It's All in Your Mind

"It's All in Your Mind" is the seventh track on Beck's 2002 album, Sea Change. It is perhaps one of the simplest songs on the album lyrically; many phrases are repeated, with 'I wanted to be' iterated nine times.

The only song on Sea Change not to have been written following his break-up with Leigh Limon, "It's All in Your Mind" was recorded originally in mid-1993 for Beck's 1994 album, One Foot in the Grave, but Beck rejected it. Instead, he released it in 1995 on its own single, along with "Whiskey Can-Can" and "Feather in Your Cap", both of which were also One Foot outtakes. It was released again, this time in a live version from the Bridge School Concert of October 28, 1995.

"It's All in Your Mind" featured prominently in concerts between the years of 1994 and 1995, but largely disappeared until Beck rediscovered the song, in 2002, while recording Sea Change. Nigel Godrich and Beck were both impressed enough with the old song to put it on the album. Unlike many of Beck's songs, the lyrics to "It's All in Your Mind" have stayed the same through time. However, Beck replaced the two-chord strumming of the 1993 song with a more intricate finger-picking.

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