Too Much On My Mind – Mike’s Musical Monday

After John Lennon, my favorite songwriter is Ray Davies of the Kinks. This song was recorded for the album Face to Face, released in 1966. It’s a real gem of an album with classics like Sunny Afternoon and Dandy but it’s this one that’s become my theme song over the past few weeks. I love Nicky Hopkins’ harpsichord on the original so I tried to throw in a little of that. But it’s mostly about the words and the mood.

There’s too much on my mind
There’s too much on my mind
And I can’t sleep at night thinking about it
I’m thinking all the time
There’s too much on my mind
It seems there’s more to life than just to live it

There’s too much on my mind
And there is nothing I can say
There’s too much on my mind
And there is nothing I can do
About it
About it

My thoughts just weigh me down
And drag me to the ground
I shake my head ’til there’s no more life in me
It’s ruining my brain
I’ll never be the same
My poor demented mind is slowly going

There’s too much on my mind
And there is nothing I can say
There’s too much on my mind
And there is nothing I can do
About it
About it

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in various publications, including Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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