My Right Mind Lyrics Video

The second of three collaboration efforts between myself and Alan Morgan, My Right Mind is a really excellent rock song with great harmonies, excellent melody, lots of performance dynamics between the soft and dreamy verses and the intense and purposefully dramatic lead solo.

The song is really an emotional admission of a man who finds himself lost, only to be found again realizing that the answer, everything he needed is already right in front of him.

In this song, the delivery of the emotional self assessment seems to be coming from a man that has all he really needs in life, particularly his wife, lover, life partner, but has lost himself and doesn’t really know this fact anymore, or has lost touch with the fact that what he thinks he still needs to search for in his heart has already been found.

Well I lost myself but I’m found again
I’m starting right back here at the end
I’ll be alright – I’ll be alright you’ll see
‘Cause the answer is right in front of me

Starting right back here at the end – this line bleeds paradox. The paradox that I find to be parallel to Pink Floyd’s song Time, where in this song the subject sings about how he woke up one day and realized 10 years had got behind him, and so he runs and runs to catch up with the sun. But the problem is the sun is always sinking and coming up behind him, and he can never catch up, no matter how hard he tries. It’s like starting at the end, or more importantly, ending at the start!

I have made some fortunes
I have lost some wars
And I have gazed through holy windows
Man I’ve closed some doors
But I don’t make excuses
For the things I’ve done
I’ve been brave, hey fearless
And I’ve turned tail and run

Wow. Read those lyrics and let them sink in. Powerful. I have made some fortunes – refers to the good things that have come into our lives – I have lost some wars – and who among us hasn’t tried and failed? And if you try hard enough, achieving success can be a battle much like a war, you know? I have gazed through holy windows – now I never asked Alan, but for me, I interpret that as having experimented with hallucinogens to “open the doors”, where your eyes are “holy windows”, witnessing the spiritual reality. Man I’ve closed some doors refers to failed relationships, and I think also means making a conscious decision to close the door on chapters of our lives, or even belief systems. The next four lines are perfect: I don’t make excuses. I’m human. I’ve been brave, and I’ve run away. I’m imperfect.

Then I run away to my lonely spot
leave the world behind for a while
Then I realize all I’ve got
And I’m coming back to my right mind

Wow. Twice! Wow Wow! So we all retreat into our solitude, inside the universe that exists between our ears, and it’s in those moments of self reflection that we realize what we have and start coming back to our right minds. “My Right Mind” is the place where everyone should be: at one with themselves, their family and friends, and the universe, especially our Source (God).

The next verse is also all about the revelation that I am not perfect. I am perfect in that I’m NOT perfect. I’ve climbed mountains, won and didn’t fail, made my momma proud, but I’ve spent some nights in jail. And I don’t make excuses for the things I’ve done. Brilliant.

The lead solo takes the emotional context of the song into a more intense and aggressive place without losing the basic feelings the song conveys, and transports us into the epic and anthem-like ending.

Finally, we wind down and fade out. The answer is right in front of you.

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