< PREVIOUS_________________________________________________________________NEXT >

M IS FOR MEDICINE

MEDICINE! THE MUSICAL

This ‘song’ is actually four songs rolled into one, plus some linking scenes. It is a parody of the musical genre, and references several different musicals. It follows the story of Brad and Janet (the names are taken from the main characters of the Rocky Horror Show, which also has a car journey through the rain near the beginning) as they look for a pharmacy to treat Janet's many medical complaints. The pharmacist warns Janet that she shouldn't "treat medicines like they grew on trees" - there is a real danger that we are over-relying on medicines, and that they will become less and less good at treating the illnesses they're supposed to treat.

Here are the words, and here is the vocal score.

 

< PREVIOUS_________________________________________________________________NEXT >