Henry's Songbook

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  • (Trad / Melanie Safka)

    Glory glory psychotherapy
    Glory glory sexuality
    Glory glory now we can be free
    As the Id goes marching on

    Mine eyes have seen the glory of the theories of Freud
    He has taught me all the evils that my ego must avoid
    Repression of the impulses results in paranoid
    As the Id goes marching on

    There was a man who thought his friends to him were all superior
    And this complex he imagined made life drearier and drearier
    Till his analyst assured him that he really was inferior
    As the Id goes marching on

    Do you drown your super-ego in a flood of alcohol
        (or something else...)
    And go running after women till you're just about to fall
    You may think you're having fun but you're not having fun at all
    As the Id goes marching on

    Oh sad is the masochism the vagaries of sex
    Have turned half a population into total nervous wrecks
    But your analyst will cure you long as you can pay the cheques
    As the Id goes marching on

    Is your body plagued by aches and pains that you can't understand
    Compound fractures, ingrown toenails, floating kidneys, trembling hands
    There's a secret to your trouble - you're in love with your old man
    As the Id goes marching on

    Freud's mystic world of meaning needn't have us mystified
    It's really very simple what the psyche tries to hide
    A thing is a phallic symbol if it's longer than it's wide
    As the Id goes marching on

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  • [1999:] I have, on vinyl, an old record by John Greenway, author of American folksongs of Protest-- recorded about 1960 or so on which The Psychotherapy Song can be found. He claims to have written the last three verses and gotten the rest from the proverbial Man in the Bar. (Pete Peterson,, 30 Jul)

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