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Username Post: Songs about hospitals/surgery/illness        (Topic#145628)
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Earth-Angel
The Angel Fish
10-09-08 03:21 PM - Post#505248    



Ola

I'm looking for some songs to put together that specifically mention surgical procedures, hospitals, illness/sickness.

Things like Wires by Athlete is a good example, but they needn't be sad songs

Thanking you!
Blue on blue
Heartache on heartache
Blue on blue
Now that we are through.


 
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Levis
Sea Star
10-09-08 03:23 PM - Post#505250    


    In response to Earth-Angel

Farin will soon mention an album by a slimy band
Earthen trail of slimy goo
I smear it on your cheeks like rouge
Eyes of red and lips of blue
It's cold and safe inside of you


 
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blind-fitter
sea otter
10-09-08 03:32 PM - Post#505251    


    In response to Earth-Angel

There's "Plastic Surgery" by Adam And The Ants, but it's pretty grim stuff, tbh. Laced with cruel, ironic humour.


A favourite track of mine, Devo - "The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprise" might just about, at a pinch, fit the bill. It refers to a cold white (hospital) room, where she (my baby) "picked up a pen from beside her bed and wrote me a scribbled note". Again, the subject matter is a bit, how you might say, darkly humourous.
My grandad gave me some sound advice on his death-bed. "It's worth spending a bit extra for good quality speakers", he told me.


 
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Levis
Sea Star
10-09-08 03:33 PM - Post#505252    


    In response to blind-fitter

or maybe longly *drums fingers*
Earthen trail of slimy goo
I smear it on your cheeks like rouge
Eyes of red and lips of blue
It's cold and safe inside of you


 
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blind-fitter
sea otter
10-09-08 03:35 PM - Post#505253    


    In response to Earth-Angel

"Gary Gilmore's Eyes" by The Adverts contains plenty of references to procedures, equipment, bandages, hospital rooms, etc.

In fact, just send me a CD and I can probably do this compilation myself.
My grandad gave me some sound advice on his death-bed. "It's worth spending a bit extra for good quality speakers", he told me.


 
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Farin
Land Shark
10-09-08 03:38 PM - Post#505255    


    In response to Levis

  • Levis Said:
Farin will soon mention an album by a slimy band


I have no idea what you mean


aaaaaaaanyway, I know a certain album by the wonderfull band Eels called "Electro-Shock Blues" that has some songs you could be interested in

almost all songs could be used, but just to give some examples:
Hospital Food
or
The Medication's Wearing Off

not really 'happy' songs, but they fit the theme




Edited by Farin on 10-09-08 03:38 PM. Reason for edit: okay, so it took a while... sorry
 
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Farin
Land Shark
10-09-08 03:42 PM - Post#505256    


    In response to blind-fitter

  • blind-fitter Said:
"Gary Gilmore's Eyes" by The Adverts contains plenty of references to procedures, equipment, bandages, hospital rooms, etc.



I would have thought of that one next


 
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blind-fitter
sea otter
10-09-08 03:43 PM - Post#505257    


    In response to Farin

  • Farin Said:
  • Levis Said:
Farin will soon mention an album by a slimy band


I have no idea what you mean



You're a big fan of Eels, right? "Slimy" means viscous, slippery, etc. And the eel, it is a slimy fish, and no mistake.

  • Quote:
aaaaaaaanyway, I know a certain album by the wonderfull band Eels called "Electro-Shock Blues" that has some songs you could be interested in

almost all songs could be used, but just to give some examples:
Hospital Food
or
The Medication's Wearing Off

not really 'happy' songs, but they fit the theme



So, anyway, you get there in the end, one way or another.
My grandad gave me some sound advice on his death-bed. "It's worth spending a bit extra for good quality speakers", he told me.


 
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Farin
Land Shark
10-09-08 03:46 PM - Post#505260    


    In response to blind-fitter

^ yes, I knew that... it was just my attempt at being funny again


 
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Crazy Don
Muddy Mudskipper
10-09-08 06:01 PM - Post#505289    


    In response to Farin

But then again there's…

Weird Al Yankovic--Like a Surgeon
I'm not crazy, I've just been in a very bad mood for 30 years.


 
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RonJonSurfer
Rainbow Surfperch
10-09-08 08:19 PM - Post#505301    


    In response to Crazy Don

How about Bowie's "All The Madmen"

"Dont set me free, Im as helpless as can be
My libidos split on me
Gimme some good ole lobotomy"

"Catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world".


 
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Steel2Velvet
Sailfish
10-09-08 09:11 PM - Post#505326    


    In response to RonJonSurfer

"The First Cut Is The Deepest"




 
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edna
Rolling Stone Fish
10-09-08 09:26 PM - Post#505332    


    In response to Steel2Velvet

...and of course, "Sister Morphine", The Rolling Stones...
Always took candy from strangers

Originally registered September, 2004.


 
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Shawna
Scribbled Angelfish
10-09-08 11:18 PM - Post#505353    


    In response to edna

Are you interested in songs about mental illness, or just physical illness?
four riders behind me,
three bullets left,
two hours till sunset,
just one regret...


 
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JumboXL
frog
10-10-08 12:05 AM - Post#505355    


    In response to Earth-Angel

I'm looking for some songs to put together that specifically mention surgical procedures, hospitals, illness/sickness.

How about dying?
Bloodrock's song D.O.A. :
Laying here looking at the ceiling
Someone lays a sheet across my chest
Something warm is flowing down my fingers
Pain is flowing all through my back

I try to move my arms and there's no feeling
And when I look I see there's nothing there
The face beside me stopped it totally bleeding
The girl I knew has such a distant stare

I remember
We were flying along and hit something in the air
I remember
We were flying along and hit something in the air

Then I looked straight at the attendant
His face is pale as it can be
He bends and whispers something softly
He says there's no chance for me

I remember
We were flying along and hit something in the air
I remember
We were flying along and hit something in the air

Life is flowing out my body
Pain is flowing out with my blood
The sheets are red and moist where I'm lying
God in Heaven, teach me how to die
Ciao amici!
"Don't follow leaders, watch your parking meter...."


 
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bluesboy
nautilus
10-10-08 12:29 AM - Post#505357    


    In response to Shawna

19th Nervous Breakdown - Rolling Stones
Paranoia Blues - Paul Simon
St. James Infirmary Blues - Cab Calloway
Manic Depression - Hendrix
Psychotic Reaction - Count Five
Twisted - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Crazy - Patsy Cline
They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! - Napoleon XIV
Da-Da-Da
Da-Da-Da


 
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Lucky
Hot Tuna
10-10-08 01:17 AM - Post#505358    


    In response to bluesboy

The Hospital Song ~ 10cc

Nobody sends me birthday cards
Nobody brings me flowers
I'm just here for operations
I've been out for hours
When I come to I'll wet my bed
`Cos when I get mad I sink so low
As matron knows
I get off on what you give me, darling
I get off on what you give to me
Yeh, I get off on what you give me, darling
I get off on what you give to me
And when I go to that seedy ward
Up in the sky
You'll be waiting
With a hypodermic needle
And a graph
Here comes the dark
(I'm grateful for my anaesthetic)
Out goes the spark
(Delirious and apathetic)
When I come to
I'll wet my bed
And when I get well
I'll take revenge
I'll wreak my wrath
On all blood donors
And their sisters
Visiting time and flowers
When sister brings that bedpan round
I'll p*ss like April showers
I get off on what you give me, darling
I get off on what you give to me
Yeh, I get off on what you give me, darling
I get off on what you give to me
And when I go
I'll die of plaster casting love
...Naked, singin' on the windmill...


 
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Otokichi
He'e mauli
10-10-08 07:26 AM - Post#505395    


    In response to Lucky

Here's a considerably less dark song on that subject. Needless to say, if I were doing "hospital time," this is the song I'd prefer.

A Part Of Me, A Part Of You (The Hospital Song) - by Danny Lopes, Sr



Everytime I look at you
I just don't know what to do
When I see you
Since you came into my life
Such a change in me I can't explain



Ever since I met you
While strollilng through the park one sunny day
It was love when I first saw you
And this love I really feel down deep inside
It's not often that I feel this way
But since you came into my life
You have now become a part of me
And I, a part of you



Source: Moe Keale CD Aloha Is A Part of Me - The composer, saw a lovely young girl strolling in a park and was inspired to write this song. She became his first wife, Mary Ann. Daniel Antone Lopes, Sr., a prolific composer, worked for Queen's Hospital 23 years. He volunteered his services after he retired and serenaded many patients with this song that became known as The Hospital Song.
Education can't be confiscated at the border.




Edited by Otokichi on 10-10-08 07:28 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
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Earth-Angel
The Angel Fish
10-10-08 09:46 AM - Post#505402    


    In response to Shawna

  • Shawna Said:
Are you interested in songs about mental illness, or just physical illness?



I'm looking for physical illness songs mostly, but mental illness would count as well Thank you for the ideas so far!
Blue on blue
Heartache on heartache
Blue on blue
Now that we are through.


 
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Farin
Land Shark
10-10-08 10:37 AM - Post#505410    


    In response to Earth-Angel

how could I forget to mention

The Drugs don't Work ~ the Verve

also
Girl, You have no Faith in Medicine ~ The White Stripes
"Medication" or "I think I lost my headache" ~ QotSA


 
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