"Doreen" as written by and Peeples Hammond....
When I first met Doreen
She was barely seventeen
She was drinking whiskey sours in the bar

The way she tossed 'em back
I would've had a heart attack
But as it is I let her drive my car

We galloped through the boroughs
Like a pair of horny thoroughbreds
Until I said, "Stop the car, Doreen"

Well, you can roll your eyes and nod
But I swear that I saw God in the moonlight
On a side street in the wreckage we call Queens

Doreen, Doreen, last night, I had an awful dream
You were laying in the arms of a man I'd never seen
Come clean, Doreen, come clean, Doreen

Well, I'm pulling into Cleveland
In a seven-seater tour van
There's eight of us, so I'm sleeping on the floor

The guy that plays the banjo
Keeps on handing me the old crow
Which multiplies my sorrow, I can't take it anymore

Doreen, Doreen, last night, I had an awful dream
You were laying in the arms of a man I'd never seen
Come clean Doreen, come clean, Doreen

Now I'm begging and I'm pleading
"Well pull over guys, I'm bleeding
There's a fina off the highway with a phone"

I'm calling you, Doreen
But it rings and rings and rings
Where is it that you are, if you aren't in our bed at home

Doreen, Doreen, last night, I had an awful dream
You were laying in the arms of a man I'd never seen
Come clean, Doreen, come clean, Doreen



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"Doreen" as written by Hammond Bethea

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    General CommentSuch a great song! I like the Hitchhike to Rhome version the best. In this song there is a relationship where the singer is obsessed with Doreen. He had a dream that Doreen was cheating on him and he thinks, or fears, that it is true. The thought of his dream and Doreen cheating on him is too much to bear and its all he can think about. "The guy that plays the banjo" is giving him whiskey (Old Crow) to help him forget about it, but the drunker that he gets, the more he thinks about Doreen cheating on him. Eventually he tells the band to pull over at a gas station(Fina) so he can call Doreen and hopefully put an end to this terrible thought. Sadly, Doreen is not there to answer the phone so he thinks that Doreen is out with another man.

    This song is about relationships that are ruined by one of the persons being obsessed and reading into hypothetical situations with a bad series of events.
    ks14on January 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite version is the devil doll version and i agree on the discription of KS14
    MISSCURSEon June 08, 2010   Link

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