"Paralyzed" as written by and Jeff Tucker....
This feels like another dream
Trapped underneath my own routines
I tried to lift it off of me
I give up, I give up
I just sit and bleed

I'm paralyzed, I'm paralyzed
Stuck in the middle
And I'm paralyzed

Arms and legs in between
Caught inside a stupid dream
Look for her, but cannot see
I give up, I give up
There's no time to believe

I'm paralyzed, I'm paralyzed
Stuck in the middle
And I'm paralyzed
I'm paralyzed, I'm paralyzed
The only way to cope
Is to realize

This feels like another dream
Everyone grabbed ahold of me
Pulled from every side of me
I give up, I give up
There's nothing left of me

Arms and legs inbetween
Caught inside a stupid dream
Look for her, but cannot see
I give up, I give up
There's no time to believe

I'm paralyzed. I'm paralyzed
Stuck in the middle
And I'm paralyzed
I'm paralyzed. I'm paralyzed
The only way to cope
Is to realize

I'm paralyzed...
I'm paralyzed...

I'm paralyzed, I'm paralyzed
Stuck in the middle
And I'm paralyzed
I'm paralyzed, I'm paralyzed
The only way to cope
Is to realize

I'm paralyzed
Stuck in the middle and I'm paralyzed
I'm paralyzed
The only way to cope is to realize


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"Paralyzed" as written by Jeff Tucker

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is a lot of fun. Very 80s..

    Lyrics sound very general/vague though. Could be about a girl, or a job, or anything.
    zenzellaon May 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTalks about a guy who was so caught up by a stimulating dream, and was disappointed by the fact that the girl in his head only exist in his fantasy.

    An awesome awesome song to sing in a shower--especially on the chorus part of the song. hehe...
    supernova_babyon May 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have only heard the full length of this song once, but I think everyone should know how incredibly unoriginal it is. The song is so catchy because the group completely ripped the beat from "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" by The Kinks, and that, in my opinion, is pathetic. "Paralyzed" is called the best song off the Rock Kills Kid CD, yet it can't even be called their own. I'm not criticizing the song because I want to offend anyone who enjoys the group's music, but because I think it's sad that Rock Kills Kid can't give credit where credit is deserved.
    kirbstaon May 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"For several years, I was alone. I didn't go out at all. People called me 'The Hermit.' So I had a lot of time to reflect on who I was. That's what our first single, 'Paralyzed' is about--being stuck and unable to move forward."

    Makes a lot of sense and it's kind of what I'm dealing with atm.

    First stanza says it all, it occurs to him that he's isolated from everyone else and when he tries to break free from it he gives up because it takes a lot of work to do it. Later on he says "I'm paralyzed, I'm paralyzed/The only way to cope/Is to realize" which means he's staying sane only by realizing his problem and having hope that he can get out of it but everytime he tries he's held back, repeating the cycle over and over.

    And yeah, a shame the beat is ripped off from The Kinks, but Tucker was probably influenced by it because he was into punk
    xcompon June 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always Thought It Was About Being In Between two Decisions "Stuck In the Middle" But Since the Composer Wrote that quote right? Well Thats What Thot
    Brendonsohon August 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow You are So Right, Kirbsta, "Superman" Sounds SOOO freakin Similar to This, But they're Both Good Songs
    Brendonsohon August 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeh, sounds like sleep paralysis which happens shortly after falling asleep, or before falling asleep which is believed to be as a visit from the "old hag."
    UltraPersonon February 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment100% agree with Kirbsta and Brenonsoh about Paralyzed and Superman by the Kinks. Had just emailed the friend that recommended Paralyzed to me, saying the same thing, then went online to see if there was any other mention of it, or even a lawsuit over it. One ironic thing: look at what happened to Christopher "Superman" Reeves? (paralyzed). Almost makes me wonder if the rip-off was intentional for anyone that could make the connection?
    sillyputtyon September 06, 2007   Link

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