"In My Mind" as written by Emmanuel Jones, Leland Usher, Carlo Peters, Marc Stephane Carpentier and Danny Corten....
In my mind
In a future five years from now
I'm one hundred and twenty pounds
And I never get hung over
Because I will be the picture of discipline
Never minding what state I'm in
And I will be someone I admire
And it's funny how I imagined
That I would be that person now
But it does not seem to have happened
Maybe I've just forgotten how to see
That I am not exactly the person that I thought I'd be

And in my mind
In the faraway here and now
I've become in control somehow
And I never lose my wallet
Because I will be the picture of of discipline
Never fucking up anything
And I'll be a good defensive driver
And it's funny how I imagined
That I would be that person now
But it does not seem to have happened
Maybe I've just forgotten how to see
That I'll never be the person that I thought I'd be

And in my mind
When I'm old I am beautiful
Planting tulips and vegetables
Which I will mindfully watch over
Not like me now
I'm so busy with everything
That I don't look at anything
But I'm sure I'll look when I am older
And it's funny how I imagined
That I could be that person now
But that's not what I want
But that's what I wanted
And I'd be giving up somehow
How strange to see
That I don't wanna be the person that I want to be

And in my mind
I imagine so many things
Things that aren't really happening
And when they put me in the ground
I'll start pounding the lid
Saying I haven't finished yet
I still have a tattoo to get
That says I'm living in the moment
And it's funny how I imagined
That I could win this, win this fight
But maybe it isn't all that funny
That I've been fighting all my life
But maybe I have to think it's funny
If I wanna live before I die
And maybe it's funniest of all
To think I'll die before I actually see
That I am exactly the person that I want to be

Fuck yes
I am exactly the person that I want to be


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"In My Mind" as written by Danny Corten Mark Carpentier

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    General CommentI can't believe that there's only one comment on this song. This song is my life. So many times I get mixed up in the here and now, that I forget who I am, where I'm going, and what I am doing. I think this song is a message to say "Slow down, life isn't THAT serious. Nobody gets out alive. Take things day by day, and be proud of who you are." Thank you, Amanda. Thank you.
    demolitionlover4on August 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentman, i love how she writes about her.
    She's so damn talented and she has the greater life ever.
    Amanda, you're great doing anything xd and you do whatever you want.
    Never change.
    Feliponshon January 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThere's something bittersweet about this song and it's confusion. In my oppinion this is about someone who is on their own path and maybe wondering if they should have gone the usual route. It's easy to wonder if you're crazy for doing things your own way, if your life doesn't look like everyone elses. In the end she's proud of being an individual and being true to herself, not falling in line because everyone else does.
    AbsurdistMeon October 21, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningAmanda Palmer is a fantastic and thoughtful artist. This song, It's an expression of a kind of self-doubt that I think most adults experience.
    zeroZon January 04, 2014   Link

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