medicine
Harry Styles Lyrics


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I'm here to take my medicine, take my medicine
Treat you like a gentleman
Give me that adrenaline, that adrenaline
I think I'm gonna stick with it
I'm here to take my medicine, take my medicine
Rest it on my fingertips
And up to your mouth, I'm feelin' it out
I'm feelin' it now

I had a few, got drunk on you and now I'm wasted
And when I sleep, I'm gonna dream of how you tasted

If you go out tonight, I'm going out 'cause I know you're persuasive
You got that something, I got me an appetite, now I can taste it
We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
La-la-da-da, da
We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
La-la-da-da, da

Tingle running through my bones, fingers to my toes
Tingle running through my bones
The boys and the girls are in
I mess around with them
And I'm okay with it

I'm coming down, I figured out I kinda like it
When I'm all out, I think about the way you ride it

If you go out tonight, I'm going out 'cause I know you're persuasive
You got that something, I got me an appetite, now I can taste it
We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
La-la-da-da, da
We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
La-la-da-da, da

I had a few, got drunk on you and now I'm wasted

If you go out tonight, I'm going out 'cause I know you're persuasive
You got that something, I got me an appetite, now I can taste it
We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
La-la-da-da, da




We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
La-la-da-da, da

Overall Meaning

The opening lines of the chorus in Harry Styles's "Medicine" set the tone of the entire song: "Take my medicine, treat you like a gentleman, give me that adrenaline, I think I’m gonna stick with you." The repetition of the phrase "take my medicine" is intriguing, as it implies that the person he's singing to is like a prescription drug. It's almost as if they're necessary for him to function. The next line, "treat you like a gentleman," suggests that this person is worth being treated with respect and kindness, which is a refreshing departure from the clichés of masculinity that dominate music in general. Still, the line may also hint that the singer has a habit of not treating people well and is recognizing that he ought to change that.


The following lines in the chorus, "Give me that adrenaline, that adrenaline, I think I'm gonna stick with you," further support the notion that the person he's singing about is a bit of an addiction. The adrenaline rush they provide may be something he's hooked on, and he recognizes that he can't resist the temptation of being around them. Throughout the rest of the song, he describes the physical sensations he experiences, both when he's with them or when he's thinking about them. He also acknowledges that he's interested in both boys and girls and is open to experimenting. The final line of the song, "You get me dizzy, oh, you get me dizzy, oh," is a neat way of summing up all the excitement and sensations the singer feels around this person.


Line by Line Meaning

Here to take my medicine, take my medicine
I'm here to confess my mistakes and apologize for them.


Treat you like a gentleman
I will respect and take care of you with kindness.


Give me that adrenaline, that adrenaline
I want the excitement you bring to my life.


I think I'm gonna stick with you
I want to commit and be with you for a long time.


Rest it on your fingertips
I trust you to handle my vulnerabilities with care.


Up to your mouth, feeling it out
You are understanding my emotions and helping me heal.


I had a few, got drunk on you and now I'm wasted
I got caught up in you and now I'm consumed by my feelings.


And when I sleep I'm gonna dream of how you tasted
I'm enamored with you and can't get you out of my head.


If you go out tonight, I'm going out 'cause I know you're persuasive
You have a strong influence on me and I want to be around you.


You got that something, I got me an appetite, now I can taste it
You have a desirable quality that I crave and can now experience.


We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
We are losing ourselves in each other and it feels exciting.


La la la la la
We have a carefree, joyful connection.


Tingle running through my bones, fingers to my toes
You give me chills and I feel it throughout my body.


The boys and the girls are in
I am open to exploring my attraction to both genders.


I mess around with them
I am experimenting and having fun with my sexuality.


And I'm okay with it
I am confident in my choices and comfortable with who I am.


I'm coming down, I figured out I kinda like it
I'm realizing that I enjoy being vulnerable and letting my guard down with you.


And when I sleep I'm gonna dream of how you ride it
I am captivated by your confidence and ability to take control.


You get me dizzy, oh, you get me dizzy, oh
Being with you makes me feel overwhelmed with emotion and excitement.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Alex Raymond Salibian, Harry Edward Styles, Mitchell Kristopher Rowland, Tyler Samuel Johnson

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@isabelamariasantoslino4564

I'm here to take my medicine, take my medicine
Treat you like a gentleman
Give me that adrenaline, that adrenaline
I think I'm gonna stick with it
I'm here to take my medicine, take my medicine
Rest it on my fingertips
And up to your mouth, I'm feelin' it out
I'm feelin' it now
I had a few, got drunk on you and now I'm wasted
And when I sleep, I'm gonna dream of how you tasted
If you go out tonight, I'm going out 'cause I know you're persuasive
You got that something, I got me an appetite, now I can taste it
We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
La-la-da-da, da
We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
La-la-da-da, da
Tingle running through my bones, fingers to my toes
Tingle running through my bones
The boys and the girls are in
I mess around with them
And I'm okay with it
I'm coming down, I figured out I kinda like it
When I'm all out, I think about the way you
If you go out tonight, I'm going out 'cause I know you're persuasive
You got that something, I got me an appetite, now I can taste it
We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
La-la-da-da, da
We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
La-la-da-da, da
I had a few, got drunk on you and now I'm wasted
If you go out tonight, I'm going out 'cause I know you're persuasive
You got that something, I got me an appetite, now I can taste it
We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
La-la-da-da, da
We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
La-la-da-da, da



All comments from YouTube:

@isabelamariasantoslino4564

I'm here to take my medicine, take my medicine
Treat you like a gentleman
Give me that adrenaline, that adrenaline
I think I'm gonna stick with it
I'm here to take my medicine, take my medicine
Rest it on my fingertips
And up to your mouth, I'm feelin' it out
I'm feelin' it now
I had a few, got drunk on you and now I'm wasted
And when I sleep, I'm gonna dream of how you tasted
If you go out tonight, I'm going out 'cause I know you're persuasive
You got that something, I got me an appetite, now I can taste it
We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
La-la-da-da, da
We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
La-la-da-da, da
Tingle running through my bones, fingers to my toes
Tingle running through my bones
The boys and the girls are in
I mess around with them
And I'm okay with it
I'm coming down, I figured out I kinda like it
When I'm all out, I think about the way you
If you go out tonight, I'm going out 'cause I know you're persuasive
You got that something, I got me an appetite, now I can taste it
We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
La-la-da-da, da
We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
La-la-da-da, da
I had a few, got drunk on you and now I'm wasted
If you go out tonight, I'm going out 'cause I know you're persuasive
You got that something, I got me an appetite, now I can taste it
We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
La-la-da-da, da
We're getting dizzy, oh, we're getting dizzy, oh
La-la-da-da, da

@DaddyShrekUwU

Excuse me Mr Harry Edward Styles what is this absolute masterpiece 🥵. He NEEDS to release this officially.

@NoaGardner-vs8bv

That username💀

@luciacerna3375

Jsjsjs

@un_chaya

Frrr and luv ur username

@k.e.y.a.s.i.a

I wish this masterpiece was on spotify

@SierraDunn-xj9in

it is in his unreleased playlist

@itsmary4719

Hearing this live 3 TIMES was the peak of my existence… nothing can beat it!! It is what it is🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

@Ilovekclightfoot

Can you post the videos 😭😭

@bluntvader

I'm a 49 year old dad and yet I can't stop playing this song 🙈🙈

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