Somebody Get Me A Doctor

“Somebody Get Me A Doctor” is the third track on Van Halen II.

Eddie: “‘Somebody Get Me A Doctor’ is about being high and feeling good, which everyone again can relate to. It was written around the same time as “Runnin’ With The Devil.” It was an old favorite of ours and people who used to follow us around before we ever had a record cut.”

Guitar World:

Though it didn’t appear on record until Van Halen II, “Somebody Get Me A Doctor” dates back to the band’s club days and it appears on the demos (with the intro chords reversed) that they recorded in 1976 and 1977. In addition to a riff that’s as funky as anything in the EVH catalog, and offers of a solo that is positively blazing. Just how blazing? At its conclusion you can actually hear him get around of applause from the band.

Isolated Guitar:

Lyrics:

You better call me a doctor.
Feelin’ no pain.
Overloaded, down the drain.
Somebody get me a doctor.
You better call up the ambulance, I’m deep in shock.
Overloaded, baby, I can hardly walk.
Somebody get me a doctor.
Somebody get me a doctor.
Feelin’ over fine.
And I’m speedin’ down that line.
Somebody get me a shot.
You better call up a doctor, feelin high
I’m overloaded baby, I say “Bye-bye!”
Somebody get me a doctor.
Somebody get me a doctor.
Somebody get me a doctor.
Somebody get me a shot.