"My Mathematical Mind" as written by and Britt Daniel....
I want to change your mind
Said I want to set it right this time
I'm looking through you
You know who you are
And planning for the apocalypse
Is not considered
Considered cool
I don't suggest it myself
But no I won't sweat

I want to change your ways
Said I'm gonna get it right one of these days
And I'm looking through you
Riding the brakes
Bringing about the apocalypse
Is not considered
Considered cool
Still you go setting it up
But never give it a thought
Just go setting it up

My mathematical mind can see the breaks
So I'm gonna stop riding the brakes
No no no no more ride the brakes
Instead I'm gonna see your stakes
Yeah I'm gonna see the stakes

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"My Mathematical Mind" as written by Britt Daniel

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    General CommentI can't believes no one's posted for this song, it's my favorite on "Gimme Fiction". The lyrics remind me of a malfunctioning machine
    whatslifelikeon December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about being logical in a relationship, but nothing is logical. Trying to do something, to be logical or at least, conventional and failing.
    omnivoreronon February 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno more riding the brakes
    subterranean_summeron February 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfreaking awsome
    rodrigo_on May 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHow good is this album?

    I agree with omivoreron - I think it's about being too logical in a relationship, but then realising that you take a risk by being too calculating ("I'm gonna see the stakes") and letting yourself be irrational and let it go.
    caitsith01on January 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought that this was about a relationship, so I thought that "planning for the Apocalypse" and "bringing about the Apocalypse" referred to the end of the relationship.
    airwolf queenon February 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthonestly i always thought he was saying "and you go setting it off / but never giving a thought / to those setting it up"

    which i think is much more meaningful.

    but whatever
    good song
    TVon March 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdon't overthink.
    often your first thought is correct.
    cutiemuffinon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt always sounded like "I'm gonna see mistakes" to me, but I guess I'm wrong. Either way... yeah.

    I can see the logical relatonship thing, but then I also feel like it's someone who wants to change everybody's mind. It's a person who believes they are right, they can always see your problems, like I said, they're "gonna see mistakes", and they "wanna' change your mind". But then, they go backfire on themselves. Being so critical, they prepare for everything, apocalypses. It's a bad habit, they believe, and they wouldn't suggest for other people to be like them, but like smoking, they can't just stop.
    SevenFootImpon March 07, 2010   Link

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