Who Sang Detour Thru Your Mind? The B‐52s

The B‐52s Bouncing off the Satellites cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson
Release Date: 1986-9
Genre: Electronic Rock
Style: Pop Rock/Indie Rock
length: 5:10
Your brain is an ever-changing kaleidoscope of moods and colours
We walk to the park, but it's melting in the dark
All of a sudden your mood changes and your face looks like a cake
Left out in the rain
Is your name MacArthur Parker?
Or is it Reba?

Detour through your mind, supersaver to your mind
We seem to float by yesterday's child
The new you, the land time forgot and a horse with no name
And all of a sudden we realize that we are no more
A key pops out of your nose, we open the door
As we go further into the gloom we chance upon a large orange room
From ear to ear, from the here and now

Who am I? Where am I going? How much will it cost?
I hear another galaxy spinning around
A flash of blinding light and we're in an elegantly appointed doctor's office

It seems that doctor Aron Butterfly wants to dip us in plaster
$16,000! and all he wanted to do was dip us in plaster!
We say to the doctor, "No, please, no!"
And then we get the doctor's bill, what a shock!


Who am I? Where have I been? Where am I going? Do I need any luggage?
I need to leave my past behind.

CD 1
  • 1 Summer of Love
  • 2 Girl From Ipanema Goes to Greenland
  • 3 Housework
  • 4 Detour Thru Your Mind
  • 5 Wig
  • 6 Theme for a Nude Beach
  • 7 Ain't It a Shame
  • 8 Juicy Jungle
  • 9 Communicate
  • 10 She Brakes for Rainbows

  • Release information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992550420
    script: Latin