Road to Nowhere by Talking Heads

Song of the Week Staff Pick by Robert Whitaker: “Every time I hear this song, I think of DSM III, and then this line from the lyrics seems so apt: ‘They can tell you what to do, but they’ll make a fool of you.'”

– Robert Whitaker

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  1. I also enjoy this song and it reminds me of the artist
    John Lennon’s quote ” Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.”