Neurotic

posted 16 April 2002


Who knows
What goes on in her head
Why she sings fifties tunes
As she climbs out of bed
Why her clothes always clash
And her hair's always wild
Thank god she's not married
Could you think of her child?

Strange girl
She giggles for no reasons
Gets a week-long obsession
With the change of the seasons
She shouts without warning
And she burst into tears
Bores everyone rigid
With irrational fears

So neurotic, how bizarre
She slashes her wrists and crashes the car
Floods the apartment
And loses her job
Disappears for three months
Weds a drifter called Rob

She lies
About the places she's been
About things that she's done
About meeting the queen
But she'll tell you far more
Than you wanted to hear
If she gets in truth mood
And you give her an ear

Breaks things
Leaves a trail of destruction
Destroys priceless heirlooms
To determine their function
But she makes things as well
Paints astonishing art
And writes beautiful songs
That sing right to your heart

So neurotic, she's insane
Her second divorce was the one from her brain
Why do we still see her
Why is she still around
Why haven't we told her
To get out of town?

Her past
How did she gets like this?
Breaks up with her boyfriend
And abandons the kids
How was her childhood
Do her parents still love her?
Is it something her dad did
Did she take after her mother?

Phonecalls
Endless tales of her distress
And then she concludes
That she must be a princess
Who is it looks out for her
And how does she survive
If the rest of us struggle
Why is she still alive?

So neurotic, what a pain
But occasionally there's a flash of the sane
Moments of brilliance
And some good advice
Makes you glad you put up
With the rest of her life

They say that true genius
Is always insane
So we'll cope with her majesty
Dancing out in rain



Giggles to herself
Gets strange obsessions
Shouts at the wrong moment
Cries for no reason
Lies transparently
Proclaims she's the queen
Tells you more than you need to know
Breaks things
Makes things of great beauty
Neurotic
How does she survive?
Who made her like this?
What was her childhood like?
What were her parents like?
Surely this doesn't happen by itself.
Crashes her car
Slashes her wrists
Breaks up with her boyfriend
And abandons the kids
Floods the apartment
And loses her job
Disappears for three months
Weds a drifter called Rob
Neurotic
But occasionally
There's a flash of the sane
And you see she's not totally
Divorced from her brain
Moments of brilliance
And some good advice
Makes you glad you put up
With the rest of her life
They say that true genius
Is always insane
So we'll cope with her majesty
Dancing out in rain


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