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Beginner's Mind Lyrics

from The People's Key

"Beginner's Mind" is track #8 on the album The People's Key. It was written by Conor Oberst.
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Hold on tight, beginner's mind
The wheel is spinning too
Fast to make your move
The worst must be assumed

Oh, how they'll try to pull and pry
Away what you know now, beat and beat it out
Leave the drum that makes no sound
A snuff film on a jumbo-tron for all the world to see

A cocktail napkin epitaph
Some psychobabble telegram
Message written in the sand
The tide rolls in

Swear you'll do the opposite
Of all those tangled hypocrites
Who say that the experiment has failed
Don't go there, you're getting nowhere
You're getting nowhere

Stay a while, my inner child
I'd like to learn your tricks
Know what makes you tick
Nurse you when you're sick

Oh, how you've grown so cynical
Hard lines carved in your face
The sunshine's so cliche just like love and pain
You tried your best, the Rorschach test, but there is just nothing to see

Heard terabytes of perfect pitch
Some universal elegance
Stack the seventh and the fifth
Along the grid

Swear you'll be the opposite
Of all those stilted hypocrites
You know what made you infamous to them
Don't you, you keep starting over

Keep starting over
Keep starting over
You keep starting over
Keep starting over
You keep starting over

Hold on tight, beginner's mind
The current's far too strong
It would carry you along
'Til you're just like everyone

Stay a while, my inner child
I'd like to learn your trick
To know what makes you tick
To nurse you when you're sick

Songwriters
Conor Oberst

Published by
BEDROOMS BEDROOMS AND SPIDERS

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