I Wish There Was A Pill

from by James Bell

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Sertraline will hone in
On your Serotonin
Doxepin delimits
The Noradrenaline in

Paroxetine, Fluoxetine excel in commissioned polls
25% or more than placebo-based controls
Pills to purge your melancholy urges, or so they say
I wish there was a pill that would really take the pain away


MDMA will
Just kiss the night away till
The next quick fix of love in
A yellow, pink or grey pill

Alcohol will soothe it all then make it 20 times worse again
Crack Cocaine will pulp your brain, but make you credible in LA
Tranquillisers only sterilise the pain until the break of day
Still we think they sell a pill that will really take the pain away


True love can cure it
But it's rarer than a blue moon
Could wait a lifetime for it
And never feel the monsoon

This world's beauty moulds it
But god, it's hard to hold it
It's only really music
That helps me to control it

These stones inside my head that make all of the colours just bleed away
But damn the skies, I'm not the kind who lies in their own pity and wastes away
I'll learn the skill because I have the will and I believe that there's no other way
And I'm going to find a pill that will really take the pain away


from The Wilderness EP, released November 5, 2009
Words and Music by James Bell (March 2007).



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James Bell Oxford, UK

Recording artist. Singer. Guitarist. Songwriter. Producer. Performer of traditional English music. Not interested in being famous. Very interested in making good music. Prone to stubbornly ignore the advice of friends in the pursuit of a singular and unique artistic vision, only to admit in a couple of years that, yeah, okay, that particular thing didn’t really work. ... more

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