Boffo Yux Dudes - Is There A Doctor In The House? (Shadow)

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Doctor Who themed ditty about the regeneration process and the pain caused by changing mentally and physically.

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Is There a Doctor in the House?

When I was one I was just starting out
A teacher, a lord, a man with no doubt
I took family and friends on all of my travels
But finally time came I began to unravel

Chorus:
For a man such as me death is never forever
Once I'm ripped apart I get put back together
The pain wracks my body, yet always I find
I'm much more disturbed by the change to my mind

I then became two thanks to regeneration
A hobo, a sprite and the clown of a nation
Number three was a dandy, I have to admit
With collars and rufflles and trousers tight fit

When I was four I was blessed with a smile
Temper, a wit, a scarf long as a mile
Five, then, was calmer, more caring, sublime
When 'twas time to go, it "Feels different this time"

Chorus:
I feel the atoms of my body blown apart
But at least I met Napolean Bonaparte
I've met all the great men and it's hard to surprise me
If I meet them again they won't recognize me

Then I was six, I had gone quite insane
A riot of color from my clothes to my brain
When I was seven I was humble but clever
I thought that I could keep doing this forever

Bridge:
But then came eight, I was such a romantic
I loved my companions both placid and frantic
But one by one, we could travel no more
And finally alone, I succumbed then to war

Chorus:
For a man such as me death is never forever
Once I'm ripped apart I get put back together
I fought as a warrior and made sacrifices
Thought I was alone and left to my devices

When I was nine, I fought beings made of plastic
I Rose to the challenge and it was "fantastic"
It led me to ten, and eleven and more
And each time I thought that "I don't want to go"

And now I'm twelve, or is it thirteen?
The numbers get messed up, if you know what I mean.
I treat old age like another disease
It cures itself and then "Kidneys! I've got new kidneys!"

Chorus:
For a man such as me death is never forever
Once I'm ripped apart I get put back together
The pain wracks my body, yet always I find
I'm much more disturbed by the change to my mind

credits

from SpinTunes #8: Round 4, released March 25, 2014
Al Morgan
Dave Leigh
Tom Giarrosso

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