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  1. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    I'm just curious, if anyone is willing to share, how you feel about the song "They're coming to take me away". Offensive? Funny?
     
  2. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Funny I guess - never really gave stuff like that much thought. Not because I'm insensitive, but because why take every little thing seriously and turn it on oneself? Also, I hate when people are so politically correct they are stupid! I mean, lighten up and laugh a little.
     
  3. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Since I hum it in my head whenever work gets crazy around me, I think it's funny.

    Then again, I was a teen in the eighties. So I like Rick Dees ... all kinds of parodies ... especially Weird Al and any kind of awful/funny Christmas song (like the 12 Pains of Christmas).
     
  4. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Funny...overly easy child people are funny, too. I looked up "humor quotes" online, and wanted to share some.

    Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.' Max Eastman

    If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide. Mahatma Ghandi

    Humor is mankind's greatest blessing. Mark Twain

    You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it. Bill Cosby

    Humor is... despair refusing to take itself seriously. Arland Ussher (My personal favorite!)
     
  5. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    I'm with you, Jo. If I don't laught, I'll cry.

    My fav, too.

    Brings to mind the night Wee drank peroxide. I was pretty certain the white-coated fellows were going to be there any moment...it was like an out of body experience, standing there laughing at it all in the midst of it....this song crossed my mind then, too.

    Step, I love stupid songs. I found a cd in my truck the other day...no idea who it belongs to. Popped it in and the first song is sung to "God rest you merry gentlemen". I still have no idea where the cd came from, but its a hoot. Wee and I listen to it daily.
    "The rest room door said gentlemen so I just walked inside.
    I took two steps and realized I'd been taken for a ride.
    I heard high voices, turned and found the place was occupied
    By two nuns, three old ladies and a nurse
    What could be worse
    Than two nuns, three old ladies and a nurse?"
     
  6. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Okay, I will admit, when my sisters and I were kids we would sing it when my mom was going off about something...she was certifiable for most of what I can recall from my childhood...it's a famiily fave! And these days it would apply to my sister M! LOL
     
  7. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Funny! Did you sing it to her or behind her back??? lol

    First time I heard the song, I was 18 or 19 years old, had a big ol' fight with my boyfriend, and stormed out to go for a drive. Driving along in the middle of nowhere, I hear this playing on the radio.

    I had to ask someone the next day (pre-internet) if it really was a song or something I made up in my head! lol (and was a bit worried what the answer might be!)
     
  8. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    I think the song is funny in a low-brow sort of way. Of course, once I was diagnosed with BiPolar (BP), I told a few close friends that I'd officially been "certified". I love Jewish style humor which turns adversity into jokes and music.

    You just have to laugh at things sometimes.
     
  9. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    who sings it?
     
  10. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Wow, that's a blast from the past. My brother used to have that 45 (circa 1966). I loved it. On the B side, it was "Coming to Take Me Away" playing backwards ;-)

    Did they remake this song, or was this just prompted by a memory of the song??
     
  11. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Apparently, it was Napoleon XIV

    And here's the song:


    One of my favourites, by the way. With a schizophrenic mom, ASPD dad and ADHD brother (not to mention my little Aspie self and kids...), this got heavy rotation on my turntable when I was little.
     
  12. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    CinVA, you and I were clearly thinking along the same lines.
     
  13. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Funny, of course. And now I want that as a ring tone for my PHONE!!!
     
  14. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Oooh what a great idea, gcv... I might have to do some research :)
     
  15. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    ROFL I have it as a ringtone!!!

    Here, it's Rick Dees and you can find it on older Dr. Demento discs.

    "The Restroom Door Said, Gentlemen" is on Bob Rivers' Twisted Christmas.

    There are some greats, there. I have to admit, though, Weird Al is COOL.
     
  16. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Have always loved that song. Love it more now that I realize how crazy-making my family is.
     
  17. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    I remember when the original was new. I thought it was hilarious then and I still think so. I think one of the things that makes the rest of us "crazy" is uptight people with no sense of humor. Of course, as I wrote that I realized it sounded like a direct quote from the 1960s but that is my era so I guess that makes sense.:tongue:
     
  18. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Direct quote from the sixties?

    Okay... Perhaps... But... Two songs come to mind... "We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About" and "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes", both by Jimmy Buffett...

    The first one's kind of self-explanatory just by the title. The second... Quote... "If we weren't all crazy we would go insane". In a way - true. True.
     
  19. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Love that song. I frequently walk about the house humming the tune High Anxiety from the Mel Brooks movie of the same title. There's also Joni Mitchell's song ~ cannot remember the title ~ from the album Court & Spark

    Found it - the title is Twisted.

    My analyst told me
    That I was right out of my head
    The way he described it
    He said I'd be better dead than live
    I didn't listen to his jive
    I knew all along
    That he was all wrong
    And I knew that he thought
    I was crazy but I'm not
    Oh no

    My analyst told me
    That I was right out of my head
    He said I'd need treatment
    But I'm not that easily led
    He said I was the type
    That was most inclined
    When out of his sight
    To be out of my mind
    And he thought I was nuts
    No more ifs or ands or buts

    They say as a child
    I appeared a little bit wild
    With all my crazy ideas
    But I knew what was happening
    I knew I was a genius...
    What's so strange when you know
    That you're a wizard at three
    I knew that this was meant to be

    Now I heard little children
    Were supposed to sleep tight
    That's why I got into the vodka one night
    My parents got frantic
    Didn't know what to do
    But I saw some crazy scenes
    Before I came to
    Now do you think I was crazy
    I may have been only three
    But I was swinging

    They all laugh at angry young men
    They all laugh at Edison
    And also at Einstein
    So why should I feel sorry
    If they just couldn't understand
    The idiomatic logic
    That went on in my head
    I had a brain
    It was insane
    Oh they used to laugh at me
    When I refused to ride
    On all those double decker buses
    All because there was no driver on the top

    My analyst told me
    That I was right out of my head
    But I said dear doctor
    I think that it's you instead
    Because I have got a thing
    That's unique and new
    To prove it I'll have
    The last laugh on you
    'Cause instead of one head
    I got two
    And you know two heads are better than one.

    More lyrics: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/joni+mitchell/#share

    Honestly, this fits my mindset perfectly.

     
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