dr freud lyrics – david lazar

oh, it happened in vienna, not so very long ago,
when not too many folks were getting sick
that a starving young physician tried to better his position
by discovering what made his patients tick

oh, dr. freud, oh, dr. freud
how i wish that you’d been otherwise employed
for the set of circ*mstances sure enhances the finances
of the followers of dr. sigmund freud

he forgot about sclerosis, but invented the psychosis
and a hundred ways that s*x could be enjoyed
he adopted as his credo, “down repression, up libido”
and that was the start of dr. sigmund freud

now he *n*lyzed the dreams of the teens and libertines
and he subst*tuted monologues for pills
he drew crowds just like wells sadler, when along came jung &
adler
who said, “by god, there’s gold in them thar ills”

they encountered no resistance when they served as freud’s
*ssistants
as with ego and with id, they deftly toyed
and instead of toting bedpans, they bore *n*lytic deadpans
those ambitious doctors, adler, jung, and freud

now the big three have departed, not so the cult they started
it’s been carried on by many a goodly band
and to trauma, shock, and more shock, someone went and added
rorshach
now the thing has got completely out of hand

now old men with double chinseys and a million would be kinseys
will discuss it at the drop of a repression
i wouldn’t be complaining, but for all the dough i’m paying
to lie on someone’s couch and say confession

/ david lazar lyrics