Song Lyric Sunday: Madness – ‘Brain Damage’

“There’s someone in my head but it’s not me”

Helen’s chosen the theme of ‘Madness’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. You might say that – for me at any rate – that was a complete no-brainer.

It’s pretty obvious from the title of this blog what my favourite group is, but Pink Floyd is a damn’ close second (and has over twenty years seniority, by the way).

Written by Roger Waters, this is ‘Brain Damage’, from The Dark Side Of The Moon.

The lunatic is on the grass
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs
Got to keep the loonies on the path

The lunatic is in the hall
The lunatics are in my hall
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more

And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too
I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon

The lunatic is in my head
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me ’till I’m sane
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There’s someone in my head but it’s not me.

And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear
And if the band you’re in starts playing different tunes
I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon

The video is from 1994. I was there.

Song Lyric Sunday 7 January 2018

10 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Madness – ‘Brain Damage’

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