I cannot sleep tonight
The folks in my head were giving me a fright
They're walking up and down my head
Slamming the doors and chanting "Dead, dead, dead"
No amount of Lou Reed, Seals & Crofts, or any other songs,
Nor will warm milk make the folks in my head going, going, gone.
I pace up and down my room tapping at the phone
My friends do not answer - nobody's home
I fear that they're one with the folks in my head now,
Breaking in my door, barrel to the head, pow-pow-pow
Friend's don't do that to one another,
But when you're paranoid, they're just like every other.
I step outside to get some air
Look up at the sky, the morning sun will soon be there
I feel relief as the cool breeze wraps around and caresses me
Except for the friends and folks in my head, who disagree
My heart races and I drop
I beg and plead with them to make it all stop.
"Make it stop!" I say, "Leave me be!"
I yell as I ransack my room, looking for the silence key
I go outside and wave the key at them
"Don't look over here! This doesn't concern you!"
"No, I won't put it down!"
"Call who you want, I'm not putting this down!"
"I'll beat them to it!"