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Feeling Minnesota??

Posted by Bruce Kahl on January 29, 2003

In Reply to: Feeling Minnesota?? posted by Ben The Kiwi on January 29, 2003

: I know its a movie, and I know that Chris Cornell sings it in the Soundgarden song "Outshined" ("I'm lookin California, but feelin' Minnesota, oh yeah") Can one of you enlightened Americans explain to me what this means. (From the context I would think it means either feeling 'cool' or feeling depressed, but thats just a kiwi point of view!!) Spank you very much

Just a guess:
From the lyrics comparing California and Minnesota:
California and Minnesota are two of 50 US States.
California is always warm and sunny while Minnesota, especially Northern Minnesota, can be rather harshly cold and snow bound from November thru April.
The lyrics are contrasting the two states as a metaphor, as you stated, for emotional states.