"A Quiet Mind" as written by and Justin S Furstenfeld....
A slow strangle with my feet on the floor.
I've got 14 angels and I'm sleeping alone,
In the back of the cave, where the rest of us go to feel normal.

I call baby up, leave me alone.
I'm in pain but I won't let you band-aid my wound.
I'm not at a stage where I can't seem handle my own.

[Chorus]
Give me a quiet mind and I...
I love you.
You give me a quiet mind and I...
I'll love you...
Until the end

Give me the strength to be kind, to combine,
All the good things in life that are so hard to find.
But I have and I won't let them go like I do with my friends.

Still hearing voices, from front, from behind
They're the reason I choose...When to live...How to die
When to cast...When to reel
When to buy...When to steal
When to fiend for the friends that taught you being inappropriate will

[Chorus: x 2]


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"A Quiet Mind" as written by Justin S Furstenfeld

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  • +3
    General Commenti love this song...and as for meaning...well he is schizophrenic, so knowing this i see it as it is loud inside his mind a lot of the time, but one person is able to make it quiet for him. this is why i love this song because my lady says i do this for her.
    thatonegirl1983on July 07, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI don't agree. I hope they never go mainstream. Let them remain obscure and wonderful. not known and overplayed crap. Awesome song and band.
    Islandercalebon May 24, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOther than Hate Me, this was the first song I heard by Blue October. I fell IN LOVE with this song, it reminded me of so many people I pushed away in my life.

    I think it's about isolation and someone just wanting to be by themselves. Wanting to find themselves, but still holding on to one sole person for the fact of being scared to be completely alone
    VanitysBeautyon May 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthe's not schizo, he's bi-polar! there's a difference!!! anyway it's an amazing song. i think it's about finally letting this one person in, or at least trying to. really beautiful.
    black_mariaon February 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow its been awhile since someone has replyed to this so I will. I think this song is about all his problems that have happend in his life and what may happen in the future. But he has his friends around him dealing with simular to the same problems of his.

    "I've got 14 angels and we're sleeping alone
    In the back of a cave, where the rest of us go
    To feel normal"

    I think this refers to his friends in his life who are outcasts like he is and together they try to deal with everyday life.

    "Give me strength to be kind... To combine
    All the good things in life that were so hard to find

    But I have and I won't let them go like I do with my friends"
    some people might read this line thinking it might he wont let the strength go like he let go of his friends. I think this line really means he wont let go the good things in life and the strength given to him just like he wouldnt let go of any of his friends that are close to him.

    "Still bearing voices... From front... From behind
    They're the reasons I choose... When to live... How to die
    When to cast... When to reel
    When to buy... When to steal"

    This line I think the "voices" he hears are not in a literal sense. I think it means more of "voices" from the past prestent and future struggles he has, have, or will have to deal with.

    This song is amazing
    Killer499on October 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlook it up on youtube when hes doing argue with a tree he explains the meaning of this song saying"its the good side of me talking to me telling me to stay clean" this song has nothing to do with the fact hes bipolar and not schizophrenic!
    gunmetalblue5591on April 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the line "slow strangle" refers to suicide from hanging. And maybe the end of the line "with your feet on the floor" is the hesitation he feels about going through it?
    adam0127on March 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe's not schizo, he's bi-polar! there's a difference!!! anyway it's an amazing song. i think it's about finally letting this one person in, or at least trying to. really beautiful.
    black_mariaon February 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou know, it almost sounds to me like he is schizophrenic, especially the:S"till bearing voices... From front... From behind They're the reasons I choose... When to live... How to die When to cast... When to reelWhen to buy... When to steal
    When to fiend for the friends that taught me
    Being inappropriate will"

    Sounds like he had alot of stuff going on in his head, and all he wants is for problems to go away and to be happy and normal. Thats my take,

    Peace!
    mallorypmmon June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe is SCHIZOPHRENIA!!! Have you ever listened to his song thats called schizophrenia, it also confirmed by c.b hudson that he has it. c.b has a degree in phycology and also its in his art.
    darkshadows17on July 08, 2007   Link

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