The Lack of Light
Hollow Sea
Poison Beaches
Limousines
Toothless Dentists
Cops That Kill

My baby's got the lonesome lows
Don't quite go away overnight
Doctor blind just prescribe the blue ones
If the dizzying highs
Don't subside overnight
Doctor blind just prescribe the red ones

aaaaaahhhhhhhhh

hard to hold
Cold to touch
Fall to pieces
Treat the rush in hindsight
With prime time talk
All your pain
Will end here
Let the doctor
Soothe your brain, dear

My baby's got the lonesome lows
Don't quite go away overnight
Doctor blind just prescribe the blue ones
If the dizzying highs
Don't subside overnight
Doctor blind just prescribe the red ones

aaaaaahhhhhhhhh






Lyrics submitted by tinylittlewords, edited by DawnHunter

"Doctor Blind" as written by Emily Haines

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    General Commenti think this song is about emily's drug problem, doctor blind can't see that she is abusing them, he prescribes a red pill and if it doesnt go away another pill and more and more... if u c the video for this song when she can't find her prescription the store turns dark.
    thecupcakeon April 20, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationTo me, this song seems to be about someone trying to care for someone who has a mental illness and resulting hopelessness. In the beginning of the song, she seems to suggest ways in which she feels like a failed lover or friend (toothless dentists, cops that kill). The song then progresses to a feeling of apathy like "just take the pills" but then the mood picks up again and you realize that she may be talking to herself as well (Dr. Blind). I think this song is about realizing one's own dissatisfaction with a relationship and how it is ultimately sabotaging them both. It is trying to help someone you can no longer stand, but you feel like you would feel better if they got recovered with your help. Basically, codependency.

    At least this is how I viewed the song.
    wwm7yosdon June 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's clear that this song is dealing with Bipolar Disorder. With the description of "dizzying highs" and "lonesome lows" it is clear enough, but people with Bipolar Disorder are prescribed two separate pills one for the lows and one for the highs.
    ckesne01on October 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is soo beautiful. I love Emily Haines, her voice is absolutely amazing.
    becca159on September 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.
    this song is about depression.the description of perscribing blue pills becuase she is so depressed and having to take the red pills because she is then so high.its also about her addiction to them and how it has taken away a certain portion of her life but she needs it.
    just a thought.
    frozenindiscontenton September 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. this song for some odd reason reminds me of the silent hill franchise. the song i think is about depression and that Dr. blind means that her doctor has not clue and no medication can stop this form of depression at all
    White|Willowon December 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought she said
    "all your pain will end here" instead of "all your fame will end here"?
    hmmm
    singwithcheeron December 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics are kind of wrong, in quite a few places.

    all your fame will end here =all your pain will end here
    hingsight = hindsight
    one= ones
    the prime times gone = with prime time talk

    i have the c.d, and it has all the lyrics in the booklet. i also don't want to be one of those bitchy people who gets their thrills out of correcting people, because i don't. i just love this song, and emily haines. and i know that tinylittlewords does too, he was all over metric, and emily haines before i even got here. so as a fan like yourself, if you could just change that a little bit, we'd all be happy i think. long live "knives don't have your back".
    ode to joy.on December 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is partly about our prozac nation...just prescribe something to numb the pain until we feel nothing at all and were all happily medicated robots

    i think it also has other meaning and is very metaphorical but tough to decipher
    britpopforeveron January 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti feel bad about all the typings. but thank you for being so nice about it, ode to joy. i got so excited when i found the leaked songs i didn't bother spell checking or fixing it once the album came out. nurr..
    tinylittlewordson January 10, 2007   Link

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