"Virus Of The Mind" as written by and Heather Nova....
While I was watching this talk show the other day
And on it there was this guy
And he was saying "When you let other people tell you what's right
When you leave your instinct and your own truth behind he said
That's a virus of the mind,
That's a virus of the mind"
Well I guess it's kinda like loosing your sight
For a second you think that they might be right
And it feeds the doubts that you have inside
It almost starts to feels like a crime
To follow your own rhythm and rhyme

I'm pretty happy, living in my
My own sweet time, living in my
I'm pretty happy, and I don't need your
Virus of the mind
Your virus of the mind

Well I went to this party thing last night
A lot of people I hadn't seen in a long long time
And they wanted to know about my life
But making me feel like it wasn't quite right
Like "Where's is your kids?" and "Where is you car?"
I said "I don't have either but I have a guitar"
And I ended up feeling like I was a freak
So I found some wine and something to eat
I talked to the dog to pass the time
I told myself "I'm doing just fine"
It's just a virus of the mind

It's just a virus of the mind
I'm pretty happy, living in my
My own sweet time, living in my
Yeah I'm pretty happy, and I don't need your
Virus of the mind
Your virus of the mind

It's in the deep of your soul, it's on the tip of your tongue
It's the feeling you get, when you feel young
It's in the sound of a beat, it's in the base of your spine
It's in your gut reaction, yeah every time
But they tell you what you should have, they tell you who you should be
It's in the pictures and ads and in the magazines
I'm kicking it off like a bug in the breeze
'Cause is anyone out there inside me
I say "Is anyone out there inside me?"
I say "Is anyone?"

I'm pretty happy, living in my
My own sweet time, living in my
Yeah I'm pretty happy, and I don't need your
Virus of the mind

I'm pretty happy, living in my
My own sweet time, living in my
Yeah I'm pretty happy, and I don't need your
Virus of the mind
Your virus of the mind


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    General CommentI love this song! I jsut heard it the first time this morning and it put me in such a good mood!! It helped me realize that I can't let others affect the way i live my life and i can't base my decisions on what they want. if there is a song out there that can put you in a better mood, i haven't found it yet!
    Doodleon April 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat a great song! You just want to sing along with it! :) Heather Nova's lyrics are right on.
    maybabyon September 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEvery girl needs this song for those pissed-off I'm-living-my-own-life days.
    luckypairofshoeson April 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSouth was not my favourite album (and I don't think it was Heather's favourite either, as she went independant afterwards) but these lyrics are great. Living in my own sweet time... That's exactly how I feel when I'm at a party or something and everyone's standing around chatting about their "amazing" lives... Good for them, of course, but I'm not here to play one-up games with people. I'm quite happy with my life the way it is, and I'm not in a rush to catch up to anybody.
    davydaveon February 07, 2010   Link

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