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Posted: 10/22/2004 1:42:00 PM EST
Sometimes I try to do things and it just doesn't work out the way I wanted to.
I get real frustrated and I try hard to do it and I take my time and it doesn't work out the way I wanted to.
It's like I concentrate real hard and it doesn't work out
Everything I do and everything I try never turns out
It's like I need time to figure these things out
But there's always someone there going

Hey Mike:
You know we've been noticing you've been having a lot of problems lately.You know, maybe you should get away and maybe you should talk about it, maybe you'll feel a lot better

And I go:
No it's okay, you know I'll figure it out, just leave me alone I'll figure it out. You know I'll just work by myself.

And they go:
Well you know if you want to talk about it I'll be here you know and you'll probably feel a lot better if you talk about it.

And I go:
No I don't want to I'm okay, I'll figure it out myself and they just keep bugging me and they just keep bugging me and it builds up inside and it builds up inside.

So you're gonna be institutionalized
You'll come out brainwashed with bloodshot eyes
You won't have any say
They'll brainwash you until you see their way.

I'm not crazy - institutionalized
You're the one who's crazy - institutionalized
You're driving me crazy - institutionalized

They stuck me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
to give me the needed professional help
to protect me from the enemy, myself

I was in my room and I was just like staring at the wall thinking about everything but then again I was thinking about nothing and then my mom came in and I didn't even know she was there she called my
name and I didn't even hear it, and then she started screaming MIKE! MIKE!
And I go:
What, what's the matter
And she goes:
What's the matter with you?
I go:
There's nothing-wrong mom.
And she goes:
Don't tell me that, you're on drugs!
And I go:
No mom I'm not on drugs I'm okay, I was just thinking you know, why don't you get me a pepsi.
And she goes:
NO you're on drugs!
I go:
Mom I'm okay, I'm just thinking.
She goes:
No you're not thinking, you're on drugs! Normal people don't act that way!
I go:
Mom just give me a Pepsi please
All I want is a Pepsi, and she wouldn't give it to me
All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi, and she wouldn't give it to me.
Just a Pepsi.

They give you a white shirt with long sleeves
Tied around you're back, you're treated like thieves
Drug you up because they're lazy
It's too much work to help a crazy

I'm not crazy - institutionalized
You're the one who's crazy - institutionalized
You're driving me crazy - institutionalized

They stuck me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect me from the enemy, myself

I was sitting in my room and my mom and my dad came in and they pulled up a chair and they sat down, they go:
Mike, we need to talk to you
And I go:
Okay what's the matter
They go:
Me and your mom have been noticing lately that you've been having a lot of problems, you've been going off for no reason and we're afraid you're gonna hurt somebody, we're afraid you're gonna hurt yourself. So we decided that it would be in your interest if we put you somewhere where you could get the help that you need.
And I go:
Wait, what do you mean, what are you talking about, we decided!? My best interest?! How can you know what's my best interest is? How can you say what my best interest is? What are you trying to say, I'm crazy? When I went to your schools, I went to your churches, I went to your institutional learning facilities?! So how can you say I'm crazy.

They say they're gonna fix my brain
Alleviate my suffering and my pain
But by the time they fix my head
Mentally I'll be dead

I'm not crazy - institutionalized
You're the one who's crazy - institutionalized
You're driving me crazy - institutionalized

They stuck me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect me from the enemy, myself

What does it matter i'll probably get hit by a car anyway
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 1:43:43 PM EST
Coke is better.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 1:43:56 PM EST
Suicidal Tendencies, reminds me of the good old days.

"I saw your mommy....."
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 1:45:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 1:46:18 PM EST by Sin_Bin]
That's an old one. Who performed it?

edit - I'm a slow reader / typer. Suicidal Tendencies, roger that.



Link Posted: 10/22/2004 1:45:57 PM EST
What a great song. Ah... Memories.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 1:48:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 1:49:00 PM EST
Great song!
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 2:03:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By MisterFloppy:
Coke is better.



I agree, but gotta leave the lyrics as is
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 2:37:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By diabolical_chicken:



Its just a song, a song that happens to have scary similarities to my teenage years
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 2:39:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 2:53:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun:

Originally Posted By MisterFloppy:
Coke is better.



I agree, but gotta leave the lyrics as is



Agree +1 on the Coke is better.....& the video for the song isn't bad either. Mary Woronov (Miss Togar in Rock N Roll Highschool ) plays the mom in the video.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:52:22 PM EST
btt
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:58:27 PM EST
I had some beers with them after a show in the late '80s. They seemed like pretty normal guys.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:58:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 7:23:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stove_Pipe:
Suicidal Tendencies, reminds me of the good old days.

"I saw your mommy....."



ahhh yeah... And pretty much anyone on the SST label was kicking back then... Black flag, Saccharine Trust, Meat Puppets (still a fav) and lots of others... Oh and btw... Your mommys dead! And I shot Reagan!
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 7:33:33 PM EST
I vaguely know a guy that shot one of the Meat Puppets. Bang! Right in the back with a .38, unfortunately it didn't kill the fat scabby bastard.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:19:19 PM EST
Clasic!
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:25:50 PM EST
Yankee
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