Alec Benjamin "Mind Is A Prison" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified

Fans have been flocking to Alec Benjamin’s new single “Mind Is A Prison”. On today’s episode of Verified, which premiered exclusively on Apple Music, Alec Benjamin explains how his lyrics were inspired by his constant overthinking. Check back every weekday for new episodes of Verified. Listen to Alec Benjamin on Apple Music:
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  • I actually thought this song was about suicide and mind is a prison because you're stuck in your dark thoughts and getting out by killing yourself.

    prinsses arwaprinsses arwa8 күн мурун
  • I feel this song so's kinda sad

    Lilly MoonLilly MoonАй мурун
  • Reminds me of NF

  • Ugh i can relate to you with every line u say😂

    Anjali RaiAnjali RaiАй мурун
  • i relate so much to everything alec said

    YaGirlWolfeeYaGirlWolfeeАй мурун
  • HE doesnt even a need voice changer it is still the same . BIG FAN

    Jaiden BaradiJaiden BaradiАй мурун
  • hands down my favorite song ever that i can actually relate to and sing with all my heart😅

    lalo.lalo.2 ай мурун
  • 2:09 is a mood

    Yasas HeiyantuduwaYasas Heiyantuduwa2 ай мурун
  • 1:50 he overthinks about overthinking

    Dela DzideDela Dzide2 ай мурун
  • The way I relate to this is on another level!

    merciie andrewsmerciie andrews2 ай мурун
  • epic song

    floatylefloatyle3 ай мурун
  • Is it bad that we have so much in common yet I do school really school that’s the only thing we don’t have in common...

    Yami HisuiYami Hisui3 ай мурун
  • Here for a nice little *CHAT* With the 55 people who disliked. Just a nice little *CHAT!*

    MsBee 33MsBee 333 ай мурун
  • Alec Benjamin is a amazing man he is cute handsome and a awesome artist I'm in love with Alec Benjamin

    Kiara PadayacheeKiara Padayachee3 ай мурун
  • Alec and Alex 🤣🤣

    Let’s be honest TVLet’s be honest TV3 ай мурун
  • Wow is all I can say 😍

    Angelica RodriguezAngelica Rodriguez3 ай мурун
  • "Nobody would like to collaborate with me with a song like this." Me: BOI I relate to this song! Where do I sign up!?

    ·roseteaa··roseteaa·3 ай мурун
  • Alec. One question. ''What *is* the best way to organise my refrigerator?''

    Techno_Wolf_47Techno_Wolf_474 ай мурун
  • Am I the only person watching every genius video he's on?

    Riana WarnerRiana Warner4 ай мурун
  • "Cuz I didn't like school" same

    Evelyn 101Evelyn 1014 ай мурун
  • Am I the only one who see Alec in thumbnail looks like bentley hammington? 😂

    lil shimmerlil shimmer4 ай мурун
  • Relating

    mypotterfansubmypotterfansub4 ай мурун
  • when Genius meet genius!!!!

    Manoj KumarManoj Kumar5 ай мурун
  • I am so glad about the linen part my thoughts are concluded

    purple_wolf editspurple_wolf edits5 ай мурун
  • Holy carp he sound so not feminine when he's not singing, then BOOM

    IzzIsHereIzzIsHere5 ай мурун
  • NF and Alec yes sirrrr

    Kade ThoenyKade Thoeny5 ай мурун
  • is he OCD or

    아리아리5 ай мурун
  • I love him

    Brooke SpanglerBrooke Spangler5 ай мурун
  • Ngl in the song he sounds like a Fe ma le no offence but 😬😬

    Daniel StoicaDaniel Stoica5 ай мурун
  • I'm utterly obsessed with this boy omg

    Delaney MyersDelaney Myers5 ай мурун
  • this song sounds a little like “don’t stop” by 5 seconds of summer

    Alysia AAlysia A6 ай мурун
  • I can only imagine him saying "is it ok if I use a guitar?"

    Cristina BorjaCristina Borja6 ай мурун
  • If I could rent someones body? 1987 Johnny Depp for sure

    Blah BlahBlah Blah6 ай мурун
  • Alec is a rare underrated artist tbh

    Syifa A.Syifa A.6 ай мурун
  • i love that he needed to mention that he wasnt tranquilized and put into a cage

    teenfangirl heaventeenfangirl heaven6 ай мурун
  • gosh he doesn't even need autotune

    Cosmic VoltageCosmic Voltage6 ай мурун
  • I relate to some of what he explained and sung in the first part of the video. I get what ur laying out alic Bingham.😌😅🙂

    Candance HuffCandance Huff6 ай мурун

    weeble-weeble-6 ай мурун
  • Everyone get Alec for your auto tune RN

    weeble-weeble-6 ай мурун
  • omg finally!!!

    meme7 ай мурун
  • I did not know Alec has OCD. I also have OCD and I can relate with him even more now.

    Midnite St0rmMidnite St0rm7 ай мурун
  • Canta como los mismísimos dioses

    NoyNoy7 ай мурун
  • he has such a beautiful voice

    Maddison BatesMaddison Bates7 ай мурун
  • I have had to explain to people just how trapped in my mind I feel lol. So this song hits home.

    Overwhelming Surplus Of DiggityOverwhelming Surplus Of Diggity7 ай мурун
  • I get FTM trans vibes from him...

    StingyStingy7 ай мурун
  • He literally doesn’t breath, insane

    caleb lindercaleb linder7 ай мурун
  • he really went “auto tune who?”

    uradsurads7 ай мурун
  • Alec’s songs especially this one and 6 feet apart make me feel like he’s just giving me a hug and whispering “Everything’s going to be alright, you are enough.” And I will never be able to thank him enough for that.

    Abby GreenstreetAbby Greenstreet7 ай мурун
  • sometimes genius invites some true artistis, this guy didnt just said the lyrics like some... "singers", he actually made an acoustic performance there

    PeagáPeagá8 ай мурун
  • The yellow border is a great touch

    Zombieslayer 123Zombieslayer 1238 ай мурун
  • I’m overthinking that I’m overthinking:/

    TaeTaeTaeTae8 ай мурун
  • I bet him and phineas would make some dope stuff

    Briana MitchellBriana Mitchell8 ай мурун
  • here’s my story to stanning this wonderful human: i was listening on spotify and i got recommended a song. i listened and i was like “why does this sound like a 12 year old” then i was like yanno what this song slaps (it was if i killed someone for you) so then i listened to let me down slowly WHICH WAS A HORRIBLE (not rlly) COS I WAS ON MY PERIOD. so then i listen to more, AND IM IN LOVE. i find myself here and relating to literally EVERYTHING. so yea. comment ur story on finding this precious bean. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

    ᄋᄉᄋMailyᄋᄉᄋMaily8 ай мурун

    C CC C8 ай мурун
  • wow this is a deep song, he really opened up

    Naomi GraceNaomi Grace8 ай мурун
  • For some reason I feel like OCD people are the best singers

    Ivy TranIvy Tran8 ай мурун
  • i thought the lyric was “L.A. brought me” until now

    Amy MitmanAmy Mitman8 ай мурун
  • Hi

    Tempo_jr 7Tempo_jr 78 ай мурун
  • Pls get Alec on more

    Darragh QuinnDarragh Quinn8 ай мурун
  • Alec: "How do you know you've really chosen the most efficient way to reorganize your refrigerator" Me: "Well I didnt know there were so many ways"

    DoJMusicDoJMusic8 ай мурун
  • Alec will never need auto-tone

    Samantha ToledoSamantha Toledo8 ай мурун
  • This is one out of many songs I can relate too from Alec

    HM9908HM99088 ай мурун
  • He needs to do yoga man

    Benjamin WurmBenjamin Wurm8 ай мурун
  • How does he continuously come out with such amazing songs in such a short span

    Josh OhmJosh Ohm8 ай мурун
  • This song made me cry it was so true to me, and so many other people. Alec never fails to amaze me! It's impossible for him to write a bad song 😍 Alec I've said it hundreds of times before and I'll say it a thousand times more, I hope you're doing well. We all support you no matter what! ❤ You're so talented and amazing and I've never wanted someone so badly to achieve their dreams. You deserve it! ☺️

    Caydee SillCaydee Sill8 ай мурун
  • *"How do you really know you organized your fridge the right way"* That cracked me up

    kitty catkitty cat8 ай мурун
  • *BigHeartMeltHours*

    McPantsuMcPantsu8 ай мурун
  • what is OCD? I don't know too many English abbreviations

    Maneira ManeiraManeira Maneira8 ай мурун
    • Its when you have reoccurring thoughts and do actions that like you can't control

      The Ugly DucklingThe Ugly Duckling8 ай мурун
  • Does anyone think alec benjamin should collab with quadeca or just me.

    S AlS Al8 ай мурун
  • Im in love w this man

    Isidora OlivaIsidora Oliva8 ай мурун
  • I feel accomplished feeling the same thing as what the artist intended but then i realized it isn't so good in reality

    dylan trandylan tran8 ай мурун
  • i love him

    Margaret OliviaMargaret Olivia8 ай мурун
  • 💋💋💋

    cristinacristina8 ай мурун
  • He actually helped me through my depression

    Marisol WalkerMarisol Walker8 ай мурун
  • Alec+Conan Gray=Everything

    Lauren CaspellLauren Caspell8 ай мурун
  • It made me cry cuz I relate in some amount..

    Bianca ElenaBianca Elena8 ай мурун
  • you are so adorable

    vr00mvr00m8 ай мурун
  • I like how this dude like GETS IT you know? Like has really deep thoughts. he's that one innocent kid that GETS IT

    Red PandaRed Panda8 ай мурун
  • Wow I can relate to almost averything he says, I feel better because I'm not alone, and neither is he. I mean, at the end of the day we all have our issues, and we are all a little bit crazy one way or another

    holding hands makes lil meaw meaw happyholding hands makes lil meaw meaw happy8 ай мурун
  • No one see legends

    riayan khanriayan khan9 ай мурун
  • T a l e n t

    KipKip9 ай мурун
  • This fits so well for major depression. I can’t thank you enough...I relate so much to this. The double meanings are great.

    Rebecca RestagnoRebecca Restagno9 ай мурун
  • Who thinks that RAAMI shld review Alec Bmejamin.

    MatuttiFruttiMatuttiFrutti9 ай мурун
  • I tried singing it too! Check me out? 😂

    K.Z3USK.Z3US9 ай мурун
  • I really like this song, and the whole story behind. There are so many different ways you can interpret this song. It can be relate able for anyone that likes listening to him.

    MijkMijk9 ай мурун
  • I would really like to understand the significance of "five strips of ribbon" if there is any. There probably isn't considering he didn't comment and it was most likely because "five" rhymes with "tied" and "ribbon" rhymes with "linen". Still curious though because I relate to this song on a really deep level and I want to give meaning to all the lyrics. Reason being I oVer tHinK thiNgs too lol.

    Rachel HansenRachel Hansen9 ай мурун
  • I love him❤❤❤❤

    Deshna JhaDeshna Jha9 ай мурун
  • Why is he so relatable aaaaaaaaaa

    Jasmin BernhardJasmin Bernhard9 ай мурун
  • Oml when I want to memorize a song I can’t but when I don’t I do I still can’t memorize thisss

    Itz_SirenPeepsItz_SirenPeeps9 ай мурун
  • El productor:cuánto auto tune quieres? Alec:no auto tune para mi

    Valentina ChenValentina Chen9 ай мурун
  • Secure another rope like a rope climbing up a mountain like that is what he ment. Just climbing up trying to find hope "im not going to give up on hope"

    la laala laa9 ай мурун
  • 1:50 "I *thought* about why I *think* so much" This worries me

    Rising StarRising Star9 ай мурун
  • No one: Not a single soul: Alec: I’m not suicidal I promise

    Glox AliGlox Ali9 ай мурун
    • @Juan Gonzalez you might not get triggered but some people could get flashbacks of times they don’t want to think about

      samara ksamara k7 ай мурун
    • @samara k I'm suicidal and i make jokes about it

      Juan GonzalezJuan Gonzalez7 ай мурун
    • suicide is not a joke please don’t joke about it

      samara ksamara k8 ай мурун
  • why do i relate to alec so much lol T-T

    livia kvitkovalivia kvitkova9 ай мурун
  • "My teachers thought I was lazy I was just really bored" "I can do one class well but I can't do 8" Okay Alec no need to expose me

    Joon MyDudeJoon MyDude9 ай мурун
  • "When I was younger my teachers thought I was lazy [...] I don't really like school" SAMEEEE

    Laura GGLaura GG9 ай мурун
  • I dont know why but I really want him and melanie martinez to collaborate on a song. Is it just me or nahhhhh

    Jacqueline SJacqueline S9 ай мурун
  • This gives me a very big singing

    binbin9 ай мурун
  • Get this guy what he deserves let's go!

    AdamDoeAdamDoe9 ай мурун
  • 🤔I can relate so much. I-

    Telecia GardinerTelecia Gardiner9 ай мурун