"Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues" as written by and Davies....
I'm too terrified to walk out of my own front door,
They're demonstrating outside I think they're gonna start the third world war,
I've been to my local head shrinker,
To help classify my disease,
He said it's one of the cases of acute schizophrenia he sees.

Well the milkman's a spy, and the grocer keeps on following me,
And the woman next door's an undercover for the K.G.B.,
And the man from the Social Security
Keeps on invading my privacy,
Oh there ain't no cure for acute schizophrenia disease.

I've got acute schizophrenia paranoia too,
Schizophrenia, schizophrenia,
I've got it, you've got it, we can't lose,
Acute schizophrenia blues.

I'm lost on the river, the river of no return,
I can't make decisions, I don't know which way I'm gonna turn,
Even my old dad, lost some of the best friends he ever had,
Apparently, his was a case of acute schizophrenia too.

I got acute schizophrenia paranoia too,
Schizophrenia, schizophrenia,
I've got it, you've got it, we can't lose,
Acute schizophrenia blues,

They're watching my house and they're tapping my telephone,
I can't trust nobody, but I'm much too scared to be on my own
And the income tax collector's got his beady eye on me,
Oh there ain't no cure for acute schizophrenia disease.

No there ain't no cure for
Schizophrenia disease.


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    General CommentI didn't think this was actually about schizophrenia, but rather feeling paranoid in what feels like a crazy world where we're told we're always under surveillance.

    Curiously, in the post-Patriot Act America and the Department of Homeland Security apparently encouraging people to report their neighbors for suspicious activity, lines like "the milkman's a spy and the grocer keeps on following me...and the man from Social Security keeps on invading my privacy" seem all the more approrpriate.
    ProfessorKnowItAllon September 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is what I'm going to do when I'm older, try to help schizophrenia...
    Empathyon October 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is eery, cause the band wrote about it decades ago and today in European countries like England, schzophrenia is a problem, its a mental illness thats right up there with depression..
    GrungyBeatleon January 25, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretationtoo much drug abuse (lsd mdma meth benzo etc) can lead to what we call acute schizophrenia in anyone. that plus our absurd society goes a lot like this song....
    limerenceon July 02, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song is perfect for these modern times even though it was written in 1971.
    BarnabyHugheson November 03, 2015   Link

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