The Private Idaho Songfacts says: In this song, the fine state of Idaho is used to represent a case of paranoia - the lyrics "get out of that state" meaning to get out of that state of mind. B-52's singer Fred Schneider came up with the title, which was a play on the phrase "Private Eye"
The urban dictionary says about the phare "own private idaho":
This is a phrase taken directly from the 1980 dance pop song, "Your Own Private… read more
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