"Pills" as written by Ralf Jesek and Dirk Lakomy....
As I was lyin' in a hospital bed
A rock 'n' roll nurse goin' to my head
She says, "Hold out ya arm boys or stick out ya tongues
I got some pills I'm gonna give you somes"

Said you go to my head, to my head
A rock 'n' roll nurse, goin' to my head
To my head, to my head
As I was lyin' in a hospital bed

A little pill for my legs but that didn't ache
Tried some pills for my heart but a little too late
Got some pills for my love to try to get me at ease
When a rock 'n' roll nurse shook me down to my knees

Said you go to my head, you to my head
A rock 'n' roll nurse, goin' to my head
To my head, to my head
As I was lyin' in a hospital bed

I got the rock 'n' roll nurse

Nursey nursey, well I don't see
And I can't understand what you're doin' to me
Said you give me the pills, then you give me the shot
You got me wonderin' what is worse I got

She went into my head, she went to my head
A rock 'n' roll nurse goin' into my head
To my head, into my head
As I was lyin' in a hospital bed

I got the rock 'n' roll nurse, she's makin' it worse
Keeps on shootin' it right on into my head

Doctor, doctor, doctor, run here and see
I don't dig the job the nurse givin' me
Gives me the shots, gives me the pills
Got me takin' this junk against my wills

Said she went into my head, shoved into my head
A rock 'n' roll nurse goin' into my head
To my head, to my head
As I was lyin' in a hospital bed, and doctor-


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"Pills" as written by Ellas Mcdaniel

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    General Commentlove this song. its so super. gotta love them dolls. what a fitting name....

    hey how do you ADD songs here?? theres like none on this band
    disco_blows_dogs_on March 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah the new york dolls are great
    i thought there would be more posts
    IRageHardcoreon April 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is by Bo Diddley...the Doll's version is great!
    loyoyoon September 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthey loyoyo, you a beefheart man?
    moogfaagon February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"A little pill for my legs, but that didn't ache
    I tried some pills for my heart, but a little to late
    Gots some pills for my love, to put me at ease
    Ats when a rock n roll nurse shook me down to my knees"

    Its about self medicating by abusing prescription drugs and addiction. Particularly the lyric I quoted above, along with:

    "Gives me the shots, gives me th pills
    Got me takin this junk, against my wills "

    About addiction obviously. "Rock and roll nurse" comes from the general assosication of rock and roll being connected with drugs, hes being medicated by the "rock and roll nurse" - abusing drugs - not an actual nurse.

    Thats my thoughts anyway.
    dc_dudeon September 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentjohansen wanted to cover this to kinda show thunders and nolan how mad he was with all the junk messin with them
    thepinkfloydsoundon September 30, 2008   Link

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