Private Idaho Lyrics

The B‐52s


album: Track 5 in album Wild Planet
release date: 1980-8-27
popularity : 161 users have visited this page.
length: 3:38
producer: Rhett Davies and The B‐52s
engineer: Rhett Davies
executive producer: Chris Blackwell
assistant engineer: Benjamin Armbrister
composer: Keith Strickland, Fred Schneider, Ricky Wilson, Cindy Wilson, Kate Pierson

Cover Art

The B-52's Wild Planet cover art
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Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo
You're living in your own Private Idaho
Living in your own Private Idaho
Underground like a wild potato.
Don't go on the patio.
Beware of the pool,
Blue bottomless pool.
It leads you straight
Right through the gate
That opens on the pool.
You're living in your own Private Idaho.
You're living in your own Private Idaho.
Keep off the path, beware the gate,
Watch out for signs that say "hidden driveways".
Don't let the chlorine in your eyes
Blind you to the awful surprise
That's waitin' for you at
The bottom of the bottomless blue blue blue pool.
You're livin in your own Private Idaho. Idaho.
You're out of control, the rivers that roll,
You fell into the water and down to Idaho.
Get out of that state,
Get out of that state you're in.
You better beware.
You're living in your own Private Idaho.
You're living in your own Private Idaho.
Keep off the patio,
Keep off the path.
The lawn may be green
But you better not be seen
Walkin' through the gate that leads you down,
Down to a pool fraught with danger
Is a pool full of strangers.
You're living in your own Private Idaho,
Where do I go from here to a better state than this.
Well, don't be blind to the big surprise
Swimming round and round like the deadly hand
Of a radium clock, at the bottom, of the pool.
I-I-I-daho
I-I-I-daho
Woah oh oh woah oh oh woah oh oh
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah
Get out of that state
Get out of that state
You're living in your own Private Idaho,
Livin in your own Private Idaho.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Party Out of Bounds
  • 2 Dirty Back Road
  • 3 Runnin’ Around
  • 4 Give Me Back My Man
  • 5 Private Idaho
  • 6 Devil in My Car
  • 7 Quiche Lorraine
  • 8 Strobe Light
  • 9 53 Miles West of Venus