Just what you need to make you feel better
Just what you need to make you feel
Just what you need to make you feel better
Just what you need to make you feel

At the far end of your tether
And your thoughts won't fit together
So you sleep light or whatever
And the night goes on forever
The your mind change like the weather
Your in need of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether

Even clouds seem bright and breezy
'Cause the livin' is free and easy
See the rat race in a new way
Like you're walkin' up to a new day
It's a wise thing if you're clever
Take a lead from Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether

Find the end of the rainbow
Fly wherever the winds blow
Laugh at life like a sideshow
Just what you need to make you feel better

Satisfaction altogether
Guaranteed by Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether

Find the end of the rainbow
Fly wherever the winds blow
Laugh at life like a sideshow
Just what you need to make you feel better

Don't stop bringin' the girls round
Don't start havin' a showdown
Keep on handin' the jug round
All that you need is wine and good company

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(The System Of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether Lyrics as written by Eric Norman Woolfson Alan Parsons

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    Another one from Alan Parson's "Tales of Mystery and Imagination", which adapts the works of Edgar Allan Poe to music.

    Basically, the story is about a doctor who travels to a French mental asylum to learn of a revolutionary technique used on patients. Invited to dinner, he eventually learns his host has gone insane and the guests at the dinner are the inmates who have taken over the asylum. The "system of tar and feather" is how the inmates deal with the original staff.

    With it's repetitive "just what you need", the song doe succeed in producing the feeling of being at a party of the insane. The question is of course, is where insanity lies.

    Arbiteron January 08, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    This is such a cool song. I love the way its done.

    jessyon March 19, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    It is kind of obvious, though, that it was meant to be a radio hit. A good start for Parsons, but nowhere near the mastery seen on I Robot.

    inpraiseoffollyon May 24, 2006   Link
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    so cool how it goes into the 'thus quoth the raven' music at the end of the song

    libuxxon October 14, 2006   Link

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