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Writing Streak Week 14 Day 1 ( MIND IS A PRISON BY ALEC BENJAMIN)

July 3, 2020

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I am listening to this while writing this,
So Mind is a prison (by ALEC BENJAMIN). In this song, Alec visualizes himself in his mind. He thinks of exploring his mind but then he realizes it's a prison. According to me, the mind is the most complex thing to understand. We all know how good storyteller Alec is.
Alec Benjamin says that he does not live in California or Arizona. he lives in his head. His body is something that supports him. He pays rent in the form of three meals and other human life functions. But the real job happens inside in his mind. That is his current address.
He describes his eyes as the windows that give his mind of the view outside his house. Eyes provide information about one’s surroundings that eventually gets transformed into information for the mind to make choices.
In the next part of the verse, Alec Benjamin says that his mind is in control. He doesn’t really get to make any choices? But his mind does everything for him.
Your mind is you!  Yes according to me. MIND IS YOU. AND YOU CANT ESCAPE YOURSELF. It is not a different part of your body that you get to control. It is you, and whatever your mind does, is done by none other than yourself.
Then he says Mind is a prison. meaning he's suffering in it.
But in the bridge, he mentions that he is not able to escape and is stuck." MY MIND IS A PRISON AND I'M NEVER GONNA GET OUT".
This is a thought-provoking song. I can write an essay about it. But this is enough for today. For those who don't know about the lyrics here, it goes
[Verse 1]
I don't live in California, I'll inform you, that's not where I reside
I'm just a tenant, paying rent inside this body and I
Got two windows, and those windows, well, I call them my eyes
I'm just going where the wind blows, I don't get to decide

[Pre-Chorus]
Sometimes, I think too much, yeah, I get so caught up
I'm always stuck in my head
I wish I could escape, I tried to yesterday
Took all the sheets off my bed

[Chorus]
Then I tied up my linen with five strips of ribbon I found
Scaled the side of the building, I ran to the hills 'til they found me
And they put me back in my cell, all by myself
Alone with my thoughts again
Guess my mind is a prison and I'm never gonna get out

[Verse 2]
So they tranquilized me, analyzed me, threw me back in my cage
Then they tied me to an IV, told me I was insane
I'm a prisoner, a visitor inside of my brain
And no matter what I do, they try to keep me in chains

[Pre-Chorus]
Sometimes, I think too much, yeah, I get so caught up
I'm always stuck in my head
I wish I could escape, I tried to yesterday
Took all the sheets off my bed

[Chorus]
Then I tied up my linen with five strips of ribbon I found
Scaled the side of the building, I ran to the hills 'til they found me
And they put me back in my cell, all by myself
Alone with my thoughts again
Guess my mind is a prison and I'm never gonna get out

[Bridge]
Said even if it's true, no matter what I do
I'm never gonna escape
I won't give up on hope, secure another rope
And try for another day
Said even if it's true, no matter what I do
I'm never gonna escape
I won't give up on hope, secure another rope
And try for another day

[Chorus]
Then I tied up my linen with five strips of ribbon I found
Scaled the side of the building, I ran to the hills 'til they found me
And they put me back in my cell, all by myself
Alone with my thoughts again
Guess my mind is a prison and I'm never gonna get out
Mind is a Prison
Alec Benjamin
lyrics are from this site
word count 699
date published 29-6-2020

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3 Comments
  • EliathRose

    Haha, I keep going through your pieces and seeing references to Alec Benjamin’s songs, and I love that so much. I remember first listening to this song and crying because of how much I related to it, and I think you summed it up really perfectly.


    2 days ago
  • sunny.v

    ah, I love this song! it’s one of my favorites! you’re right: your mind is yourself, and you can’t really escape that, just like Alec says. thanks for bringing this lovely song here! <3


    2 days ago
  • SunV

    Replying: I really do look up to you. You're just a year older than me, yet you have such a strong following, one I could only dream of. I love reading you pieces, and it would mean a lot to me if you read and review mine...


    6 days ago