stars
Radiohead - Creep
Brand New - The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows
American Football - Never Meant
The Story So Far - Roam
Braid - Never Will Come For Us
Loathe - Is It Really You?
Slint - Washer
Opeth - Blackwater Park
Smashing Pumpkins - Mayonaise
Deftones - Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)
My Bloody Valentine - When You Sleep
Alcest - Ecailles De Lune Pt.1
Sorority Noise - No Halo
The Wonder Years - Cardinals
Breaking Benjamin - Dear Agony (Original Version)
Alter Bridge - Blackbird
The Hotelier - Among The Wildflowers
Katatonia - July
Tool - Lateralus
Tesseract - Nocturne
Porcupine Tree - Trains
Explosions In The Sky - Postcard From 1952
Title Fight - Head In The Ceiling Fan
PUP - Guilt Trip
Slowdive - Sleep
Mgla - Exercises In Futility V
Deafheaven - Dreamhouse
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Sleep
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Mineral - Unfinished
Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticisim
Owen - One Of These Days



All comments from YouTube:

@antontobias4355

“You met me at a very strange time in my life.”

@hcvideos2471

That movies why I know this song

@wermind4769

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@hcvideos2471

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@Ravez

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@hcvideos2471

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@nitinnair-kv8hx

You don't find this song, the song finds you. Exactly when you need it.

@JRadam1989

Of all the comments,quotes and all around buzz this song has generated over these many years, I really think you just summed it up best!

@nitinnair-kv8hx

Thank you @JRadam1989

@greatestevar

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