"The World Inside My Head" as written by Jeff Beres, Ken Block, Andrew Copeland, Ryan Carter Newell, Mark E. Trojanowski, Richard Marx and Skidd Mills....
On the road to safe
I kinda tripped along the way
It just seemed like a nasty hassle
The path was greener on the one less traveled
That's where I remained
People so high they think
I can't hear the whispers
I can see it falling off their face
Their trying to shoot down my plane of grace
It seems like it's already hard enough
But the paint on me is beginning to dry
And it's not what I wanted to be
The weight on me
Is Hanging on to a weary angel

[Chorus]
So tell me what it is about me
Where did everybody go without me
So, I like to fantasize
And watch the sunrise like it's a big surprise
Life moved and I stopped to taste it
I drank it up till it left me wasted
But my rains have bled
A softer red
Oh you should see the world inside my head

You can shackle me away
And try to wrap around my dreamer
I feel better when I paint my days
With purple seas
And left out grays
Strange is just a different point of view
But the paint on me is starting to dry
And it's not what I wanted to be
The weight on me
Is holding onto a weary angel

[Chorus]

I feel better when I paint my days
With purple seas
And left out grays
Strange is just a different point of view
But the pain on me is beginning to dry
And it's not what I want it to be
So wait on me
Wait on me

[Chorus]

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"World Inside My Head" as written by Jeff Beres Andrew Copeland

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    General CommentI've recently fallen in love with this song, if anything it's just thw way it sounds, the way they sing it *sighs* so awesome. I think what this song is about is enjoying a moment for a bit too long, clinging onto something instead of moving on, almost like he went into a dreamworld for a while. This song talks about how he feels better when he paints his days with "purple seams and left out grays", basically he's living in his own little world. "Where did everybody go without me?" this is the attatchement to the real world, he's seeing that people have moved on and he's still just where he was when they left him still fantasizing (I'm sure I spelled that wrong). Alright I hope that came together alright, basically the song is about day dreaming, but on a larger scale... I think.
    Mozeson March 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is talking about a man/woman who has found something (religion, perhaps) to believe in. All of his old friends and people he meets for the first time continually try to change him to their way of thinking "they're tryin to shoot down my plane of grace." Meanwhile, he's beginning to get weary of the trappings of "the one less traveled" and is starting to feel pressure to be like them. But he believes that people should be allowed to be who they are: "strange is just a different point of view."
    wearydreameron January 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti i dont even like country music, but this song is seriously moving.
    aisha_08on July 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentaisha - this is not country music, Sister Hazel is a rock band. I love this song though, and it is very moving!
    alibreckon November 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentaisha - this is not country music, Sister Hazel is a rock band. I love this song though, and it is very moving!
    alibreckon November 02, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI always thought it was "I feel better when I paint my days with purple SEAS and left-out greys" as opposed to the normal blue seas.. since the next line talks about "strange is just a different point of view." It's like he's saying dare to be different.. don't worry about what other people think if you do something outta-the-norm. :) At least that's what I get out of this song. I love it, and the message that it sends.
    forever_dreameron March 13, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationHave you ever heard the expression "Stop the train! I wanna get off!" It's about how life is always moving whether you like it or not. Well Ken Block did get off the train wrote this song when he fell into a lot of heavy drinking and drug use. He tries to be vague, but you can kind of see this when he begins the song talking about being on a path where he stumbles a bit.

    That is just the introduction of this story though to give us a setting to work with. The true meaning comes out next when goes on to talk about how everyone else interrupts Ken's actions as if they know him. Other people being so high up there thinking they know better whispering behind his back, but he's not dumb. Ken knows how he's being viewed that way.

    I found the repeated lyrics "But the paint on me is beginning to dry. And it's not what I wanted to be." to be very poetic in a sense. Or at least my interpretation of it anyway. This reiterates that everyone has painted their picture of him; the drying part to signify that it's being finalized. Of course, Ken doesn't want this to be his painted image. He even pushes at the end of the song that he wishes could paint his own image for them.

    So that's the conflict he's working with. The rest of the song is a combination of sharing his feelings, and explaining his own person reasons for why he is where he is (Ken just needed a break from the world; he needed to be distracted and have a chance to dream). The whole message being that you can't get an accurate image of me unless you know the world inside my head and my own personal experiences, and the struggles that come with trying to portray these things before someone's mind is made up about an individual.
    smokey750on December 16, 2016   Link

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