Told me I was rotten but
could be new again, you know
if you try hard enough the
good lord will let you in

so I crossed my heart and
hoped to die, swallowed
the pills and cried out my eyes

but the medicine, oh
the medicine, the
medicine's got me
frozen

see-through girls with
tender flesh, carve out their
bones 'til they get restless
they count their scars like
silly sheep and somehow, somehow
they fall asleep

but I'm no fool to the medicine
there's a conspiracy going on
courting girls to swallow pills and
never knowing what's wrong

but the medicine, oh
the medicine, the
medicine's got me
frozen, again

so I set up the pills in a
tiny white line, I watch them
take over one day at a time

my heart's not right I know
that much, I'm cold and blank
like an empty verse, so lord have
mercy and make it quick, I don't
think I can handle this

I'm no fool to the medicine, so
the good lord can take his pills
in a tiny white line, swallowed
one at a time, I'll always be rotten