I'm bored of cheap and cheerful
I want expensive sadness
Hospital bills, parole
Open doors to madness

I want you to be crazy 'coz you're borin' baby when you're straight
I want you to be crazy 'coz you're stupid baby when you're sane

I'm sick of social graces
Show your sharp-tipped teeth
Lose your cool in public
Dig that illegal meat
'Coz love is just a dialogue
You can't survive on ice-cream
You got the same needs as a dog
It's alright (it's alright) to be mean (to be mean)


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    General CommentI think this is an ode to the crazy people of the world. Instead of praising the straight-laced, do-gooders with 401-K plans & a mortgage it's praising the people who have drama in their lives, spend all their money on sex, drugs & rock n roll.
    maramayoon August 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis song is just about going crazy, finding edge, living life. Its vague enough for it to mean a lot of things.

    There's a genius remix of this by Sinden in the We Make it Good series. I highly recommend you check it out
    disgustipated77on May 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenteasy one

    it's about convincing another person, (or your inner normie) to not to be a normie, cause he/she could have a way more interesting life by throwing away most of the boring "social graces".

    the drug thing fits ofc, but i see that as a secondary issue here.
    shitposter2000on July 12, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought it was
    "i'm sick of soscials graces
    show your sharp tipped teeth"
    rose.paradeon February 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell I know it's 'social crazes' 'coz that line's on the video on that projector behind them.
    I couldn't figure out whether it was 'shark-tipped' or something else though. Hopefully the album'll have a lyrics booklet!
    ThrowMyHeartUpon February 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I want expend some sadness"
    expensive sadness, maybe?
    mrs. actuallyon March 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI do apologise, it is 'expensive sadness' I read the video wrong. And it is social graces. Ack I gotta learn to read ;)
    ThrowMyHeartUpon March 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis it "i want you to be crazy, cuz ur boring baby when ur sane" or maybe safe in the end? i always thought it was safe.. lyrically it's prettier because sane is the opposite of crazy (which is in the same row) and that's just boring and not at all surprising like the kills! every time i try to listen to it, i only hear [sei-]
    sabion March 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUhm. This song is just what I've been looking for and then some. Awesome song.
    Technophobiaon March 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI read in Notion it was 'safe' but the lyrics booklet says it is 'sane'.
    After URA Fever, this was my first favourite off the album, but I'm kind of tired of it now.
    ThrowMyHeartUpon March 23, 2008   Link

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