"Paranoid" is the bonus track of the Type O Negative album The Origin of the Feces, released in 1992. The title of this song was taken directly from the Black Sabbath song of the same name but it is not a cover, but it was written by Black Sabbath members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward. There is a riff sampled off of "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath that begins at 2:51 and durates for 15 seconds. This bonus track came exclusively with the album reissue released in 1994 and was the first song recorded where Johnny Kelly plays the drums. "Paranoid" is about a woman who is unable to cope with paranoia until she gives a man a love.
Finished with my woman, she couldn't help me with my mind People think I'm insane, cause I am frowning all the time All the time All the time All day long I think these things, but nothing seems to satisfy I think I'll lose my mind if I don't find something to pacify Can you help him feel love 'Cause he's not made of steel Oh no, no Can you help him feel love 'Cause he's not made of steel I need someone to show me the things in life that I can't find I can't see the things that make true happiness, I must be blind Make a joke and I will sigh, and she will laugh and I will cry Happiness I cannot feel and love to me is so unreal So unreal So unreal And so as you hear these words telling you now my state I tell you to enjoy life, I wish I could but it's too late Can you help me feel love Cause I'm not made of steel Can you help me feel love Cause I'm not made of steel Can you help me feel love Cause I'm not made of steel Can you help me feel love Cause I'm not made of steel
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- Band performers
- Peter Steele – lead vocals, bass guitar, arrangements
- Kenny Hickey – guitar, additional vocals
- Josh Silver – keyboards, samples, effects, backing vocals
- Johnny Kelly – drums
- Additional performer
- The Bensonhoist Lesbian Choir – choir
- Written by Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward
- Engineered and mixed by Mike Marciano
- Mastered by George Marino
- Produced by P.T. Barnum, Peter Steele and Josh Silver