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Is It In My Head?

Is It In My Head? has not been seen in 1012 Phish shows.
It was last played: 1995-10-31.
It was played at 0.05% of live shows.
It has been performed live 1 time(s).

Music/Lyrics: Pete Townshend

Original Artist: The Who

Original Album: Quadrophenia (1973)

Vocals: Page (lead), Trey (backing)

Debut: 1995-10-31

Historian: Craig DeLucia

One of Quadrophenia's four major musical themes is revisited in this introspective song, as the narrator Jimmy wonders “Is it me, for a moment?” Page’s heartfelt vocals and piano proficiency and Trey’s harmonies pound home the question plaguing Jimmy: are his actions being guided by his mind or his soul?

On their Halloween '95 recordings, astute fans will hear background music piped through the P.A. system between “Helpless Dancer” and this song. On the original album, The Who used a piece of their early single “The Kids Are Alright” between the two songs. For the purpose of the Halloween show, Phish recorded their own version of “The Kids Are Alright” and played a snippet back through the loudspeaker that night at the appropriate moment. 

Albums: Live Phish 14


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I see a man without a problem
I see a country always starved,
I hear the music of a heartbeat,
I walk, and people turn and laugh.

Is it in my head
Is it in my head
Is in my head here at the start?
Is it in my head
Is it in my head
Is it in my head, or in my heart?

I pick up phones and hear my history.
I dream of all the calls I miss.
I try to number those who love me,
And find exactly what the trouble is.

Is it in my head etc.

I feel I'm being followed,
My head is empty
Yet every word I say turns out a sentence.
Statements to a stranger
Just asking for directions
Turn from being help to being questions.

I see a man without a problem.

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