Standing in the Shower… Thinking

Standing in the Shower… Thinking is a Jane’s Addiction song based on a poem written by Perry Farrell in December of 1986.

Lyrics

I was standing in the shower thinking
About what makes a man
An outlaw or a leader
I’m thinking about power…
The ways a man could use it
Or be destroyed by it
The water hits my neck
And i’m pissing on myself…

Standing
In the shower
Thinking…

Standing in the shower thinking
About a man i know don’t like me
He don’t like the place i’m headed
Same place he’s headed

I know he’d beat me to it
If he could but he won’t do it
But he would man
If he could…
And the water is a piping hot..
The water is a piping hot
It beats upon my neck
And i’m pissing on myself…

Standing
In the shower
Thinking…

Standing in the shower thinking
Is my woman afraid of me?
She’s seen how far I’ve twisted
It’s just cause I can trust her
And ever since we met
She understood so she let
Me twist her good…
I twist her good…
And the water is a piping hot
The water is a piping hot
It beats upon my neck
And i’m pissing on myself

Standing
In the shower
Thinking…
Oh!

And the water is a piping hot..
Oh, The water is a piping hot
Oh, oh,
And the water is a piping hot..
Oh, The water is a piping hot
Oh, oh,
Oh! oh!

Known Performances by Jane's Addiction: (169)

  • 1987/02/14 - Los Angeles, CA, Scream @ the Embassy Hotel
  • 1987/02/28 - Long Beach, CA, Fender's Ballroom
  • 1987/03/29 - Fullerton, CA, Goodies
  • 1987/04/01 - Los Angeles, CA, Lillian Way Studios
  • 1987/05/02 - Northridge, CA, Main Exhibit Hall, North Campus, Cal State Northridge
  • 1987/05/30 - Los Angeles, CA, Scream @ the Embassy Hotel
  • 1987/07/08 - Sacramento, CA, Cattle Club
  • 1987/09/03 - La Verne, CA, Topper's Cafe
  • 1987/09/05 - Los Angeles, CA, Scream @ the Park Plaza Hotel
  • 1987/09/27 - Houston, TX, Rockefeller's
  • 1987/10/17 - San Juan Capistrano, CA, Coach House
  • 1987/10/24 - Los Angeles, CA, Scream @ the Park Plaza Hotel
  • 1987/11/09 - Indiana, PA, Fisher Auditorium, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • 1987/11/11 - Fairfax, VA, Student Union, George Mason University
  • 1987/12/11 - Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre
  • 1988/09/15 - Providence, RI, Living Room
  • 1988/09/22 - Royal Oak, MI, Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • 1988/10/15 - Nashville, TN, Cannery, The
  • 1988/11/25 - Chicago, IL, Cabaret Metro
  • 1988/11/27 - Minneapolis, MN, 7th Street Entry
  • 1988/11/28 - Madison, WI, Wally Gators
  • 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
  • 1988/12/31 - Los Angeles, CA, Embassy Hotel Theatre, The
  • 1989/01/04 - Tucson, AZ, Tucson Gardens
  • 1989/01/06 - Phoenix, AZ, Underground, The
  • 1989/01/07 - Phoenix, AZ, Underground, The
  • 1989/01/13 - Austin, TX, Backroom, The
  • 1989/01/14 - Houston, TX, Numbers, The
  • 1989/01/16 - New Orleans, LA, Tipitina's
  • 1989/01/23 - Leeds, England, Warehouse
  • 1989/01/25 - Manchester, England, International
  • 1989/01/28 - Sheffield, England, Leadmill, The
  • 1989/02/03 - Miami, FL, Woody's
  • 1989/02/08 - Atlanta, GA, Cotton Club
  • 1989/02/11 - Athens, GA, Uptown Lounge
  • 1989/02/12 - Nashville, TN, Cannery, The
  • 1989/02/16 - Raleigh, NC, Rialto Theatre
  • 1989/02/20 - Philadelphia, PA, Theater of the Living Arts
  • 1989/02/25 - Brooklyn, New York City, NY, L'Amour
  • 1989/02/26 - Trenton, NJ, City Gardens
  • 1989/03/01 - Boston, MA, Citi Club
  • 1989/03/04 - Ottawa, ON, Barrymores
  • 1989/03/05 - Toronto, ON, Concert Hall
  • 1989/03/08 - Lakewood, OH, Phantasy Theatre
  • 1989/03/10 - Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre
  • 1989/03/11 - Milwaukee, WI, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Ballroom
  • 1989/03/12 - Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue Club
  • 1989/03/29 - Seattle, WA, Paramount Theater
  • 1989/04/11 - San Francisco, CA, Stone, The
  • 1989/04/12 - Santa Clara, CA, One Step Beyond
  • 1989/04/14 - Portland, OR, Starry Night
  • 1989/04/20 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/21 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/22 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/25 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/26 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/28 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/29 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/05/01 - San Diego, CA, Montezuma Hall, San Diego State University
  • 1989/05/06 - Santa Barbara, CA, Harder Stadium, University of California Santa Barbara
  • 1989/05/08 - San Francisco, CA, Fillmore Auditorium
  • 1990/08/22 - London, England, Subterania
  • 1990/09/28 - Manchester, England, International II
  • 1990/10/02 - Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Riverside
  • 1990/10/03 - Nottingham, England, Rock City
  • 1990/10/05 - London, England, Astoria Theatre
  • 1990/10/15 - Bochum, Germany, Die Zeche
  • 1990/10/17 - Hamburg, Germany, Markthalle
  • 1990/10/31 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Henry Fonda Theatre
  • 1990/11/03 - La Jolla, CA, Price Center Ballroom, University of California San Diego
  • 1990/11/08 - Houston, TX, Unicorn, The
  • 1990/11/19 - Upper Darby, PA, Tower Theater
  • 1990/11/27 - Cleveland, OH, Agora Theatre
  • 1990/11/28 - Detroit, MI, Latin Quarter
  • 1990/11/30 - Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
  • 1990/12/09 - Seattle, WA, Seattle Center Arena
  • 1990/12/11 - Portland, OR, Chiles Center, University of Portland
  • 1990/12/14 - San José, CA, San José State University Event Center
  • 1990/12/18 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Palladium
  • 1990/12/20 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Palladium
  • 1991/01/28 - Tempe, AZ, Arizona State University Activity Center
  • 1991/02/04 - Universal City, CA, Universal Amphitheatre
  • 1991/02/10 - Austin, TX, City Coliseum
  • 1991/02/12 - Kansas City, KS, Memorial Hall
  • 1991/02/15 - New Orleans, LA, Municipal Auditorium
  • 1991/02/17 - Pensacola, FL, Bayfront Auditorium
  • 1991/02/18 - Orlando, FL, Orlando Sports Club
  • 1991/02/20 - Miami, FL, Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • 1991/03/04 - London, England, Marquee Club
  • 1991/03/07 - Manchester, England, Manchester Academy
  • 1991/03/10 - Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Mayfair Suite
  • 1991/03/12 - Nottingham, England, Rock City
  • 1991/03/14 - Birmingham, England, Hummingbird, The
  • 1991/03/15 - London, England, Brixton Academy
  • 1991/03/19 - Gent, Belgium, Vooruit
  • 1991/04/01 - Rome, Italy, Teatro Tendastrisce
  • 1991/04/07 - Madrid, Spain, Sala Universal Sur
  • 1991/04/23 - Washington, DC, Smith Center, George Washington University
  • 1991/04/24 - New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden
  • 1991/04/27 - Troy, NY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Fieldhouse
  • 1991/04/30 - Fitchburg, MA, Wallace Civic Center
  • 1991/05/01 - Warwick, RI, Rocky Point Palladium
  • 1991/05/03 - Springfield, MA, Springfield Civic Center
  • 1991/05/07 - Pittsburgh, PA, AJ Palumbo Center
  • 1991/05/08 - Huntington, WV, Huntington Civic Center
  • 1991/05/10 - Kalamazoo, MI, Wings Stadium
  • 1991/05/12 - Toledo, OH, Toledo Sports Arena
  • 1991/05/18 - Davenport, IA, Palmer Arena
  • 1991/05/19 - St. Paul, MN, Roy Wilkins Auditorium
  • 1991/05/20 - Omaha, NE, Ak-Sar-Ben Field
  • 1991/05/27 - Salem, OR, Salem Armory Auditorium
  • 1991/05/30 - Sacramento, CA, Cal Expo Amphitheatre
  • 1991/07/18 - Tempe, AZ, Compton Terrace Amphitheatre
  • 1991/07/20 - Chula Vista, CA, Devore Stadium, Southwestern College
  • 1991/07/21 - Irvine, CA, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
  • 1991/07/23 - Irvine, CA, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
  • 1991/07/26 - Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 1991/08/01 - St. Paul, MN, Harriet Island
  • 1991/08/03 - Tinley Park, IL, World Music Theater
  • 1991/08/04 - Clarkston, MI, Pine Knob Music Theatre
  • 1991/08/05 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
  • 1991/08/07 - Toronto, ON, Canadian National Exhibition, Exhibition Place
  • 1991/08/09 - Mansfield, MA, Great Woods
  • 1991/08/10 - Mansfield, MA, Great Woods
  • 1991/08/13 - Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • 1991/08/14 - Stanhope, NJ, Waterloo Village
  • 1991/08/16 - Reston, VA, Lake Fairfax Park
  • 1991/08/18 - Atlanta, GA, Lakewood Amphitheatre
  • 1991/08/20 - Orlando, FL, Central Florida Fairgrounds
  • 1991/08/28 - Enumclaw, WA, King County Fairgrounds
  • 1991/09/25 - Honolulu, HI, Aloha Tower
  • 1991/09/26 - Honolulu, HI, Aloha Tower
  • 2003/11/02 - Manchester, England, Carling Apollo
  • 2008/11/20 - Los Angeles, CA, El Cid
  • 2009/03/19 - Austin, TX, Safeway Storefront
  • 2009/05/09 - Tampa, FL, Ford Amphitheatre
  • 2009/05/16 - Chula Vista, CA, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
  • 2012/03/15 - Catoosa, OK, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • 2014/05/08 - Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
  • 2014/05/09 - Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
  • 2014/05/10 - Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
  • 2014/08/20 - London, England, 02 Academy Brixton
  • 2014/08/21 - Manchester, England, 02 Apollo Manchester
  • 2014/08/24 - Oslo, Norway, Sentrum Scene
  • 2014/09/12 - Chicago, IL, Humboldt Park
  • 2014/09/20 - West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Sunset Street Music Festival
  • 2014/09/27 - Baltimore, MD, Carroll Park
  • 2014/10/12 - New York City, New York, Times Square
  • 2014/11/19 - Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
  • 2014/11/22 - Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
  • 2015/05/13 - Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Bowl
  • 2015/05/15 - Sayreville, NJ, Starland Ballroom
  • 2015/05/18 - Huntington, NY, The Paramount
  • 2015/05/19 - Port Chester, NY, Capitol Theatre
  • 2015/05/21 - Cleveland, OH, House of Blues Cleveland
  • 2015/07/07 - Columbus, OH, LC Pavilion
  • 2015/07/10 - Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE
  • 2015/07/19 - Colwood, BC, West Shore Parks and Recreation
  • 2015/07/21 - Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
  • 2015/07/22 - Seattle, WA, Showbox Sodo
  • 2015/07/24 - Fairbanks, AK, Blue Loon
  • 2015/07/25 - Anchorage, AK, Moose's Tooth Pub
  • 2016/05/16 - Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory, The
  • Known Performances by Perry Farrell: (1)

  • 1987/01/?? - Los Angeles, CA, KXLU Loyola Marymount College Radio