"Peek a Boo" as written by and Mark Allen/casale Mothersbaugh....
When I'm down, really down,
Nothin' matters. Nothin' does.
I close my eyes, go to sleep.
But I can't sleep. I can't sleep.

Please hear my cry for help, and save me from myself.

Junior High I lost my mind.
I don't know why. It's a terrible thing.
Since that day it's been a struggle
Trying to make sense out of scrambled eggs.

Please hear my cry for help, and save me from myself.

I painted a bar and I never got paid,
In a town where everyone was on foot.
I was locked in on Easter day.
All I had to eat was a piece of bread.

When I got home my mother said
"You're a lazy bum and that's how come
You suffer like that and you'll starve
All your life. All your life."

Spoken just like it was a curse,
But it didn't really sound so bad.
I like to make things up,
It's the healthiest thing that I do.

But I'm tired
From being kidnapped
By a dark wolf that would
Do me in.

Please hear my cry for help, and save me from myself.

I'm just saying how I feel.
Maybe you could try to understand.
I'm a man who needs you.

When I'm down, really down
Nothin' matters. Nothin' does.
I close my eyes to go to sleep,
But I can't sleep. I can't sleep.

You can listen to these songs,
Have a good time and walk away.
But for me it's not that easy.
I have to live these songs forever.

Please hear my cry for help, and save me from myself.


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"Peek a Boo" as written by Daniel Johnston

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    General CommentAs if no one has commented on this song yet...
    It's so honest, and so fucking true, and so goddam real...I know I repeated myself there, but I have to emphasize how real it is.
    Fucking love this man...
    Thank God for Daniel Johnston (or perhaps the Devil, right?)
    El_Loboon October 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentallmoviephoto.com/photo/…
    This may be the wall of the bar he painted...though I'm assuming he's referring to the bars on the window(s) or door(s) in the asylum...
    El_Loboon October 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYou can really feel Daniel, here. Man... I love this song but it makes me want to jump off a bridge.
    We will never understand what he's been through.
    Willboeon September 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song real gets to me. I can't think of a better, more expressive lyric.
    walterhunton October 31, 2010   Link

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