Medicine

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"Medicine"
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Weezma: Daniel, Ryen & Rivers
Released December 11, 2020
Recorded 2012-2014
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Daniel Brummel, Ryen Slegr
Status Demos released
Not to be confused with Medicine for Melancholy

"Medicine" (formerly titled "Do You Wanna Get High?") is a song by Rivers Cuomo.

Appearances

Overview

Originally titled "Do You Wanna Get High?" (though unrelated the later song of the same name), "Medicine" was co-written by Cuomo with musicians Daniel Brummel and Ryen Slegr (of the band Ozma) and demoed at some point between 2012 and 2014. Demos of the song were initially included on the compilation album Alone XII: The White Year, before being removed shortly thereafter (due to the inclusion of songwriters other than Cuomo). Cuomo later released the demos on the compilation Weezma: Daniel, Ryen & Rivers on December 11, 2020.

Lyrics

Version 8

Malicious aliens
Struck me in the neck with their poison
Writing code in my brain
Making me go blind, deaf, and dumb

Give me some medicine, medicine, medicine
Give me some medicine, so I can get well

It's difficult to take
A flavor like a lemon in ???
But take it, mom, take it, dad
Life isn't just about eating donuts

Give me some medicine, medicine, medicine
Give me some medicine, so I can get well
Drink up the medicine, medicine, medicine
I'll be as bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
???

See also