Little girl sits in the corner, locked in a stare.
Arms waving madly at something that sadly isn't there.
Dressed in the day's best by a nurse who's nowhere to be found.

What does she see?
Maybe she's looking at me...

Old man is strapped to the seat of his chair, wearing a gown.
Shouting and cursing at someone who clearly isn't around.
Father Time has twisted his mind.
The staff says, "He's not well!"

To whom does he speak?
Maybe he's speaking to me...

So we keep these people inside these walls, from society.
Their forgotten lives safe from the crowd, they can't leave.
You've left them there with me.

So we keep these people behind these walls, from society.
Their forgotten lives safe from the crowd, they can't leave.
Through the doors come people like me, good-bye to them.
They see a picture few of us see.
They can't leave.
You've left them there with me.



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Out of Mind Lyrics as written by Christopher Degarmo

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    General CommentIt's about insane asylums, and the people who reside in them. I like the lyrics in this song.
    Anilandon April 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'll say it. This song is the epilogue to Operation: Mindcrime. Nikki is still in the asylum and has been forgotten. Somewhere in his madness resides faint episodes of guilt and shame as other patients see him and apparently lash out at him in their own madness.

    "You've left them here with me."
    DaNoid1on October 24, 2019   Link

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