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"I Go Looney" is a song from the 2016 animated superhero film Batman: The Killing Joke, based on the graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland. It features the Joker as he sings while torturing a kidnapped Commissioner Gordon. The lyrics were taken directly from the graphic novel.
The song was performed by the Joker's voice actor Mark Hamill.
When the world is full of care
And every headline screams despair
When all is rape, starvation, war and life is vile
Then there's a certain thing I do
Which I shall pass along to you
That's always guaranteed to make me smile
I go looney
As a light bulb battered bug
Sometimes foam and chew the rug
Mister, life is swell in a padded cell
It'll chase those blues away
You can trade your gloom for a rubber room
And injections twice a day!
Just go looney
Like an acid casualty
Or a moonie
Or a preacher on TV
When the human race wears an anxious face
When the bomb hangs overhead
When your kid turns blue, it won't worry you
You can smile and nod instead
When you're looney
Then you just don't give a fig
Man's so puny
And the universe so big
If you hurt inside, get certified
and if life should treat you bad
Don't get even... get mad!
- The song was featured on the film's soundtrack.