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Thanks​!​.​.​. for the Emotional Disease (free download)

by Kleenex Girl Wonder

Crazy is a disease; It passed from you into me And now it flows in a continuous stream. I need a little release To feel a bit of relief but I can’t let go–literally, I hold on too long To foregone conclusions. So if you’re wrong, I’m right Let’s move on. Why fight? Because you’re wrong, And there’s a price to be paid Plus there’s a war on; It’s only right to get laid. So this can go on record As a minor mistake And a couple of Botox sessions Will wipe the lines from your face. But please No more questions Or forced confessions Or Russian Roulette With cold war weapons. I guess I thought You had learned your lesson But I’m always wrong, so No more guessin’. Ahh! Life is a bag of chessmen, And each one’ll get to you If you let them. Ahh! Ahh! This part is the best– When he carves in his chest With a blunt Sheaffer Crest pen: HATRED IS SELF-ESTEEM EXPRESSED IN BINARY AND CRUSHED AND MAGNIFIED ELECTRONICALLY. and SAINTHOOD IS AN EXTREME FORM OF HATE SPEECH IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOUR DIRECTION AND SPEED. But you cruise through In the 2-door with the 22’s And the humidor in the dashboard. Let loose the gas pedal, Fast forward to the past. Get a handle on yourself, you brat. The long way home is A lonely path. So I hope you have A rote rehash Of a thought-provoking quote From a grocery bag. Or a rope, and a gag, And a goalie mask And I only ask for What you owe in Back emotional blackmail withholding taxes In cold hard cash, And my Boeing glasses. Thanks for the flashes of Mozart madness And the Ozark folk art And soul dispassion. Oh! I’ll get you back... O.K., I got you, thanks!


"Thanks!... For the Emotional Disease" was the first, primary, and only (and thus penultimate) single from the 11th KGW album, "Secret Thinking."

It's available here as a free download to encourage you to love music in general and Kleenex Girl Wonder music in particular, in especial particular this song. Here's some more about this free song:

"This track, while not technically written before ALL of the other songs on Secret Thinking, can be thought of as the first song written in the Secret Thinking era.

It started in March 2008 during a fight. It felt like once you've been in a problematic relationship, those problems follow you wherever you go. Note: I am not sure if this is scientifically true.

Most of the rest of the song was written on a train platform in Amsterdam, during the week that "Secret Thinking" as an album came into being.

Then I wrote the second verse in a popular skateboarding location near my home.

The final run, which is one of my favorite ever, was written at my brother's house in Harrisburg, PA, in which he no longer lives.

Please note that writing this song involved two searches to find the best rhyme for a line.

One of these searches led to the purchase of a genuine pair of Boeing-branded sunglasses, which a lens pops out of occasionally, but which still offer some comfort from the dull, oppressive sun." - Graham Smith, some point in the 21st century


released February 15, 2011

Matt LeMay, Thayer McClanahan, Graham Smith, Ryan Smith


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