Pills N Potions - Nicki MInaj



The Experience: I’m angry, but I still love you… Pills and potions. We're overdosin'… In Pills N Potions Nicki Minaj sings about the all too common experience of being burned by those we love and about trying to deal with the pain. How do I face the pain?

 


Music video: Nicki Minaj gets uncomfortably close to fully topless in Pills N Potions, but surprisely the music video isn't provocative. It's tragic, transmitting the grief of loving someone who only wants you as a sex toy. Nicki Minaj sheds clothes, but doesn't get love in return. She only gets put into a bunny suit - turned into an object. There's no love there - the video ends with Nicki Minaj alone in a surreal grey landscape, dressed in white - the innocence that she lost without getting anything in return.
The lyric video circulates through various images of the pills and potions that Nicki talks about in the song, but in the bridge I get high off your memory... Nicki adds an interesting series of images. A set of doors, two broken wine glasses, and a subway station with tracks leading off around a corner. All these pills and potions are the easy way to kill the pain of betrayal, but if we walk through the doors, break with the addictions that are holding us back, and follow the tracks into the future we just might find the real solution to our pain.

The Meaning of Pills N Potions: When we are abandoned or used by the people we care about, it is really easy to despair and to try to drown the pain with all kinds of Pills N Potions… but this just makes things worse for us. No matter how bad the pain is the only thing that can heal these wounds is finding the right people who will treat us the way we deserve. Chances are they aren’t far away, but we won’t find them if we are busy drowning our sorrows in Pills N Potions. 

Ask yourself: In what Pills N Potions do I hide my pain? Couldn't there be a better way to face the pain?


LYRICS:

Pills and potions
We're overdosing
I'm angry but I still love you
Pills and potions
We're overdosing
Can't stand it, but I still love you

I still love, I still love
I still love, I still love
I still lo-o-ove, I still love
I still love, I still love
I still love, I still love

I still love, I still love
I still love, I still love
I still lo-o-ove, I still love
I still love, I still love
I still love, I still love

Ayo they could never make me hate you
Even though what you was doing wasn't tasteful
Even though you out here looking so ungrateful
I'm a keep it moving, be classy and graceful
I told 'em it's no friends in the game
You ain't learned that yet
All the bridges you came over, don't burn that yet
Niggas want respect, but niggas ain't earned that yet
Self-righteous, and entitled
But they swearing on the Bible that they love you
When really they're no different from all your rivals
But I still don't wish death on them, I just reflect on them

Pills and potions
We're overdosing
I'm angry but I still love you
Pills and potions
We're overdosing
Can't stand it, but I still love you

I still love, I still love
I still love, I still love
I still lo-o-ove, I still love
I still love, I still love
I still love, I still love

I still love, I still love
I still love, I still love
I still lo-o-ove, I still love
I still love, I still love
I still love, I still love

Yo, people will love you and support you when it's beneficial
I'm a forgive, I won't forget, but I'm a dead the issue
Soon as you out the nigga's lives is when they start to miss you
They see you doing good now it's kinda hard to diss you
Niggas be sick when they remember all the bad they wished you
Niggas be mad when they can't come and live lavish with you
But I sped off in a Benzy, I see the envy when I'm causing a frenzy
So I pop pills for them, cop cribs in the Hills on 'em

Pills and potions
We're overdosing
I'm angry but I still love you
Pills and potions
We're overdosing
Can't stand it, but I still love you

I still love, I still love
I still love, I still love
I still lo-o-ove, I still love
I still love, I still love
I still love, I still love

I still love, I still love
I still love, I still love
I still lo-o-ove, I still love
I still love, I still love
I still love, I still love

I get high off your memory
I get high off your memory
I get high off your memory
In due time, we'll be fine
In due time...

I still love, I still love
I still love, I still love
I still lo-o-ove, I still love
I still love, I still love
I still love, I still love

I still love, I still love
I still love, I still love
I still lo-o-ove, I still love
I still love, I still love
I still love, I still love

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