This Paranoia

Song written by Kim Wilde, Ricky Wilde, Fredrik Thomander and Anders Wikström. Ninth track on the album Come Out and Play.

Live performances

‘This paranoia’ was performed live during the Come Out and Play Tour in 2011.

Kim about ‘This Paranoia’

On this track I’m especially proud because I could move my son Harry to play a guitar solo. He has been playing some really good electric guitar for years, and I thought this piece could be a great challenge for him. He actually came on admission to the studio and played, and the rest of us held our breath and thought only, wow! (1)


Bass: Ricky Wilde
Guitars: Ricky Wilde, Neil Jones
Guitar Solo: Harry Fowler
Drums & Keys: Andrew Murray
Backing Vocals: Kim Wilde & Ricky Wilde
Mixed by Bob Kraushaar at Acton Marina, London
Produced by Ricky Wilde & Andrew Murray

Interview sources

(1) Kim Wilde: Comeback of a power woman – Come out and play interview. In: Vip-Chicks website (Germany), August 17, 2010


Oooh, I feel the fear in you
I see it in your face
I know the colour, shape, the size
I even know the taste
You wear it like a trophy
But I see it wear you down
I hold my breath and count to ten
Each time you come around

Now here we go again
And both of us pretend
You know it has no end

This paranoia
Why’d you want to bring me down again
Ooh, this paranoia
What’s it doing for ya?
Why don’t you throw it out!

Ooh, you make a calculation
And you always know the score
You say that two and two is ten
Even when we know it’s four
And if a judge and jury turned to you
And said “guilty”
You’d only look them in the eye
And say “it wasn’t me”

Now here we go again
And both of us pretend
You know it has no end

This paranoia …

Blaming everybody for your own mistakes
Don’t know how much longer I can fake this
Ooh, cos I can’t take no more

This paranoia …

Throw it out!