Where Is My Mind? (3:47)

Cover of Surfer Rosa

From Surfer Rosa and 123 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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  • G8Rbuttercups


    22 Oct 8:08pm Reply
  • newage08

    i love fight club.

    10 Oct 6:55pm Reply
  • atze1965

    1 A!! Best! My time!

    27 Sep 12:45pm Reply
  • djsweetlips1971

    My mind is on the Pixies

    19 Aug 8:48pm Reply
  • MartianReaper

    You met me at a very strange time in my life. [15] perfect song for a perfect movie

    15 Aug 2:30pm Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    Where ciaz has pains

    14 Aug 8:13pm Reply
  • MGMT-

    one of the best songs ever... and i forgot about it :(

    8 Aug 7:54pm Reply
  • ElRet

    Timeless classic.

    25 Jul 2:53pm Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    On the left side of your brain

    20 Jul 9:47pm Reply
  • warrenclein


    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


    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
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