A brain that never stops ticking
Sometimes an on-off switch would sure come in handy
A mind that's constantly cutting up
And dissecting
Looking for answers
Committing murders along the way

Is it the red wire or the blue wire
Just pick one and cut
It just doesn't matter anymore
Or did it ever
Cause I could never control when the bomb would explode
Oh god I love you
I mean forever
I left my body behind to break the news
Looks like it's over
Please remember all of the things I never got a chance to say
Like you look smashing
In your fourth grade picture
The one that we hung by the door
In our house that was so beautiful
There in our little home

If this medication upsets your stomach
Take it with crackers bread or a small meal
We understand it won't do shit towards the cure
But if you buy this I promise
You're gonna like the way it makes you feel

Is it the red wire or the blue wire
Just pick one and cut it just doesn't matter anymore
Or did it ever
Cause I could never control when the bomb would explode
Oh god I love you
I mean forever
I left my body behind to break the news
Looks like it's over
Please remember all of the things I never got a chance to say
Like you look smashing
In your fourth grade picture
The one that we hung by the door
In our house that was so beautiful
There in our little home


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"Suicide Medicine" as written by Rocky Votolato

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    General CommentI not sure what this song really is about. Suicide? It says it in the title but it doesn't make sense. He's clearly in love with someone, not a very good reason to kill yourself. Maybe she left him. Are there even good reasons to commit suicide?
    Some fatal illness? That would seem more like it. He lies in bed, "looking for answers" unable to stop thinking and the second part of the title's medicine that could be considered a clue.
    But what if it's none of that? What if the words in the title actually are symbols. Symbolism so to speak. Not to be taken litterally. Not that my interpretation would be any less cliché than the others but i see it like that:
    "a brain that never stops ticking" thinking unable to stop.
    "sometimes an on-off switch would sure come in handy" but it doesn't have one.
    "a mind that's constantly cutting up and dissecting
    looking for answers committing murders along the way"
    I guess we all know how that feels, maybe lying awake at night when what happened during the day still haunts us and won't let us find sleep or peace.
    "if this medication upsets your stomach
    take it with crackers bread or a small meal
    we understand it won't do shit towards the cure
    but if you buy this I promise you're gonna like the way it makes you feel"
    What kind of medicine doesn't do shit towards the cure but would make us like the way it makes us feel?
    What cure? To stop thinking, to stop cutting up and dissecting everything that happens, to stop commiting murder along the way.
    I can only guess how it feels to take drugs but from my experience with alcohol I think it's kind of the similar. Yeah I think this song is about drugs, it's medicine, it's suicide, it makes you worry less, think less. It's like a bomb you can't control you can cut any wire the red one or the blue it just doesn't matter anymore. But you know what? I think I am wrong. The only thing I am sure of is that in that moment when he "[leaves] his body behind to break the news" he realizes that he really, wholly and purely is in love with whoever this song is for.
    LessThanNeededon May 23, 2005   Link

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