Obvious

Obvious is a Jane’s Addiction song written in 1988 that was originally titled Digging Something Up, and sometimes introduced live as such.

Lyrics

Hey, Hey! Hey, hey hey! Hey hey, yeah yeah!
And you don’t know me!
You don’t know me
But you just keep on looking at me down low
Oh no!
Your digging something up…
Your digging something up…
Always digging something up…
Oh no!

Hey, Hey! Hey, hey hey! Hey yeah, yeah, You!
And I don’t know you
I don’t even want to,
But you just keep looking at me down low
Oh no!
Your digging something up…
Digging something up…
Always digging something up…
Oh no!
And you make it so…

And you make it…
And you make it so…
Obvious…

Hey, Hey! Hey, hey hey! Hey yeah, yeah, You!
Now fools don’t fit in
The boots that I tread in,
But you just keep on looking at me down low
Oh no!
Digging something up…
Digging something up…
Always digging something up…
Oh no!
And you make it so….

And you do it…
And you make it so….
Yeah all right
And you know that you got to owe me something before you know what is joke and what is up
And you know that you got to show me something before you know what is joke and what is up

‘Cause I worked my fingers to the bone and I won’t let you stop me going up
Why do you have to make it so!-so!-so!-so!-so! OBVIOUS!?
Oh no!
Oh no…
Oh no…
Oh no…
Oh no… (hey!!!!!!!!!)

Known Performances by Jane's Addiction: (69)

  • 1988/09/15 - Providence, RI, Living Room
  • 1988/09/21 - Pittsburgh, PA, Syria Mosque Ballroom
  • 1988/09/27 - London, England, Camden Palace
  • 1988/10/15 - Nashville, TN, Cannery, The
  • 1988/10/27 - Norfolk, VA, Boathouse, The
  • 1988/11/17 - Seattle, WA, Paramount Theater
  • 1988/11/23 - Chicago, IL, Cabaret Metro
  • 1988/11/25 - Chicago, IL, Cabaret Metro
  • 1988/11/27 - Minneapolis, MN, 7th Street Entry
  • 1988/11/28 - Madison, WI, Wally Gators
  • 1988/11/29 - Milwaukee, WI, Union Ballroom, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • 1988/12/04 - Detroit, MI, St. Andrew's Hall
  • 1988/12/06 - Cleveland, OH, Peabody's Down Under
  • 1988/12/07 - Cleveland, OH, Peabody's Down Under
  • 1988/12/11 - Cambridge, MA, T.T. The Bear's
  • 1988/12/12 - Providence, RI, Living Room
  • 1988/12/14 - New York City, NY, Cat Club
  • 1988/12/15 - Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
  • 1989/01/06 - Phoenix, AZ, Underground, The
  • 1989/07/11 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Palace, The
  • 1989/11/?? - North Hollywood, CA, Track Record Studios
  • 1990/09/24 - London, England, Subterania
  • 1990/09/26 - Birmingham, England, Birmingham Institute
  • 1990/09/28 - Manchester, England, International II
  • 1990/11/21 - New York City, NY, Ritz, The
  • 1991/03/10 - Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Mayfair Suite
  • 1991/03/12 - Nottingham, England, Rock City
  • 1991/03/14 - Birmingham, England, Hummingbird, The
  • 1991/03/17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso
  • 1991/03/19 - Gent, Belgium, Vooruit
  • 1991/03/20 - Düsseldorf, Germany, Tor III
  • 1991/04/03 - Torino, Italy, Big Club, The
  • 1991/04/07 - Madrid, Spain, Sala Universal Sur
  • 1991/05/27 - Salem, OR, Salem Armory Auditorium
  • 2001/10/02 - Worcester, MA, Centrum Centre
  • 2001/10/03 - Philadelphia, PA, First Union Spectrum
  • 2001/10/05 - Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
  • 2001/10/06 - Bristow, VA, Nissan Pavilion
  • 2001/10/08 - Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
  • 2001/10/09 - Gainesville, FL, O'Connell Center
  • 2001/10/12 - Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 2001/10/13 - Raleigh, NC, Alltel Pavilion
  • 2001/10/15 - New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden
  • 2001/10/16 - East Rutherford, NJ, Continental Airlines Arena
  • 2001/10/19 - Pittsburgh, PA, Mellon Arena
  • 2009/05/31 - Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • 2009/06/03 - Mansfield, MA, Comcast Center
  • 2009/06/06 - Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 2015/10/24 - San Francisco, CA, The Warfield
  • 2015/11/06 - Dallas, TX, Gas Monkey Live
  • 2015/11/07 - Austin, TX, Auditorium Shores
  • 2016/06/13 - London, England, Kentish Town Forum
  • 2016/06/15 - Milan, Italy, Fabrique
  • 2016/06/17 - Madrid, Spain, Caja Mágica
  • 2016/06/24 - Montebello, QC, Marina de Montebello
  • 2016/07/15 - Brooklyn, NY, Coney Island Amphitheater
  • 2016/07/16 - Asbury Park, NJ, Stone Pony Summerstage
  • 2016/07/17 - Port Chester, NY, Capitol Theatre
  • 2016/07/19 - Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
  • 2016/07/20 - Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore
  • 2016/07/22 - Sterling Heights, MI, Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
  • 2016/07/23 - Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
  • 2016/07/25 - Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
  • 2016/07/27 - Chicago, IL, Metro Chicago
  • 2016/07/28 - Chicago, IL, Metro Chicago
  • 2016/07/30 - Chicago, IL, Grant Park
  • 2016/09/02 - Denver, CO, National Western Complex
  • 2016/09/21 - San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
  • 2016/09/23 - Irvine, CA, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre