The Mountain Goats The Bad Doctor Lyrics

Songs for Petronius Track Listing
7" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Bad Doctor
  • 2 Alpha Double Negative-Going to Catalina
  • 3 Pure Intentions
  • 4 The Lady From Shanghai
  • 5 Pure Love
  • If you were anywhere near his door
    You saw it swing open and you heard the moon roar
    Trying to yank herself right out of her orbit
    The whole natural world
    Painted red, just like a target

    It was a cold dark day
    With low clouds standing in the way
    And the stars jockeying for position
    On the slow thick morning of the death-dealing physician
    (Oh yeah)
    (Oh yeah)
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    (Oh yeah)

    And you could feel his features in the air
    A wide smile and perfect hair
    He had complete control of the rising tides
    And a medicine bag hanging at his side

    It was a cold dark day
    With low clouds standing in the way
    And the stars jockeying for position
    In the flowing blue world of the death-dealing physician
    (Oh yeah)
    (Oh yeah)
    (Oh yeah)
    (Oh yeah)

    And the rain came down like water from a faucet
    I saw him at the crossroads, but I never saw him cross it
    One minute he was on this side
    And the next he was be over on the other
    So went his rounds, one sad patient after another

    It was a cold dark day
    With low clouds standing in the way
    And the stars jockeying for position
    In the crushed velvet world of the death-dealing physician
    (Oh yeah)
    (Oh yeah)
    (Oh yeah)
    (Oh yeah)

    It was a cold dark day
    With low clouds standing in the way
    And the stars jockeying for position
    In the impossibly large office of the death-dealing physician
    (Oh yeah)
    (Oh yeah)
    (Oh yeah)
    (Oh yeah)

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