It's Only in Your Head

by Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips



In the realm of dreams, nightmares, and flights of the imagination, love (particularly, the non-mushy kind) can turn fear into wonder, confusion into whimsy, and terror into glee. 4 years in the making, the 13th and final Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips single-a-month release, "It's Only in Your Head," is a heart-on-sleeve opus for fearful and doubting young minds. With lyrical vignettes, clever wordplay, and a mirage of classic storybook and fable references, Mista Cookie Jar spins that common phrase of condescension, "it's only in your head," into a freewill affirming, "mad-hatter mantra" in that warm, whimsical way only Mista Cookie Jar can do. 


“It’s Only in Your Head"

Did you wake up 
and everything was still dark? 
Oh no!
It's just a silly nightmare. 
There’s a pounding pounding 
inside your heart. 
Oh no!
It's just a silly nightmare. 
Nightmare. What a nightmare!
I know you're feeling 
so scared here. 
But believe me
Nothing to fear here. 
You're a smashing 
brilliant sensation. 
Fill ya heart up. 
That is your floatation. 
Row row your boat
up to the starlight. 
Let the love you found
shine a far light. 
Dream a tightrope. 
Look straight ahead. 
You’re not falling down. 
It's just in your head!

It's only in your head.

She wakes up screaming
in the middle of a dream, 
crying no no no!
(Mr. Sandman, bring me a treat.)
Somehow she lost the magic.
Off to tragic.
Down the rabbit hole she goes.

But, its only in her head.

They drop him gently
in the middle of a cloud.
He cries, ‘Don't don't don’t!’
(If you believe it you can fly!)
He's got the wings to fly.
He thinks he's too high,
Says he can't go on.
He's so wrong.'s only his head.

Life is but a dream. 
So full of darkness 
and brilliant beams. 
Some things may or may not
be what they seem. 
Gotta let it all go 
when you float upstream. 
Turn a new leaf. 
Fresh new looseleaf. 
Stay true. Keep it way loose. 
One thing to save you… 
A superhero in tights?
it's the love all around you. 
Lucky we found you!

It's only in your head.


released October 13, 2015
Instruments:  Strings, harp, glockenspiel, bass, guitar, drums, sampler
Instrumentation: Mista Cookie Jar
Vocals: Mista Cookie Jar, Missis Cookie Jar
Written and Performed by: Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips
Producer: Mista Cookie Jar


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Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips Los Angeles, California

Mista Cookie Jar is a children's music performer/multi-instrumentalist/video producer extraordinaire. His family band, Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips, have toured the US promoting their blend of Urban-Island-Folky-Rock & Roll for the Inner Child. Fusing audio style & visual lyricism, tradition & innovation, Mista Cookie Jar unites a rockstar excitement with the warmth of family music. ... more

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