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The Pretty Reckless: My Medicine Meaning

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My Medicine Lyrics

"My Medicine"

Somebody mixed my medicine
Somebody mixed my medicine

You hurt where you sleep
And you sleep where you lie
Now you're in deep and
now you're gonna cry
You got a woman to the left
and a boy to the right
Start to sweat so...


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    Jun 14th 2012 report

    NOTE:: These are my interpretations to 'My Medicine' by The Pretty Reckless, one of my favorite songs. I've seen a lot of mixed opinions about the meaning of this song, so I decided to submit my own. Still, I fully respect all other interpretations.

    The song is about drugs and alcohol, and a person who's addicted to them. She's singing the song to someone who is important to her, probably a boy. My best guess is that she's trying to forget him.

    "Where you hurt where you sleep/and you sleep were you lie": how the drugs affect your body (the 'highs' and 'down's).
    "Now you're in deep and/now you're gonna cry": how they affect you emotionally.
    "You got a woman to your left/and a boy to your right/start to sweat so hold me tighter": the pressure and the impulse to take a drug or a drink, and how she's so used to it that she needs it to feel all right.

    CHORUS: She just took whatever they gave her, without knowing what it was, and she doesn't care.
    "Somebody's in my head again": how she's losing control.

    "I'll drink what you leak/and I'll smoke what you sigh": she'll take anything they give her to feel better.
    "Straight across the room with a look in your eye": she sees the 'special person' with someone else, and, again, she feels like she needs a drink.

    "There's a tiger in the room/and a baby in the closet": the baby is the 'innocent' part of her, and it's hiding; while the tiger is the wild part, which has control.
    "For another drink mom/I don't even want it": she's starting to feel sick and wants to stop it.
    "But then I turn around and think I see/someone that looks like you": she remembers someone that she didn't want to remember, so she decides to keep drinking.

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 10th 2012 report

    I think its about her having her medicine "mixed".
    then havin a threesome.
    "Now you're in deep and
    now you're gonna cry"
    You got a woman to the left
    and a boy to the right
    Start to sweat so hold me tight"
    the threesome.. thats my opinion. drugs and sex.

  3. anonymous
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    Jul 23rd 2011 report

    Theres a tiger in the room and a baby in the closet. is anyone else reminded of the Hangover? and somebody mixed their medicine. it makes sense!!!

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