Alec Benjamin - Mind Is A Prison Lyrics




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'll call them my eyes
I'm just going where the wind blows, I don't get to decide

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

Then I tied up my linen with five strips of ribbon I found
Scaled the side of the building
I ran to the hills till they found me
And they put me back in my cell
All by myself, alone with my thoughts again
I guess my mind is a prison and I'm never gonna get out

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

Sometimes I think to 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

Then I tied up my linen with five strips of ribbon I found
Scaled the side of the building
I ran to the hills till they found me
And they put me back in my cell
All by myself, alone with my thoughts again
I guess my mind is a prison and I'm never gonna get out

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

Then I tied up my linen with five strips of ribbon I found
Scaled the side of the building
I ran to the hills till they found me
And they put me back in my cell
All by myself, alone with my thoughts again
I guess my mind is a prison and I'm never gonna get out





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Alec Benjamin Mind Is A Prison Comments
  1. BTS BIG FAN GIRL

    I can't believe that I am starting to cheer up.. I mean it's been a loooong since the last time I smiled... It's so strange to me almost unbelievable... Thanks elic ur my optimum artist ~

  2. Bryan Cobb

    That baseline in the background is one of my favorite things in life right now haha

  3. Bryan Cobb

    It blows my mind how much attention a kid I went to highschool with blew up. He sang for our class one time and to be honest I wasn't expecting anything good but he crushed it. The whole class noticed him. I can't believe he's at 2 million subs now!!!! Good job man. I know we weren't friends or anything but I still show your music off every chance I get. Opened my eyes to a whole genre of music I would have otherwise never given a chance. I hope all is well man. Keep crushing it!! One day we'll see you on an award show or something haha

  4. Lena W

    I’m kinda lonely and want more friends I can vibe with

  5. SoulAce Parker

    The Story Of This Song Is So....Sad

  6. ♥MarshmellowLover♥

    Sound like Jacob sartorious

  7. Alannah Kooiker

    This is really sad f how many people can relate to this. That just shows how bad the thots in your heads are these days...

  8. Jaiden Key

    This song is so depressing but I love it

  9. Katia Lantieri

    I still have goosebumps whenever I listen to this song! Wow 😩❤

  10. Serena Hyun

    Alec is so special idk he is so precious, stay happy and safe pls💕 your music is everything to me

  11. Jung Hoseok

    I'm [email protected] this Lol

  12. Magical Iris

    Relatable

  13. Hajnal Aur

    This is heartbreaking relatable... So beautiful and heartbreaking...

  14. Laina Crawford

    we does this relate to me so much

  15. Bluestarfan10

    Thank you for making this, I've been so caught up in my thoughts lately and it's so wonderful to know that I'm not alone in that

  16. ABDULLQADIR BARZNJI

    Amazing

  17. I'm a Kitchen Sink

    *Guys! It's raining in California!*

  18. It’s Kayla wolf :3

    WOW BEST SONG IVE SEEN YET ALEC 😇😇

  19. Esme Lawless

    waiting for the book of you & I now 🥰🥰

  20. warner kurt

    Stellar new song ! Wow !

  21. Aquarius Boi

    “They tied me to a IV and said I was insane” this is my ex’s ex to me because apparently I was jealous and broke them up

  22. Vale Garcés

    Me llegó al corazón. 😞❤️❤️

  23. Ella

    Your songs speak to my soul <3

  24. Lucia P

    How do I like something twice?

  25. SARAH

    I relate...I guess that is why it's so hard to listen to it 😥

  26. Chevin_xD

    I was just Feeling the same... I suffered nearly a year from depression before i came into a psychiatric clinic and as many people might now that the worst thing to happen to someone depressed is losing hope... I was (before I came there) about to kill me because I saw no sense of it all... then I met my girlfriend and she gave me hope, trust, strength and true love... also I am somehow helping her with her depression and anorexia... I just don't ever want to let go of her, and if I have to... at least I know what we had ... and that I can be proud of both of us

  27. shadowsxmalec

    You're going to get through this Alec💕

  28. Jéssica Pittzer

    Sometimes I think too much
    Ya I get so caught up
    I'm always stuck in my head
    I wish I could escape

    💭😔

  29. Ci Lya

    This song its beautiful 😍😍

  30. tina valentina

    Can i please like this song twice <3

  31. As Yuki

    This spoke to my soul on so many levels that it's scary, may all of us find some peace one day.

  32. Savannah Rae Sisk

    So beautiful!

  33. Hahn

    This song is so timeless I will hear it in 10 years for sure too

  34. Ester Dourado

    Your lyrics are just amazing, I can totally relate. You're the best ❤

  35. Akai Shuichi

    Overthinking, afraid of anything, being insecure. All these problems that were played down in our society. This is the reason why so many people are feeling lonely in this situation and are lying to themselves that everything is alright. What if they laugh about me, what if they think bad of me, what if ... what if.... I feel that too, but I understood how to react to it/ I am learning more and more about myself or my brain. I always tried to fight the thoughts inside my brain which made me feel bad, sad uncomfortable. You are trying to fight yourself, which is not good. It's like you are running away from your shadow, which is always there by your side. So you see, you cannot run away from it. All those emotions you need to welcome and can for example say to your mind: I see what you are feeling or thinking or what you are afraid of, You can calmly stay with me if you want. With this attidude you don't fight them back, which just would make the negative emotions and thoughts more powerfull like a boomerang, which is always coming back to you. I know it's hard to accept these thoughts and feelings but it works if you are training your brain like that. And if you training that concept, it will become someday a routine and you will say to these thoughts: Oh hey, so its you again. But now you know how to react and live with them. If you're having People around you, to who you can talk to with these problems it's good and it's a bit easier. I'm hoping it's helping some people out there and sorry for my NOT perfect English(hope you understood the things I've said)


    Much love to you out there :)

  36. Lai B

    Alec talks about how the song came about on I think your dope podcast check it out, guys. https://youtu.be/xTjv3akru0s

  37. midorima59 goat

    So underrated song

  38. XxGacha_Wolf123 Yt

    OMG! ALEC THIS IS BOOTIFUL
    ❤😑😊😅

  39. Dora Papa

    I love this song too much . Such great and honest lyrics that I can relate to. Alec is so talented ♡

  40. Abinash Limbu

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    I'm not a poet
    this is so relateable!

  41. k d

    This is a nice piece of work.

  42. shiny sharma

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful track with us ❤
    It's the ultimate truth of my life right now

  43. betül ilayda

    0:31 sounds like a 5sos song LMFAO

  44. betül ilayda

    0.31 sounds like a 5sos song lmfao

  45. Sona Mathew

    👌love this..💜

  46. Arghya Chowdhury

    Drop songs more often alec. Big fan💗

  47. M. raiss

    Who's here before 1M 🤚🏼🤚🏼🤚🏼

  48. Sedef

    maybe this song will be now listened to nonstop whenever i feel like something else is taking power over me.

  49. Pisi Saning Singpho

    I'm gonna share this song with Sodan

  50. Soul-_-

    Im pretty sure this is about him trying to hang himself then being caught so they put him in a mental hospital

  51. Jazz Sass

    I'm sure Jimin checked this song

  52. Zhansaya k

    I love this one so much,Alec!

  53. Meike Danielle

    I think we all can relate to this song, let's stay strong together :)

  54. Nepalese Heart

    Always depressed
    But your songs give me smile 😍😍

  55. Rudi Irwan

    218k likes, and just 487 dislike wowwww

  56. Caleb Lay

    I love u

  57. prateek goswami

    Very nice.. 😊

  58. Navya Naveli

    It gives me chills😫.........very beautiful song💕

  59. Aline Soares

    eu amo essa voz 🥺💜

  60. Sidda Radford

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bqriQxmR9g
    Maybe this will help bring you peace. I can totally relate with you Alec and so can everyone else. Hailey Reese can as well. This is what she says about thoughts. We all love you Alec and we wish you the best.

  61. Melani Miller

    I just want to say thank you. I can relate to this. You did great. 🙂

  62. Madeline maddy Espeso

    I don't want this mind.

  63. HonestPilgrim

    gorgeous music, when written from the soul, goosebumps are an automatic check

  64. Sleepless

    So relateble

  65. c.xr. 444

    "These are some of the most personal lyrics I've ever written .. was very nervous to share them with you .. hope you like it and i hope that if you relate to it in some way it helps to know that you aren't alone !"
    Damn.. Alec what is happening in your head.. I'd like to help😔

  66. BaSiT

    Nice song

  67. Lord Sreehari

    IS THIS A LYRICAL VIDEO...U GOTTA BE KIDDING ME...😂😂😂😂😂😈😈

  68. Jaffe Velasquez

    Sad I'm about to say this but damn it makes me think of #britneyspears #itsBritneyBitch #freebritney @britneyspears

  69. Noah Noah

    What do us, Alec's fans call?

  70. Karstine Villahermosa

    The lyrics hit me so hard. 😭

  71. Darakhshan Bilgrami

    Jimin brought me here!🥰

  72. Namjoons Object

    This is to Jimin ?

  73. Blossom O

    Dear mind,
    If you choose to be a prison
    Well it's fine by me
    I just hope you remember that
    I'm the one who will always have the keys
    -with love,
    Not your prisoner.

  74. Faiza Rehman

    Nothing have ever felt more relatable...

  75. Emilia Tran

    Are you okay, Alec?

  76. Tray Bell

    I love this song 1 favorite right now

  77. kindakaleb

    Alec Benjamin has such a beautiful fucking voice, I don’t think i’ve ever heard an artist like him.

  78. Farina Parveen

    I gotta say... I relate to this on a terrifying level ;;

  79. strangervxid

    the lyrics is amazing, i can relate sm, thank you for sharing this beautiful song ❤

  80. Gurleen Kaur Dhillon

    🖤🖤

  81. Giang Phạm

    I love this :3

  82. Edson Lopes

    Alec is definitely one of the bestest singers I've found out about in 2019. I'm just in love with all of his songs.

  83. Jabbawokie

    I love you Alec❤️

  84. Kara Wilkinson

    This made me cry so much because it describes me so well...

  85. Franklin Gabriel

    Como sempre Alec Benjamin suas musicas me tocando no fundo da alma, amo todas as suas musicas e tenho sempre uma conexão forte com todas elas! E con essa ñ foi diferente, amei muitoooo , obg pela linda musica! FROM Brazil🇧🇷.

  86. Ayush Shsrma

    Hey guys I loved the song ❤️ & yeah can you plzz check my t-shirt design even buy if you like them use code Santa to get off!!
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    Going through some money crisis...

  87. NotSilverRose

    ❤️🔥🔥🔥

  88. Nivedha Duraisamy

    how do I find Alec Benjamin songs on spotify?

  89. Phoebe Carios

    alec is honestly art in its most beautiful form

  90. Ali Farrokhi

    Truly Alec is a true Artist and i'm upset about industry cause he DESERVES better 💟⚡

  91. Reya Mathur

    Woooaaahhhhh!

  92. Deniz Kaya

    So perfect 💓

  93. rose jacobs

    Have Goodluck for Life


    like to activate
    I hope you have luck either way 🤣

  94. Siti Sitiaida

    Bro the songs are awsome

  95. Raquel Ruiz

    Thank you for sharing with us Alec... I'm sure a lot of us relate in more ways than one.

  96. light ofheaven

    you sound like a girl.

  97. Panchali Dhar

    It says everything I wanna scream out .

  98. Sukma Juan

    like😉

  99. Alec Benjamin

    these are some of the most personal lyrics i've ever written .. was very nervous to share them with you .. hope you like it and i hope that if you relate to it in some way it helps to know that you aren't alone !

    Karen Woodbridge

    I hope that you are in a better place now Alec. When I first listened I was honestly worried for you because it sounded too personal not to be true or at least based on fact.

    lizzy marie

    Alec Benjamin - boy, i can relate to almost every song of yours! still waiting for “the book of you and i” because this is probably my recent relationship story...

    Nahuali Hoekstra

    this song is so relatable, my friends and i really love it (*/ω\*)╰(*°▽°*)╯

    alisa -

    i really love your music.

    A Random Person

    I love it so much!!! I’ve been waiting for this song since you first announced it! 💙💙💙