"Medicate" as written by and David Paden Marchand Adam A Carson....
OH!

Could I, could I just find a way
I'd find you everyday and we could alter time.
But I've come to find everyone's gone away.
So this may be the time for the perfect crime.
Yes, this is perfect.

(This is) our medicine. (This is) our time to...

Medicate here with me.
Now as we lose ourselves to this and ignore
that you don't even know my name. Medicate.

Come day, you'll say you cannot stay.
Once more, I'll feel the same. It happens every time.
So I've come to find everyone goes away. I'm destined to remain.
You were never mine, so you were perfect.

(This is) our medicine. (This is) our time to...

Medicate here with me.
Now as we lose ourselves to this and ignore
that you don't even know my name.

Medicate here with me.
Now as we lose ourselves in us and ignore
that you don't even know my name. Medicate.

Can you describe what it's like? I feel nothing.
Can you feel this? Does it sting?

I feel nothing at all.
I feel nothing at all.
I feel nothing at all.

(Can you tell me how it feels?)
I feel nothing at all.
(Can we pretend this is real?)
I feel nothing.

Medicate here with me.
Now as we lose ourselves to this and ignore
that you don't even know my name.

Medicate here with me.
Now as we lose ourselves in us and ignore
that you don't even know my name.

Medicate here with me.
Now as we lose ourselves in us and ignore
that you don't even know my name.

Oh!

You don't even know my name.
You don't even know my name.

Oh! Medicate.



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  • +1
    General CommentThis makes me really excited for Crash Love. But I think this is the first time I could actually understand what Davey was singing in an AFI song. I'll miss all those misheard AFI lyrics =P
    natures_travestieson August 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTHIS SONG IS SO EPIC. <3 <3 <3

    Crash Love is going to blow us all away.
    KTheLibraon August 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionIt sounds AMAZING performed live.
    nComon August 26, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThere seems to be a great deal of anger/disappointment concerning this song due to the lyrical content being contrary to Davey's beliefs, but I think it all just a big misunderstanding of two points:

    The first being the assumption this song is about Davey himself. Many artists will write in the first person, even if it's something they wouldn't do, in order to make the subject matter more personal and interesting. An example for all you OG AFI fans would be "Mini Trucks Suck". Do you think Davey really likes getting high or drinking beer, even though he's speaking in the first person? Of course not!

    The second misunderstanding comes from not reading the whole song. When the song changes tempo, there's a dramatic shift in the lyrics as well. We learn that this sort of behavior isn't so great after all. With that in mind, when one goes back and rereads the song again it becomes obvious the song is AGAINST one-night stands, pointing out the damage it causes to one’s self-esteem and any chance of a meaningful relationship.
    Jahydinon January 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCRASH LOVE!!!! september 29 cannot come fast enough....
    and i love how this song sounds more sing the sorrow!
    (although i have to agree, i do miss not being able to tell what he's saying!)
    tinyxoxdotson August 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReference to another songggg
    ziek66on August 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is too amazing!! :D
    AFI will never cease to rock my world!!!!
    <3
    danieroon August 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's like the perfect fusion between Decemberunderground and Sing the Sorrow, IMO
    :D
    looove it :)
    danieroon August 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about one night stands. The repeated "you don't even know my name" shows the detachment he feels towards this person, but referring to sex as medication shows the extent of his dependency upon her. but GOD, davey's voice gives me chills in this :-)
    missmurder337on September 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGod yes. I agree with a lot of people, this is almost another "Sing The Sorrow" (which is definitely a good thing) song but at the same time it has a little bit of "Decemberunderground" in it, preventing it from being too much like STS and just the right amount of an "electronic feel". Hopefully the other songs on "Crash Love" sound this good.
    TheAbstractedon September 03, 2009   Link

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