Inside my mind there is a man
He's always bragging about his plans
He says he's never going to leave
(I'm never going to leave you alone)

Despite your efforts to be free, you're mine
And always you will be a day late, a dollar short
Singing, "Whoa, woe is me"

And I know I have to but I don't know how
(Go! Go! Go! Go!)
And I know that he knows I can't do without
(Go! Go! Go! Go!)
And he knows that I need it so bad
Then I realize it's clear that he knows that in the end
He'll never know what hides inside my head

Hey, I don't want to seem ungrateful
I don't want to seem like I don't need anyone's help
To get me through the rainy days
To push through the haze
So I can get on my feet
And I can stand up and do what it takes

You heard his story now hear mine
I live inside a coward's mind
Where every dream I dream gets shot down
All of the time

If I don't jump into the fray
He'll mope around and waste the day
He's like a ton of concrete tied to me
Tight around my waist

And you know you have to but you don't know how
(Go! Go! Go! Go!)
And you know that I know you can't do without
(Go! Go! Go! Go!)
And I know that you need it so bad
Then I realize it's clear that you know that in the end
I'll never know what hides inside your head

Hey, I don't want to seem ungrateful
I don't want to seem like I don't need anyone's help
To get me through the rainy days
To push through the haze
So I can get on my feet
And I can stand up and do what it takes


Lyrics submitted by Fayiirah, edited by aJimJim

Ungrateful song meanings
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    My InterpretationI think its just sorta about that voice in all our heads, whispering "You can't do it.", and that he's grateful for his friends
    SkaShermanon May 04, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI see it as a conflict between the narrator and the man inside his mind, with the first verse from the perspective of the narrator and the second from the man in his mind.

    The man in his mind has great ideas about all the things he wants to accomplish, and the narrator thinks of him as kind of a nagging presence because it makes him get out of his comfort zone and pushes him to do the things he knows he should do but doesn't want to give the effort for.

    The man in his mind thinks of the original narrator as a coward that always shoots down his ideas and holds him back from all of the great things that can be accomplished. He says if he doesn't step in and make the narrator do things, then he's just gonna sit around and waste the day

    I relate to that situation very well, as I imagine many would. I'm loving the song and the album. All hail Streetlight!
    aJimJimon June 02, 2013   Link
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    General CommentWhat I took from this song was that Tomas was/is dealing with depression. The song starts with the depressed version of himself, talking about how his normal self has plans for himself, yet being depressed he doesn't want to do any of that.

    The second part is his normal self complaining about his depression, and how he get's nothing done because of it. The chorus helps reinforce this reasoning, where he basically states he wants help with his depression, even if he acts as though he want's no help at all.
    shmallowon June 12, 2013   Link

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