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Suicidal Tendencies Lyrics
"Institutionalized - v2"

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Sometimes I try to do things,
and it just doesn't work out the way I want them to,
and I get real frustrated, it's like,
I try hard to do it and I take my time, but
it just doesn't work out the way I want it to,
its like I concentrate real hard
but it just doesn't work out and every
thing I do and every thing I try it never turns out, it's like I need some
time to figure these things out, but there's always someone there going:
- Hey Mike, you know, we been noticing
you've been having alot of problems
lately, you know, and like maybe you should get away
and you should talk about it,
you'd feel a lot better.
And I go:
- No, it's ok, I'll figure it out myself, just
leave me alone I'll figure it out you know I will just work it out myself.
And they go:
- well you know if you wanna talk about it will be here, you'll feel alot
better if you talked about it so why don't you talk about it
And I go:
- No, I don't want to I'm ok, I'll figure it out myself!
And they just keep bugging me and it builds up inside,

So you're gonna be institutionalized
You'll come out brainwashed with bloodshot eyes
You won't have any say
They'll brainwash you until you see their way

I'm not crazy - He is in denial!
You're the one who's crazy - He is in denial!
You're driving me crazy -He is in denial!

They stick me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect me from the enemy, myself

I was in my room, and I was like staring at the walls thinking about
everything but then again I was thinking about nothing,
and then my mom came
in and I didn't now she was there
and she calls my name and I didn't hear
her and then she started screaming:
- Mike, Mike!
And I go:
- What, what's the matter?
She goes:
- What's the matter with you?
I say:
- there's nothing wrong mom
She goes:
- Don't tell me that, you're on drugs!
I go:
- No mom, I'm not on drugs, I'm ok, I'm just thinking, you know,
why don't you get me a Pepsi?
She goes:
- No, you're on drugs,
I go:
- Mom, I'm all ok, I'm just thinking
And she goes:
- No, you're on drugs normal people don't act that way!
I go-
mom All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi,
and she wouldn't give it to me,
just one Pepsi...

They give you a white shirt with long sleeves
Tied around you're back, you're treated like thieves
Drug you up because they're lazy
It's too much work to help a crazy

I'm not crazy - He is in denial!
You're the one who's crazy -He is in denial!
You're driving me crazy - He is in denial!

They stick me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect me from the enemy, myself

I was sitting in my room and my mom
and my dad came in and they pulled up a
chair and they sat down, they go:
- Mike, we need to talk to you.
And I go:
- Okay, what's the matter?
They go:
- Well me and your mom, we been noticing lately
you've been having alot of
problems, and you've been going off for no reason, and we're afraid that
you're going to hurt somebody, and we're afraid that you're gonna hurt
yourself, so we decided that it would be in your best interest if we put
you somewhere where you could get the help that you need...
And I said:
- Wait, what are we talking about?! We decided?!
My best interest?! How do you know
what my best interest is, how can you say what my best interest is?
What are you trying to
say? I'm crazy? When I went to your schools,
I went to your churches, I
went to your institutional learning facilities. So how can you say
I'm crazy?

They say they're gonna fix my brain
Alleviate my suffering and my pain
But by the time they fix my head
Mentally I'll be dead

I'm not crazy - He is in denial!
You're the one who's crazy -He is in denial!
You're driving me crazy -He is in denial!

They stick me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect me from the enemy, myself

It doesn't matter. I'll probably get hit by a car anyway.
This song is from the album "Prime Cuts-Best Of", "Still Cyco After All These Years", "Suicidal Tendencies", "FNG" and "Playlist: The Very Best of Suicidal Tendencies".