I Felt Like Smashing My Head Through A Clear Glass Window - Of Montreal

All day long, I felt like
Smashing my head through a clear glass window
But instead, I went out
And smashed up a phone booth around the corner

I never had the chance to choose my own parents
I never knew why I should be stuck with mine
Mommy's always trying not to eat
And Daddy's always smelling like he's pickled in booze

I never had the chance to choose my own name
I never knew why I should be stuck with mine
Mommy's always talking about family pride
And Daddy's always hiding from his weekend bride

All day long, I felt like
Smashing my neck through a clear glass window
But instead, I went out
And smashed up a station wagon around the corner

I looked in the mirror and told myself
"At least I don't look like them, at least"
Mommy's like a filmstar in a distorted mirror
Daddy's like a guy who lost his stomach in the war

I went to shake hands with the President in Miami
I went to a rock show to see Mick Jagger
You'll never believe it, the surprise of my life
They had paint on their faces just like my Mommy

Am I going crazy, or is it just you, Daddy?
Am I going nuts, or is it just you, Mommy?
Am I plain gone, or is it just the world?
Daddy, I'd rather have you dead than crazy

Trying to talk to them is like eating chicken dinner when you're angry
Trying to get their love is like watching ice cream melt when you're hungry
They gave me a watch that's guaranteed not to break
But my Mommy and Daddy broke up last fall

Am I going crazy, or is it just you, Daddy?
Am I going nuts, or is it just you, Mommy?
Am I plain gone, or is it just the world?
Mommy, I'd rather have you dead than crazy

All day long, I felt like
Smashing my head through a clear glass window
But instead, I went out
And smashed up a church around the corner

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