Saturday Night Social: Lose Your Mind With Liza Minnelli and The Pet Shop Boys

"Losing My Mind" is a little-known duet by Liza Minnelli and the Pet Shop Boys. It was the lead single off her 1989 album Results, peaked at #26 on the American dance charts and at #1 in my heart, as well as that of my friend and io9 editor Cyriaque Lamar.


Here, Cyriaque and I take the liberty of reading her mind as it is being lost during this vintage BBC performance:

The sun comes up - I think about you
The coffee cup - I think about you
I want you so, it's like I'm losing my mind


This coffee cup is clearly an energy generator that I, Liza Minnelli, nuclear physicist, have been studying in vain for years—WHY MUST IT TAUNT ME THIS WAY?

The morning ends - I think about you
I talk to friends and think about you
And do they know it's like I'm losing my mind

What's the name of these synthesizer fellas again? The Puppy Window Men? Who cares, I feel all waAAaaAvvvvy!!!

All afternoon doing every little chore
The thought of you stays bright
Sometimes I stand in the middle of the floor
Not going left - not going right


Wait but actually I forget how to walk.

I dim the lights and think about you
Spend sleepless nights to think about you
You said you loved me, or were you just being kind
Or am losing my mind


Haha, I can't believe it took me so long to turn off that lamp.

Have a good Sunday!


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Confession. I don't like Harry Potter. I tried to read the first book and couldn't get past the first chapter. It just isn't my thing.

But it would be REALLY great if I didn't have to go through the same fucking reaction from people every time I said "I'm not into Harry Potter." It's always a *gasp* "What?! For real?! Oh, you must read all of them!" Nope... I tried and I didn't like it.

I am not alone on this one, am I? AM I?!