"The Medication Is Wearing Off" as written by Mark O. Everett and Mickey Petralia....
See the watch she gave me?
Well it still ticks away
The days I'm claiming back for me

The medication's wearing off
Gonna hurt not a little, a lot
Keep on tickin' you're not lickin' me

Step on a crack break your mother's heart
Red light green light black
Suicide e-mail do not delete
Plug it back in the jack
Start to be what they want you to be
And you see yourself as they see you

Sunrise on the corner of
Sunset and Alvarado
I think what the hell do I do now
Watch the day disintegrate
So I can stay up late and wait

See this watch she gave me?
Well it still ticks away


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"The Medication Is Wearing Off" as written by Mickey Petralia Mark O. Everett

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    General CommentI think the song is actually about his mother. Both she and E's sister passed away when E started writing this album. The only reason I say it's about his mother and not his sister is the line "break your mothers heart". Also, E's sister was a huge part of how he got into music, so I would think he would use some type of musical object as a gift from her.
    Llew66on June 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone of the cool things about eels is how they combine quite upbeat tunes with meaningful (and usually quite emotional) lyrics. without listening to the lyrics it sounds reasonably cheerful but when you listen to what he's saying it's really quite creepy. About a watch that his sister gave him for christmas before she died. brilliant. thats what i think anyways...
    xpankfrisston April 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsunrise on the corner of sunset and alvarado i think

    what the hell do i do now

    watch the day disintegrate

    so i can stay up late and wait

    god. damn.
    kidmehon February 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, I'm not clear on this for some reason, but maybe it's possible that the song *is* about his sister, and the line "break your mother's heart" is actually a reference to his sister killing herself, and his mother being heartbroken.

    Well, wouldn't you be?
    MetaLunaon July 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot if I was dead.
    Buddha of Suburbiaon January 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti read somewhere that it's a response to "Novocaine for the Soul."
    inbetweenmoleculeson March 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEarlier in the album 'Electro Shock Blues' there is a song 'I am OK', This song is possible about mental health medication wearing off, feeling very trippy and not being able to keep track of time.
    pikmindoctoron July 25, 2008   Link

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