Where Is My Mind? (3:47)

Cover of Surfer Rosa

From Surfer Rosa and 121 other releases

“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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  • ElRet

    Timeless classic.

    25 Jul 2:53pm Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    On the left side of your brain

    20 Jul 9:47pm Reply
  • warrenclein

    <3

    7 Jul 10:29pm Reply
  • Max_Serj

    I liked Fight Club, mainly because it led me to discover the Pixies. [2]

    4 Jul 11:56am Reply
  • joaojesus_

    here comes your man. one of the greatests songs of all time

    27 Jun 12:31pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia z Gierałtowic

    24 Jun 10:50am Reply
  • vidalog32

    Comecei a ouvir 'Pixies' por causa dessa música. 'Where Is My Mind?', mesmo não sendo a faixa mais impactante do CD "Surfer Rosa", é sem dúvidas, a melhor porta de entrada para o trabalho dos caras. Talvez, eu não gostasse tanto de 'Bone Machine', se dela ('Where Is My Mind?'), antes, nada tivesse provado.Pixies é uma Banda incrível.

    24 Jun 4:38am Reply
  • lordhelmit

    I've never even seen Fight Club had no idea this was in there. This is just an amazing piece of music. That guitar...feels alive.

    21 Jun 4:53pm Reply
  • witchpricker

    bliss

    14 Jun 6:56am Reply
  • sls

    I liked Fight Club, mainly because it led me to discover the Pixies

    11 Jun 3:48am Reply
  • KingofKings21

    Oh, Marla...

    23 May 2:57pm Reply
  • colljos

    Indie Cindy is the dogs bollox ... can't wait to see them live (again after 20 years) in Victoria Park, London on Jun 8th

    22 May 7:20pm Reply
  • muerto14

    Masterpiece Song Masterpiece Movie

    9 May 11:04pm Reply
  • DesertHipster

    Come on fuck Fight Club! The movie was fine, but this song is much much better than a silly Fight Club comment!

    1 May 7:31pm Reply
  • Octopusespi

    Waiting for Indie Cindy...

    24 Apr 2:49pm Reply
  • julestorm

    Lloré cuando cerraron con esta canción en el Lollapalooza. Qué belleza.

    23 Apr 8:03pm Reply
  • zephirlp

    @norsiasmot k.

    23 Apr 5:38pm Reply
  • zephirlp

    Fight Club. :3

    23 Apr 5:38pm Reply
  • veruschkan

    Fight Club...don't criticize my Brad Pitt. He was absolutely HOT in that movie. Damn it! And I approve this message.

    1 Apr 5:31am Reply
  • rihadam

    20 Dollar

    29 Mar 3:29pm Reply
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