"Monomania" as written by and Bradford Cox....
My only boy couldn't leave his name
Come on boy let me say that a
If you wanna be with me yeah
I can be your home away

Come on god hear my said prayer
If you can send me an angel
If you can't send me an angel
Send me something else instead

Send my heart to the sea
Oh the empty sea
But there's a light in the core
And there's nothing left no more
No more no

If you can't choose me
Then you can't see
There's a light in my heart
And it' won't be there tomorrow

There's a man
There is a mystery whore
And in my dying days
I could never be sure

Well never mind
And then they take me away
And then they take you away
They'll never take me away

And in my head
There is something rotting dead
I can't compete with her
Let me be released from this


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"Monomania" as written by Bradford Cox


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    General CommentThis was amazing on Jimmy Fallon, bodes well for the album.

    However I think it might be "come on God hear my sick prayer"
    Shotgunnon April 08, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIn the first two lines this is what I hear:

    My only boy couldnt leave [his name?] and well uh
    Cmon boy, let me show you, that uh

    I think that this is correct, but I am not certain on whether he is saying *his name* or something else. You did a great job on this though, all except the first lines sound right to me.
    Jeffnbdon April 08, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIn 19th century psychiatry, monomania (from Greek monos, one, and mania, mania) was a form of partial insanity conceived as single pathological preoccupation in an otherwise sound mind. Partial insanity, variations of which enjoyed a long pre-history in jurisprudence, was in contrast to the traditional notion of total insanity, exemplified in the diagnosis of mania, as a global condition effecting all aspects of understanding and which reflected the position that the mind or soul was an indivisible entity. Coined by the French psychiatrist Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol (1772-1840) around 1810, monomania was a new disease-concept characterized by the presence of an expansive idée fixe in which the mind was diseased and deranged in some facets but otherwise normal in others. Esquirol and his circle delineated three broad categories of monomania coherent with the traditional tripartite classification of the mind into intellectual, emotional and volitional faculties. Emotional monomania is that in which the patient is obsessed with only one emotion or several related to it; intellectual monomania is that which is related to only one kind of delirious idea or ideas. Although, monomania was retained as one of seven recognized categories of mental illness in the 1880 US census, its importance as a psychiatric diagnostic category was in decline from the mid-19th century. It no longer appears in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
    TheWrongGirlon April 12, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure, but the beginning sounds pretty similar to what Jeffnbd suggested...

    perhaps it's "my only boy couldn't leave his name here..."

    and I agree that it's "come on god, hear my sick prayer"
    TheWrongGirlon April 12, 2013   Link
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    General Commentok lyric post. try buying the cd for once and seeing what the lyrics actually are:

    my only boy couldnt leave his lady well
    come on boy let me you tell you that
    if you want to be with me
    i can be your home away

    come on god hear my sick prayer
    if you can't send me an angel
    if you can't send me an angel
    send me something else instead

    .., the rest is spot on tho
    welljesussayson May 09, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI always thought of the album and song title Mono-mania as meaning the opposite of stereo, which being recorded with 8-track recorders and fuzz is true. But w/ user TheWrongGirls explanation being of a sickness of partial insanity it makes even more sense now.
    IrishMan44on December 01, 2015   Link

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