"I Don't Mind" as written by and Alexander Greenwald....
My eyes go where I say so but not always
And not when you walked by
And my feet move where I tell them to
But not when they are chasing after you
And now I just don't know what I should do
I'm twisted all around like some cartoon

[Chorus]
But I don't mind no I don't mind
Just stay close by like, all the time
'Cause either I bleed dry
Or keep this thorn in my side

But I don't mind
On all fours on a hotel floor
My closest hand was halfway 'round the world
And my room's key unbeknown-st to me
Had cut my eye as I wiped at my face
While trying to move some heavy stuff away
Now I'm bleeding in an unfamiliar place

Guess I don't mind no I don't mind
As I lay down to sleep the night
I gave a call to the crisis line

But I don't mind
I spun the tucker telephone
I turned my eyes to bone I kept dialing your number
But you were not at home you're not alone
And now I just don't know what I should do
I'm twisted all around like some cartoon

[Chorus]

But I don't mind
'Cause either I bleed dry
Or keep this thorn in my side
But I don't mind


Lyrics submitted by Bluegem1088

"I Don't Mind" as written by Alexander Greenwald

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  • +1
    General CommentA guy has fallen rediculously in love with a woman, but she has rejected him.

    Now he's sad and depressed, and whie in his hotel room, he has suicidal thoughts, but calls the crisis hotline anyway.

    He tries to call her, and he wants to think she's not home, but still lies the inevitable fact that she is not in love with him.

    "'Cause either I'd bleed dry or keep this thorn in my side.
    But I don’t mind."

    He's in a lot of pain, being rejected and all, and it's like having a thorn in his side. He's got two choices, either to not give up on her(keeping the thorn in his side), knowing that she doesn't love him, or giving up on her(taking it out, hence bleeding until he's dried up of all blood), finally accepting that she doesn't love him and moving on, but with this big gaping hole in his soul.

    I think I covered it pretty well

    Oh, but the end of the song is a segment of something, that's backwards, I THINK, and I dunno, but it spooks me to no end. Like, anything replayed backwards spooks me to no end.
    teenrockteamon June 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlex played the song acoustically at a show recently and beforehand he explained that he wrote it following a nervous breakdown overseas while touring with mark ronson.
    RaiseTheDeadon August 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell,I remember Alex saying that originally this album was going to be about tortures. This song sounds like it's about a guy who's in love but keeps torturing himself regardless of the internal pain he's feeling. It also sounds like he's beginning to lose his mind. This is evident when he says "I spun the Tucker telephone, I turned my eyes to bone, I kept dialing your number, but you were not at home". A Tucker telephone is a torture device used at the Tucker State Prison Farm, Arkansas, in the 1960s. When they were torturing inmates, they would use telephone euphemisms, such as "long distance call". He is basically torturing himself trying to figure out what to do.
    RaiseTheDeadon July 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. Though its a rather simple song, there's just something so sad about it. I guess its something that we've all felt at one time or another.
    manprettys_pantieson October 26, 2008   Link

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