Dr. Dre needs a Doctor!
Is there a song written about your career? Or someone in a position like yours? Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson told mothers not to let their babies grow up to be cowboys (they should be doctors and lawyers and such)... and Smokey Robinson crooned that there's nothing much sadder than the tears of a clown.
Below are some lyrics to a few songs that mention various occupations in the title or lyrics. Can you name some others?
In Dr. Dre's "I Need a Doctor", singer Skylar Grey is featured singing the chorus...
I'm about to lose my mind
You’ve been gone for so long, I’m runnin' outta time
I need a doctor, call me a doctor
I need a doctor, doctor to bring me back to life
In "Please Mr. Postman", which has been recorded by many acts, The Marvelettes are pining to receive something from their beloved:
Mr. Postman, look and see
If there's a letter in your bag for me
I've been waiting a long long time
Since I heard from that boy of mine
How nice would it be to say to the Marvelettes, "Why yes, in fact there is something here for you!" Perhaps we could ask our neighborhood postal service worker.
In the Beatles' song "Paperback Writer", we hear an aspiring novelist trying to plead to get his novel published:
Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look?
It's based on a novel by a man named Lear
And I need a job, so I want to be a paperback writer
Ironik's "Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)" features samples of Elton John singing the chorus of his "Tiny Dancer":
Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today
Tina Turner also crooned about a dancer, although a more private one.
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