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Beatles: Doctor Robert Meaning

Song Released: 1966


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Ring my friend, I said you call Doctor Robert
Day or night he'll be there any time at all, Doctor Robert
Doctor Robert, you're a new and better man
He helps you to understand
He does everything he can, Doctor Robert

If you're down he'll...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 28th, 2012 7:05am report


    Actually, the general meaning of the song is a little bit more complex (just a little!)than just about a dentist that gave them drugs one time. LOTS of people gave-or tried to give The Beatles drugs-almost on a daily basis..Lennon songs almost always have a little more deeper meaning..and the line "well..well..well.your feeling fine...well well well we'll make you.." sung in an all-too-nice fakery tone,was an indication that Lennon was on to all the "Dr Roberts" that were trying to make him feel a little too fine-and take advantage of him (listen to She Said, She Said for more of the same meaning).



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    anonymous
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    Jun 27th, 2011 6:06pm report


    It's about when John and george got drugged by their dentist. He put LSD in their coffee.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 21st, 2011 3:53pm report


    This song is about the first time John, George and Paul took LSD. Their dentist at the time, Dr. Robert, put it into their drinks during a dinner party, hence the "magic cup" reference.



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    beatlesholic13
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    Jan 10th, 2010 1:28am report


    Now please correct me if I am wrong but wasn't Dr. Robert the man who gave then drugs. "...My friend works for the national health, Doctor Robert..." Hmmm???




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