Neurotica

Background and Commentary

“In this song, Neil tries to come to terms with our collective neuroses.”—Robert Telleria, Merely Players

“Some people can’t deal with the world as it is, or themselves as they are, and feel powerless to change things—so they get all crazy. They waste away their lives in delusions, paranoia, aimless rage, and neuroses, and in the process they often make those around them miserable, too. Strained friendships, broken couples, warped children. I think they should all stop it.” (Row the Boats)—Neil in Merely Players

Lyrics

You just don’t get it
What it is, well, you’re not really sure
You move like you’re walking on thin ice
Talking like you’re still insecure

Time is a spiral, space is a curve
I know you get dizzy, but try not to lose your nerve
Life is a diamond you turn into dust
Waiting for rescue, and I know you just
Don’t get it
You just don’t get it

Neurotica . . . exotica
It’s just erotica . . . hypnotica
It’s just psychotica . . . chaotica
It’s just exotica . . . neurotica

You just don’t get it
Baby, don’t you ask yourself why?
If you don’t like the answer, forget it
You know I hate to see you cry

Fortune is random, fate shoots from the hip
I know you get crazy, but try not to lose your grip
Life is a diamond you turn into dust
Looking for trust, and I know that you just don’t get it
You just don’t get it

Snap!
Hide in your shell, let the world go to hell
It’s like Russian roulette to you
Snap!
Sweat running cold, you can’t face growing old
It’s a personal threat to you
Snap!
The world is a cage for your impotent rage
But don’t let it get to you
Snap!

Neurotica . . . exotica
It’s just erotica . . . hypnotica
It’s just psychotica . . . chaotica
It’s just exotica . . . neurotica

Tablature (Bass)

Excerpted from Ultimate Guitar.

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For complete tab, go to Ultimate Guitar.

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