Who Sang Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues? The Kinks

The Kinks Muswell Hillbillies cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
release date: 1971-11-24
genres: Jazz Rock Blues Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:30
producer: Ray Davies
trumpet: Mike Cotton
clarinet: Alan Holmes
trombone & tuba: John Beecham
I'm too terrified to walk out of my own front door,
They're demonstrating outside I think they're gonna start the third world war,
I've been to my local head shrinker,
To help classify my disease,
He said it's one of the cases of acute schizophrenia he sees.

Well the milkman's a spy, and the grocer keeps on following me,
And the woman next door's an undercover for the K.G.B.,
And the man from the Social Security
Keeps on invading my privacy,
Oh there ain't no cure for acute schizophrenia disease.

I've got acute schizophrenia paranoia too,
Schizophrenia, schizophrenia,
I've got it, you've got it, we can't lose,
Acute schizophrenia blues.

I'm lost on the river, the river of no return,
I can't make decisions, I don't know which way I'm gonna turn,
Even my old dad, lost some of the best friends he ever had,
Apparently, his was a case of acute schizophrenia too.

I got acute schizophrenia paranoia too,
Schizophrenia, schizophrenia,
I've got it, you've got it, we can't lose,
Acute schizophrenia blues,

They're watching my house and they're tapping my telephone,
I can't trust nobody, but I'm much too scared to be on my own
And the income tax collector's got his beady eye on me,
Oh there ain't no cure for acute schizophrenia disease.

No there ain't no cure for
Schizophrenia disease.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 20th Century Man
  • 2 Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues
  • 3 Holiday
  • 4 Skin and Bone
  • 5 Alcohol
  • 6 Complicated Life
  • 7 Here Come the People in Grey
  • 8 Have a Cuppa Tea
  • 9 Holloway Jail
  • 10 Oklahoma U.S.A.
  • 11 Uncle Son
  • 12 Muswell Hillbilly

  • Album Information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin