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Oldies Station: ‘Song for Schizophrenics, Geniuses and Alcoholics’

Posted on January 01, 2011 by pomranz

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I brought my Yamaha 4-track recorder with me when I moved from Blue Bell, PA to Los Angeles for college in the fall of 1997.

I didn’t get much down on tape that year, but during the spring semester of my Freshman year, I took what I recall being a single warm and sunny spring afternoon to record a six song EP that I later named The [Lost] College Tapes ’98.

The cassette had two sides — Side New and Side Old — featuring three brand new songs on the front side and three re-recordings of old songs on the back side.

The last song on the tape’s first side was this new 70 second gem, “Song for Schizophrenics, Geniuses and Alcoholics.”

I don’t think I’d ever written a song like it previously and I don’t think I’ve written one like it since.

Enjoy. (?)

As done previously, the lyrics are after the jump…

“Song for Schizophrenics, Geniuses and Alcoholics”
(lyrics by Mike Pomranz)

And I never knew that the light and dark were all the same
And I wonder too if I’ll ever get the better half of you
It’s true
Every night I think until I cry
About how time and space go by

And sky’s clear and blue and I guess I think about the same
And I’m ruptured through ’til I went and split my simple life in two
It’s true
Every night I think and wonder why
A schizophrenic lives inside

And some people think, but the rest of us are better off
And some people drink, but I never thought I’d settle for the booze
It’s true
Every night I drink until I die
At least it makes the time go by

And I never knew that the light and dark were all the same
And I wonder too if I’ll ever get the better half of you
It’s true
Every night I think until I cry
About how time and space go by

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