"The Sanity Assassin" as written by Daniel Gaston Ash, Kevin Haskins, David Jay and Peter John Murphy....
Sinister echoes clutching at straws
Letter boxes screaming
You try to pin him to the wall
You end up on the ceiling
Locked in a dome
The shadows flicker by
He's the madcap pusher
Delerium the drug he's dealing

He drops a capsule in your drink
And spikes your dreams with madness

He's the sniper in the hills
Hiding the holes in your head
He's the poison in your poison
The razor in your head
Hanging on a picture
Eyelid needle and thread
You empty yourself once again
But he's always one step ahead
He whispers in your ear
was it nothing that you said
He's walking in your sleep now
He keeps your fat paranoia well-fed

He drops a capsule in your drink
And spikes your dreams with madness

The sanity assassin
Stays up all night stalking
The sanity assassin
Picks off victims like flies
The sanity assassin
Let his fingers do the walking
The sanity assassin
The crack shot between your eyes
He's got you in his sights

He drops a capsule in your drink
And spikes your dreams with madness

The razor in your head
He's the poison in your poison

Drops a capsule in your drink
Drops a capsule in your drink


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"The Sanity Assassin" as written by David Jay Daniel Gaston Ash

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    General CommentNo comments?
    Holy Shitsticks.
    Seriously, this song is brilliant.
    Spikes is dreams with maaaadneeeeeeeeeeess!
    x____Fucktardon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmmm i love this song.
    rivotskickmyhaton June 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song about a crazy evil assasian
    dejavulaon March 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a sort of political song.

    The hypothetical Sanity Assassin is someone who people have closed minded views about, "Keeps your fat paranoia well fed", so he plays off those fears and messes with those who deserve to be. Kind of like a gay guy coming onto a homophobe.

    I think this is sort of about the post punk/goth culture back in the early 80s, in a sense. Most of these lyrics are exaggerations of how people see those who don't fit in with their world view.

    Shock those who deserve to be shocked.

    If I'm right, this song has a real Rock'n'Roll philosophy to it.
    Roseweaveon November 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a sort of political song.

    The hypothetical Sanity Assassin is someone who people have closed minded views about, "Keeps your fat paranoia well fed", so he plays off those fears and messes with those who deserve to be. Kind of like a gay guy coming onto a homophobe.

    I think this is sort of about the post punk/goth culture back in the early 80s, in a sense. Most of these lyrics are exaggerations of how people see those who don't fit in with their world view.

    Shock those who deserve to be shocked.

    If I'm right, this song has a real Rock'n'Roll philosophy to it.
    Roseweaveon November 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell what with this and "Spy in the Cab," All I can think to say is "Paranoia, Paranoia da da da de da"
    Not that I'm oblivious to a bit of that.
    Wauhauson August 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about going insane. The Sanity Assassin is a way of saying something is taking away your sanity
    CyanidePrep564on July 29, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song creeps me out but I love it. reminds me of driving on the interstate.
    STUDLYCUDDLYBUDDYon April 01, 2011   Link

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