I never thought too hard on dying before
I never sucked on the dying
I never licked the side of dying before
And now I'm feeling the dying

You've got your hands over your ears
You've got your mouth running on
You've got your eyes looking for something
That can never be found, like a reason
Good God, I don't need a reason

I never thought too hard on dying before
I never thought on the dying
I never held the hand of dying before
And now I'm feeling the dying

And you got to
And you got to
And you got to
Give me the shot
Give me the pill
Give me the cure
Now what you've done to my world

I never thought too hard on dying before
I never thought on the dying
I never walked the side of dying before
And now I feel like I'm, and now I feel like I'm
(It breaks, it breaks, it breaks, yeah)
Under your skin, like I'm over your eyes
I'm at the tip of your fingers
(It breaks, it breaks, it breaks, yeah)
Don't need a reason

Give me the shot
Give me the pill
Give me the cure
(It breaks, it breaks, it breaks)
What you've done to my world
(Coming around, coming around
Coming around, coming down)

Give me the shot
Give me the pill
Give me the cure
Now what you've done to my world
Give me the shot
Now come on, give me the pill
Give me the cure
Now what you've done to my world
Give me the shot


Lyrics submitted by PLANES, edited by fabrizio16, nat247, BlueDiamondx3

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  • +1
    General CommentI read in Guitar World that the song is about sexual harassment and HIV/Aids. sounds correct to me
    jesuisyannon July 26, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is about the HIV/AIDS virus. It was debuted at an AIDS benifit in D.C. and was introduced as a song about AIDS.
    myseveredhearton June 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe song is about AIDS, the song 'Suggestion' is about sexual harassment the guitar world is one with kirk hammet on the cover, has a fugazi song tabbed out as well as songs by Black Flag and DK...if i had it around i'd tell you what month/year
    fuzzyslipperson February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentD--- it. I was wrong.

    youtube.com/…
    anchoweron September 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey, what guitar world month/year was that in? peace out
    sean7711on August 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dunno, it doesn't seem to jive to me.
    It seems like the guy, the "narrator",if you will, is depressed and getting down and thinking about death for the first time, and he doesn't want to be down any more, so he wants some happy pills.
    WelfareWalnutson June 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentclearly this song is about being depressed. hes never been this way, or felt this way or licked death that way. he wants happiness "got your eyes looking for something that will never be found- like a reason [to live?]" the shot/pil thing is probably refering to anti depressants or anything to cure him ...hence the name give me the cure.
    ruined_viewon June 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOr something with which to kill himself. That would be the ultimate cure. That's certainly a different side of dying.
    Skaman2on January 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about how america seems to have a cure for everything, and the narrator hasn't thought too much about dying, or otherwise being ailed by some disease before, he hasn't felt this way, but in being bombarded by all the advertisements for different pills in combination with the news broadcasting more reasons to worry about dying of cancer or some other disease, it suddenly seems "real" to him... so he just wants to be cured of something he has been convinced he has... this is how i percieve the song.
    poetic_fireon August 19, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^yeah thats true theres always some magic pill people want you to take to cure you of some 'disease'. The way that it says 'licked' 'feeling' and 'sucked' dying is really uneasy. Kind of disgusting but really powerful imagery.
    replica8715on October 16, 2006   Link

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