Medicine for Melancholy

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"Medicine For Melancholy"
Medicine For Melancholy cover
Single by Rivers Cuomo
Released March 16, 2018
Recorded 2018
Length 3:38
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer(s) AJR
Status Official released
Stream Spotify
Apple Music
Rivers Cuomo singles chronology
"Medicine for Melancholy"
(2018)
"Two Broken Hearts"
(2018)

"Medicine For Melancholy" (formerly titled "Friday Feeling") is a single by Rivers Cuomo.

Appearances

Overview

Cuomo announced the song via Instagram[1] on March 15, 2018. The song was produced in Ableton by the band AJR, who had recently featured Cuomo on one of their songs, "Sober Up." The song is not part of any larger project. Cuomo said in 2017 of the Alone albums, "It’s kind of embarrassing. If you search for my name on Spotify, that’s what comes up. I should put out something more pro also so people don’t think that’s all I do."[2] The song was also released around the time of Cuomo’s brief solo acoustic tour, during which he performed the song at every show.

Demos of "Medicine for Melancholy" (under the prior title of "Friday Feeling") were released in 2021 as part of the digital compilation Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years.

Audio

Personnel

  • Rivers Cuomo – guitar, lead vocals, piano, percussion, backing vocals

Lyrics

Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dum
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dum

Shut me off, put me in a dream
I don’t wanna think
Life is pain, puzzles make me hurt
I want to go extinct
No reason for me to struggle
Just be there when I wake up

You’re my medicine for melancholy
Let me take you in
You’re my medicine for melancholy
Ooh-ooh

We got that Friday feeling
We got that Friday feeling
Can I hang out with you for a bit?
You’re my medicine for melancholy
Ooh-ooh
I wanna take you in

Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dum
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dum

Recently, I’ve been sleeping well
I think I might be healed
Shooting stars, I can feel you near
Are you even real?
No reason for me to struggle
Just be there when I wake up

You’re my medicine for melancholy
Let me take you in
You’re my medicine for melancholy
Ooh-ooh

We got that Friday feeling
We got that Friday feeling
Can I hang out with you for a bit?
You’re my medicine for melancholy
Ooh-ooh
I wanna take you in

Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dum
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dum

No reason for me to struggle
My life is better with you

You’re my medicine for melancholy
Let me take you in
You’re my medicine for melancholy
Ooh-ooh

We got that Friday feeling
We got that Friday feeling
Can I hang out with you for a bit?
You’re my medicine for melancholy
Ooh-ooh
I wanna take you in

Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dum
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dum

I wanna take you in

Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dum
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dum

Hey, man, you gotta do what you gotta do
On the edge of a cliff in Malibu
Pull yourself together and face the facts
How many times do I have to kiss their ass?
I'm a micronaut in a Lego world
I don't get the recognition I deserve
Give me shiny things to stop my tears
I'm so tired I just wanna disappear

Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee (Aw, fuck it)
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dum (It's a Friday)
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee (I could forget all about this shit)
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dum (Gonna let my hair down)

I got that Friday feeling
I got that Friday feeling
Oh yeah
I got that Friday feeling
I got that Friday feeling
Oh yeah

I'm a voice in the wilderness these days
Sad to be the lion on display
Larry King's producers on line three
Slap me and I'll turn the other cheek
I scream myself into a padded cell
I've spent my whole life turning from myself
Feel like I'm living in Groundhog Day
Wouldn't it suck if the plane went down today?

Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee (We got plenty of time)
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dum (to worry about things next week)
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee (I'm-a rise to the occasion, dawg)
Dum-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dum (Get busy. Hammer time)

I got that Friday feeling
I got that Friday feeling
Oh yeah
I got that Friday feeling
I got that Friday feeling
Oh yeah

You're my medicine for melancholy

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling FRIDAY FEELIN 6.8.17.mp3 June 8, 2017
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling FRIDAY FEELING (B) 6.22.17.mp3 June 22, 2017
Rivers Cuomo 20170628_Untitled6.mp3 June 28, 2017 1:05 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   1 voice AI @99.mp3 20172018 1:56 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   3 @101.mp3 20172018 3:57 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   4 @101.mp3 20172018 3:51 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   5 @102.mp3 20172018 3:58 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   6 thinned verse @102.mp3 20172018 3:58 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   7 summer is here @102.mp3 20172018 0:51 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   10 insecure @102.mp3 20172018 4:00 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   12 dumdiddy.heyman.medicine @104.mp3 20172018 1:41 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   12 dumdiddy.heyman.medicine @104 VOCALS.mp3 20172018
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   13 minor verse @104.mp3 20172018 1:41 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   13 someone single @104.mp3 20172018 1:32 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   14 I ii I V verse @104.mp3 20172018 1:41 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   15 verse two @104.mp3 20172018 4:09 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   16 half choruses @104.mp3 20172018 3:18 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   17 pre lyric @104.mp3 20172018 3:18 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   22 reggae @102.mp3 20172018 1:24 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   23 cleanriff @100.mp3 20172018 1:45 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   24 post @100.mp3 20172018 2:04 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling Friday Feeling   25 fits @100.mp3 20172018 2:04 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling FRIDAY FEELING take7.mp3 20172018
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling FRIDAY FEELING take8 (new pre).mp3 20172018
Rivers Cuomo Friday Feeling FRIDAY FEELING take11.mp3 20172018
Rivers Cuomo Medicine for Melancholy Medicine For Melancholy   29 v2 & bridge @106 -4.mp3 20172018
Rivers Cuomo Medicine for Melancholy Medicine For Melancholy   30 @108 -4.mp3 20172018
Rivers Cuomo Medicine for Melancholy Medicine For Melancholy   32 new voc demo @121 -1.mp3 20172018
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See also

References

  1. @rivers_cuomo Instagram. 15 March 2018. https://www.instagram.com/p/BgWoFi5HA-L/
  2. Eloise, Marianne. "Rivers Cuomo on dark thoughts, Post Malone & being prolific" Dazed 27 October 2017. https://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/37880/1/rivers-cuomo-on-dark-thoughts-post-malone-being-prolific