"Remedy" as written by and Rich S./robinson Robinson....
Baby, baby why can't you sit still?
Who killed that bird out on you window sill?
Are you the reason that he broke his back?
Did I see you laugh about that?
If I come on like a dream?
Will you let me show you what I mean?
Will you let me come on inside?
Will you let it glide?

Can I have some remedy?
Remedy for me please
Cause if I had some remedy
I'd take enough to please me

Baby, baby why did you dye your hair?
Why you always keeping with your mother's dare?
Baby why's who's who, who know you too?
Did the other children scold on you?
If I come on like a dream?
Would you let me show you what I mean?
If you let me come on inside?
Will you let it slide?

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"Remedy" as written by Christopher Mark Robinson Chris Robinson

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    General CommentThis song absolutely rocks. But to me it's about this good girl who has a wild streak that wants to be explored. And there's this bad boy who wants to bring out that wild side and his, and therefore making it hers, remedy is deflowering this diamond in the rough.
    Saint_Jimmyon April 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is another song by the Black Crowes about a girl who is strung out on heroin. The guys part is supposed to be the words of "heroin" speaking to her.

    "Baby, baby, why can't you sit still?" is about how in withdrawal you become more and more uncomfortable until you can't seem to stop squirming to try to find a comfortable position which you will never find. (similar to how they describe restless leg syndrome on those commercials)

    The transition, "If I come on like a dream, will you let me show you what I mean, will you let me come inside, will you let it glide?" This all basically means, will she shoot some heroin (come inside, let it glide) so she won't feel dopesick anymore.

    The girl's part is the response. "Can I have some remedy, I'd take enough to please me." Basically she is saying "Yes, can I have some heroin?" "If I did have some heroin right now, not only would I use it to make myself stop being dopesick, I would take enough to get me really high."
    dirkadirkaon April 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is my absolute favorite song right now. To me it's about a girl who's unhappy and she tries to hide it by always being on the go, or up to no good.
    BeautifulDisasteron May 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti like this song but in the vid the lead singer has the microphone IN his mouth making it hard to understand what he is singing without the lyrics right in front of you! it's about what BeautifulDisaster said(i think)
    stuck_in_paradiseon April 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think its a girl who hatres her last boyfriend and the singer needs a girl (remedy) and hes asking her if she will be his girl(remedy)

    just my take
    PearlJamRuleson April 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always thought this song was about getting some physical relief of some sort. Whether that be chemical, sexual, whatever..... The song has a lot of sexual overtones.
    remedy74on July 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's funny what some of the thoughts are on a lot of these heroin songs. Next, I think I'll check out that one by Unkle Craker (sp?) you know..."follow me". Should be interesting.

    Sry double post >
    dirkadirkaon April 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI stumbled across this on youtube. . .they explain the song a little. Love these guys so much. Got to see them in September!

    ames105on December 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentRemedy is my favorite Black Crowes song. (And that's a bold statement, cause I LOVE them all.) I am a little annoyed with all of the heroin references on this forum. I don't think every song is about freaking heroin, and when I read those posts, it makes me sad. (I'm sure some songs are about drug use, but come on...) Can't anyone have a positive outlook on a song anymore? Geez.
    remedyjayneon July 12, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWhen I was like 14 my older brother told me he heard this song was about Aids relief I think it was. I have no idea if thats true but I've always thought that cuz I was young and thats what he told me. You can kinda see that in the lyrics, like I said I have no idea if its right or not but maybe something to think about. Also, I always thought let me come inside will you let it glide was a sexual thing. I can't imagine how its not, and that could relate to aids. Debate amongst yourselves
    WiserBalladon February 20, 2012   Link

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