I can't get my mind to stop running
I can't say I'm able
I can't get my mind to stop spinning around
Don't show me I am able
'Cause in my mind I'll work it out.

I'm in a better place
Don't take this and turn it around
I've had enough
Don't speak, don't make a sound.

I can't get my mind to stop trading spaces
and faces slowly happy me
I take my time - all my time
and I close my eyes
'Cause in my mind I'll work it out.

I'm in a better place
Don't take this and turn it around
I've had enough
Don't speak, don't make a sound

I'm thinking that this isn't real
But I'm not concerned.
I feel the best when you're not here
But I never learned.
I never learned.
In my mind I'll work this out.

This is changed, is this changed?
I never saw it coming.
Your lips keep moving but you're saying nothing.
I'm in a better place,
Don't take this and turn it around.
I've had enough
Don't speak, don't make a sound.


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    General Commenthes dealing with a break up where the girls telling him that hes making a bad decision, but he knows he has to do what he has to do. in his mind, itll work out.
    ohhmissjessieon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMaaaan I love this song. I think instead of "This is changed?" it's actually "it's a shame" but I'm just going by that acoustic video on youtube.
    yhalotharon July 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti get the sense that he's just hit a bunch of hurdles recently in his life(maybe a break-up,maybe just feelings of unaccomplishment) and he's dealing with it is by just blocking it all out and not truly caring.like hes just in his mind everythings okay and thats whats getting him through and he doesnt want anyone to tell him otherwise.and i agree with yhalothar,im pretty sure its "this is changed,its a shame..."
    highndrivingon May 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe entire album is about tripping.

    "mapping an invisible world" as in keith's best possible description of a psychdelic experience a.k.a. "the other world"

    I'll point out some examples in this song alone

    "I can't get my mind to stop running"
    when tripping your mind moves rapidly through many different thought processes

    "I'm in a better place don't take this and turn it around. I've had enough don't speak don't make a sound"
    also, psychdelic experiences allow you to go to a better place in your mind without leaving where you are. for instance myself and 2 of my bandmates sat in a white room and experiences shared mind and we all went to various places in our minds and somehow miraculously we all described the same place.

    anyway, your ears are EXTREMELY sensitive when tripping. don't speak don't make a sound because sometimes you want absolute quiet to literally hear everything existing

    "I'm thinking that this isn't real, but I'm not concerned"
    tripping is very surreal. everything blows your mind because it seems so extraordinary. the joy it brings makes you not concerned, however.

    "your lips keep moving but you're saying nothing"
    jet lagging. you see people talking, you hear it and know the words but sometimes you can't quite fit them together into sentences.

    all this may seem ridiculous, it's hard to explain. you would have to have a psychdelic experience to truly understand but Keith describes it beautifully.



    HAHBASSISTon January 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think the lyrics are "in my mind, i'll work THIS out" and not "i'll work IT out"
    alisonpepon August 12, 2009   Link

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