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Cover song by The Smashing Pumpkins
Original by Black Sabbath
Songwriter(s)Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward

"Paranoid" is a cover song by The Smashing Pumpkins of the 1970 hit by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath. A live recording from the January 28, 1992 show exists on the Rarities Volume 1 bootleg.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

finished with my woman cause she couldn't help me with my mind
people think i'm insane because i am frowning all the time

all day long i think of things but nothing seems to satisfy
think i'll lose my mind if i don't find something to pacify

can you help me? are you for my brain?

i need someone to show me the things in life that i can't find
i can't see the things that make true happiness i must be blind

make a joke and i will sigh and you will laugh and i will cry
happiness i cannot feel and love to me is so unreal

and so as you hear these words telling you now of my state
i tell you to enjoy life i wish i could but it's too late


Rarities Volume 1Bootleg

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