Song lyrics that remind you of nursing... - page 23

Every so often I'll hear lyrics on songs on the radio that remind me of nursing... Here's a couple of examples I've heard on the radio recently, unfortunately I can't remember who sings either of... Read More

  1. by   southernbeegirl
    Quote from mama_d
    I haven't read through all of these yet, so not sure if it's on here...but I have been known to break into "Can I Get a Witness?" on the way to the pyxis. And to start vocalizing the "Mission Impossible" theme during codes...

    You guys and gals are cracking me up with these.

    I also have been the victim of "Yellow Submarine" and VeggieTales thanks to my kids...there's only so many times a coworker can hear the Stuff Mart rap before they are threatening to make you an ICU patient!
    Silly songs with larry rocks!

    da bunny, da bunny....oops i ate da bunny...........

    why you need a hairbrush? you dont have any HA ir!

    ty for the hairbrush
  2. by   9livesRN
    In the arms of the angel!
  3. by   Hygiene Queen
    Back in the day... early 90's as a CNA in LTC, I used to sing "We Care A Lot" by Faith No More... of course everyone knows that song now, thanks to "Dirty Jobs". I still break into that song on occasion.
    Also, I think it was the Dead Kennedys... I can't remember... that had this robotic droning song I would also "sing" when I was annoyed at work, "I'm working at my job, I'm so happy. More boring by the day, but they pay me!"
    Nowadays, in Gero Psych, I like to sing "Mother's Little Helper" by the Stones...
    "What a drag it is getting old...
    So Doctor please. Some more of these. Outside the door, she took four more...
    What a drag it is getting old... HEY!"
  4. by   pielęgniarka
    I love Mother's Little Helper! My first album I owned was Through the Past Darkly. The Stones were the first concert I went to, Steel Wheels with my parents! I was young! Anyway enough of memory lane.

    I think that Kenny Rogers: "You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em. Know when to walk away know when to run"...........
    fits in nicely to the job.
  5. by   Hygiene Queen
    I'm procrastinating calling my divorce lawyer, so here's more songs we've threatened to play on the Gero Pysch unit:
    ANY RAMONES... The Ramones are excellent for psych: "Psychotherapy" "Lobotomy" "Gimme Gimme ShocK Treatment" "I Wannabe Sedated"... good stuff.
    "Mad World" by Tears for Fears (I prefer their version, but, hey, that's just me).
    And our OT actually would play "I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell..." The patients on the younger units actually got a kick out of that one.
    Personally, I'd love to go with Harvey Danger's "Paranoia"... love the line, "Took me to the hospital for nerves and then they had to commit me. You told them all I was crazy. Cut off my legs... now I'm an amputee, ******** you!"
    But since I actually enjoy my job and would like to keep it, I refrain and stick to the Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
  6. by   grace90
    U2, Wild Honey "Slow down, slow down my beating heart, slow down..." for pts in rapid a-fib, SVT or V-Tach, etc redbeathe
  7. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    Since I'm still looking for a job, I've been thinking of MIKA's "Grace Kelly"

    "I can be brown, I can be blue, I can be violet sky! I can be helpful, I can be purple, I can be anything you like. Gotta be green, gotta be mean, gotta be everything, no. Why don't you like me? Why don't you like me? Walk out the door. "
  8. by   Hoozdo
    Immigration Man - Crosby, Stills, Nash

    Highway to Hell - AC/DC
  9. by   Lily79
    I remember as a new grad walking around the unit singing
    "Everyone knows I'm in over my head, over my head..."

    Then after leaving Covenant Health System (Lubbock, TX)...
    "Happiness is Lubbock, TX in my rearview mirror..."
  10. by   akoalaatemylion
    Are We Human by The Killers always makes a nursing montage run through my mind.
    "Will your system be alright?
    When you dream of home tonight
    There is no message we're receiving
    Let me know, is your heart still beating?

    Are we human, or are we dancer
    My sign is vital, my hands are cold
    And I'm on my knees looking for the answer"
  11. by   nerdtonurse?
    "Brothers in Arms" by Dire Straits (with apologies to my "sisters in arms")

    Through these fields of destruction
    Baptism of fire
    I've watched all your suffering
    As the battles raged higher
    And though they did hurt me so bad
    In the fear and alarm
    You did not desert me
    My brothers in arms

    "Think" by Aretha Franklin

    I didn't even know you, you came to me and too much you wouldn't take
    I ain't no psychiatrist, I ain't no doctor with degree
    It don't take too much high IQ's to see what you're doing to me

    "Bang your head" by Quiet Riot

    Bang your head wake the dead
    We're all metal mad, it’s all you have
    So bang your head and raise the dead oh yeah
    Metal health it drives you mad, mad, mad, mad

    "Walk on Water" by Blue Country

    It’s the path you take the steps you make
    That make you who you are
    It’s the life you live
    The gifts you give
    The love that’s in your heart
    Just try to do the best you can to be a better man
    You don’t have to walk on water
    It’s how you walk on land
  12. by   bebe2010
    Quote from NurseRotten
    I am the unit DJ. I choose all the music that we listen to at night and I have been compiling a list of nursing related songs. So far I have a few and I need more suggestions. (My iPod is 30 gigs so help me out).

    Some that I already have:

    Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
    This song reminds me of a neurotrauma patient. "Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me..."

    Banana Boat Song - Harry Bellafonte
    "Daylight come and we wanna go home."

    One - Metallica

    Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
    "Wake me up inside... save me from the nothing I've become"

    Rock and Roll All Nite - KISS
    Only for the night shift

    Dr. Feelgood - Montley Crue

    RESPECT - Aretha Franklin

    Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
    hehehe... I know, it's not really that funny, but it's horribly wicked

    Hotel California - Eagles
    Because sometimes I feel more like concierge than a nurse.

    Let's Get it On -
    When we are getting ready to intubate.

    Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
    For those patients that like to play games... Yeah, the nurse can't tell that you are drug seeking.

    Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones
    For when you wish you could be the devil

    Walk this Way - Aerosmith
    For my friends in PT that like to tell the patients how to "walk this way"

    Dream On - Aerosmith
    Self-explanatory, do you think?

    Every Breath You Take - Police
    For the Respiratory Therapist in your life!

    Freebird - Lynard Skynyrd
    For the patient threatening to go AMA

    That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
    What we would like to answer to our most pleasant patients.

    Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
    For the hot, young chick that needs an enema... gotta love the one brown eye!

    Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
    Scrotal abscess!

    Twist and Shout - Beatles
    For a closed reduction at the bedside.

    Crazy - Patsy Cline
    Needs no explaination

    Hard Days Night - Beatles
    Another one just for night shift.

    Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
    From time to time we find a patient with a rather frisky visitor.

    You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

    In the Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett

    My Name Is - Eminem
    For the ETOH intoxicated, detoxing pt.

    Super Freak - Rick James, b*tch
    For the Gavida 4 para 3, age 21 female patient.

    I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
    For the occassional drag queen that makes his way to the ER.

    Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Lep
    I know it's a lame song, but for severe hypoglycemia it fits.

    In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
    For those f-ed up nights when nothing goes right and all the psych pts come in.

    Head Like a Hole - Nine Inch Nails
    What a song for nurses... "head like a hole, black as your soul, I'd rather die than give you control." That pretty much sums up ICU nurses.

    Hot in Here - Nelly
    For that patient that loves to roam the halls with too little clothes on.

    Since You Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
    We have this one really bad pulmonologist. The kind you cringe when you have to call him of orders. I always joke that this is his pts singing. "Since you been gone, I can breathe for the first time."

    Welcome to the Jungle - Guns and Roses
    Need I say more?

    Sabotage - Beastie Boys
    When you get a really sh1tty group of patients.

    Creep - Radiohead
    humm, Have you ever had this patient?
    "I'm a creep. I'm a weirdo. What the hell am I doing here? I don't belong here."
    Or maybe that's the voice in your own head?

    Toxic - Britney
    I love calling poison control.

    How I Could Just Kill a Man - Cypress Hill

    Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
    Sometimes you gotta make mama happy. Cause if mama ain't happy ain't nobody happy!

    A Change Would Do You Good - Sheryl Crow
    When you look down at the bandage that you just learned 10 min ago in report was clean, dry, and intact but somehow it's suddenly saturated with dry blood.

    My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It) - En Vogue
    Diladid... no you're never gonna get it, not this time. For the new admit that casually insists, "The only pain med that works for me is 4 mg of Dilaudid" when she comes in for left toe cellulitis.

    You Outta Know - Alanis Morrissette
    I'm here to remind you of the mess you left when you went away. For the annoying frequent flyer.

    Hard Knock Life - Jay-Z
    For the patient with babymomma drama at the house, trying to stay straight, but the world is just on his back. (sigh) so sad.

    Bye Bye Bye - Backstreet Boys
    To celebrate when that demanding patient finally gets D/C orders!

    Breathe - Faith Hill
    The L&D Nurse's anthem.

    U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer
    Because every once in a while there comes that demented old fart with the wandering hands.

    Hips Don't Lie - Shakira (spelling?)
    S/P ORIF of the hip.

    Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
    For the MVA.

    We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off - Jermaine Stewart
    hehehe I dunno.

    I Wanna Be Sedated - the Ramones

    Any suggestions? I have more, but I am supposed to be working!
    bye bye bye is sung by n'sync lol
  13. by   bebe2010
    Ememin(spelling) shake the a** for the night shift who want to dance down the hallway lol

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