People think that we don't understand
What it takes to want to be a man

I don’t care much for that
I don’t know why

Just a fight or just a waste of time
Hiding things that no one wants to find

I don’t know much of that
I don’t care why

Goin’ against your mind (16x)

When I was a kid I saw a light
Floating high above the trees one night

Thought it was an alien
Turned out to be just God

If you’re not sure who not to believe
Who has better reasons to deceive

They're really good at it
That's all they do

Goin’ against your mind (16x)

And he was there
No he was there


Lyrics submitted by Dramamine01, edited by trinitone

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    General CommentGoin' against your mind is the perspective of a person who has come to the realisation that the actual truth is something other than what his mind informs him. This is something you can realise by meditation, by taking certain drugs or by experiencing mental illness. Our perceptions are always limited in several ways, but a huge number of people are under the delusion that what we perceive is actual reality. They do not realise that what we are fed by our minds at any moment, is just a small, selected part of a mirror image of reality, that our mind has created for us using various mental systems. If we could perceive actual reality, we would all agree about most things, but since our minds warp it for us, we get different perspectives and biases. To "go against your mind" is to try to see through the veil of delusion to find truth and actual reality. It could be about a particular drug trip or episode of mental illness, too. The perception of the 'unknown' differs between cultures and ages. Now that God/gods are going out of fashion, people who experience unexplainable stimuli will more often interpret them as aliens rather than as fairies, gods or demons.
    unkason May 19, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthats why built to spill is so great, their lyrics are so much more simple and unpretentious than the other indie rock bands..they don't try to be philosophical and it turns out great
    kay_sayson April 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment(off upcoming unreleased album that was leaked)
    Dramamine01on December 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat an awesome new song for this band

    love the instumentals

    its not leaked, its on myspace, and many indie radio stations....

    good song, much anticipated album..april...
    DuTcHoVeNon January 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment(When you hear the early leaked album you will soon despise Mike Jones.)
    choirvandalon February 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWHO'S MIKE JONES?!?!
    mbrdrck27on February 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti don't know, who is mike jones!!!!!????? fucking song sampling.
    datical11on February 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen I was a kid I saw a light
    Floating high above the trees one night

    Thought ‘twas an alien
    Turned out just god

    awesome, just awesome
    datical11on February 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd he was there
    No he was there

    god was there....
    jtillmanon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTurned out to be just god...

    i love this song! can't wait for the new album! there's another track from the new album (conventional wisdom) on myspace.com/built to spill !!
    rk02on March 08, 2006   Link

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