Posted by: Rob | May 29, 2008

Song Lyric Thursday

This week’s Song Lyric Thursday is dedicated to nursemyra of gimcrack hospital (PG). nursemyra scours the web to bring us lessons on some of the most interesting and/or depraved and/or disgusting items (usually) of a sexual nature that you are likely to ever see. She has also built up quite a cadré of loyal readers/commenters who engage in witty repartée on her blog.

In recognition of nursemyra’s contributions to the blogosphere, I bring you “The Nurse Who Loved Me” by A Perfect Circle:*

The Nurse Who Loved Me

Artist: A Perfect Circle

Songwriters: Kenneth Doty and Greg Edwards

Say hello to the rug’s topography
It holds quite a lot of interest with your face down on it
Say hello to the shrinking in your head
You can’t see it but you know its there so don’t neglect it

I’m taking her home with me all dressed in white
She’s got everything I need pharmacy keys
She’s falling hard for me I can see it in her eyes
She acts just like a nurse with all the other guys

Say hello to all the apples on the ground
They were once in your eyes but you sneezed them out while sleeping
Say hello to everything you’ve left behind
It’s even more a part of your life now that you can’t touch it

I’m taking her home with me all dressed in white
She’s got everything I need some pills and a little cup
She’s falling hard for me I can see it in her eyes
She acts just like a nurse with all the other guys

Say hello to the rug’s topography

* I learned while researching this post that the song “The Nurse Who Loved Me” was originally recorded by the songwriters’ band – Failure.  Interesting what you can learn doing this blogging thing!

 

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Responses

  1. That’s got to be the ickiest song in the world about nurses. Or is it the only one?

  2. Ickiest? Hmmm. Only one? I don’t know – it never occurred to me to check. A Perfect Circle’s Thirteeth Step CD has been a favourite of mine for a little over a year now (since I first acquired it). Although A Perfect Circle’s version is a cover (as I learned in writing this), I really like the melody.

    And the opening line always caught my attention. I can almost picture the drug addled young guy face down on the carpet. I tended to view it more as satire than anything (besides a good listen), although I suppose one could argue against/about the appropriateness of the depiction of drug addiction.

    I know that musical tastes rarely translate. I like Tool as well (which has member Maynard James Keenan in common with A Perfect Circle) and a whole host of other artists, bands, etc. – a lot of which is considered odd by my colleagues (since I’m old enough to be father to most of them). You should see the looks cast my way when I’m listening to Eminem!

    Anyway, “Song Lyric Thursday” is meant to be a regular light (and easy) blog event and nothing more.

  3. Sorry, Rob, I am stuck in the late 60’s and early 70’s musically, and I like it there. Also like folk music. This stuff makes me want to run, and kind of hits home because I was a nurse in a past life. But as you say, to each their own.

  4. Interesting little ditty.

  5. I’m a HUGE fan of A Perfect Circle and even more so when it comes to Tool. Maynard Keenan is great.

    I had no idea this song was a cover. thank you for the dedication – entirely appropriate 🙂


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