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doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e318181d965
Medicine and the Arts

Brain Damage

Floyd, Pink

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(1973)

Reprinted with permission of TRO Inc.

The lunatic is on the grass.

The lunatic is on the grass.

Remembering games, and daisy chains and laughs,

Got to keep the loonies on the path.

The lunatic is in the hall.

The lunatics are in my hall.

The paper holds their folded faces to the floor,

And every day the paper boy brings more.

And if the dam breaks open many years too soon,

And if there is no room upon the hill,

And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too,

I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon.

The lunatic is in my head.

[Laughter]

The lunatic is in my head.

You raise the blade, you make the change,

You rearrange me ‘till I’m sane.

You lock the door,

And throw away the key,

There’s someone in my head but it’s not me.

And if the cloud bursts thunder in your ear,

You shout and no one seems to hear,

And if the band you’re in starts playing different tunes,

I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon.

I can’t think of anything to say except …

[Laughter]

I think it’s marvelous!

[Laughter]

© 2008 Association of American Medical Colleges

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