I built a ship with my own hands
To take us to the moon
I took a pen in my own hand
And wrote you a hundred tunes

Now I'm crazy for you
But not that crazy

I pretended you were Jesus
You were just dying to save me
I stood beneath your window
With my ukulele
I made my yard a playground
Just in case we had a baby

Now I'm crazy for you
But not that crazy

I treated you like radium
I treated you like God
You were my glass menagerie
Did you not find that odd?
I dwelt within
And went without
And broke my virgin flesh
I performed acts of devotion
As if you were Ganesh, but

Now I'm crazy for you
But not that crazy
I'm crazy for you
But not that crazy


Lyrics submitted by Anne Arbour

(Crazy For You But) Not That Crazy song meanings
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    General CommentI stood beneath your window with my ukulele
    I made my yard a playground just in case we had a baby


    I adore tMF, and it's for lines like this that I do.
    werechickon March 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLOVE.
    elleonon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"and broke my virgin flesh I
    performed acts of devotion as if you were Ganesh, but now I'm crazy for you
    but not that crazy I'm crazy for you but not that crazy"

    amazing
    222on March 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI pretended you were Jesus, You were just dying to save me

    !!! LOVE !!!

    I say that all the time.
    SpaceOddity2k6on April 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPretty straightforward, like "I Don't Really Love You Anymore" this song is completely sarcastic and there's no bound to the craziness this person feels towards the other.
    figureeighton March 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI treated him like Radium. I always wonder if he found that odd. Crazy. Crazy. Crazy.
    GeorginaMansleyon July 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI like the line about the ukelele.. It's adorable.
    :]
    LilSpiceGirlon February 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song won my heart over with the glass menagerie reference
    bethanypwnson November 09, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm pretty sure its obvious this song is about being madly in love with someone... emphasis on the madly.

    So much so that you devote so much time and effort into showing them appreciation, buying/making them gifts, or even just thinking about them.. I find myself in a similar situation right now

    It might seem a little off putting to the other person hence the "Crazy for you... but not that crazy" trying to reaffirm that its just the love he feels is so deep that he's acting in what might seem an abnormal way but still considers himself "normal" but obviously the hyperboles in the lyrics make it a tad bit to believe.

    Then again who can blame him?
    b4b1n5k1on April 29, 2015   Link

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