Doctor Doctor

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Doctor doctor, gimme that pill
Put it in my mouth and hand me the bill, I’ll pay anything
I’ve seen the pictures on the subway walls
Newsprint blowing down the station halls
Everywhere I look, everywhere I see
There’s no escaping the fact that they’re talking to me

Bleary eyed, breathless and dragging my feet
I circle the park where my friends used to meet
A vision of yesterday sails through the air
My effortless beauty, my marmalade hair
Away in the distance, police sirens bleat
I turn up my collar and I press through the sleet

He says he loves me as I am
He says he’ll come home as soon as he can
Bundle me up, take me out to dinner at The Ivy
Oh I gotta look my best
Ain’t no way I’m getting into this dress
So, doctor doctor, doctor doctor

Now my prerogative, you must concede
Permits me to judge what it is that I need
And from whom I buy it from
Doctor doctor are you listening please
Gimme something to cure my disease
For what am I to do when my youth runs dry
What can I offer to spare me my life

I pass through the turnstiles and ride underground
My bones ache, my lip shakes, my ship’s going down
A couple of ladies offer a seat
They can’t be but a few years younger than me
As the wheels grind the rails and the winds rush the pane
I take in the park scene again and again



from How Red Is the Blood, released March 13, 2014


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Tattletale Saints Nashville, Tennessee

Winners of the NZ Music Award for Folk Album of The Year 2014 and finalists in the APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2013 for song "Complicated Man".

"sensitively understated folk and subtle simplicity… songs as memorable, lyrically considered and melodically engaging as many of Paul Simon's… a very emotionally engaging album" Graham Reid
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