"The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum" as written by and Terry Hall Lynval Golding....
I see a clinic full of cynics
Who want to twist the peoples' wrist
They're watching every move we make
We're all included on the list

The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum

No nuclear the cowboy told us
And who am I to disagree
'cause when the madman flips the switch
The nuclear will go for me

The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum

I've seen the faces of starvation
But I just can not see the points
'cause there's so much food here today
That no one wants to take away

The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum - take away my right to choose
The lunatics have taken over the asylum - take away my point of view
The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum - take away my dignity,
Take these things away from me
The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum - take away my family,
Take away the right to speak
The lunatics have taken over the asylum take away my point of view,
Take away my right to choose


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"The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum" as written by Terry Hall Lynval Golding

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    General CommentI love this song! it sounds weird and that's why i like it so much :P Collide is one of the best bands out there... ^.^
    Anaesthesiaon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNot sure what the bands personal song meaning is but to me it's rather political! Fab, fab song, love it.
    DemonicaBon July 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt means, well, "The lunatics took over the Asylum!"
    As in the Destructive Fools took over our security home.

    The trick is it could be viewed in different ways. At first, I thought of monarchy, then I thought of The Mainstream vs. The Underground. Then i thought of some other stuff.

    So after whatever just happened, the natives or whatever victim is overpowered or just afraid to speak out, LOUDLY!
    Blackandwild1on August 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt means, well, "The lunatics took over the Asylum!"
    As in the Destructive Fools took over our security home.

    The trick is it could be viewed in different ways. At first, I thought of monarchy, then I thought of The Mainstream vs. The Underground. Then i thought of some other stuff.

    So after whatever just happened, the natives or whatever victim is overpowered or just afraid to speak out, LOUDLY!
    Blackandwild1on August 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just heard it first time and yeah, it gets me in a weird mood to dance :D:D
    Madvilon February 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's quite obvious this song is referring to politics in the US.

    "No nuclear the cowboy told us " is obviously referring to President Bush.
    The whole take away my right to choose if referring to legalizing abortion. And the right to speak well, I don't see how that's been taken away. But this is obviously some big political commentary on the Conservative congress (now it's very liberal) and government at the time this song was written.
    ladyxpandoraxbrokenon April 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJust thought I'd add that this is a cover of a song written in 1981 by a band called Three Boy Three.
    saccardon August 11, 2009   Link
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    General Comment*Fun Boy Three (stupid brain!)
    saccardon August 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFun Boy Three were refering to Ronald Reagan with the line "No nuclear the cowboy told us". As pretty much everyone saw Reagan as a cowboy with the way he handled things.
    lordnikon45on July 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are wrong. The second verse is a pun:

    "Go nuclear, the cowboy told us, and who am I to disagree.
    'Cause when the madman throws the switch, the nuclear will go for me."
    Obyronon January 12, 2012   Link

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