Imogen
Nick Mulvey Lyrics


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I always thought that I knew where
I came from
And I always thought that I knew how
And I was wrong
It ain't over now, yeah
No it ain't over now, yeah

God, give us self award
Can we all get along?
Here in the eye of the storm
Imogen
Woah, my heroes came to ask the same
And in their glories I learned your name
And here I am again
Before you

Singing it ain't over now, yeah
No it ain't over now, yeah

I always thought that I was my mind
And this body too
Until I asked myself what is looking
Looking through
Then all my different names
They drift away
I watch them fade like tears in the rain
And here I am again
Before you
Singing it ain't over now, yeah
No it ain't over now, yeah





It ain't over now, yeah
No it ain't over now, yeah

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Nick Mulvey's song Imogen are evocative and poignant. The first verse sets a reflective tone, as Mulvey sings about his assumptions regarding his identity and where he came from. The line "And I always thought that I knew how" suggests that he thought he had all the answers, but eventually realized he was wrong. The repetition of the phrase "It ain't over now" in the chorus underscores his belief that despite the twists and turns life may bring, there is always hope for something more.


The second verse delves deeper into the theme of identity, as Mulvey ponders the relationship between his mind and his body. He admits to having been mistaken, realizing that there is something else "looking through" him, beyond any personal identity or names he has taken on. This experience is both humbling and liberating, as he describes watching his "different names" drift away "like tears in the rain". The final stanza is a reaffirmation of his belief in perseverance and the human spirit, as he sings "It ain't over now, yeah / No it ain't over now, yeah".


Line by Line Meaning

I always thought that I knew where
I used to think I knew my origin


I came from
But I was wrong all along


And I always thought that I knew how
I believed I knew how to live life


And I was wrong
But I was mistaken


It ain't over now, yeah
But I'm not done yet


No it ain't over now, yeah
I still have much to do


God, give us self award
I pray for self-awareness


Can we all get along?
Can we live in harmony?


Here in the eye of the storm
Even amid chaos and difficulties


Imogen
I seek your guidance and clarity


Woah, my heroes came to ask the same
Even my idols face the same struggles


And in their glories I learned your name
I found enlightenment in their victories


And here I am again
Once more, I find myself


Before you
In front of you, seeking knowledge and wisdom


Singing it ain't over now, yeah
Reaffirming that there's still work to be done


I always thought that I was my mind
I used to think my mind defined me


And this body too
As well as my physical form


Until I asked myself what is looking
But then I questioned the observer


Looking through
The one witnessing my thoughts


Then all my different names
My various identities and labels


They drift away
All fade into insignificance


I watch them fade like tears in the rain
Obscure feelings dissolving with ease


And here I am again
Back at the beginning


Before you
Asking for guidance once more


Singing it ain't over now, yeah
Reiterating that it is not yet the end


No it ain't over now, yeah
There's still more to strive for


It ain't over now, yeah
The mission continues


No it ain't over now, yeah
A reminder to never lose hope




Writer(s): Dean Brodrick, Nick Mulvey, Federico Bruno

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Comments from YouTube:

@schill43

'I always thought that I was my mind
And this body too,
Until I asked myself what is looking
Looking through'

@rebeccamatson1216

This churns something deep in my soul and rattles my bones

@twocountries

Nick for always in my heart. So generous for his friends.

@joshlu7

Crazy talented, listen to this over and over! You rock Nicky

@madeleinemanno2692

I’m obsessed with this song

@mynicknameishobnob

the best birthday present ever!!

@fionnmaccumhaill1023

Saw him last night in St. Luke's church in Cork city Ireland. The guy was sensational! Played an amazing two hour set! Much love

@mattb1755

I do enjoy his unplugged versions

@j.l.nunezp.6949

It´s a amazing song, extraordinary unplugged.

@Julia-hc7et

BBBBBBBeautiful. especially the piano

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