"Peace of Mind" as written by and T. Scholz....
Now if you're feelin' kinda low 'bout the dues you've been paying
Future's coming much too slow
And you want to run but somehow you just keep on stayin'
Can't decide on which way to go
Yeah, yeah, yeah

I understand about indecision
But I don't care if I get behind
People livin' in competition
All I want is to have my peace of mind, yeah, whoa

Now you're climbin' to the top of the company ladder
Hope it doesn't take too long
Can'tcha you see there'll come a day when it won't matter?
Come a day when you'll be gone, whoa

I understand about indecision
But I don't care if I get behind
People livin' in competition
All I want is to have my peace of mind

Take a look ahead, take a look ahead, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Now everybody's got advice they just keep on givin'
Doesn't mean too much to me
Lots of people out to make-believe they're livin'
Can't decide who they should be, whoa

I understand about indecision
But I don't care if I get behind
People livin' in competition
All I want is to have my peace of mind

Take a look ahead, take a look ahead, look ahead


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"Peace of Mind" as written by T. Scholz

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  • +5
    General CommentBoston is hands down the best band i've ever listened too, and this song is hands down the best song i've ever listened to. Bostons sound was/is so original and amazing
    Harpguy94on March 05, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThey're just talking about the drive to the top, the rat race, and how pointless it is. Great song.
    abc55555on February 25, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song was written by Tom Scholz of Boston around the time he was working for Polaroid Corporation. Tom was a smart guy and had an engineering degree from MIT. You can hear in this song how he was struggling against the predictability and structure of corporate life. Ultimately, the song and the band rejects the materialism that surrounds them. "I don't care if I get behind." He is saying life is not about keeping up with the Joneses or sticking to a prescribed path, but rather about creating and obtaining peace of mind rather than material or career success. Ultimately, Boston achieved both.

    The message is still applicable today. Many Americans are just as materialistic and uncreative as ever. People have a fit over a tiny tax increase for people making over 450K a year. Come on.

    It's a great song. The melody, beat and lyrics are perfect and work well together.
    Clearmud5on January 04, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthahaha if you listen closely (but not TOO closely) it sounds like "all i want is to have my piece of pie" lol.
    sbroxmysox1991on May 31, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think all of you have pretty much covered the meaning...all I can say is it may not be the world's hardest guitar solo ever, but it's still my favorite (next to the one in "My Sharona"). There's just something almost emotional about it. I'm not sure, but in any case, it's a beautiful song and the lyrics have a very good meaning!
    Elelwynon January 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"people living in competition
    i just want to have peace of mind"
    it means that capitalism sucks, i dont want to have to worry about being better then the other person
    sean2422on October 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow.. i cant believe im the first to comment on this song. Its my favorite Boston song and always puts me in a great mood. :)
    battleofnyon June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome. It has to be my favorite song by Boston, too.

    I believe the message within this song has to do with a clash between personality types A and B-psychological terms describing frame behaviors of certain people. Type A personalities are driven, the stop-for-nothing type, these are the achievers, the CEOs. Unfortunately, they suffer heart attacks frequently, for example. Type B people are the laid back types, they don't care if they climb to the top as much, just as long as they have peace of mind.
    echogordonon April 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti looooove this song
    crash&burnon November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentor if you you listen close but not too close it sounds like "but i don't care if i get high"
    TORN PRINCE EVILon November 19, 2004   Link

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