"Crazed Institution" as written by and Ian Anderson....
Just a little touch of make-up, just a little touch of bull,
just a little 3-chord trick embedded in your platform soul,
you can wear a gold Piaget on your Semaphore wrist,
you can dance the old adage with a dapper new twist.
And you can ring a crown of roses round your cranium,
live and die upon your cross of platinum.
Join the crazed institution of the stars.
Be the man that you think (know) you really are.

Crawl inside your major triad, curl up and laugh
as your agent scores another front page photograph.
Is it them or is it you throwing dice inside the loo
awaiting someone else to pull the chain.
Well grab the old bog-handle, hold your breath and light a candle.
Clear your throat and pray for rain to irrigate the corridors that echo in
your brain filled with empty nothingness, empty hunger pains.

And you can ring a crown of roses round your cranium,
live and die upon your cross of platinum.
Join the crazed institution of the stars.
Be the man that you think (know) you really are.


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"Crazed Institution" as written by Ian Anderson

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    General CommentFamous one minute, then replaced by the next big thing. The song is about how we can quickly lose interest in something or someone and go on to something else. This is the second best song on the album after the title track.
    Anomaly57on January 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentanyone wanna enlighten me?
    just_another_brickon May 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell, there is the fact that the ending was better than either of these, but other than that...
    inpraiseoffollyon October 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWe'll it's a bit of a crazy world I live in - With everything dressed up like a show.
    I'm not sure who may get flushed - But I've got a feeling I'm really on my own.
    Just maybe if I find my way through all this illusion - I'll at last be who I want to be.

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    Picture yourself a rock star. You've just made it to the top. The top of what your not sure. While looking out at your fans your even more confused. But nonetheless your all dressed up for your performance. If it goes well, Great! We live another day. But if they hate you; get ready to be yesterdays news. So I say to you (join us fool) if you can. Because this is fun.
    jethro tullon November 12, 2011   Link

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