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Institutionalized
Suicidal Tendencies Lyrics


Sometimes I try to do things and it just doesn't work out the way I wanted too
And I get real frustrated, and its like
And I try hard to do it and take my time
And it just doesn't work out the way I want it too
It's like I concentrate on it real hard but it just doesn't work out
And everything I do and everything I try, it never turns out
It's like I need time to figure these things out
But there's always someone there going

Hey Mike: You know we've been noticing you've been having a lot of problems lately
You know, maybe you get away, and like maybe you should talk about it,
You'll feel a lot better

And I go: No it's okay, you know I'll figure it out
Just leave me alone I'll figure it out
You know I'll just work it on myself,

And they go: Well you know if you want to talk about it I'll be here, you know
And you'll probably feel a lot better if you talk about it, so want don't you talk about it

And I go: No I don't want to, I'm okay, I'll figure it out myself
And they just keep bugging me 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 - institution
You're the one who's crazy - institution
You're driving me crazy - institution
They stuck 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 just like staring at the wall thinking about everything
But then again I was thinking about nothing
And then my mom came in and I didn't even know she was there she called my name
And I didn't even hear it, and then she started screaming: MIKE! MIKE!
And I go: What, what's the matter?
And she goes: What's the matter with you?
I go: There's nothing wrong mom
And she goes: Don't tell me that, you're on drugs!
And I go: No mom I'm not on drugs I'm okay, I was just thinking you know,
Why don't you get me a Pepsi
And she goes: No you're on drugs!
I go: Mom I'm okay, I'm just thinking
She goes: No you're not thinking, you're on drugs! Normal people don't act that way!
I go: Mom just give me a Pepsi, please
All I want is a Pepsi, and she wouldn't give it to me
All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi, and she wouldn't give it to me
Just a 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 - institution
You're the one who's crazy - institution
You're driving me crazy - institution
They stuck 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:
Me and your mom have been noticing lately that you've been having a lot of problems,
You've been going off for no reason and we're afraid you're gonna hurt somebody,
We're afraid you're gonna hurt yourself
So we decided that it would be in your interest if we put you somewhere
Where you could get the help that you need
And I go: Wait, what are you talking about, we decided!?
My best interest?! How do you know what's 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 - institution
You're the one who's crazy - institution
You're driving me crazy - institution
They stuck 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

Lyrics © INGROOVES MUSIC PUBLISHING C/O SOVEREIGN MUSIC, BMG Rights Management
Written by: Louis Mayorga, Mike Muir

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Anahli Winters

And I go, "Wait! What are you 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?!

Best lines in a song ever!



dhtsoaeds dhtnadi

@marcus jones muir (songwriter) admits it's not an easy song to understand, but it's not about pointing the finger or not taking responsibility.

to nutshell the lyrics:
"i try. i fail. i try harder. i get frustrated. well-meaning but out-of-touch types suggest i see a shrink. i say no thanks, i'll work through this myself. they don't take no for an answer and the frustration builds.

"i was deep in thought and didn't notice my mom come in. when she finally got my attention she accused me of being on drugs. i told her i was only thinking but she wouldn't believe me.

"i returned to my thoughts, and both parents came in and said they were sending me off to teen boot camp. i went to the schools and churches YOU chose for me. my brain was programmed with what YOU wanted in there. and you have the nerve to say i'm crazy?! they had me committed to save me from myself."

irony is, the kid needed protection from his out-of-touch overly-critical meddlesome parents who probably had him on ritalin and were brainwashed by tv commercials that their kid needed an intervention when all he really needed was a pepsi and some space.



Asucena Bustamante

Sometimes I try to do things
And it just doesn't work out the way I want it to
And I get real frustrated, and 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
It's like I concentrate on it real hard
But it just doesn't work out
And everything I do and everything I try
It never turns out, it's like, I need time to figure these things out
But there's always someone there going
"Hey Mike, you know, we've been noticing you've been having a lot of problems lately, you know?
You should maybe get away, and like, maybe you should talk about it you'll feel a lot better"
And I go, "No it's okay, you know
I'll figure it out, just leave me alone
I'll figure it out, you know?
I'm just working on myself"
They go, "Well you know, if you want to talk about it
I'll be here, you know
And you'll probably feel a lot better if you talk about it
So why don't you talk about it?"
And I go, "NO I don't want to, I'm okay!
I'll figure it out myself!"
But they just keep bugging me, they just keep bugging me and it builds up inside...

[Pre-Chorus]
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! (Institution!)
You're the one that's crazy! (Institution!)
You're driving me crazy! (Institution!)
They stuck me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect from the enemy myself

[Verse 2]
I was in my room, and I was just 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 even know she was there
She called my name and I didn't hear her
Then she started screaming, "Mike! Mike!"
And I go, "What? What's the matter?"
She goes, "What's the matter with you?"
I go, "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 okay
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 okay, I'm just thinking"
And she goes, "NO! You're not thinking you're on drugs!
Normal people don't act that way!"
I go, "Mom, just get me a Pepsi, please? All I want's a Pepsi"
And she wouldn't give it to me
All I wanted was a Pepsi
Just one Pepsi
And she wouldn't give it to me
Just a Pepsi!

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

[Chorus]
I'm not crazy! (Institution!)
You're the one that's crazy! (Institution!)
You're driving me crazy! (Institution!)
They stuck me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect from the enemy myself

[Verse 3]
I'm sitting in my room, and my mom and my dad came in
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, "Me and your mom
We've been noticing lately you've been having a lot of problems
And you've been going off for no reason
And we're afraid you're gonna hurt somebody
And we're afraid you're gonna hurt yourself,
So we decided that it would be in your best interest
If we put you somewhere you could get the help that you need"
And I go, "Wait! What are you 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

[Chorus]
I'm not crazy! (Institution!)
You're the one that's crazy! (Institution!)
You're driving me crazy! (Institution!)
They stuck me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect from the enemy myself

[Outro- spoken]
It doesn't matter, I'll probably get hit by a car anyway



All comments from YouTube:

Jose Rodas

Men will literally start a successful rock band rather than go to therapy

S0urc3

..........



ROCK?!

The Lastperfectman

@Vukan Kosanović yeah I can see doing it for a Coke...but all that over Pepsi? Come on!

ShockMe1994

@Vukan Kosanović Mike really loves his Pepsi 🤷🏻‍♂️

Vukan Kosanović

@ShockMe1994 he wrecked a wall because of Pepsi? Man has anger problems. He is not crazy he just has anger problems.

Vukan Kosanović

@Hayden Sonny ohhhhh. Now let's see a famous yt...

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Celso Canavesi

This is the male version of Girls just wanna have fun

Michel Araujo

@Derek Harper Don't be the "Actually" guy, don't ruin the joke

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Yooooi

Mike Sotelo

Word

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