Psychotherapy Lyrics


writers: Melanie Safka
album: Track in album The Four Sides of Melanie
release date: 1972
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic
length: 4:55

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Melanie The Four Sides of Melanie cover art
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Oh mine eyes have seen the glory of the theories of Freud,
He has taught me all the evils that my ego must avoid.
Repression of the impulses resulting paranoid
As the id goes marching on.

Glory glory psychotherapy, glory glory sexuality,
Glory glory now we can be free as the id goes marching on

There was a man who thought his friends to him were all superior
And this complex he imagined made life drearier and drearier
Till his analyst assured him that he really was inferior
As the id goes marching on.


Do you drown your superego in a flood of alcohol, or something else,
And go running after women till you're just about to fall.
You may think you're having fun but you're not having fun at all
As the id goes marching on.


Oh sad is the masochism, the vagaries of sex
Have turned half the population into total nervous wrecks.
But your analyst will cure you, long as you can pay the checks
As the id goes marching on.


Is your body plagued by aches and pains that you can't understand
Compound fractures ingrown toenails, floating kidneys, trembling hands,
There's a secret to your trouble: you're in love with your old man
As the id goes marching on.


Freud's mystic world of meaning needn't have us mystified
It's really very simple what the psyche tries

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Somebody Loves Me
  • 2 Beautiful People
  • 3 In the Hour
  • 4 I Really Loved Harold
  • 5 Johnny Boy
  • 6 Any Guy
  • 7 I'm Back in Town
  • 8 Christopher Robin
  • 9 Animal Crackers
  • 10 I Don't Eat Animals
  • 11 Psychotherapy
  • 12 Leftover Wine
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 What Have They Done to My Song Ma
  • 2 Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)
  • 3 Peace Will Come (According to Plan)
  • 4 Good Book
  • 5 Nickle Song
  • 6 Babe Rainbow (reprise)
  • 7 Mr. Tambourine Man
  • 8 Carolina in My Mind
  • 9 Ruby Tuesday
  • 10 Sign in the Window
  • 11 Lay Lady Lay