Pink Floyd: Brain Damage Meaning
Brain Damage Lyrics
The lunatic is on the grass
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs
Got to keep the loonars on the path
The lunatic is in the hall
The lunatics are in my hall
The paper holds their folded faces to the...
anonymous Sep 23rd, 2005 9:22am report
This song is actualy called Brain Damage. It is about him going crazy.
It might sound crazy, but this song really sounds like it's told from the perspective of someone who works in a mental hospital. Finally after all the years as an employee the person goes nuts themself. "Got to keep the looners on the path..."
This song also mentions none other than Syd Barret. "...if the band you're in starts playing different tunes..." Syd Barret would often go onstage and play a completely different song than the rest of the members were playing. It was rumored that his friends laced his coffee with LSD and that's what drove him crazy.
"You raise the blade... You make the change... You rearrange me 'till I'm sane..." is obviously in reference to lobotomies.
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