Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine

Album: Elephant (2003)
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  • Girl,
    You have no faith in medicine
    Acetaminophen
    You see the medicine
    Girl,
    You have no faith in medicine

    Is there a way to find a cure for this
    Implanted in a pill?
    Is it just the name upon the bottle
    The determines if it will?

    Is the problem your allergic
    To a well familiar name?
    Do you have any problem with this one
    If the results are they same?

    Acetaminophen
    You see the medicine
    Girl,
    You have no faith in medicine

    Well strip the bark right off a tree
    And just hand it this way
    Don't even need a drink of water
    To make the headache go away
    Give me a sugar pill
    And watch me just rattle
    Down the street

    Acetaminophen
    You see the medicine
    Girl,
    You have no faith in medicine Writer/s: JACK WHITE
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • 229mick from UsThe lines: "Well strip the bark right off a tree And just hand it this way. Don't even need a drink of water to make the headache go away."
    Alludes to the use of willow (tree) bark as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. Historically (for centuries) individuals would chew the bark to relieve headaches as well as fever and other symptoms, benefiting from the salicin in the bark, similar to aspirin (acetylSALICylic acid). And of course, you 'don't even need a drink of water'...
  • Amanda from Los Angeles, CaThis is Meg White's least favorite song of the band's because she finds the meaning of the song problematic. She even made Jack White remove some lyrics before agreeing to record the song. In response to this, Jack White would tease Meg by changing the lyrics to "Meg, you have no faith in medicine..." when performing this live.
  • Ziggy from HellBest song on Elephant. I love Jack's vocal, it's wild.
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