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Duration: 4:18 
Release Date: 1982 
Lyrics By: Robert Elk/John Lemke 
Music By: Robert Elk/John Lemke (Stavro Arrgolus) 
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Released By: Eva-Tone Soundsheets (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Published By: Modern Entertainment Music Inc. (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: BMI  #1505641 (Stavro Arrgolus) 
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SPOKEN INTRO This is a song about mental health
and its dedicated to those who need to be medicated.

VERSE1
Johnny was a kid who grew up in the city
His mother was a drunk. His dad had lots of money
and when he was eighteen, he took a baseball bat
and smashed out all the windows of his dad's Cadillac
They said that he was mental and locked him up for observations
(like they usual do in cases like this)
and took away his bat and gave him heavy medications
We're talking major tranquilizers at six and eight and ten
You know he use to be a slugger, but he'll never swing again.

CHORUS 1
'Cause he's doing the shuffle
The Thorazine shuffle
He's doing the shuffle
The Thorazine shuffle

VERSE 2
Well, now he met a girl in there
by the name of Frankie Laine (hi)
She had a thought disorder
and she lived in constant pain
'Cause when she tried to speak
nothing came out right (you wanna got the store)
but she could really do the shuffle
so they did it every night
They shuffled in the kitchen (cling clink)
They shuffled in the hall
They shuffled to the telephone (brrrrrrrr)
They shuffled through the call (Dr. Porter rabble three Dr. Porter rabble three)
They shuffled by the nurses desk (notice my new nail color)
and in the patient lounge (announce the news Dan rather)
They shuffled in the quiet room (slam)
when no one was around

CHORUS 2
And they were doing the shuffle
The Thorazine shuffle
They were doing the shuffle
Whoa, the Thorazine shuffle

VERSE 3
Well now, they're great big brown pills
and they look like M&M's (mmmm)
They won't melt in your mouth (uh-uh)
and they won't melt in your hands (seeee)
They melt down in your stomach (bloop)
and they end up on your mind (zip zip zip zippppp wheeeee)
Is everybody ready
Oh, its medication time (?) (Johnny get your feet out of the vending machine!)

THE THORAZINE SHUFFLE
Well now you take your right arm
and you shake it all around
and then you open up your mouth
and you drool on the ground
and then you try to speak
but you just mumble a lot
so you hold onto your head
'cause its the only one you got

CHORUS 3
And then your doing the shuffle
yeah yeah yeah
The Thorazine shuffle
whoa whoa
You're doing the shuffle
hey hey
The Thorazine shuffle

VERSE 4
Well, isn't it a pity
Oh, isn't it too bad
It's back to reality for Johnny (bing)
It's back to mom and dad (time to come home, son)
Yeah, Johnny's on the street now
So if you see him, tell him hi (hey, how ya doing) (hey sport, how ya doing)
but I would be too surprised
if Johnny don't reply
You see, he's got his sunglasses on.

CHORUS OUTRO
And he's doing the shuffle
whoa whoa
The Thorazine shuffle
yeah
He's doing the shuffle
whoa
The Thorazine shuffle
come on now
(Stavro Arrgolus)
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