Not the Doctor (3:47)

Cover of Jagged Little Pill

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I don't wanna be the filler if the void is solely yours
I don't wanna be your glass of single malt whiskey
Hidden in the bottom drawer and
I don't want to be a bandage if the wound is not mine

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  • Sarinijha

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • weemies

    One of her best songs

    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • vesituli

    Oh, it seems I've already shouted on this one, and it says " My favourite song on the album, tied with "Mary Jane"". - Hmm, I'm not sure I can still say exactly this. I might need to think about it. It probably is my favourite on the album still, but the last year or so I've really gotten into Hand In My Pocket and You Learn and might consider them my next favourites. Then again, Mary Jane is a beautiful song! I'm rambling, excuse me... :P

    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Rock_n_Robin

    We're all responsible for ourselves, and isn't that what this song is about? In the same way, I don't want to be a father figure just because I'm older than a young person. What would be the point? This is the 21st Century...please stop trying to send us back to 1955 or before.

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • richhudsonsmith

    I currently have 4 songs from Jagged Little Pill in my library, but, I won't be adding this to it. Jagged Little Pill is still one of the best albums of all time though, considering what other great tracks are on it.

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • gostillahead

    i liked this song when i was three. i knew all the words when i was three. i still do now. wowie wow wow.

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
  • violetfinch

    @alicefairyberry Just because you "grew up" doesn't mean that the song should suddenly disappear and that it doesn't hold meaning for others even today. lol

    12 Feb 2012 Reply
  • BjornOlafsson

    I love it!

    14 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Rhyme79

    I've always wondered what 'the empty bottle with the holes along the bottom' refers to? Any ideas? Is it just a metaphor for emotions being sucked dry?

    10 Oct 2011 Reply
  • ColeenG

    I don't want to be a bandage if the wound is not mine

    21 Aug 2011 Reply
  • violettte1

    this song is about toxic people who live on sucking up other people's energy. relax.

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • alicefairyberry

    Well I still think it's pretty feminist-lite music. And I don't think there's anything wrong with being there for someone when times are hard, especially when you're supposed to be a partnership. My girlfriend and I have no problem being each other's doctors. And at the same time there's nothing wrong with being romantic and dreamy. It's possible to be both that and grounded. Life is complicated, you know. My point is, I'm sick of this song and it's long since lost it's usefulness/meaning to me.

    28 Mar 2011 Reply
  • abandonedamanda

    i agree with the father below.

    20 Feb 2011 Reply
  • FatherLucifer

    @alicefairyberry: I don't think this is about being angry, but ultimately a song about not being ridiculously romantic and dreamy and knowing that at the end of the day "one and one make two", which is something I learned when I grew up. =)

    30 Oct 2010 Reply
  • RtotheCore

    Fucking awesome song <333 @alicefairyberry: If you've grown up, how about you stop talking such childish bullshit... Like there was anything wrong about feeling differently about love than you do.

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
  • KenneyJak

    I've dated many a man who fits this song. Luckily as I got older, I became wiser and started making better dating choices.

    4 Jun 2010 Reply
  • alicefairyberry

    Aww poor wittle shortsighted Alanis, is she a wittle love-phobic? God forbid you should ever need someone else! I used to listen to this shit when I was a wannabe angry feminist, but then I grew up...

    14 May 2010 Reply
  • gothicpaperdoll

    i <3 this song genuis :D

    3 Apr 2010 Reply
  • livingspirit

    I don't want to be your other 1/2 I believe that 1 and 1 make 2 !

    31 Mar 2010 Reply
  • alanisnadine

    awesome!!!

    24 Mar 2010 Reply
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