The bad doctor
(on Songs for Petronius 7")

Tune down one half-tone (EbAbDbGbBbEb)

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if you were anywhere near his door
you saw it swing open and you heard the moon roar
trying to yank herself right out of her orbit
the whole natural world painted red just like a target

G+                 C
it was a cold dark day
with low clouds standing in the way
and the stars jockeying for position
G+                               D
on the slow thick morning of the death-dealing physician
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oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah

and you could feel his features in the air
a wide smile and perfect hair
he had complete control of the rising tides
and a medicine bag hanging at his side

it was a cold dark day
with low clouds standing in the way
and the stars jockeying for position
in the flowing blue world of the death-dealing physician
oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah

and the rain came down like water from a faucet
i saw him at the crossroads but i never saw him cross it
one minute he was on this side and the next he was be over on the other
so went his rounds one sad patient after another

it was a cold dark day
with low clouds standing in the way
and the stars jockeying for position
in the crushed velvet world of the death-dealing physician
oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah

it was a cold dark day
with low clouds standing in the way
and the stars jockeying for position
in the impossibly large office of the death-dealing physician
oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah

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