The lyrics, "We are normal and we want our freedom" echo a line from a (then) new Peter Brook production of the play by Peter Weiss, The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade (normally shortened to Marat/Sade). In the play the line is shouted by the inmates at the lunatic asylum. The band saw the play at their art college and later used the line in this song.
Suggestion credit: Nancy - Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom
Graham from Bath UkThe line 'We are Normal and we dig Bert Weedon' is a reference to the guitarist Bert Weedon, a British guitarist who had the first hit by a guitarist in the UK charts. He is most famous for his tutorial Play in a Day, which influenced a host of major artists including Eric Clapton, Brian May, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, Dave Davies, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi and Jimmy Page.