so
if you ever want something
and your call comes
then I'll come running
to fight
and I'll be at your door
when there's nothing
worth running for

when your mind's made up
when your mind's made up
there's no point trying to change it
when your mind's made up
when your mind's made up
there's no point trying to stop it

you see
you're just like everyone
when the shit falls
all you want to do is run
away
and hide all by yourself
when it's far from
there's nothing else

when your mind's made up
when your mind's made up
there's no point trying to change it
when your mind's made up
when your mind's made up
there's no point even talking
when your mind's made up
when your mind's made up
there's no point trying to fight it
when your mind's
your mind's
there's no point trying to change it

so
if you ever want something
when your call comes
then I'll come running


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When Your Mind's Made Up song meanings
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  • +5
    General CommentThe song came a long time before the movie....

    It's about loving and wanting someone so much that you'd do anything for them. But because they're so stubborn, and so opinionated, and so inflexible in thought and deed, they won't let you in, and just keep pushing you away all of the time.

    So it's about that moment where you realise that you're never, ever going to get the love back that you're giving this person, and you walk away....in defeat.
    niteflite01on November 07, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentYeah, sounds like the guy's given up on helping the girl 'cause she never opens up to him or lets him help her. He really wanted to make things all right for her, but she kept her problems from him and he's just fed up with it.

    Been there, told my friend the exact same thing. It is hard when you're mind's made up.
    torpedo407on March 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI get goosebumps during the crescendo towards the end. So powerful. It's awesome.
    NorthWriteron June 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentim not too sure what it means...
    but i think its something like a guy really wants to help this girl (or i dont know, gender isnt specified) but the girl just wants to hide away from all her problems and not accept any help from anyone.
    Mika_loveon June 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMika, based on the movie, I believe your interpretation is (mostly) correct.

    Simple lyrics, but powerfully sung.
    theresafanon August 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me, that first verse is nothing short of brilliant. and glen sings with such passion, it's hard not to get caught up
    skyfire84on January 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is one of the best off of the album, the lyrics are excellent and Glen's voice in the song is so beautiful.
    frontman17on April 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh my god, have you seen the movie ONCE? soo beautiful like this song..
    snowfleiklion April 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe's talking about his ex girlfriend who he still loves but has made up her mind to leave him for another guy, and that instead of working through their problems "when the shit falls" she just leaves him "you just run away" really powerful song.
    peri.da.hmmon August 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think you guys are right for the most part.

    HOWEVER, there's one important distinction to make. The singer never gives up at any point in the song. Rather, he realizes the futility of his action, but he does it anyway. He can't change her nature, but neither can he walk away from the feelings he has for her.
    wish101on May 04, 2009   Link

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