Remember when you ran away
And I got on my knees
And begged not to leave
Or else I'd go BEZERK?

WELL

You left me anyhow
And then the days got worse and worse
And now you see I've gone completely out of my mind!

AND

They're coming take me away HA HA!
They're coming take me away HO HO HE HE HA HA!
TO THE FUNNY FARM, WHERE LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
ALL THE TIME AND I'LL BE HAPPY TO SEE
THOSE NICE YOUNG MEN IN THEIR CLEAN WHITE COATS
AND THEY'RE COMING TO TAKE ME AWAY HA HA!

You thought it was a joke
And so you laugher, you laughed
When I had said that losing you
Would make me flip my lid.

RIGHT?

You know you laughed, I heard you laugh
You laughed you laughed and laughed
And then you left but now you know
I'm utterly mad.

AND

They're coming take me away HA HA!
They're coming take me away HO HO HE HE HA HA!
TO THE HAPPY HOME! WITH TREES AND FLOWERS
AND CHIRPING BIRDS AND BASKET WEAVERS
WHO SIT AND SMILE AND TWIDDLE THEIR THUMBS
AND TOES AND THEY'RE COMING TO TAKE ME AWAY HA HA!

I cooked your food, I cleaned your house
And this is how you pay me back for all
My kind, unselfish loving deeds?

HUH?

Well you just wait, they'll find you yet
And when they do they'll put you in
The ASPCA you mangy mutt!

AND

They're coming take me away HA HA!
They're coming take me away HO HO HE HE HA HA!
TO THE FUNNY FARM, WHERE LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
ALL THE TIME AND I'LL BE HAPPY TO SEE
THOSE NICE YOUNG MEN IN THEIR CLEAN WHITE COATS
AND THEY'RE COMING TO TAKE ME AWAY HA HA!

TO THE HAPPY HOME! WITH TREES AND FLOWERS
AND CHIRPING BIRDS AND BASKET WEAVERS
WHO SIT AND SMILE AND TWIDDLE THEIR THUMBS
AND TOES AND THEY'RE COMING TO TAKE ME AWAY HA HA!


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    General CommentI heard this last night for the first time. My dad made me listen to it telling me about how it was a big hit in the 70's. It frightened me, I will have emotional issues for the rest of my life because of this song.....And I liked it.
    thisboyon February 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song scarred the poop out of me back in 1968 and still does! Great stuff!
    satisfaction2000on March 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI recommend you do the following to prepare:
    1.) make sure you're alone--so no one will rescue you.
    2.) hook up headphones to your computer
    3.) listen to it at night
    4.) make sure the room is pitch black (monitor on is OK)
    5.) wear some diapers--you're gonna poop your pants
    Owl---on June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is an AWESOME song!
    Metallicachickon June 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthow... odd...

    kinda scares me a little. (a lot.)
    erasethesunon June 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentPeople have got to put up more stuff by napolean xiv
    JofaGuhton March 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this song for some reason, my best friend and i walk around school singing this song, everyone kind a looks at us weird. (wonder why?)
    LoTRFanon September 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSomewhere I heard that this song was about the guy's dog running away.
    Barnstormeron October 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgeez that song is weird..
    tommyhaychon January 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is my theme song.....yes i know it's VERY disturbing!!!! but i still love it! ha ha....yes....
    BrokenLostLonely16on October 02, 2005   Link

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