I had such great expectations Of the world's benevolence Of benevolence But I prefer hallucinations 'cause they tend to make more sense Than experience 'cause it was just another sneak attack Of temporary sanity It was a pleasant stay, but now I'm back From temporary sanity My temporary sanity I began to grow dependent On a thing called "common sense" It was common sense But my world grew so resplendent That the strain was too intense Without self-defense 'cause it was just another sneak attack Of temporary sanity It was a pleasant stay, but now I'm back From temporary sanity My temporary sanity The pool spreads across the pavement Where the sniper made him lie And he looks just like my youngest And I'm watching him die I must remind myself I've seen this It's all ancient history One long trail of twisted bodies As the strong crush the weak We must be crazy We are crazy This is our natural state As our children die around us We just sit here and wait For a little temporary sanity Some temporary sanity There's a chance that we would still get the picture If reality just came up and bit ya But the news team would never report it Because there's too much evidence to support it If we were stupider, the problem would vanish But our brains are much more than we can manage We say we want something so bad we can taste it But once we get it, then we turn 'round and waste it We got a twisted fixation with marketplace And every suffering soul is just another face We think we're being manipulated from outer space It's the collective guilty conscience of the human race We get joyful when we look upon a lesser man A specimen that we can be sure that we are better than There is no shortage of supply of pride and vanity There is no other explanation but insanity You're listening to prozac While the message goes unheard It's the final word We must be crazy We must be crazy There's no explanation So we must be crazy
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