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"Institutionalized" is a song penned by frontman Mike Muir for Suicidal Tendencies' 1983 self-titled debut album. It is often classified as the band's signature song and would be re-recorded for the album Still Cyco After All These Years ten years later. The 1993 version was nominated for the Grammy for Best Metal Performance in 1994. The song follows "Mike", presumably a teenage Mike Muir, through a series of social conflicts with friends and, more significantly, parents. The lyrics in the… read more

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  • Avatar for hurricane_mario
    I love how he fits like 20 syllables into one beat in the chorus
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    I'm not crazy, you're the one who's crazy. You're driving me crazy... - institution!!!
  • Avatar for Pyramid_Stomp
    All I wanted was a Pepsi.....
  • Avatar for straight_edger
    Doesn't matter the insurance will probably run out.
  • Avatar for El-Cynico
    Doesn't matter, I'll probably get hit by a car anyway...
  • Avatar for wantaway
    best song ever? got to be close....
  • Avatar for jinzou
    I went to your institutional learning facilities!?!?!. so how can you say i'm crazy
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Sometimes I try to do things and it just doesn't work out the way I wanted too
And I get real frustrated, and its like
And I try hard to do it and take my time
And it just doesn't work out the way I want it too

Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized Lyrics



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