Harry Styles Medicine Lyrics: The Meaning Explained

May 19, 2022, 3:05 p.m. | Updated: May 19, 2022, 3:11 PM

Despite being a fan favorite during his live broadcasts, Harry Styles has never added “Medicine” to Spotify or Apple Music.

Harry Styles has opened up about ‘Medicine’ and why he didn’t release the song despite her performing it live multiple times.

Ever since Harry Styles first performed “Medicine” live on his first solo tour in 2018, fans have been begging him to release it. The banger has become a staple at his gigs and fans have called it a bisexual anthem. In the lyrics, Harry hints at a same-sex romance. He sings, “Boys and girls are into it / I’m messing with him / And that’s fine with me.”

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Now Harry has revealed what ‘Medicine’ means to him and if there’s a chance he’ll ever release the song.

What are the lyrics to Medicine by Harry Styles about?

Harry Styles reveals why he didn't release Medicine

Harry Styles reveals why he didn’t publish Medicine.

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Speaking to Howard Stern about ‘Medicine’, Harry said: “It was one of the first songs I wrote for my debut album, and when we started writing the album, I felt like I had a bunch of songs that sounded like ‘Medicine’, and a bunch of songs that were kind of like an acoustic thing, and I think writing my first single, ‘Sign of the Times ‘ sort of became the bridge.”

As to why he didn’t include it on his debut album, Harry said: “I don’t really know why, I guess he hasn’t quite reached the finish line. It’s really fun to play live. I really enjoy playing it.” Howard then asked Harry why he never arrived on Thin line or the Harry’s house tracklist and Harry replied, “I think sonically that’s not really where I’m at anymore.”

Explaining further, he added, “I really like the song. I think I wonder if there’s a song that hasn’t made an album before, I’m kind of like, ‘Well, if she didn’t do this one why would he do this one?’ It feels older to me and I feel better about the things we’re doing versus what we’re releasing now. »

He continued, “I don’t know if I would go back that way by including a much older song. Maybe it’ll be on an album someday. I think sometimes it can happen just because it fits more like an album. It happened with two songs on this album that were written around the same time as the last album.

Howard also asked Harry about the meaning of the song among LGBTQ+ fans. Howard said, “A song like ‘Medicine’ seems to be really important to people who want to come out of the closet or are struggling with being accepted for their sexuality. Is that a fair statement, do you think?” Harry replied, “I would say yes, that’s definitely part of it.”

Harry has never specified exactly what his “Medicine” lyrics are about, but the lyrics seem to be a metaphor comparing having sex with someone to medicine. In the pre-chorus, Harry states, “I drank some, got drunk on you, and now I’m drunk / And when I sleep I’ll dream about how you t—.”

VERSE 1
Here to take my medicine, take my medicine
Treat yourself like a gentleman
Give me that adrenaline, that adrenaline
I think I’ll stick with it
I’m here to take my meds, take my meds
Rest it on my fingers
And up to your mouth, I feel it
I feel it now (Da, da, da, da)

PRE-CHORUS
I drank some, got drunk on you, and now I’m lost
And when I sleep, I’ll dream about how you—

CHORUS
If you’re going out tonight, I’m going out ’cause I know you’re persuasive
You got that something, I had an appetite, now I can taste it
We get dizzy, oh, we get dizzy, oh
La-la-la-la-da
We get dizzy, oh, we get dizzy, oh
La-la-la-la-da

VERSE 2
Tingles run through my bones, from fingers to toes
Tingle running through my bones
The boys and the girls are in
I mess with him
And I’m okay with that (Oh-ah)

PRE-CHORUS
I go down, I understood that I liked it
When I’m fully out, I’ll think about how you— (Ha)

CHORUS
If you’re going out tonight, I’m going out ’cause I know you’re persuasive
You got that something, I had an appetite, now I can taste it
We get dizzy, oh, we get dizzy, oh
La-la-la-la-da
We get dizzy, oh, we get dizzy, oh
La-la-la-la-da

BRIDGE
Get dizzy now
Da-da-da, yeah
Ouch!

BREAKDOWN
I drank some, got drunk on you, and now I’m lost

CHORUS
If you’re going out tonight, I’m going out ’cause I know you persuasive (I know you persuasive)
You gave me something, I had an appetite, now I can taste it (Now I can taste it)
We get dizzy, oh, we get dizzy, oh
La-la-la-la-da
We get dizzy, oh, we get dizzy, oh
La-la-la-la-da