Friday, December 3, 2010

right out of my head

My analyst told me
That I was right out of my head
The way he described it
He said I'd be better dead than live
I didn't listen to his jive
I knew all along
That he was all wrong
And I knew that he thought
I was crazy but I'm not
Oh no
My analyst told me
That I was right out of my head
He said I'd need treatment
But I'm not that easily led
He said I was the type
That was most inclined
When out of his sight
To be out of my mind
And he thought I was nuts
No more ifs or ands or buts
They say as a child
I appeared a little bit wild
With all my crazy ideas
But I knew what was happening
I knew I was a genius...
What's so strange when you know
That you're a wizard at three
I knew that this was meant to be
Now I heard little children
Were supposed to sleep tight
that's why I got into
the vodka one night
My parents got frantic
didn't know what to do
But I saw some crazy scenes
Before I came to
Now do you think I was crazy
I may have been only three
But I was swinging
They all laugh at angry young men
They all laughed at Edison
And also at Einstein
So why should I feel sorry
If they couldn't understand
The idiomatic logic
That went on in my head
I had a brain
It was insane
Oh they used to laugh at me
When I refused to ride
On all those double decker buses
All because there was no
driver on the top
My analyst told me
That I was right out of my head
But I said dear doctor
I think that it's you instead
Because I have got a thing
that's unique and new
To prove it I'll have
The last laugh on you
'Cause instead of one head
I got two
And you know two heads
are better than one
Twisted by Joni Mitchell
My musical tastes were shaped by my sister - at least in the early years. Nine years older than me, I used to hang out at her house and listen to lps on the stereo. My first musical love was The Beatles, followed rapidly by Cat Stevens, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Maria Muldaur, and John Denver. And, of course, the magnificent Joni Mitchell. Her music still stirs my soul and makes me feel like there is somewhere for me in this world. I love the entire Court and Spark album. Twisted became my theme song from the first time I heard it. It was the first song I ever memorized from beginning to end. I can still sing it to this day without missing one syllable. I even sang it to my daughter when she was a baby! Now that's a lullaby...

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