Free mind lyrics meaning

Tems “Free Mind” Lyrics Meaning {Explained}

Tems Free Mind Lyrics Meaning

Here is the meaning of the Lyrics of Free Mind by Tems

Tems Free Mind Lyrics Meaning

Free Mind is a song that seeks self-control which is being continuously overturned by the power of the Mind- something that overpowers the singer.


Stanza One

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, my mind
Yeah, yeah, my mind

I said 5 in the morning
I wake up to fight for my earnings
Fear in my mind is a warning
Pray to the one you rely in
I’ve been wandering all day
I try to be fine but I can’t be
The noise in my mind wouldn’t leave me
I try to get by but I’m burning;

And behind my mind it runs
All these thoughts of troubling
Fighting to give up my pain
Fighting to be on my lane
My mind running to the other side
When it’s time to live my life
Then it tries to take me out
Tell you what I need right here

Tems Free Mind lyrics meaning in Stanza one talks about how she has to go out and hustle, or live her life but the thoughts in her head won’t let her be. By “Noise in my mind”.

Tems makes an inference of the many things that our mind “forces” itself to meditate on that we just can’t seem to control. At times, these things are uncontrollable and very disturbing.

Free Mind lyrics Meaning sees Tems saying she fights so hard to get her mind back to herself because it seems her mind is controlling itself and letting her be the passenger.



I really need, I really need time now
I really need, I need a free mind now
I really need, I really need mine now
I really need, I need to free my mind now
I really need, I really need time now
I really need, I need a free mind now
I really need mind now uhh yeah

It is not surprising that Tems Free Mind Lyrics meaning based on the chorus sees her reiterating how she really needs a free mind because the noise in her mind keeps messing up with everything she is doing and she is trying very hard to stop that.

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Stanza Two

This is the peace that you cannot buy
Send me a love that you cannot mix
One is the joy that you cannot waste
And the other one price that you cannot fix
This is the peace that you cannot buy
Finding a way, when you cannot see
Man will desist if he cannot pray
I need to find release 

This is the peace that you cannot buy”. Free mind lyrics meaning here infers that the peace that you cannot buy is simply the peace of mind- which apparently, she doesn’t have.

She wants it so bad because even if her hustle gives her enough money, she won’t be able to block the noise in her mind with them.


Stanza Three

So set me free
Freer than the open mind
Farther than the eyes can handle
Freer than the ocean now
Yeah yeah
So set me free
Now I need to find release
Send me to the open sky
Now I need to free my mind

I might be falling deep
I might be falling deep
I might be falling deep
I might be falling deep
Tell me now what you need
I’ve been going to God
When I’m all in my mind
I might be falling deep
Falling deep
I might be falling
I might be falling
I might be falling
I might be falling yeah 

Tems Free Mind lyrics Meaning here takes a deep turn because it’s obvious she doesn’t seem to have a grasp of her own mind and she may be falling away while watching her mind take control without being able to do anything.

“I might be falling deep,” She says.

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Temilade Openiyi (born 11 June 1995), known professionally as Tems, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer.

She rose to prominence after she was featured on Wizkid’s 2020 single, “Essence”, which reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 after the release of a remixed with an additional feature from Justin Bieber, and earned her a Grammy Award nomination.

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That same year, she was featured on Drake’s song, “Fountain.

On 25 September 2020, she released her debut extended play, For Broken Ears. Tems released her second extended play, If Orange Was a Place (2021), after being signed to RCA Records.

In 2022, Tems’ vocals from her song “Higher” were sampled by Future on his single, “Wait for U”, which led to her being credited as a featured artist on the song.

It debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first African artist to debut at number one and the second Nigerian artist to top the chart.

Throughout her career, Tems has received multiple award nominations, winning two NAACP Image Awards, two BET Awards and a Soul Train Music Award.

Tems covered Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” in the Marvel movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, released in July 2022.

In 2018, Tems quit her job to pursue a career in music. She began to learn self production skills on YouTube and on 18 July 2018, she released her debut single, “Mr Rebel”, a song which she produced by herself.

On 7 August 2019, she released the single “Try Me”.

In 2020, DJ Edu chose her as one of “ten artists to watch” that year.

On 23 April 2020, Tems was featured alongside fellow Nigerian singer Davido on a reworked version of American singer-songwriter Khalid and English electronic music duo Disclosure’s single, “Know Your Worth.

On 25 September 2020, Tems released her debut extended play, For Broken Ears. It was produced primarily by her and the single “Damages” from the EP became another follow up hit to “Try Me”, peaking at number one on the Nigerian Apple Music chart and number six on the then-newly launched TurnTable Top 50 chart and garnering five million views on YouTube.

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On 30 October 2020, Tems was featured on fellow Nigerian singer Wizkid’s single, “Essence”, from the latter’s fourth studio album, Made in Lagos. The song earned her a number one spot on BBC 1Xtra Airplay Chart and also earned her first career entry on Billboard Hot 100 at number 9.

Tems won a Soul Train Music Awards two NAACP Image Awards, and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Global Music Performance.

On 8 November 2020, Tems was included in The Future Awards Africa: Class of 2020.

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