Monkey Mind


You are the reason why I can’t concentrate
The reason why I get to sleep too late
I never learned how to meditate
These thoughts intrude upon my mental state

You are the reason, you are the reason
You are the reason why I’ve got a monkey mind
I’ve got a monkey, I’ve got a monkey
I’ve got a monkey, I’ve got a monkey mind

Just like a monkey swings from tree to tree
My thoughts of you run wild and free
Like a monkey is so hard to train
I can’t control what’s inside my brain

You are the reason, you are the reason
You are the reason why I’ve got a monkey mind
I’ve got a monkey, I’ve got a monkey
I’ve got a monkey, I’ve got a monkey mind

In my monkey mind
Racing all the time
Time tends to unwind
In my monkey mind

I count my breath one two three four
But my mind is like an open door
A hundred random thoughts or more
Slip through before I get to four

Just like a monkey swings from tree to tree
My thoughts of you run wild and free
Like a monkey is so hard to train
I can’t control what’s inside my brain

You are the reason, you are the reason
You are the reason why I’ve got a monkey mind
I’ve got a monkey, I’ve got a monkey
I’ve got a monkey, I’ve got a monkey mind

 

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