I'm Gon Make You Sick

Album: Medicaid Fraud Dog (2018)


  • George Clinton knows a thing or two about drugs - he wrote and recorded much of his early '70s material on acid - but prescription drugs are another story. In this song, he takes aim at the drug companies in character as "Dr. Feel Good."

    "They make you sick with one pill, then you have to take another pill for that pill that you took, and then they give you another one," he said in a Songfacts interview. "You get strung out on this pill, so you have to take another one to get off of that. It's worse than street drugs. So that's what this one is about - I'm going to make you sick of me, then I'm going to give you the antidote to make you feel better."
  • This was the lead single from Medicaid Fraud Dog, the first Parliament album since Trombipulation in 1980. Clinton couldn't use the Parliament or Funkadelic names for quite a while as various lawsuits played out, so much of his '80s, '90s and '00s output was under his own name or as P-Funk All Stars.
  • The rapper Scarface guests on this track, dropping a verse.
  • The P-Funk villain Sir Nose makes an appearance in the artwork for the single, peddling a drug called Nozitrol.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

American Hits With Foreign Titles

American Hits With Foreign TitlesSong Writing

What are the biggest US hits with French, Spanish (not "Rico Suave"), Italian, Scottish, Greek, and Japanese titles?

Sarah Brightman

Sarah BrightmanSongwriter Interviews

One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.

Lita Ford

Lita FordSongwriter Interviews

Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.

U2 Lyrics

U2 LyricsMusic Quiz

How well do you know the lyrics of U2?

We Will Rock You (To Sleep): Pop Stars Who Recorded Kids' Albums

We Will Rock You (To Sleep): Pop Stars Who Recorded Kids' AlbumsSong Writing

With the rise of Kindie rock, more musicians are embracing their inner child with tunes for tots - here, we look at pop stars who recorded kids' albums.

Mark Arm of Mudhoney

Mark Arm of MudhoneySongwriter Interviews

When he was asked to write a song for the Singles soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.