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Steely Dan Database: lyrics of "Doctor Wu"

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Lyrics of

Doctor Wu

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Katy tried; I was half-way crucified
I was on the other side of no tomorrow
You walked in and my life began again
Just when I'd spent the last piaster I could borrow
All night long we would sing that stupid song
And ev'ry word we sang I knew was true

Are you with me, Doctor Wu?
Are you really just a shadow of the man that I once knew?
Are you crazy, are you high or just an ordinary guy?
Have you done all you can do?
Are you with me, Doctor?


Don't seem right; I've been strung out here all night
I've been waiting for the taste you said you'd bring to me
Biscayne Bay, where the Cuban gentleman sleep all day
I went searching for the song you used to sing to me
Katy lies; you can see it in her eyes
But imagine my surprise when I saw you

Are you with me, Doctor Wu?
Are you really just the shadow of the man that I once knew?
She is lovely, yes, she's sly, and you're an ordinary guy
Has she fin'lly got to you?

Can you hear me, Doctor?
Are you with me, Doctor?

[repeat last two lines ad lib and fade]


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