"Psychotic Feeling" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
How can it be done?
How can we escape from this indigent state?
We try for so long, and now I'm afraid it might happen too late
I get the sense you look at me like at some distant star
I never really could accept how taciturn you are
But why does it feel?
Like the choir is weeping?
And the conductor is reeling
It's such a psychotic feeling
I wish I could talk
I wish I could live like there was nothing to hide

I wish that you knew how completely I'm struggling inside
Will you stay or will you turn away from me like them?
When you start to understand how cynical I am
But can you say it doesn't feel
Like a skeleton has melted
And the wallpaper's peeling
It's such a psychotic feeling
Faster, faster, faster
I wanna come back to you
Oh but my head is so full of this horrible light
It just attacks
I can't fight back

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    General CommentI had to transcribe this just by listening to it, so a few of the words might be off, but it's an amazing song. :)
    mynameisntanaon January 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"And the wallpaper's peeling" - is that a reference to the Yellow Wallpaper?

    I thought that line was kind of lacking, until I realized what it might refer to. Thoughts?
    lepidoptera3on October 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow, a reference to The Yellow Wallpaper would make so much sense since that story is about struggling and holding back and going crazy. i love this song.
    g0wthefl0won January 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not going to comment on whatever this song was supposed to be about. I don't really care about Kevin's divorce or whatever, even though this was "previously unreleased" and wasn't on Hissing Fauna (which, incidentally, I am sooo dissapointed in). Anyway, the question asks "What does this song mean to YOU", not "what does this song mean to the writer?"

    I get so weirded out by timing. This song was on the Polyvinyl Sampler that they sent with Hissing Fauna. I can't even describe how perfect this is with a certain situation of mine. "How can we escape from this indigent state?" How can I even BEGIN to open myself up to you? Will you ever do the same for me?

    Not to mention, this song sounds AMAZING. And, ugh-- taciturn! What a word! This is the Of Montreal I know and love.
    spanwayhitson January 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"I wish I could talk.
    I wish I could live like there was nothing to hide.
    I wish that you knew how completely I'm struggling inside."

    I heard this song on a polyvinyl records demo cd, I played it a billion times. Amazing words
    supermariaaaaaon June 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis wouldn't have been out of place on Icons, Abstract Thee...
    It feels me with sadness... and makes me taciturn, in turn.
    IndieKid1977on September 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song doesn't fit the tone of Hissing Fauna at all, but it is good enough to be on HF.
    great song.
    abgcunited11on January 21, 2009   Link

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