On My Mind
Ellie Goulding Lyrics


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Oh
Oh oh oh, hey

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 tattoos
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
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind (but my heart don't understand)
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh

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
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind (but my heart don't understand)
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 mind

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

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 mind (but my heart don't understand)
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 mind (but my heart don't understand)
Why I got you on my mind (you think you know somebody)
You think you know somebody (why I got you on my mind)




You think you know somebody
Ah ah ah ah oh ah

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "On My Mind" by Ellie Goulding tell the story of a one-night stand that has left the singer confused and unable to forget about the person she slept with. She initially thought the person was cute and wanted to make her jealous, but soon found herself in a hotel room with them. The person talked about deep emotions and wanting her heart, but the singer was only interested in their tattoos. Despite this, she can't stop thinking about them.


The second verse suggests that there may have been more to the relationship than just physical attraction. The singer hears people talking about a girl with her name who hurt the person she slept with, but she doesn't understand because they didn't really love each other. She realizes that she could have really liked the person and regrets not giving the relationship a chance.


Overall, the lyrics explore the theme of confusion and mixed emotions after a casual encounter turns into something more. The singer is unsure of what she wants and what the other person wants, and the uncertainty is causing her to obsess over the situation.


Line by Line Meaning

It's a little dirty how the whole thing started
The beginning of this relationship was unconventional and may not have had the best intentions.


I don't even really know what you intended
The singer is uncertain of the motives of the other person involved in the relationship.


Thought that you were cute and you could make me jealous
The singer initially saw the other person as a way to make someone else jealous.


Poured it down, so I poured it down
The singer drank alcohol to cope with the situation.


Next thing that I know I'm in the hotel with you
The singer ended up in a hotel room with the other person.


You were talking deep like it was mad love to you
The other person was expressing feelings of love, though the singer is skeptical of their authenticity.


You wanted my heart but I just liked your tattoos
The other person was in search of a deeper connection, while the singer was more interested in superficial qualities.


And now I don't understand it
Despite everything that has happened, the singer is still confused by the situation.


You don't mess with love, you mess with the truth
The singer believes that the other person is not being honest in their dealings with love.


But my heart don't understand
Despite this knowledge, the singer's heart is still invested.


Why I got you on my mind
The other person is constantly on the singer's mind, and they are unsure why.


I always hear, always hear them talking
The singer is aware of rumors circulating about their relationship.


Saying that I hurt you but I still don't get it
The singer is confused as to how they could have hurt the other person, given the non-serious nature of the relationship.


You didn't love me, no, not really
The other person did not have genuine, deep feelings for the singer.


Wait, I could have really liked you
The singer realizes that they may have actual emotions for the other person.


It's a shame (shame), you said I was good
The situation is regrettable, as the other person had previously given positive feedback about the singer.


You got yourself in a dangerous zone
The other person is in a perilous position, given the nature of the relationship.


'Cause we both have the fear, fear of being alone
Both the singer and the other person are afraid of being single, and this fear is driving their actions.


And my heart don't understand it, understand it, understand it
Even though the singer intellectually understands the situation, emotionally they are still confused.


You think you know somebody
The singer realizes that they misjudged the other person.


Ah ah ah ah oh ah
This line is repeating the same vocals and doesn't provide new information.




Lyrics © Global Talent Publishing, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, O/B/O DistroKid, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ILYA SAVAN KOTECHA, ELLIE GOULDING, MAX MARTIN

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@Eirini.e11

It's a little blurry 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 a hotel with you
You were talking deep like it was mad love to you
You wanted my heart but I just liked your tattoos
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
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
But my heart don't understand
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind

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
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
But my heart don't understand
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 mind

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

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 mind
But my heart don't understand
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 mind
But my heart don't understand
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody

Uh, uh, uh, uh, ohh, uh!



All comments from YouTube:

@amlastn8610

She was the Queen of my childhood

@perryjackson2715

Amlas Tn was this album good I’ll listen to it now.???

@Fatima-in7du

How old are you? I'm 11 years old from Brazil

@user-fx9py4gw3g

she still is a Queen for me!!❤

@kendra6000

Sameeeeeee I just turned 13 on July 19 so I'm outta my childhood sadly

@Amber17aly

Same

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@why.try.grande

I just remembered Ellie randomly. She’s such a good singer.

@daniepie609

Sameee

@og2816

sadly ariana and ellie aren't a friend

@Qudiir

Why.try.grande and a good cheater

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