"Dear Doctor" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
Oh help me, please doctor, I'm damaged
There's a pain where there once was a heart
It's sleepin, it's a beatin'
Can't ya please tear it out, and preserve it
Right there in that jar?

Oh help me, please mama, I'm sick'ning
It's today that's the day of the plunge
Oh the gal I'm to marry
Is a bow-legged sow
I've been soakin' up drink like a sponge

"Don't ya worry, get dressed," cried my mother
As she plied me with bourbon so sour
Pull your socks up, put your suit on
Comb your long hair down,
For you will be wed in the hour

So help me, please doctor, I'm damaged
There's a pain where there once was a heart
I'm sleepin, it's a beatin'
Can't ya please take it out, and preserve it
Right there in that jar?

Oh help me, please doctor, I'm damaged
There's a pain where there once was a heart
It's sleepin, it's a beatin'
Can't ya please tear it out, and preserve it
Right there in that jar?

I was tremblin', as I put on my jacket
It had creases as sharp as a knife
I put the ring in my pocket
But there was a note
And my heart it jumped into my mouth

It read, "Darlin', I'm sorry to hurt you.
But I have no courage to speak to your face.
But I'm down in Virginia with your cousin Lou
There be no wedding today."

So help me, please doctor, I'm damaged
You can put back my heart in its hole
Oh mama, I'm cryin'
Tears of relief
And my pulse is now under control


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"Dear Doctor" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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    General CommentFunny song...classic! C'mon more posts!
    JosephWolfon February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMiddle-class Hillbilly Mick Jagger tries to dull the pain of his wedding day with alcohol. Suddenly he gets a last minute reprieve. May as well have another drink then!
    I love the drunken sloppy feel to this song.
    Boss Manon July 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI have to agrre with both of you. This song puts you completely into new shoes. God, i love how lazy and drunk and sloppy it sounds. And i do agree completely, more more posts!!
    regular_freakon September 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis starts the studio peak of the Stones IMOP 68-72

    The live peak for the band is a touch later 71-73. That was once Mick TAYLOR got more comfortable to play like only he could.


    Brilliant lyrics,,,,,,a touch like Fool in the Rain. an interesting story. Nothing brilliant or life shaping but just a real nice (well not sure if Nice fits) but it's a great story.

    The Coen Brothers should do a movie using this song as a script.
    pton September 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTrue, 68-72, Beggars to Exiles. It was a great time for them.
    JosephWolfon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song man and I agree about the slopiness but it's awesome a winner off of Beggar's
    heyjude55on May 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song...its funny with great lyrics at the same time
    pstate272on July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLove the falsetto at the end - "DOWN in Virginia with your cousin Lou"! Cracks me up. Jagger taking the mick.
    morbid moragon October 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with all previous posts... especially the one that suggested a movie be based on this awesome song. Haha! Stones are simply great. They can play any kind of music and make it great.
    SeanJohnon June 06, 2010   Link
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    TranslationThe cure was in his pocket, that is the story.
    Sumflowon August 08, 2012   Link

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