Mr. Medicine

Album: Eliza Doolittle (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the fourth single by the British singer-songwriter Eliza Doolittle, from her eponymous debut album. She wrote the song with John Beck and Steven Chrisanthou and it was released on March 7, 2011.
  • The song includes the lyrics, "Oh, Mr. Medicine/I will take anything/what do you recommend?" Viva magazine asked the singer if this Medicine is a metaphoric Mr., or represents an actual person in her life? Doolittle replied: "It's a secret! Everyone has tried to work out who or what Mr. Medicine is, but I'll give you a clue: it rhymes with Mr. Medicine!"
  • The singer hasn't been any more forthcoming about the song in other interviews. Beatweek magazine asked Doolittle if it's a "sarcastic take on the whole medicine thing." She replied: "Everyone thinks it's about drugs but it's not. It's actually the only song that I haven't told anyone what it's about yet, because no one seems to have guessed and I just can't believe it because it's so obvious." Guess its time to get our rhyming dictionary out and look up "Mr. Medicine!"

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