Watch: My Morning Jacket – ‘Outta My System’ (Starring Wizardly Zach Galifianakis)

Kentucky fivesome My Morning Jacket have released a video for their new single ‘Outta My System’, and it has everything you want from an ode to drugs: cyclopses, flying yellow vehicles presumably on loan from John, Paul, George and Ringo, and the likeness of Zach Galifianakis as a cartoon wizard.

While he might not have any dialogue, the band must have paid untold millions for the rights to portray the comedian’s beard, in all its glory.


The song itself is a great psychedelic number, and doesn’t fall victim to the cliché of glamourising drugs, rather, tackles the relatively mundane practice of experimenting, and…getting it out of your system. The repeated refrain of the song is, as a result, one that most can relate to, rather than a rant about seeing flying rainbows and giant eyeballs:

Oh lord I’d never do it now I know what I ain’t missing

I’m glad I went and got it all outta my system

Outa My System’ is available on My Morning Jacket’s 2011 album, Circuital, and is soon to be released on an EPGalifianakis meanwhile, will be staring alongside Will Ferrell in The Campaign, coming August 10th. Hopefully he keeps the wizard robes.

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About Josh Gripton

Josh is an English student currently studying English Literature with Creative Writing at University in the UK. When he's not wasting time acquiring the grappling beam in Super Metroid, you'll find him being far more productive - listening to Black Sabbath and reading comics. He hopes his work at The Silver Tongue will help him get his writing out to the public and professional world, heaven forbid.