"Everybody Knows That You Are Insane" as written by Josh Homme, Joey Castillo and Troy Dean Van Leeuwen....
You want to know why you feel so hollow?
Because you are.
You're missing out? Well if you say so
Then you're missing out

Everybody knows that you are insane
You want to know just how long you can hide from what you are?
Not very long
I have been lost. Down every road I follow out in the dark
On my way home

But I feel nothing. Am I better yet?

Everybody knows that you are insane


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"Everybody Knows That You Are Insane" as written by Joey Castillo Josh Homme

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  • +3
    General CommentThe fear of going insane. Self doubt gone to the extreme. being completely alien to everyone around you, trying to explain yourself but noone feels you. So then you doubt your explantions, your feelings, what you are...which can only last so long. Then one day something clicks, you know you got yourself, so f what people percieve you as. Insanity = Socially different. Fear of insanity= fear of being socially different, what you really are. So consider your fear a blessing in disguise, one step closer to learning what you're really made of, which is not some drugged up drone living in an dellusion of what this world means. And recite that beautiful mantra "Everybody knows that you're insane"...at least then you know you're human.
    Amicuson July 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm not a huge Queens fan...or even a small one, but DAMN this song is kickass.
    jek21on April 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about what josh thinks of nick...apparently. i'd agree anyway.

    must say i miss his input to queens on this album though. it's just not the same.
    messiah4theanimalson May 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think queens are pretty fuckin good but i dont think we should be fighting we should embrace one snothers love for this pand......peace out fuckers
    deafening_silenceon May 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentim agreeing with deafening silence on this one why argue about it? its a ong and if someone wants to interprit it this way ar that way they should be able to with out causing WW3

    i got the deluxe edition of this albumn today!!!
    cabhanon June 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's true, messiah4theanimals IS gay. he sucked me off for a quarter.
    jek21on June 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song of superbe band!
    elbruceon January 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of my favourite songs from Lullabies. I think it's about a guy who doesn't feel emotion, and he thinks he's missing out. He kinda focuses on the obvious of missing out on love though, kinda ignores all the bad emotions that come with the good.
    I had been lost
    Down every road I followed
    But I'd been tough,
    Found my way home
    This verse is from the point of view of the guy telling the story, who can feel or at least learned to. Every attempt at learning emotioin left him confused, but through perseverance, he falls in love.
    wtfstonernerdon April 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentas an insomniac, i was up late one night when i saw a video clip for this song.

    It involved a naked asian man. it was hilarious.

    I can't find it on youtube. Has anyone else seen it or am i just insane.

    (maybe it is for another QOTSA song and i'm confused...Suggestions????)
    pmo1983on January 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think's he's basicly sayin "take a cup of concrete and harden the fuk up" shit happens to everyone, u me and the rest of the world. doesn't mean u have to let it rule your world. either that or the person has to stop using it for sympathy or whatever. fukin awesome point he has
    Timjamson January 30, 2010   Link

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