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She takes these pills,
And she moves along
She takes these pills,
And its better

It really doesn't matter to me
To live in your life and your own routine
A product from ecology it seems
She looks at him like he's a machine
And lives with him 'cause he's a bill machine
That brings it closer where she swears it needs

So she takes the pills
And she moves along
She takes the pills
And its better
He pays the bills
And he moves along
She takes the pills
And its better

It really doesn't matter to me
When you're living your life in your own medicated dream
How bad could sobriety really be?
I know you couldn't even recognize me
I wonder if she knows that her own family
Is waiting and praying in the hopes that she would leave

She nods her head as she moves along
She takes the pills and its better
She lies in bed 'till noons along
She takes these pills and its better
She takes these pills as she moves along
She takes these pills and its better
He nods his head and they move along
She takes these pills 'cause its better

Well it doesn't really matter to me
You know it really doesn't matter to me
It really doesn't matter to me

Now he takes these pills and he moves along
He takes these pills and its better
He bobs his head as he moves along
He takes these pills and its better
Now we take these pills and we move along
We take these pills and its better
We shake our hands as we move along
We take these pills cause its better

You know it really doesn't matter to me
You know it really doesn't matter to me
It really doesn't matter to me
'Cause it's better


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    General CommentI think the lyrics are a bit off, but that's probably because you did it by ear. The second verse I think he sings:

    "He pays the bills
    And he mows the lawn"

    Anyways, the song seems pretty straight forward, A wife and mother who takes meds because she's depressed. Her husband just pays the bills and ignores it, and her family wishes she'd just leave them. And I think the last verse where it says "he takes the pills and he moves along" and also "we take these pills and we move along" means more than just taking the meds, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Amazing song
    Lostangeleson March 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics are "that brings in the groceries she swears she needs" not "That brings it closer where she swears it needs"
    exile9013on March 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think that the man in the song is possibly afraid to do anything regarding the females drug use. Her destruction leads him to the same fate that she finds herself in. They are both depressed and lonely and think that things will get better with that next high. Of course things never really get better though.
    igloothomason March 31, 2009   Link
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    General Comment6th line: not "from ecology," but "pharmacology"
    and i agree with exile9013 on "groceries"
    :)
    luckytigerlady54on May 07, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree with lostangeles. But the ending part that you can't put your finger on; I think it means that the affects of the forementioned female's drug use affect the male, apparently the husband, so he became depressed and took pills for it and moves along with the rest of his life. The next verse about how "we take these pills" could be refering to a large group of people, the population of drug users, saying that it doesn't matter what the pills do to you. As long as they make you feel better, everything is fine. They just move along, take more pills and it's better.

    That's what I think. Anybody care to... Add on to that?
    DualToneon August 14, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree with you guys that the women take pills for a depression.
    Her husband doesn't care about it, moves along and pays the bills.
    She stays with him surely because of his money.

    For the last verse, I think the "He takes these pills" means that he got depressed and start using
    medication which could also means drugs or alcohol. Then the "We take these pills" part refer to the many
    people using anti-depressants, drug or alcohol to get a "better life", meanings that we all do it in a certain
    kind of way...
    QuebecGuy777on August 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti agree with the lyrics being a bit off
    Um as far as this song, i can relate, so it probably has a diferent meaning to me then the rest of you.
    to me it means a girl who lived a hard life, just barely scraping by, and in order to make sure she always had the money she needed, she married someone she didnt love. She became miserable, and look pills, which created her own fake "reality". her family grew disgusted, but did nothing about it.
    i think this song is written from the point of veiw of a man the women falls in love with. the last verse, "we take thes pills" shows that he too needed a fake reality, and so, with drugs, they created their own "perfect" world.
    i could be wrong, but to my understandind, it makes a lot of sense.

    raynefallon March 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is just about how people take pills for everything now days, and how it's such a normality in this world today.
    mattjames2010on March 29, 2010   Link
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    General Commenton the acoustic version on youtube , he explains the song
    ladysadefairyon June 23, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationWhen I replace J. with myself this is what I see.

    My girlfriend left me and is taking pills (drugs)... her new boytoy is only their to feed her a (bill machine) and he gets sex from it.

    It really doesn't matter to me - (you may question why he doesn't care for a loved one)
    To live in your life and your own routine
    A product from ecology it seems - (because he is going naturally respect what she wants and not try and control her)

    When you're living your life in your own medicated dream
    How bad could sobriety really be? - (she won't face the truth of reality she needs to alter her mind to escape from leaving him by doing drugs.)

    In the end it says
    "He takes these pills and its better
    He bobs his head as he moves along" - this guy now falling into descent with her and the drugs and they lose their way eventually.

    You see conviction and contempt in the end with

    "'Cause it's better"

    better for him or I because now she gets what she really deserves. A lesson learned.
    shaneaeexxon July 07, 2012   Link

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