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Good Advice

Lyrics and Music ©2016 by Bill Roper


The topic for the OVFF Songwriting Contest this year was "Dr... I Presume". I stared at this for a moment earlier this week, thought "What can I do with this?", and then realized that the following would work.

In any case, I got a song out of it. :)

    G                                      C       G
You told me that my weight gain comes from dietary fat
                                     D
And eggs would raise cholesterol and no one would want that,
    C                                   G               E7
But now you say itís carbs and all that other stuff was wrong,
     A                               D
So I picked up my guitar and now Iím writing you this song.


(Chorus)
C                              G
Doctor, I presume that you are looking out for me.
       D                                    G
Youíve got to have it right, because youíve got that Ph.D.
   C                             G              E7
So I will follow your advice and we will surely see
     A             D              G
That everything is looking up for me.


I thought Iíd get my kids their shots, but then I got the word
That it might cause autism, so I rely on the herd:
If enough kids are immune, then mine wonít get the pox.
Now theyíre itchy and theyíre scratchy and weíre going to the docís.

(Bridge)
D                               C            G
Science is much better when you do it at the bench
        D                         C           G
With no human population throwing in a monkey wrench.
C                                   G            E7
Research is much harder when youíre lacking a control.
      A                             D
Letís mount up a scratch planet and take another roll.

From the Solar Systemís birth down to the economic news,
Thereís a lot of speculation and some fine divergent views.
Climatology, dark energy donít fit into your lab,
And though you might be wrong or right, I think Iíll take a stab.

(Alternate chorus)
Doctor, I presume that you are looking out for me
And you think youíve got it right, because youíve got that Ph.D.
But I will take a grain of salt when deciding what to do
When I listen to the next advice from you.
(E7)A             D              G
And everything is looking up for me.