One Track Mind
Cyndi Lauper Lyrics


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Ah, ah
Ah, ah
(Got a one track mind)

Somethings happening
I want everything
What does the moment bring
I want it now
(Got a one track mind)
I want it, I need it
(Got a one track mind)
I really think so

Ah, ah
I want everything
And I want it now

(Got a one track mind)

People say to me
Mind my Q's and P's
Why do they bother me
Something inside
(Got a one track mind)
Comes over me,
I want it, I need it
(Got a one track mind)
I really think so

Ah, ah
(Got a)

I climb up the stairs
I sit up and stare
But nobody's there
I walk ahead
(Got a one track mind)
You fall behind
Another victim
Got a one track mind

Ah, ah




I want everything
And I want it now

Overall Meaning

The song "One Track Mind" by Cyndi Lauper is about someone who is very focused and determined to get what they want. The repeated refrain of "got a one track mind" highlights the fact that the singer cannot be deterred from their goal. The verses describe the feelings of urgency and desire that the singer experiences. They want everything and they want it now, and nothing and nobody can stand in their way.


The lyrics also touch on the frustration that the singer feels when others try to tell them what to do. Lines such as "people say to me, mind my Q's and P's, why do they bother me" suggest that the singer feels like others are holding them back from achieving their goals. The final verse describes the singer walking ahead and leaving others behind, once again highlighting their determination and single-mindedness.


Overall, the song is a celebration of the power of focus and determination. It encourages listeners to embrace their own one track mind and go after their dreams with everything they have.


Line by Line Meaning

Somethings happening
There is a change or event taking place


I want everything
I desire all the things or opportunities available


What does the moment bring
What are the possibilities or outcomes of this moment


I want it now
I desire immediate gratification or satisfaction


(Got a one track mind)
I am focused solely on one thing


I want it, I need it
I both desire and require this thing or opportunity


I really think so
My belief in this desire is strong and genuine


People say to me
Others express advice or feedback to me


Mind my Q's and P's
Be cautious and mindful of your words and actions


Why do they bother me
I am not concerned about this advice or feedback


Something inside
There is an internal force or drive at play


Comes over me
I am overwhelmed or influenced by this internal force


I climb up the stairs
I physically ascend or progress upwards


I sit up and stare
I assume an attentive or focused position


But nobody's there
There is no one else physically present


I walk ahead
I move forward or continue on


You fall behind
Others cannot keep up with my pace or direction


Another victim
Others have been negatively affected or impacted by my focused desire


I want everything
I still desire all the things or opportunities available


And I want it now
I still desire immediate gratification or satisfaction


(Got a one track mind)
I am still focused solely on one thing




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: BOVA, BRALOWER, LAUPER, PETZE

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Comments from YouTube:

Juliana Cappa

amooo cyndi Lauper recordo os velhos tempos!!!!

Francisco Javier Quezada Aburto

amo este disco....

Francisco Javier Quezada Aburto

echoflange... me refiero al formato, podría haber dicho cassette... gracias

CYNDI LAUPER BRASIL

Esse ritmo é ótimo 😍😘🌼

vito andolini

i was 10 years old and still love this album.

Fergie Tobing

@Boris’ pug mom delyth cindy better than madonna.

Fergie Tobing

@Boris’ pug mom delyth i had the cassete it was 3500 rupiah. In indonesia.

Boris’ pug mom delyth

This was a great album. My dad thought she had more talent than Madonna.

Boris’ pug mom delyth

vito andolini I was 10 years old in 86 too and had this album. Remember getting it for Xmas on tape. And madonnas true blue on vinyl

Sherrie Lynn

I’ve always loved this song and it could definitely fit into 2018 wtf music like this needs to come back who cares if it was back then I wouldn’t be ashamed at a red light with this blasting in my car 👍💖✨

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