I’m loving this so much i can die: but you must be crazy just like me


this is an alternative slower version of the original song and possibly the best version in my opinion.

musically, “crazy” was inspired by film scores of italian spaghetti westerns, in particular by the works of enino morricone who is best known as the composer of sergio lenone’s dollars trilogy but more specifically the song “last man standing” by gian piero reverberi and gianfranco reverberi from the 1968 spaghetti western viva! django (italian preparati la bara), a sequel to the better-known django. “crazy” not only samples the song, but utilizes the parts of the main melody and chord structure. the original songwriters for “last man standing” are credited by gnarls barkley for this song alongside their own credits.

the lyrics for the song developed out of a conversation between danger mouse and ceelo… ceelo took that conversation and made it into ‘crazy,’ which we recorded in one take… regardless its a massively incredible heart renching song. its on our repeat playlist all day long. and the lyrics:

i remember when, i remember, i remember when i lost my mind
there was something so pleasant about that place.
even your emotions had an echo
in so much space
and when you’re out there
without care,
yeah, i was out of touch
but it wasn’t because i didn’t know enough
i just knew too much
does that make me crazy?
does that make me crazy?
does that make me crazy?
and i hope that you are having the time of your life
but think twice, that’s my only advice
come on now, who do you, who do you, who do you think you are,
ha ha ha bless your soul
you really think you’re in control
well, i think you’re crazy
i think you’re crazy
i think you’re crazy
just like me
my heroes had the heart, to lose their lives out on a limb

and all i remember is thinking, i want to be like them
ever since i was little, ever since i was little it looked like fun
and it’s no coincidence i’ve come
and i die when i’m done

maybe i’m crazy
just wait and see… by xy