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Lyrics:Annie Ross
Music:Wardell Gray

The song was publishe 1952.

It has been covered by Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, and many others.

In 1952, Ross met Prestige Records owner Bob Weinstock,
who asked her to write lyrics to a jazz solo,
in a similar way to King Pleasure,
a practice that would later be known as vocalese.

My analyst told me
That I was right out of my head
The way he described it
He said I'd be better dead than live
I didn't listen to his jive
I knew all along
That he was all wrong
And I knew that he thought
I was crazy but I'm not
Oh no

My analyst told me
That I was right out of my head
He said I'd need treatment
But I'm not that easily led
He said I was the type
That was most inclined
When out of his sight
To be out of my mind
And he thought I was nuts
No more ifs or ands or buts

They say as a child
I appeared a little bit wild
With all my crazy ideas
But I knew what was happening
I knew I was a genius...
What's so strange when you know
That you're a wizard at three
I knew that this was meant to be

Now I heard little children
Were supposed to sleep tight
That's why I got into the vodka one night
My parents got frantic
Didn't know what to do
But I saw some crazy scenes
Before I came to
Now do you think I was crazy I may have been only three
But I was swinging

They all laugh at angry young men
They all laugh at Edison
And also at Einstein
So why should I feel sorry
If they just couldn't understand
The idiomatic logic
That went on in my head
I had a brain
It was insane
Oh they used to laugh at me
When I refused to ride
On all those double-decker buses
All because there was no driver on the top

My analyst told me
That I was right out of my head
But I said dear doctor
I think that it's you instead
Because I have got a thing
That's unique and new
To prove it I'll have
The last laugh on you
'Cause instead of one head
I got two

And you know two heads are better than one

Annie Ross(Twisted)
Annie Ross

Joni Mitchell(Twisted)
Joni Mitchell

Bette Midler(Twisted)
Bette Midler

Jane Monheit(Twisted)
Jane Monheit

Nancy Kelly(Twisted)
Nancy Kelly

Annie Ross

Joni Mitchell

Bette Midler

Jane Monheit

Vocals: Nancy Kelly
Piano: Biff Hannon
Bass: Tom Warrington
Drums: Peter Erskine
Sax: Ernie Watts

Kitt Weagant

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

"When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone in the air.
You can never capture it again. "

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