Fish:State Of Mind

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“State Of Mind”
Artist: Fish
Albums: Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors (1990)
Derek Dick and his Amazing Electric Bear (1993)
Yang (1995)
Kettle of Fish (88-98) (1998)

Studio Version

I don't trust the government
I don't trust alternatives
It's not that I'm paranoid
It's just that's the way it is

Everyday I hear a little scream inside
Everyday I find it's getting louder
I just want to reach out and touch someone
'Cause I find I need a friend in this dark hour

We the people are getting tired of your lies
We the people now believe that it's time
We're demanding our rights to the answers
We elect a precedent to a state of mind

Hey

I trust in conspiracy
In the power of the military
In this wilderness of mirrors here
Not even my speech is free

Everyday I hear a little scream inside
Everyday I find it's getting louder
I just want to reach out and touch someone
'Cause I find I need a friend in this dark hour

We the people want it straight for a change
'Cause we the people are getting tired of your games
If you insult us with cheap propaganda
We'll elect a precedent to a state of mind

Hey

Everyday I hear a little scream inside
Everyday I find it's getting louder
I just want to reach out and touch someone
'Cause I find we need a friend in this dark hour

When we the people have our backs to the wall
Do we the people then assume control?
When it's too late to stop our own execution

When we're faced with the final solution
You can't elect a dream revolution
When you've a bullet in the back of your mind-ah

State of mind

Huh

State of mind
Hah


Live version (Electric Bear)

This is a number
that came off the Vigil album, was actually the first single.
It was the first single
of the first tour
when we all actually stood on this stage apart from a couple of the new boys
à la Mister David Paton here on the bass guitar
and Mister Kevin Wilkinson on the drums.

The moral of this song seems stronger than before.
If you look at Europe
and you look at Germany
and the rise of the new brownshirts
just remember
you still have to say
you still have to vote
and you can still change things whenever you want
As long as we, the people, get together
In one state of mind.


Two three four

I don't trust the government
I don't trust alternatives
It's not that I'm paranoid
It's just that's the way it is
Every day I hear a little scream inside
Every day I find it's getting louder
I just want to reach out
I want to touch someone
'Cause I find I need a friend in this dark hour

We the people are getting tired of your lies
And we the people now believe it's time
We're demanding our rights to the answers
We'll elect a president to a state of mind
All right

I trust in conspiracies
In the power of the military
In this wilderness of mirrors here
Not even my speech is free
Every day I hear a little scream inside
Every day I find it's getting louder
I just want to reach out
I wanna touch someone
'Cause I find I need a friend in these dark hours

We the people are getting tired of your games
And we the people believe time for a change
If you insult us with cheap propaganda
We shall elect a president to a state of mind mind mind mind mind mind

Every day I hear a little scream inside
Every day I find it's getting louder, it's getting louder, louder
I just want to reach out
I want to touch someone
'Cause I find we need a friend in these dark hours

When we the people have our backs to the wall
Do we the people then assume control?
When it's too late to stop our own executioners
When we're faced with the final solution
You cannot elect a dream revolution
When you've a bullet (bullet) in the back of your mind (mind)
In the back of your mind
The back of your mind
In the back of your mind
The back of your mind
In the back of your mind

I hear a little scream
Oh
I hear a little scream inside
I hear a little scream inside
I hear a little scream inside

Can't you hear a little scream inside?
Can't you hear a little scream inside?
Can't you hear?

It's getting louder
It's getting louder
It's getting louder
It's getting louder
Just a little scream

Thank you

(Crowd shouting)

Well we could do that later on
Well think that's a rather good suggestion
Perhaps we should - haven't done the gi's a bun song for quite a while
So
Maybe later on
Have a little party I think

Yes I think we might do that as well later on as well
Good suggestion again, put a gold star on your, on your little McDonalds thing


1995 re-recording

I don't trust the government
I don't trust alternatives
It's not that I'm paranoid
It's just that's the way it is
Every day I hear a little scream inside
Every day I find it's getting louder
I just want to reach out (reach out)
I want to touch someone
'Cause I find I need a friend in this dark hour

We the people are getting tired of your lies
And we the people now believe it's time
We're demanding our rights to the answers
We'll elect a president to a state of mind

I trust in conspiracies
In the power of the military
In this wilderness of mirrors here
Not even my speech is free
Every day I hear a little scream inside
Well every day I find it's getting louder, louder
I just want to reach out
Well I want to touch someone
'Cause I find I need a friend in this dark hour

We the people are getting tired of your games
And we the people believe it's time for a change
If you insult us with cheap propaganda
We'll elect a president to a state of mind

Every day I hear, I hear a little scream inside
Well well well well every day I find it's getting louder, louder, louder, louder
I just want to reach out, yeah
I want to touch someone
'Cause I find I need a friend in these dark hours

When we the people have our backs to the wall
Do we the people then assume control?
When it's too late to stop our own execution
When we are faced with the final solution
You can't elect a dream revolution
When you've a bullet in the back of your mind (your mind your mind your mind ...)

I need some battle plans (I need some battle plans)
I need to know ... (?)
...

Bullet in
Bullet in
Bullet bullet bullet bullet
Bullet bullet bullet bullet
Bullet in your mind

I hear
I hear ...
Screams inside
Inside
Inside
I hear a little scream inside
I hear a little scream inside
I hear a little scream inside
I hear a little scream inside
It's getting louder
Getting louder
It's getting louder
It's getting louder

I hear a little