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Insane Sometimes (Original)

Type: Official
Writers: Grace VanderWaal, Dan Henig
Times Performed: 14
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Notes

“Insane Sometimes is about drowning out all your thoughts with music, and just blasting it, and just kind of accepting – hey, we are all crazy, we just don’t want to seem crazy in front of other people who are crazy and that’s what makes us normal. “(Behind the song video, released Oct. 30, 2017)

Grace was not really satisfied with the lyrics for this song. At the MTV Rooftop performance in April 20018, the interviewer asked Grace what her experience with performing her music had taught her that she would bring with her when writing music in the future. Grace answered: “It has really taught me that if you don’t really like words that much, just to keep working on it … Like if there are certain lines that your are like “uh, that doesn’t seem that good, but whatever” and keep going…[without doing anything about them] No! No! I did that so many times and it doesn’t go away, … it would only get worse through the tour. I’d be singing it every time. Like if I didn’t like a certain line, or I thought it was just like, bad, every time it would just lmake me cringe. And I will never do that again.W The interviewer askes for an example Grace: “Insane sometimes” I feel like has the weakest lyrics. I though that I was fine with it at the time. And during tour it just, I never got over it. Like every time I sing that song, I’m like “Oh my God, why didn’t I fix these words?”.(Interview with Gaby Wilson, at the MTV Rooftop performance, Apr. 23, 2018)

One line "Spin the record Darling, Inside of my head" was repurposed from the unfinished song "White Rose"



Performances

2017.11.05 The Troubadour Just the Beginning Tour
2017.11.13 Irving Plaza Just the Beginning Tour
2017.11.15 Park West Just the Beginning Tour Part of (1m20s) Good video but sound VERY distorted
2018.02.05 The Sinclair Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.07 9:30 Club Just the Beginning Tour Part of (1m15s)
2018.02.09 Cannery Ballroom Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.10 Terminal West Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.12 Warehouse Live Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.13 Trees Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.16 Bluebird Theatre Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.20 Slim's Just the Beginning Tour Fragment (15s)
2018.02.22 Hawthorn Theatre Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.23 Neumos Just the Beginning Tour
2018.04.21 MVCC Cultural Series (Mohawk Valley Community College) Just the Beginning Tour

Reviews, Reactions etc.

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Behind the songGrace explains the song

Singles & Albums

Release Date Record Type Track
2017-11-03Just the BeginningLP9
2017-11-03Just the BeginingLP9
2017-11-10Just the Begining (Japanese version)LP9

Lyrics

Tap your foot
and watch the clock
I tried to look excited when you walked inside the door.
But it was all for show

I need to get it all out of my mind
Just blast some music and close my eyes, mm, oh, oh, oh
Got me singing like: oh, oh, oh

Turn it up and I’ll sing it loud
and just shut the world out
See the colors feel it in my bones
It goes oh

Spin the record darling,
inside of my mind
And let’s just go go go and lose track of time
Here we go on this crazy ride
Here we go in this crazy life
Ooh, oh, ’cause, ’cause, don’t you know
We’re all a little insane sometimes

Louder and louder with every thought
Shaking the floors until the pictures fall off the walls
The walls

So we turn it up and I’ll sing it loud
and just shut the world out
See the colors feel it in my bones
It goes ohhh

Spin the record darling inside of my mind
And let’s just go go go and lose track of time
Here we go on this crazy ride
Here we go in this crazy life
Ooh, oh, ’cause, ’cause, don’t you know
We’re all a little insane sometimes

Don’t you know
We’re all a little insane sometimes

Spin the record darling inside of my mind
And let’s just go go go and lose track of time
Here we go on this crazy ride
Here we go in this crazy life
Ooh, oh, ’cause, ’cause, don’t you know

We’re all a little insane sometimes
ohhhh
We’re all a little insane sometimes.

Transcription provided by the VanderVault (www.VanderVault.org)
© SME (on behalf of Columbia); Sony ATV Publishing
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