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SteveFlack
08-18-2009, 12:05 PM
"Doctor, doctor give me the news
I've got a bad case of lovin' you
No pill's gonna cure my ill
I've got a bad case of lovin' you"
-"Bad Case of Lovin' You", Robert Palmer

1- Why does he want the news? Sounds like he successfully self-diagnosed himself. I guess maybe he wants a second opinion.

2-Since he's obviously addressing his doctor in the first line, does that mean that the "you" in the second line is also addressing his doctor, and therefore, is he in love with his doctor?

Jef UK
08-18-2009, 12:10 PM
I always thought it was "a bad case of lovin' poo."

But then, there's GOT to be a pill for that.

GelfXIII
08-18-2009, 12:11 PM
He clearly needs some Good Lovin'

I was feelin' . . . so bad,
I asked my family doctor just what I had,
I said, "Doctor, . . .
(Doctor . . .)
Mr. M.D., . . .
(Doctor . . .)
Now can you tell me, tell me, tell me,
What's ailin' me?"
(Doctor . . .)

He said, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yes, indeed, all you really need . . .
(Is good lovin')
Gimme that good, good lovin . . .
(Good lovin')
All I need is lovin' . . .
(Good lovin')
Good lovin', baby.

Baby please, squeeze me tight . . . (Squeeze me tight)
Now don't you want your baby to feel alright? (Feel alright)
I said Baby . . . (Baby) . . . now it's for sure . . . (it's for sure)
I got the fever, Baby, Baby, but you've got the cure
(You've got the cure)

I said, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yes, indeed, all I really need . . .
(Is good lovin')
Gimme that good, good lovin . . .
(Good lovin')
All I need is lovin' . . .
(Good lovin')
Good lovin', baby.

Thommy Melanson
08-18-2009, 12:13 PM
I always thought it was "a bad case of lovin' poo."

But then, there's GOT to be a pill for that.

There is, but it's a suppository.

NickT
08-18-2009, 12:16 PM
One I heard the other week. In the song Love Shack it begins "If you see a faded sign by the side of the road that says 15 miles to the... Love Shack!", but never actually tells you what you should do if you see a faded sign by the side of the road that says 15 miles to the Love Shack.

FuturisticPlans
08-18-2009, 12:19 PM
1- Why does he want the news? Sounds like he successfully self-diagnosed himself. I guess maybe he wants a second opinion.


Perhaps he's there to get a prognosis and/or treatment options.

The Clone Ranger
08-18-2009, 12:27 PM
What exactly is the "pompatus of love"?

Jef UK
08-18-2009, 12:29 PM
What exactly is the "pompatus of love"?

I think it means you need penacyline.

thatguyfromsyracuse
08-18-2009, 12:38 PM
Ripped up like a douche! Am I right?

RoShambo
08-18-2009, 12:40 PM
What exactly is the "pompatus of love"?

The answer is here. (http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/972/in-steve-millers-the-joker-what-is-the-pompatus-of-love)

The Clone Ranger
08-18-2009, 12:48 PM
The answer is here. (http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/972/in-steve-millers-the-joker-what-is-the-pompatus-of-love)

Awesome! Thank you.

RoShambo
08-18-2009, 12:51 PM
Awesome! Thank you.

No Problemo.
I wasn't sure whether you were serious or joking, but I looked it up and thought it was interesting any way.

Chunky Ink
08-18-2009, 12:54 PM
Moon Martin wept!

dEnny!
08-18-2009, 12:58 PM
There is, but it's a suppository.

I wondered why those tasted so bad. :sick:

Dusto
08-18-2009, 01:09 PM
"Doctor, doctor give me the news
I've got a bad case of lovin' you
No pill's gonna cure my ill
I've got a bad case of lovin' you"
-"Bad Case of Lovin' You", Robert Palmer

1- Why does he want the news? Sounds like he successfully self-diagnosed himself. I guess maybe he wants a second opinion.

2-Since he's obviously addressing his doctor in the first line, does that mean that the "you" in the second line is also addressing his doctor, and therefore, is he in love with his doctor?

I think he's asking for a prognosis. He loves the doctor, and he's saying all that can help him is a reciprocal love. So to paraphrase: "Doctor, tell me whether or not I'm going to get better. My love for you is causing me pain. I've tried pills and they don't help."

PeterSparker
08-18-2009, 01:15 PM
See, it's not "you", it's "Uwe".

Palmer was a big Uwe Boll fan, and his song details the lengths he was going to in order to overcome this affliction. Including seeking the help of a trained physician, even though he was resigned to the fact that there was no prescription to cure him... I mean it's pretty clear.

NickT
08-18-2009, 01:18 PM
See, it's not "you", it's "Uwe".

Palmer was a big Uwe Boll fan, and his song details the lengths he was going to in order to overcome this affliction. Including seeking the help of a trained physician, even though he was resigned to the fact that there was no prescription to cure him... I mean it's pretty clear.
Uwe is pronounced "ooh-vey"

ForkDolphin
08-18-2009, 01:20 PM
Oh crap, the doctor was his mother!?

Gunter
08-18-2009, 01:21 PM
He's afraid it might turn into a case of the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu.

Thommy Melanson
08-18-2009, 01:21 PM
Oh crap, the doctor was his mother!?

It's explained in that Squeeze song.

"Tempted by the fruit of your mother..."

PeterSparker
08-18-2009, 01:23 PM
Uwe is pronounced "ooh-vey"

C'mon, the man was beside himself in his doctor's office. I mean he was clearly a sick individual, you can't expect the doctor to upset Palmer even further with this clarification. Have you no bedside manner on that side of the pond? I mean, really!