Take the pill that makes you weaker
Take the pill that makes you sick
Take the pill or you’ll be sorry
Take this bloody pill and make it quick

Take the pill that kills your sex drive
Take the pill that makes you cry
Take the pill that burns your insides
Take the pill that makes you want to die
Be careful what you say…
Today could be your day…

You no longer rule your body
You no longer own those rights
You will wake up when we say so
You will sleep when we shut out the lights
Enjoy your stay…
‘Cause you can’t run away…

Get back in line, get back in line, get back in line…
Get back in line, get back in line, get back in line…
You’ll be just fine…

Take the pill that keeps you quiet
Take the pill that keeps you blind
Take the pill that wipes your memory
Take the pill that’s fucking with your mind
That’s all you have to lose…
That’s funny…

Best that you’re not procreating
Best that you don’t multiply
Better still, let’s sterilize you
Take this pill, the Doctor’s standing by
Pull up your skirt…
And yes, it’s going to hurt…

Get back in line, get back in line, get back in line…
Get back in line, get back in line, get back in line…
You’ll be just fine…

Don’t you wanna be sedated
Don’t you want to ease this pain
If the pills are not effective
Then we will electroshock your brain
We are not happy with your progress
You’re not yet considered “sane”
If these pills are not effective
We’ll electroshock your brain
Don’t even think of spitting out
We know your tricks, we’re on to you
We will check underneath your tongue
We know exactly what you’ll do
Your accusation are a joke
Your credibility is shot
Just keep your eyes down and your mouth shut
That’s the only choice you’ve got
So you’re a Doctor and I am just a crazy little girl…
Who would you believe?
Well he’s a Doctor and you are just a crazy fucking bitch…
Who would you believe?
We’ve filled your prescription, you’ll never run out again
We’ve filled your prescription, the drugs are your only friend
We’ve filled your prescription, you’ll never run out again
We’ve filled your prescription, the drugs are your only friend
Now, take the pill, take the pill, take the pill, take the pill
Take the pill, take the pill, take the pill, take the pill
Take the pill, take the pill, take the pill, take the pill
Take the pill, take the pill, take the pill, take the pill
Take it, take it, take it, take it
Take it, take it, take it, take it
Swallow, swallow, swallow, swallow
Swallow, swallow, swallow, swallow…


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    My InterpretationGoing off of "beebs1998" interpretation, I agree with it being part of the story. Emilie is surely in the Asylum now and makes herself known by 'stepping out of line' and not being submissive and taking the pills prescribed to her. The medical staff also uses the medication to manipulate the girls and abuse them.

    The second half of the song, could be the effects of the pills and the realization of Emilie about the true nature of the asylum.

    This song also casts a powerful message about the heavy reliance of medication in modern society.
    HarlequinChaoson July 29, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningTo me this song is about Emilie's time in the Mental Hospital (I have not read the book so I dont know about everything, so sorry If I get thing wrong)

    Its about how she was made to take medication she didnt want to, but it was forced upon her.

    "You no longer rule your body
    You no longer own those rights
    You will wake up when we say so
    You will sleep when we shut out the lights
    Enjoy your stay…
    ‘Cause you can’t run away…"

    This is saying how she felt she no longer controlled herself, it was the doctors. And how she was told what to do by them, they would tell her when she needs to get up and to sleep, and she couldnt get out.

    Whenever she rebelled, she was told in some way to "Get back In line". As there she was expected to do what she was told.

    "Take this pill, the Doctor’s standing by
    Pull up your skirt…
    And yes, it’s going to hurt…"

    This I think is about when she was raped/abused by the doctors inside there.

    "Well he’s a Doctor and you are just a crazy fucking bitch…
    Who would you believe?"

    This also saying that no one would believe her over the doctors, as she was just a "crazy little girl" who was not to be believed...
    beebs1998on May 09, 2012   Link

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