Doctor, Doctor give me the news

Posted by Blokeman on December 4, 2008 under General Bloke Stuff | 3 Comments to Read

Don’t worry this isn’t going to be a post about my need for some topical cream and antibiotics, instead it is about the song “Bad case of loving you” and how it’s lyrics, particularly this well known chorus, miss the mark, and whilst sounding like they make complete and utter sense, they infact completely miss the mark.

A hot summer night, fell like a net
I’ve gotta find my baby yet
I need you to soothe my head
Turn my blue heart to red

Ok I get the first part, very poetic, the heat descends upon you like a net on a hot summer night, though not where I am from, instead it descends on your like a hot fucking humid cloak. But that is all fair enough, i can get the soothing the head part, I can let it go and in the context of later mistakes, the “Turn my blue heart to red” even works, though we then have to assume that this Doctor, is in fact some for of heart surgeon or specialist.

Doctor, doctor give me the news
I’ve got a bad case of lovin’ you
No pill’s gonna cure my ill
I’ve got a bad case of lovin’ you

This is the part of the song that really has me wondering. Now, whilst the general interperetation is that the man is in love with someone, this lyric chunk actually is saying that said singer is in love with the doctor. Now, with that said, I ran some searches to see if I could find any female heart surgeons or specialists, the net result being I could find vague references to only 1, however, this Doctor, at the time of the song being published, was not yet a heart specialist. Meaning that the singer of the song, must be in fact in love with his male heart surgeon. I mean I know the guy likely saved your life, by fixing your blue heart and making it red again, but surely this is breaking the bounds of the patient-Doctor relationship isnt it?

A pretty face don’t make no pretty heart
I learned that buddy, from the start
You think I’m cute, a little bit shy
Momma, I ain’t that kind of guy

Ok so let me get this straight, first of all he is looking for love from his surgeon, now he is getting all prissy and bitchy because he is saying that a pretty face, doesnt mean she has a nice personality. Obviously Mr Heart Surgeon has rejected our patients advances. He has at least let us know he is male by saying “Buddy”. But now he is starting to big note himself and bullshit too, “You think I am cute, a little shy” talk it up big fella, and this song really highlights that shyness you mention. But who the fuck is he talking to when he mentions his Momma?

He busts back into his Doctor Doctor routine again then, and all of a sudden is all back in love….come on guy I know you just had a major heart operation, but lets make up our mind here hey, our Doctor doesn’t have the time, he is a busy man you know.


I know you like it, you like it on top
Tell me momma are you gonna stop

You had me down, 21 to zip
Smile of Judas on your lip
Shake my fist, knock on wood
I’ve got it bad and I’ve got it good”

Right so now, his fantasy is starting to get a bit over the top. He starts with ecstatic screams of woah and then talking about how his doctor likes it on top, I mean surely his doctor hasn’t taken the relationship that far, and if he has there are some serious questions about his professionalism here, not to mention the fact that it goes for so long he doesn’t know when it will stop.
Then what is he talking about 21 to zip, a game of vollyball?
And I like similes, metphors and poetic technique as much as the next guy, but what is the point of this whole Judas lip and fist shaking, it sounds like some kind of kinky heart surgeon sex game to me, and it sounds like our dear singer is loving it.
Overall I can see the idea of being in love so much it seems like you are sick, but this guy is sick, truly sick, and after such massive heart surgery, shouldn’t he be resting anyway….ZOMG!!!!!!!!!!