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All day
Staring at the ceiling
Making friends with shadows on my wall
All night
Hearing voices telling me
That I should get some sleep
Because tomorrow might be good for something
Hold on
I'm feeling like I'm headed for a
Breakdown
I don't know why
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
I know, right now you can't tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you'll see
A different side of me
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little impaired
I know, right now you don't care
But soon enough you're gonna think of me
And how I used to be
Me
Talking to myself in public
Dodging glances on the train
I know
I know they've all been talking 'bout me
I can hear them whisper
And it makes me think there must be something wrong
With me
Out of all the hours thinking
Somehow
I've lost my mind
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
I know, right now you can't tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you'll see
A different side of me
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little impaired
I know right now you don't care
But soon enough you're gonna think of me
And how I used to be
I been talking in my sleep
Pretty soon they'll come to get me
Yeah, they're taking me away
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
I know, right now you can't tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you'll see
A different side of me
I'm not crazy I'm just a little impaired
I know, right now you don't care
But soon enough you're gonna think of me
And how I used to be
Hey, how I used to be
How I used to be, yeah
Well I'm just a little unwell
How I used to be
How I used to be



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    hopefulmamaApr 12, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    I always felt this song described schizophrenia. Which many people think is mulitiple personalities. Not actually so.
    i think of my son who has schizphrenia when i hear this song. He showed signs of it his junior year of highschool. He
    has lost many of his close friends, because he just stayed by himself. he felt he was hearing voices, he was talking to himself in public, felt like he was dodging glances from people...He was suicidal (3 times we almost lost him), but I kept telling him to just hold on because tomorrow could be good for something...This song always brings tears to my eyes...because I do miss him and how he used to be...
    the meds he takes now have quieted some of his symptoms, but they also snuffed the out the candle of his old personality and all the funny, smiling, laughing things he used to do and be about...He used to have so many friends, and now to see him as a loner, with no friends to hang out with, and to see that he's somehow lost his ability to be social and intereact with people the way he used to. With no real direction is very sad for me... although he's still here, in a way he's not...I miss him so much. I miss the side of him that is no longer.
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    UnregisteredAug 12, 2014 at 2:56 am
    Sometimes people thinks that you are crazy when you do something out of the natural. It's because their normal minds have already set a standard on what they could or couldn't do. So if they see other people doing something that is out of the bound of their normal mind, they would say it's crazy. Thanks to the "Crazy people" who tried to fly, we have now airplane. Thanks to the those "Crazy people" we have now telephone, electricity, Facebook, etc.
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    UnregisteredMay 13, 2012 at 12:59 am
    Spoke volumes to me just after i was diagnosed with parkinson's disease as a 49 year old! To me it talks about the rise and fall when i take my medication and as it wears off. It also talks about the progression of the disease, for example in years to come, when i am at my worst, think of me and how i used to be.
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    UnregisteredNov 18, 2011 at 4:54 am
    When i first heard the song, i thought it was about someone being on the high-end of the autism spectrum. I have aspergers syndrome, and alot of people don't get me, and often times call me crazy because of the things i say and because of my lack of friends. I can also hear people talk about me, its always about how different i am, but they don't know i have aspergers. My very few good friends all know i'm not crazy, and like being around me, and they don't know i have aspergers. Really i'm not crazy, i'm just a little unwell, and just impaired.
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    ishie07Jul 5, 2011 at 8:28 pm
    song that sometimes explain that there is really a part of our self that is really unique,different,peculiar...just life, full of ups and downs

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