On My Mind - Ellie Goulding



The Experience: He's on your mind... But not because he's a dream come true. Instead, he's a very costly mistake that won't go away...



Music video: Ellie Goulding comes back to Vegas to rob her ex. Amid flashbacks of their relationship, it's not clear who is singing - him or her. Because she's the one with the tattoo, not him. And initially, he's the one going crazy while she sits cold and indifferent on the bed. However, later on, she's the one who's trying to force the memories from her head, alone in an empty room. So the bottom line is, they both used each other. And both of them went away emptier than when they met. Ellie Goulding does make off with the money in the end, but she only stole it to throw it into the air. And even though she looks swag and in control on her horse, the girth is loose. She'll fall at the first jolt.

The Meaning of On My Mind: At first love is a pleasant obsession - on my mind. Then it demands commitment. And that means letting someone into your life, not just as a nice idea, but as a real flesh and blood person who you can't ignore or put in a box... But Ellie Goulding's On My Mind turns that process upside down: you start off a little dirty and let them all the way in - next thing I know I'm in the hotel with you - and then you spend the rest of your life trying to get them out - my heart don't understand why I got you on my mind. Hurt is the only thing that can come out of a relationship that started out a little dirty, just because you liked someone's looks and voodoo. Messing with love and the truth is never a good start... especially when you can't break it off - as the ending of On My Mind suggests with its orgasm ending - ay ay ay ay... ahhhhh. She couldn't break free, and ended up getting dragged back for more.

Ask yourself: Who do you have on your mind? Is it because they're a dream come true, or a costly mistake?

LYRICS:

It's a little dirty how the whole thing started
I don't even really know what you intended
Thought that you were cute and you could make me jealous
Poured it down, so I poured it down
Next thing that I know I'm in the hotel with you
You were talking deep like it was mad love to you
You wanted my heart but I just liked your voodoo
Poured it down, so I poured it down

And now I don't understand it
You don't mess with love, you mess with the truth
And I know I shouldn't say it
But my heart don't understand

Why I got you on my mind (4x)
Oh no
Why I got you on my mind (4x)

I always hear, always hear them talking
Talking 'bout a girl, 'bout a girl with my name
Saying that I hurt you but I still don't get it
You didn't love me, no, not really
Wait, I could have really liked you
I'll bet, I'll bet that's why I keep on thinking 'bout you
It's a shame (shame), you said I was good
So I poured it down, so I poured it down

And now I don't understand it
You don't mess with love, you mess with the truth
And I know I shouldn't say it
But my heart don't understand

Why I got you on my mind (4x)
My mind
Why I got you on my mind (4x)

You got yourself in a dangerous zone
Cause we both have the fear, fear of being alone

And I still don't understand it
You don't mess with love, you mess with the truth
And my heart don't understand it, understand it, understand it

Oh no no no no no no

Why I got you on my mind
(You think you know somebody)
Why I got you on my mind
(You think you know somebody)
Why I got you on my mind
(You think you know somebody)
Why I got you on my-
Why I got you on my mind


You think you know somebody
You think you know somebody
You think you know somebody
You think you you think you you think you

Why I got you on my mind
(You think you know somebody)
Why I got you on my mind
(You think you know somebody)
Why I got you on my mind
(You think you know somebody)
Why I got you on my- ay ay ay ahhhhh

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