Over there, well, he's wondering
Is Oskar there, is Oskar alright?
Was never cool not allowed to fit
He never knew what he liked
And over there he's the rubberman
A rubber dress with Betty Page eyes
Was never cool, he'll never settle down
He's not allowed to drive

He'll build a bridge then walk around
Don't ever call him dumb
He's not that bright
He's not that bright
And he's not him, not him

And I can take you somewhere
Somewhere to unwind
You're tangled up in all this shit
And I will make you mine
And I will make you mine

There's nothing wrong
He's a superstar
A taxi man and a young Einstein
Was never cool
He'll never settle down
He's not allowed to drive

He'll build a bridge then walk around
Leave that boy alone
He's not that bright
He's not uptight
He's just not him, not himself

And I will take you somewhere
Somewhere to unwind
You're tangled up in all this shit
But I will make you mine
And I will make you mine

And I can take you somewhere
Somewhere to unwind
You're tangled up in all this shit
And I will make you mine
I will make you mine
I will make you mine
Make you mine, mine, mine
Make you mine, mine, mine
Make you
But I can take you somewhere over
Mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine


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Hello Oskar Lyrics as written by Michael Maida Arnold Lanni

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    The name of the song was taken from the name of a book called "Hello, Oscar." It was about a schizophrenic guy. With that in mind, the meaning behind the song should be easy to figure out.

    RemyKilledElvison June 29, 2002   Link
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    you called it RemyKilledElvis

    sundayon June 29, 2002   Link
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    While I have always heard the same thing, that it was about a book called, "Hello, Oscar" about schizophrenia, I have not been able to locate this book anywhere, and frankly reading the lyrics, how can you say that it has anything to do with schizophrenia? Maybe I'm missing something, explain?

    GaryMosblechSuxon March 21, 2003   Link
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    There's nothing wrong, he's a superstar A taximan and a young Eisenstein Was never cool he'll never settle down He's not allowed to drive

    He'll build a bridge then walk around Leave that boy alone He's not that bright He's not uptight And he's just not him Not himself


    That sure sounds like a description of schizophrenia to me, Gary.

    VoiceOfTheVoicelesson July 07, 2005   Link
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    There's nothing wrong, he's a superstar A taximan and a young Eisenstein Was never cool he'll never settle down He's not allowed to drive

    He'll build a bridge then walk around Leave that boy alone He's not that bright He's not uptight And he's just not him Not himself


    That sure sounds like a description of schizophrenia to me, Gary.

    VoiceOfTheVoicelesson July 07, 2005   Link

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