A2Z 2021 Jethro Tull Songs Day 4 – Doctor to My Disease from Catfish Rising (1991)

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Catfish Rising is the 18th studio album by the British rock group Jethro Tull, released in 1991. It is the first Tull album to feature keyboardist Andrew Giddings (on this and 2 other tracks.) The album forgoes the synthesizers and electronic instruments that were prominent in Tull’s 80’s albums, instead opting for a hard rock and blues sound. The album is considered part of a trilogy with the other two being Crest of a Knave (1987) and Rock Island (1989.) The album got mixed reviews but is considered by some to be their best album of the 1990s.

Source:  wikipedia

I’ve been treated for mild depression
And i’ve been treated for growing pains.
I’ve been treated for hallucinations;
Now I can see it all coming again.
Well, you can wind me up.
Yeah, you can slow me down.
You can dig a little, and you can mess me around.
But there’s one thing i should tell you,
To which you must agree:
There’s no use you playing doctor to my disease.
Said it’s no use you playing doctor to my disease.
I got no cure for this condition,
That you’ve been causing me tonight.
Well, you put my heart in overdrive:
Hand me the bullet i must bite.
You can stir me up and you can cut me down.
You can probe a little, push that knife around.
But there’s one thing i should tell you,
To which you must agree:
It’s no use you playing doctor to my disease.
No use you playing doctor to my disease,
No use you playing doctor to my disease.
Do you have to break my engine
So you can fix it up again?
Tuned to crazy imperfection
Just to score me out of ten.
Well, you can wind me up.
Yeah, you can slow me down.
You can dig a little.
Yeah, you can mess me around.
But there’s one thing i should tell you,
To which you must agree:
That it’s no use you playing doctor to my disease,
No use you playing doctor to my disease,
No use you playing doctor to my disease.
Songwriter:  Ian Anderson

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30 Comments Add yours

  1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    For more of a prog band they make their songs catchy. I think they won a Grammy in the 80s or 90s for one of their albums.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Their music changed over time but it’s always good. Probably the album with “Bungle in the Jungle” on it.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        It took me a while but I found it… Crest of a Knave

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            Metallica were really upset because Jethro Tull one for Heavy Metal and they didn’t.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Oh right! They are not even close to heavy metal, I can see why Metallica was upset.

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              1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

                I did get a good laugh out of it. I don’t know why they done that.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I’m including one song off of that album.

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            Cool…I never heard it.

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  2. ahtdoucette says:

    Nice. I am learning a lot about Jethro Tull this month!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Happy to oblige.

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  3. Frédérique says:

    I like this one! Thanks for the new song to me 😉

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad to oblige, Frederique!

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  4. I like this one as well. (And your D). 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Deborah!

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  5. Lisa says:

    I’m finding it quite interesting and educational, and we’re only on D! I am not familiar with most of Jethro Tull. Maybe only Bungle in the Jungle! That was when I was in high school.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy you are enjoying the Tull Journey 🙂

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  6. Liam says:

    I didn’t know Jethro Tull were still active in the 90s.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      J-Tull Dot Com came out in 1999 and “was their last to feature all new original material”

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      1. Liam says:

        That is a very 1999 album title.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Makes me want to party like it’s….

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  7. jazzfeathers says:

    You know? The name Jethro Tull is familiar to me becasue one of my friends is a fan, but I don’t think I’e never listen to any of their songs.
    This one has a very 1980s sounds, but it’s good 🙂

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter – The Great War

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like their music 🙂

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  8. ghostmmnc says:

    A very cool sounding new one for me! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 That song resonates for me.

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  9. Lisa,

    I wonder what this disease he’s referring to, any clue? I had hoped the lyrics helped but I’m unsure unless he’s referring to his love. Interesting new to my ears song!

    If you haven’t already, I invite you to check out my Looney Tunes A-Z Daffy Duck Art Sketch. Join the fun at your leisure. Happy A2Zing, my friend!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Cathy, I take it as his mental state, but not sure.

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  10. I was still listening but like you they were pretty proficient and hard to keep up with. Im just going to like the rest and try to keep my mouth shut.
    Did I miss why you chose Tull? Your favorite band?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      CB, not really sure why I chose them other than I wanted to do some PR for them. They’re one of those bands that have had some hits on the radio but have so many more good songs that needed to be heard.

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      1. Cool on the first sentence, fits the ‘strikes a chord” theme. Absolutely on the last sentence.

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