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February 26th 2008: Gimme Pill riseandshine.tv/2008/02/26/gimme-pill/

This song has a unique place in Rise and Shine history. It was the first song to be written on the first morning of the first show,

It's a reggae commentary on medicine for the blues, based on a University of Hull science research team's conclusion that widely used anti-depression drugs actively help only a small group of the most severely depressed.

lyrics

Every day in the wrong job
Girlfriend's gone and took my job
I got gout in my good leg,
And I got doubts running round my head
Got to go and see the doc
Get me through this mental block
Doctor I am in a mess
Please prescribe me Happiness

Doctor, Doctor, gimme little pill
I need a fix for me to chill
Medicine for my mental ill
Don't get depressed about the bill

One week later, great new job
brand new girlfriend, nice new dog
I turn myself into a go-getter
Feeling one hundred and one percent better
Three weeks later, pills are running low
Back to the doctor I must go
Fearful of my emotional abasement
Got to get my happy pill replacement

Doctor, Doctor, gimme little pill
I need a fix for me to chill
Medicine for my mental ill
Don't get depressed about the bill

credits

from Rise and Shine: Breakfast with Inspiration, track released March 20, 2009
Written and performed by Dean Whitbread and Dan Brittain. Produced by Dean Whitbread.

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