Ring, my friend I said you'd call
Doctor Robert
Day or night he'll be there any time at all
Doctor Robert

Doctor Robert
You're a new and better man
He help you to understand
He does everything he can
Doctor Robert

If you're down he'll pick you up
Doctor Robert
Take a drink from his special cup
Doctor Robert

Doctor Robert
He's a man you must believe
Helping anyone in need
No one can succeed like
Doctor Robert

Well, well, well, you're feeling fine
Well, well, well, he'll make you
Doctor Robert

My friend works for the National Health
Doctor Robert
Don't pay money just to see yourself
Doctor Robert

Doctor Robert
You're a new and better man
He help you to understand
He does everything he can
Doctor Robert

Well, well, well, you're feeling fine
Well, well, well, he'll make you
Doctor Robert

Ring, my friend I said you'd call
Doctor Robert
Doctor Robert



Lyrics submitted by Ice

"Doctor Robert" as written by John Lennon, Paul Mccartney

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind


Doctor Robert song meanings
Add your thoughts

26 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Comment:i was almost positive that this song referred to Dr. Robert of Pala, in Aldous Huxley's book "Island". Huxley is on Sgt. Pepper album, so I know the Beatles were fond of him. Also, in the book, Dr. Robert is the administer and main supporter of "moksha medicine" (which is I believe psilocybin syntesized into a pill, it's either that or some other hallucinogen) for NATIONAL HEALTH.. "works for the National Health"
    Dr. Robert also empasizes the point that you can understand your whole self until you explore all your consciosnesses. Taking the medicine helps people understand. "you're a new and better man"
    "he'll help you understand"

    Dr. Robert is also in the book in the process of making more advanced medicines and is pretty much spending all his time for the advancement of these ideas. "he'll do everything he can"



    tell me with all those facts considered that Dr. Robert isn't Dr. Robert McPhail from the fictional Island of Pala
    gocryemokidon October 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The DR. Robert the song refers to was a Doctor in the 60's who would supply the rich and famous with drugs.
    jslatzon May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This Doctor Robert was almost certainly German-born Dr. Robert Freymann, a 60 y-o German born physician with a practice on East 78th Street (the Dr. Charles Roberts cited in other places you may have read didn't exist. This was an alias used by Jean Stein to conceal the identity of another speed doctor.) "I can tell you in ten minutes", he said "probably 100 famous names who come here." John Lennon, the author of this song, was one of these famous names. He died in 1987.
    Bobo192on March 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:who died in 1987 ?! DR Robert ?! huh ?! well John died in 1980 !!
    hippie-chickon June 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:He died the year i was born lol
    SpongeBunnyon October 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Paul said in a book that when he thought about this song it was more about a doctor that solves all your problems via drugs...e.g. "If you are down he’ll pick you up, Doctor Robert,
    Take a drink from his special cup, Doctor Robert"
    anyway thought I'd throw that in...
    apettythiefon October 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:yeah i heard it was about a drug doctor too
    wildhoneypie9on December 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Well well well he'll make you. Great manipulation of words.
    maharishion December 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I want some of whats in Doctor Roberts special cup.
    Grobuson January 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The "Doctor" was actually a drug dealing art gallery owner named Robert Fraser who did indeed supply the rich and famous with drugs. He was arrested and charged with drug possession during the 1967 police raid on Keith Richards' Redlands home.
    JumpyJackon August 09, 2005   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain