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
Lyrics
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?

[Chorus:]
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!

[Chorus]

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

Tracklist
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