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INSANITY MAN

by Biff Gladman



There's a man I know - well he's been on the go
For years and years and years
And he's a little bit high - and he's a little bit low
And his eyes are thick with tears
Somebody knows him - but nobody shows him
That his life could be his own /
Nobody tries - when somebody cries -
"Why must he be alone?" - "Why must he be alone?"


Insanity man - when will they understand
When will they shake your hand - and say -
"Hey man - you've been through it"
"Say man - you can do it"
Insanity man - when will they take the stand
Well I don't think they can - they say -
- "No way man - you can rough it"
- "Go 'way man - you can stuff it"
Insanity man - Insanity man


So he sits and stares - and nobody cares
If he never gets up at all
And he's a little bit mad - but it's a little bit sad
As he turns his face to the wall
Somebody tells him that somebody wants him
But nobody stops to look
People despise him - and some analyse him
They said they read about him in some book
They said they read about him in some book


Insanity man - when will they understand
When will they shake your hand - and say -
- "Hey man - you've been through it"
- "Say man - you can do it"
Insanity man - when will they take the stand
Well I don't think they can - they say -
- "No way man - you can rough it"
- "Go 'way man - you can stuff it"
Insanity man - Insanity man



Why do they keep out of the fray
Why do they shy themselves away
Why do they keep their profiles low
I guess they just don't wanna know
And as he flares again - well he's got no friend
Just a pill - a shock - and a jag
And he's a little bit screwed - coz it's a little bit crude
But still they got him in the bag
Somebody nails him - practically jails him
Opens his mouth and he's gagged
Somebody cuffs him - but nobody loves him
Life - it's a bit of a drag - Life - it's a bit of a drag


Insanity man - when will they understand
When will they shake your hand - and say -
"Hey man - you've been through it"
"Say man - you can do it"
Insanity man - when will they take the stand
Well I don't think they can - they say -
"No way man - you can rough it"
"Go 'way man - you can stuff it"
Insanity man - Insanity man




B Gladman
Song recorded on CD in 2001

Also see CD by Biff Gladman