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This disorientation anthem was written by Pixies lead singer Frank Black, who was inspired by a snorkeling adventure. Under water, sometimes the only way to know which way is up is by looking at the air bubbles. Black told Select (October 1997): "That came from me snorkeling in the Caribbean and having this very small fish trying to chase me. I don't know why - I don't know too much about fish behavior."

In a Songfacts interview with Frank Black, he talked about "Where Is My Mind?" Said Black: "In terms of the content, you don't know where that's going to come. It's such a ricochet, 'pinball wizard' kind of thing - these things bouncing into each other: words, concepts, manic thinking. Half the songs I've written, I had no idea what I was talking about. Certainly, anything that appears into the abstract, I don't know."

This was used in the last scene of the 1999 mind-bending movie Fight Club, which helped introduce the Pixies to a new audience. Many other TV series and movies have used the song, often when a character is questioning his or her grip on reality. Movies to use it include: Horns (2013) Sucker Punch (2011) - Emily Browning version Observe and Report (2009) - City Wolf version Mr. Nobody (2009) Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me (1992) A Matter of Degrees (1990) On the HBO series The Leftovers, the song is used as a motif when characters aren't sure what is real. Other TV series include: The Tick ("Where's My Mind" - 2017) Beyond ("The Hour of the Wolf" - 2017) The Good Wife ("Battle of the Proxies" - 2012) Mr. Robot ("eps1.8_m1rr0r1ng.qt" - 2015) - Maxence Cyrin version Cold Case ("True Calling" - 2008) How I Met Your Mother ("Cupcake" - 2006) Criminal Minds ("Sex, Birth, Death" - 2006) Veronica Mars ("Driver Ed" - 2005)

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1997 4AD Ltd
1997 4AD Ltd

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