Song of the Day #4,146: ‘Outta Mind (Outta Sight)’ – Wilco

Here’s a track from Wilco’s sophomore album, 1996’s Being There. This two-disc album was the alt-country band’s first foray into the more experimental sounds for which they would receive widespread acclaim in later years.

A double album loosely based on the relationship between musicians and their fans, Being There features some straightforward bops alongside fascinating sonic detours.

The album’s two discs mirror each other in ways both subtle and obvious. Today’s track is an example of the latter. Disc One contains a song called ‘Outtasite (Outta Mind)’ with the same lyrics but a different musical treatment than today’s SOTD, ‘Outta Mind (Outta Sight).’

This track plays homage to the Beach Boys, and in its opening chords, to the theme song of Sesame Street. Excellent influences, both.

Well I know we don’t talk much
But you’re but you’re such a good talker
Oh whoa

Well I know that we should take a walk
But you’re such a fast walker, oh whoa
Well alright

I know where I’ll be tonight, well alright
Outta mind, outta sight

Well okay
I know you don’t love me
But you’ll still be thinking of me, oh-whoa

Well alright
I know you probably hate me
Well that’s okay with me
Well alright

I know where I’ll be tonight
Well alright
Outta mind outta sight
Outta mind outta sight

You don’t see me now
You don’t want to anyhow

Well look out
Here I come again
And I’m bringing my friends

I said, look out
Here I come again
And I’m bringing my friends
Okay, alright, okay, alright

I know where I’ll be tonight
Well alright

Well outta mind outta sight
Outta mind outta sight
Outta mind outta sight

Well alright
That’s quite alright
I know you don’t love me
I know you don’t love me anymore, alright
I know you

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,146: ‘Outta Mind (Outta Sight)’ – Wilco

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Clever idea for a song pairing.

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