"Dr. Yang (Album Version)" as written by and Benjamin Scott Folds....
Hey Dr. Yin
Chain smoking Chinese centenarian
Deck my back with pins
Connect the wires that plug me in

Hey love master z
Sexy online psychic overseas
When my bank card clears
Tell me things I want to hear

Yea, yea

Well I might be dyin'
Or maybe I got to much time
I can't stop my mind
It's runnin' right
With these false teeth
And these plastic knees
Go squeak squeak squeak
From the porch to the street

Hey, hey, hey, hey,
Hey, hey, hey, hey

Hey dr. jack
Bend me like a pretzel till I crack
All my joints and bones
Beat me up and send me home

I've got to much time
Baby may I might be dyin'
Got to help me fallin' doctor
Got to help me fallin'

Hey Dr. Yang

Lyrics submitted by strykerchick

"Dr. Yang" as written by Benjamin Scott Folds Ben Folds

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    General Commentfirst.

    song is about bullshit doctors. (well a psychic too) chiropractor pyschich and acupuncture

    all bull shit in my, and ben's eyes
    janitorwonderfulon October 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's "chain smoking Chinese centenarian," i.e., a 100+ year old.

    And it's "bend me like a pretzel."
    akronfelon October 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThank you, dear. :)

    I always figured 'chain smoking chinese symptom marrying' made little sense, lol.
    strykerchickon October 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was "symptomarian". Like one who diagnoses symptoms. But I guess that's not really a word?
    colum1225on October 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "I need false teeth, I need plastic knees." That's what it sounds like to me, anyway.

    In any case, yeah, this song is definitely making fun of New Age quackery. Segues nicely into "The Frown Song," with the gossipy rich woman struggling to get to shiatsu.
    Archaia Sophiaon April 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYeah I agree with Archaia Sophia. I think it's definitely "I need false teeth, I need plastic knees".
    teenqueen22on June 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNothing to do with the Dr. Yang who Chairman Mao studied under, right?
    joelhendrixLOVEon April 26, 2010   Link
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    General Commenthahah @archaia sophia has it right; new age quackery is an apt name for it. But, I think it's also about the people who seek comfort and meaning in such rituals and procedures. Lines like "you gotta help me I'm falling" emphasize how pathetic it is to seek salvation from crack pot doctors, gurus or others who care more about making money ('when my bank card clears') than helping people.
    pikabooon May 13, 2010   Link

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