Where Is My Mind? (3:47)

Cover of Surfer Rosa

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“Where Is My Mind?” is a song by the American alternative rock band Pixies. It is the seventh track on their 1988 album Surfer Rosa. The song was written by frontman Black Francis while he attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, inspired by his experiences scuba diving in the Caribbean. He later said he had “this very small fish trying to chase me. I don’t know why - I don’t know too much about fish behavior.”

“Where Is My Mind?” was prominently featured during the final scene and ending credits of the 1999 film Fight Club. In 2007 it also appeared in the 45th chapter of The 4400, considered the series finale. It also made an appearance in the movies Observe and Report [2009] and Mr.Nobody [2009].

‘Where Is My Mind?’ has been covered by artists such as James Blunt (in his 2006 album Chasing Time: The Bedlam Sessions), Placebo, Toadies, M.I.A., Chantal Kreviazuk, The Coral Sea, Nada Surf, Red In Reverse, Ghoti Hook, Yoav, A+ Machines, Emmy the Great, Zox, Hey, Finch, Moda Disordini, Gavin Rossdale, Raine Maida, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Belgian group Camden vs. Calibre .

The song is heavily sampled in End of Fashion’s song “O Yeah”, as well as in Sri Lankan rap artist M.I.A.’s song “20 Dollar”, which also uses the track’s chorus. It also appears opposite “Hate Me Now” by Puff Daddy and Nas (among other songs) in “Hold Up” by mashup artist Girl Talk.

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