the song
title : Sugar on the pill
written by : Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine and Teddy Borowiecki
song copyright : © 1996 Warner Music UK Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader lead vocal, backing vocals
Teddy Borowiecki acoustic guitar, bass, accordion ?
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar ?
Roy Dodds drums and percussion ?
music
key : B flat
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 140
form : V C V C C M v V C C P
lyrics

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Sugar on the pill

I asked the walls where you were today
but they had nothing new to say
windows sighed and turned away
oops there goes another day

if you’ve got to go, ah
if you’ve got to go
and I know you will
put some sugar on the pill

if I lived upon the roof
I’d be free of the pull of you
and if I’d never seen your face
I’d be happy lost in space

if you’ve got to go, ah
if you’ve got to go
and I know you will
put some sugar on the pill
if you’ve got to go, ah
if you’ve got to go
and I know you will
put some sugar on the pill

tell me when it’s over
tell me when it’s gone
tell me when it’s over
so I can move on

– acoustic guitar solo
tell me
tell me

the mirror girl gives me a grin {ha-ah, ha-ah}
she doesn’t know the trouble she’s in
there’s a truth we’ll have to meet {[…]}
just this one time till it’s sweet, ah
just this one time make it sweet

if you’ve got to go, ah
if you’ve got to go
and I know you will
put some sugar on the pill

if you’ve got to go, ah
if you’ve got to go
and I know you will
put some sugar on the pill


tell me


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader and Teddy Borowiecki
recorded by : Teddy Borowiecki in Eddi’s house and garden, Battersea, London – 1996-06
mixed by : Teddy Borowiecki
mastered by : Tim Young at Metropolis
technical
track timing : 4:14
song timing : m:ss
released on
single : Medicine - CD 1 track 3
album : Candyfloss and medicine (US) track 4