View Full Version : Everyone's at it...

05-14-09, 04:01 AM
Just bought Lily Allen's new album (uuugh there goes any indie cred I once had...), and was surprised and pleased to hear the first track - 'Everyone's At It' - is about over-prescription of anti-depressants and how it's endangering our kiddies and teenagers... Ok, so she's not exactly the poster child for healthy living, and it is just a pop song at the end of the day, but it still cheered me up a little - maybe someone out there will take notice of what she's saying here...

I don't know much but I know this for certain
That is the sun poking its head round the curtain
Please can we leave, I'd like to got to bed now
It's not just the sun that is hurting my head now
I'm not trying to say that I'm smelling of roses
But when will we tire of putting shi* up our noses?
I don't like staying up, staying up past the sunlight
It's meant to be fun and this just doesn't feel right

Why can't we all all just be honest
Admit to ourselves that everyone's on it
From grown politicians to young adolescents
Prescribing themselves antidepressants
How can we start to tackle the problem
If you don't put your hands up and admit that you're on them?

The kids are in danger they're all getting habits
Cause from what i can se everyone's at it
Everyone's at it, everyone's at it
I get involved but I'm not advocating
Got an opinion yeah you're well up for slating
See you've got a prescription and that makes it legal
Now I find the excuses overwhelmingly feeble
You go to the doctor you need pills for sleeping
Well if you can convince him then I guess that's not cheating
So your daughter's depressed well get her straight on the Prozac
But little do you know she already takes crack

...The kids are in danger they're all getting habits
Cause from what i can se everyone's at it