Don't mess with doctor dream
Don't mess with doctor dream
Come lay your head down on the stone
So cool and white and welcome home
Oh lose your troubles, ease your pain
Soothe your soul in golden rain
(bridge)
Blue marble seas
I will make you feel so good
Roll over me
Blue marble dreams
Like you always knew you would
Roll over me
(chorus)
Don't mess with doctor dream
Don't mess with doctor dream
He's not one for sympathy
Don't mess with doctor dream
Don't mess with doctor dream
He will bring you to your knees
In the hours before the dawn
You curse the day that you were born
Oh those demons scream in ecstasy
And you crawl around in agony
Doctor jeers and fades away
Yeah this is the price that you must pay
(repeat bridge)
Don't take that take this!
Take this!
He's not one for sympathy
He will bring you to your knees
Oh lose your troubles, ease your pain
This is the price that you must pay
(repeat chorus)
Don't take that take this!


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Don't Mess with Doctor Dream Lyrics as written by Joseph Martin Leeway Alannah Joy Currie

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    General CommentI think it's about drugs and the effects it has on the human body.

    Don't mess with doctor dream
    Don't mess with doctor dream
    Come lay your head down on the stone
    So cool and white and welcome home
    Oh lose your troubles, ease your pain
    Soothe your soul in golden rain

    (snorting a drug or otherwise injecting a white substance into your system, all your troubles go away while your brain is floating high on the drug.)

    Blue Marble Seas
    I will make you feel so good
    Roll over me
    Blue marble dreams
    Like you always knew you would
    Roll over me

    (the drug takes effect, skewing perception and making the user feel good.)

    Don't mess with doctor dream
    Don't mess with doctor dream
    He's not one for sympathy
    Don't mess with doctor dream
    Don't mess with doctor dream
    He will bring you to your knees

    (A warning: don't take drugs, because the long term effects can bring any person to their knees, and the drug itself doesn't care or offer sympathy to the one addicted to it.)

    In the hours before the dawn
    You curse the day that you were born
    Oh those demons scream in ecstasy
    And you crawl around in agony
    Doctor jeers and fades away
    Yeah this is the price that you must pay

    (Morning comes, the drug works its way out of your system. You come down from your high, you suffer the after effects as the happy effects fade out. Here's the price for those hours of joy.)
    Alkunaon July 30, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is about heroin in particular. It was written after the band visited Ireland on tour and were approached by children of about 8 or 9 years old who tried to sell them heroin. They were shocked at the ages of the children, as well as the fact that it was something as destructive as heroin that the children were using.
    UltraBVRon January 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe first time I heard this song(literally five minutes ago lol). I had just come in from snow blowing, pulled my ear plugs out and here is what my brain heard at first…”Don’t mess with Dexedrine”. I said to myself, “wtf?” But the lyric was repeated and this time I heard “Don’t mess with Dr. Dream”. I thing either work nicely. Lol.
    larry10400on January 06, 2022   Link
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    General CommentThis is when they decided not to bother with a melodies* anymore and thought "Just put the word "Doctor" in the title and people might buy it, thinking it's Doctor Doctor"

    I still bought the 12" as i did with "Lay Your Hands On Me" which was also not very good.

    * King For A Day was the exception from that album. If they had led with that as the first single, they woulda sold more albums. Sadly, after DMWDD and LYH people assumed they'd ran out of tunes.

    You dont need to go to Ireland to see kids selling drugs. Where are they from? Posh
    Town in Poshshire?
    JLoDaMofoon August 20, 2018   Link

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