Gnarls Barkley Lyrics

“You are the best. You are the worst. You are average. Your
love is a part of you. You try to give it away because you
cannot bear its radiance, but you cannot separate it from
yourself. To understand your fellow humans, you must
understand why you give them your love. You must realize
that hate is but a crime-ridden subdivision of love. You
must reclaim what you never lost. You must take leave of
your sanity, and yet be fully responsible for your
actions.” -Gnarls Barkley, in a letter to the legendary
rock critic Lester Bangs

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Challenging Normal | Reviewer: Andrew
    ------ About the song Crazy performed by Gnarls Barkley

To simply put this song can have many different meanings. It is hard to know what Callaway was thinking when he wrote this song. My best guess is it basically states everyone is crazy in this world by some definition.

You have the ones who don't care, you have the followers, the conquerors, the leaders, the fighters, etc... Each person has their own category.

This song challenges the definition of normal, what is normal, the absence of craziness? If that is so, that is something that will never be achieved. Since no-one is normal, thus everyone is crazy in their own way.

Crazy | Reviewer: Didjchanter
    ------ About the song Crazy performed by Gnarls Barkley

I read the story about how the song came into being, and never would have guessed it's origin. Gnarls sings with such wonderful tone and rhythm and the music is so energizing that this alone makes the song great. But, then, the lyrics make it epic, destined to be appreciated for generations.

To me, it challenges any definition of sanity, of being in control of our very beings, and the liberation which results from the realization that ultimately we are not in control - learning how to let go. In fact, thinking we are in control is perhaps the definition of crazy, itself. Just my take. A really beautiful song.

about childhood... | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Crazy performed by Gnarls Barkley

it's about childhood - that free naive time when you just went with what you felt, even though someone else was really in control.... had heroes and believed in your dreams.... then grew up and "knew too much" about the sacrifices and challenges that being a "hero" meant... remembering a more pleasant and unencumbered freedom within...

Crazy takes me back | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Crazy performed by Gnarls Barkley

I was hospitalized in a mental health ward in l996 -and this song takes me back to my emotions during that time. I'm aware some people think it describes being on crack. I don't but, I do very much care for a fellow patient who did crack.
"And I can die when I'm done," I don't think pertains to suicide. I think it's more an expression when you've reached the pinnacle of your success (love, work, whatever major ambition) that you are satisfied and if you die, you've left nothing undone.

Danger Mouse does it again! | Reviewer: Sean
    ------ About the song Crazy performed by Gnarls Barkley

I love this song. Not just because one of my favorite DJ's provides the beat (DJ Danger Mouse), but because the lyrics help me recognize my own behavior and morales. I mean, it feels like I can do anything when listening to this song, I just get so motivated. I think the lesson or theme is to just be yourself: don't let other people's reactions and thoughts get to you.

Every day we break Faux Pas, some of it is just more accepted by others.

Crazy | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Crazy performed by Gnarls Barkley

I used to think that it was about becoming shell shocked and disillusioned as a result of being in combat after having thought when young that it was somehow cool and heroic to be a soldier. My interpretation was probably influenced by the fact that I first saw Cee Lo (Thomas Callaway)in military dress when singing it. I thought the descriptions of being crazy were a reference to the symptoms of post traumatic stress syndrome and that the advice to think twice was a warning not to be naive as he had been. And I thought the part about dying out on a limb was a tribute to the courage of veterans. But hey, maybe I'm crazy. . .

Maybe | Reviewer: Juan Manne
    ------ About the song Crazy performed by Gnarls Barkley

This song is about me ...I shouldn't relate to this song so well ..maybe it should play as i walk in a room ..I've never had a theme song until now ..uh who's crazy again ???? Ha Ha Ha bless your soul ..

Crazy - many meanings | Reviewer: Janie
    ------ About the song Crazy performed by Gnarls Barkley

I think this song has so many meanings..maybe different to everyone who hears it.

It can be about a young first love (lost). How he was at one time "crazy in Love"....and has now come to his senses (maybe since she left) (you know.."what was I thinking?!"... "you'll be sorry some day...")
It can be social/ "think" you are in control..we really have NO control...we are pawns...
I can be anti-war/anti many kids play "war" and "man-hunt", and whatever it is called now, when young? They wanted to be, "just like their heros...who have thee heart to to lose their lives out on a limb..." as an adult...again.."what was I thinking?"

Love this song!

Gnarls <3 | Reviewer: Katie
    ------ About the song Who's Gonna Save My Soul performed by Gnarls Barkley

When I first heard this song, it sounded as though it was about a woman breaking the heart of her boyfriend and he cannot imagine life without her.
Now, it sounds more like a song about not being able to accept the death of the person you love most.
The lyrics show grief and a loss of one's self. They write that they'd lived vicariously through someone so it's as though with this person gone, it's like a part of them has died too and whose going to save their soul if it's not complete?

Haunting no. | Reviewer: Gautam
    ------ About the song Crazy performed by Gnarls Barkley

Since the day one I was haunted by this no. & I could relate it to different situations in life especially when you are a non- confirmist & the music is very original ,touches you somewhere deep inside...

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