Signs of (crazy): an Asl Interpretation [18+]

By: st0rmfx


Uploaded on May 23, 2008 by st0rmfx Powered by YouTube

granted, gnarls barkley's "crazy" is a far cry from marilyn... however, his message is equally as universal, and equally profound. what do we perceive as 'crazy'? can one be more crazy than another? if we can claim the right to call each other crazy, doesn't that inherently make us [all] crazy? something to think on...

enjoy gnarls barkley's "crazy", an interpretation in american sign language.

[ youtube seems to get the video a little out of sync with the audio, you can find the full high-res version on my website, ]

additional thanks to the following folks who's contributions paid for a great deal of the materials used in this video: romi, shelli, bary, todd, liana, rory, justin, jules & kate

a note to asl students: my work has never been intended as instrucitonal materials. music interpretation can be complicated and you will see as many interpretations as there are terps in the field. please do not accept any of my sign choices as the [right] choice, though i certainly hope my videos may inspire a deeper analysis of the work that we do.

per request, the lyrics (though please note, they're all written on the walls hehe)

Gnarls Barkley
St. Elsewhere
Atlantic Records 2006

I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind
There was something so pleasant about that place.
Even your emotions had an echo
In so much space

And when you're out there
Without care,
Yeah, I was out of touch
But it wasn't because I didn't know enough
I just knew too much

Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?

I know that you are having the time of your life
But think twice, that's my only advice

Come on now, who do you, who do you, who do you, who do you think you are?
Ha ha ha bless your soul
You really think you're in control?

Well, I think you're crazy
I think you're crazy
I think you're crazy
Just like me

My heroes had the heart to Lose their lives out on a limb
And all I remember is thinking, I want to be like them
Ever since I was little, ever since I was little it looked like fun
And it's no coincidence I've come
And I can die when I'm done

Maybe I'm crazy
Maybe you're crazy
Maybe we're crazy

American Sign Language, Sign, Language, Crazy, Gnarls Barkley, Interpretation, B., Storms, Stormfx, Music & Dance
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