expensive vitamin pills and
wheat germ on your windowsill
your schedule's hectic and you got no time to kill
youre earning money and spending it the right way
youre just in such a rush you dont know if its night or
5:30 get up and you run, run, run
then you work eight hours slaving under the gun
your little worlds based on lies lies lies
always rushing but youre never ever satisfied...
healthy body sick mind
youre working overtime
healthy body sick mind
too hectic too hectic
healthy body sick mind
its just a matter of time
sick body sick mind
the money you spend on running shoes could feed me
for a week
your plans are laid well you cant even sleep
pursuit of happiness got your life locked under material law
you got everything to lose so youre paranoid about some
fatal flaw

Lyrics submitted by emoJustin

Healthy Body, Sick Mind song meanings
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    General CommentYEAH!
    claireisdumbon March 07, 2012   Link
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    General CommentLife is supposed to be about having fun.......man theres no point in living if your not happy with your life and theres no way that you can be happy shitting out your 45 hours a week living for that one day a week you get to yourself......and we are ALL guilty of giving into this corporate bullshit.......
    Skankin'InThePiton June 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Shankin'InThePit. Life is about having fun, not possessions. All these workaholics who live to make money and have the latest and greatest things never have time to enjoy their lives. They think money makes them happy but they know they are truly miserable. I love the line "the money you spend on running shoes could feed me for a week". Shows how shallow, materialistic, and fake those people are.
    UnseenOpon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYou're both close, but not quite there.

    The song isn't about materialism. It's just about overworking yourself for money. The person is only spending their time working and staying 'healthy,' which is where the expensive vitamin pills, wheat germ, and running shoes come in. The song points out that this is just an illusion. Though you may seem to be doing well to others, having a decent-paying job and your (physical) health, you're neglecting your self. Thus, you've become mentally ill, not on the same level as someone in an insane asylum. Nonetheless, with little time to yourself, you've basically become a robot.
    nephoson February 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree. this is such an amazing song and i love all of operation ivy's lyrics....they really are so powerful. they do such a great job covering social issues that are still so relevant.
    joefishon October 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhats the "fatal flaw"
    madhouseon January 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmadhouse, i think the "fatal flaw" means anything that could potentially destroy this person's way of life. They have everything to lose so the are paranoid about anything going wrong.
    poprocksncoke1212on July 28, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationwell im sure everyone has their own point to make but i take this song as a reminder to never get caught up in the bullshit thats offered in the world. stick with what you need and have fun
    starvedeskimoon September 01, 2010   Link

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