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Gnarls Barkley – Crazy Lyrics 16 years ago
Like everyone else is saying.... I'm not saying this is an ultimately correct interpretation of a song because.... well that phrase is oxymoronic anyways, an interpretation is completely subjective.

It's a phase that he's talking about, a post-adolescent phase in which one would think obssesively, contemplating and deducivly reasoning about the world, this reality, to find an answer or reason. Not many people can relate.


People like this are underestimated. They are thought of as that typical stereotype who thinks they understand everything about the world without having experienced any of it.
But for those who can produce any material meaning or
reason for an event through deduction have an ability to understand without experiencing, an abiliyt most don't have and most can't understand.
"But it wasn’t because I didn’t know enough
I just knew too much"

These people distance themselves from others around them because of societies lack of an ability to understand this phase, for the most part at least.
You therefore distance yourself from the world and from society, giving this feeling
"Yeah I was out of touch"

WIth this obssession in thought and deducive reasoning comes your abscense of mind, where, to the world, you seem out of it, you seem crazy, but for you, it's all in your head. You're thinking consistently and with an obssessive passion in order to understand what few ever could.
You begin to develop a loss of care for the world.
It's all typical, it's all been done before and it's all typical, all the same. You lose interest and care, and iwth this loss of interest comes the loss of attention to your world. You therefore distance yourself from the world and from society, giving this feeling
"Yeah I was out of touch"
"And when you’re out there, without care"

It's driven by curiousity.


But, really, once you've thought enough, you must think about all the others that have gone about that same train of thought. Who are you to think yo'ure some genius to understand the universe? You begin to learn about the other people that are alike to you, that there are intellectuals out there that can relate to you at least partly. You're not quite that smart, to really understand everything. It's not that easy.
"Who do you, who do you,
Who do you think you are?
Ha Ha Ha, Bless your soul
You really think you’re in control? "

The "place" is your own serene bliss of thought, where you have the freedom to think and express you're intellect, you're curiosity and individualizing, characterizing mind. It's the only place you can be free.


To sum this song up in two words:


mental maturity.


To most it's that phase of youth where curiosity drives a naiive mind to wonder about a world around him that is initially so obtuse.
Some take it too far.

Perhaps it's not naiive.
People need the ability to quesiton and defy social customs to find a truth or break a mold.

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