"I Gotta Find Peace Of Mind" as written by and Lauryn Hill....
I gotta find peace of mind
I know another cord
I gotta find peace of mind
See, this what that voice in your head says
When you try to get peace of mind
I gotta find peace of mind
I gotta find peace of mind
He says it's impossible, but I know it's possible
He says it's impossible, but I know it's possible
He says there's no me without him
Please help me forget about him
He takes all my energy, trapped in my memory
Constantly holding me, constantly holding me
I need to tell you all, all the pain he's caused
Mmh
I need to tell I'm, I'm undone because
Mmh
He says it's impossible, but I know it's possible
He says it's impossible without him, but I know it's possible
To finally be in love
And know the real meaning of
A lasting relationship, not based on ownership
I trust every part of you, 'cause all that I
All that you say you do
You love me despite myself
Sometimes I, I fight myself
I just can't believe that you, would have anything to do
With someone so insecure, someone so immature
Oh you inspire me, to be the higher me
You made my desire pure
You made my desire pure
Just tell me what to say, I can't find the words to say
Please don't be mad with me, I have no identity
All that I've known is gone, all I was building on
I don't want to walk with you, how do I talk to you
Touch my mouth with your hands
Touch my mouth with your hands
Oh I want to understand
The meaning of your embrace
I know now I have to face, the temptations of my past
Please don't let me disgrace
Where my devotion lays
Now that I know the truth, now that it's no excuse
Keeping me from your love, what was I thinking of?
Holding me from your love, what was I thinking of?
You are my peace of mind
That old me is left behind
You are my peace of mind
That old me is left behind, yeah
He says it's impossibleB
But I know it's possible
He says it's improbable
But I know it's tangeable
He says it's not grabbable
But I know it's haveable
'Cause anything's possible
Oh anything is possible
Please come free my mind
Please come meet my mind
Can you see my mind, oh
Won't you come free my mind?
Oh I know it's possible
Anything, anything, anything, anything, anything, yey
Anything, anything, anything, anything, yey
Anything, anything, anything, anything, anything, yey
Oh free, free, free, free your mind
Free, free your mind
Free, free your mind
Free, free, free, free your mind
Oh, it's so possible
Oh it's so possible
I'm telling you it's possible
I'm telling you it's possible
Free, free, free, free, free, free, get free now
Free, free, free, free, free, free, free, free
You're my peace of mind
That old me is left behind
You're my peace of mind
You're my peace of mind
He's my peace of mind
He's my peace of mind
He's my peace of mind
What a joy it is to be alive
To get another chance, yeah
Everyday's another chance
To get it right this time
Everyday's another chance
Oh what a merciful, merciful, merciful God
Oh what a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful God
Oh what a merciful, merciful, merciful, merciful, merciful
Oh what a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, merciful
Merciful, merciful, wonderful
Merciful, wonderful


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"I Gotta Find Peace of Mind" as written by Lauryn Hill

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    General CommentHoly shit. I haven't ever felt this way just from a song. Maybe because it's parrelling my life so much, but I've never cried so hard in my life.
    schoolofspoolon May 24, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I have no identity" fall of the ego. what I need to experience in my life to reach this place. this piece of mind. simply beautiful.
    kweenelleon November 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first listened to this song I thought Lauryn Hill was singing about a new love interest. But then, I have studied the work of Eckhart Tolle, which led me to agree with Kweenelle's interpretation of the "I have no identity" line to mean fall of the ego. I think this song is Lauryn Hill’s story about how she finally was able to let go of the ego and find her “peace of mind”.

    According to Tolle, the ego is identification with the false, mental image of who you are, based on your personal and cultural conditioning. It consists of mind activity and can only be kept going through continuous thinking.

    He says there's no me without him,
    She’s referring to the fact that the ego tries to trick her into identifying with it

    He takes all my energy
    Trapped in my memory
    Constantly holding me
    Constantly holding me

    One way the ego strengthens itself is by tricking the mind to replay situations that have happened in the past, over and over again. It usually replays painful past situations because these memories are coupled with strong emotions, and it is easy to lose yourself in these emotions, which ensures the ego’s existence.This is what I think Lauryn means when she says “Trapped in my memory Constantly holding me, Constantly holding me. The ego “constantly holds” her in the past because without doing it, the ego dies, and the ego, much like every living thing, badly wants to keep living.

    To finally be in love, and know the real meaning of
    A lasting relationship, not based on ownership

    When your life is run by the ego, you may find yourself in a relationship with someone in order to enhance your sense of self through them. Finding your sense of self through something is in a way identifying with it as part of you. You then fear the prospect of them leaving you because if that happens your sense of self will be diminished. This is not true love. Now that Lauryn Hill’s life is no longer run by the ego, she knows what true love is.

    All that I've known is gone, all I was building on

    The ego is something that you build on all of your life. All of your achievements, mistakes, material possessions, past situations, even your personality are all things you identify with yourself to give you a sense of self. Since Lauryn has learned not to identify herself with these things, all that she’s ever known is now gone.

    I know now I have to face, the temptations of my past
    Please don't let me disgrace, where my devotion lays
    Now that I know the truth, now that it's no excuse

    Letting go of the ego is no easy task, especially if it’s been running your life for most of her life. Her mind will attempt to go back to the same patterns of reliving the past and identifying with form. These are the “temptations of my past”. Now she has to be vigilant so she can ensure that doesn’t lose herself in her ego, especially now since she “knows the truth” and has “no excuse”

    Keeping me from your love, what was I thinking of?
    Holding me from your love, what was I thinking of?

    We all find God’s love by being in the moment and feeling the peace inside of us which dwells behind the compulsive activity of the mind. Being caught up in the ego keeps us from the feeling of stillness and Lauryn realizes this.

    You are my peace of mind, that old me is left behind

    Lauryn Hill is declaring here that her peace of mind is God-the peace, the stillness that dwells behind and in between the gaps of compulsive thoughts. She goes on to say that she has left the old her, the one which identified with form and her mind, behind.

    “When these gaps occur, you feel a certain stillness and peace inside you. This is the beginning of your natural state of felt oneness with Being, ( God), which is usually obscured by the mind.” -Tolle

    Lauryn Hill implores the listener to explore dis-identifying themselves with their ego toward the end of the song when she repeats the words “free your mind” over and over again. When she say’s “He” and “You’re my peace of mind” she is referring to God. This is supported towards the end when she repeats “”what a merciful, merciful God..what a wonderful, wonderful God”

    And that’s my interpretation.
    Gomeryon September 14, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so amazing and means so much to me it amazing, i can even feel it in her voice
    lillopez228on September 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAs I grow the layers of this song grow. This song has been a huge blessing to me in my life.
    agorjusmixon April 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song was directed toward God. The enemy (acting through someone she was in a bad relationship with) seems to have been verbally/emotionally abusive to her, making her think she was nothing without him, making her think there was alot she 'couldn't do'. He clearly caused her much pain, and she admits to being insecure, however God loves her in spite of her insecurities, and she knows all things are possible with God, who doesn't degrade her and make her feel "less than", but inspires her to do/be better than she is. She's transitioning to a closer relationship with God and enjoying it, wondering what took her so long to do it ('keeping me from your love - what was I thinking of?'). She's asking God to free her mind, as He is her "Peace of mind".
    Lyriqluvon September 10, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionPure and simple, she is totally singing about the Illuminati as I believe a few of her songs do and I know for a fact that one for certain is completely about the Illuminati. I pray she saves her soul from the Devil. God Bless Lauryn Hill. <3
    lesasworldon April 23, 2013   Link

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