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"Cough Syrup" is a song originally by Young The Giant that Melanie Martinez covered while she was on The Voice.

Performance

Melanie sang this at the top twelve in the Live Rounds. This song came after her performance of Hit the Road Jack and before Seven Nation Army. She moved on to the Top 10 after this performance, as she received enough votes.

Videos

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Life's too short to even care at all, whoa oh-oh
I'm losing my mind, losing my mind, losing control
These fishes in the sea, they're staring at me
Whoa oh-oh, oh, whoa-oh, oh
A wet world aches for a beat of a drum, oh-whoa oh, oh

[Chorus 1]
If I could find a way to see this straight
I'd run away to some fortune that I, I should have found by now
I'm waiting for this cough syrup to come down, come down

[Verse 2]
Life's too short to even care at all, oh-whoa, oh
I'm coming up now, coming up now
Out of the blue, oh-oh, oh-oh
These zombies in the park, they're looking for my heart
Oh-whoa, oh, whoa-oh, oh
A dark world aches for a splash of the sun
Oh-whoa oh, oh, oh

[Chorus 2]
If I could find a way to see this straight
I'd run away to some fortune that I, I should have found by now
And so I run now to the things they said could restore me
Restore life the way it should be
I'm waiting for this cough syrup to come down

[Bridge]
Life's too short to even care at all, oh, whoa-oh
I'm losing my mind, losing my mind, losing control

[Chorus 2]
If I could find a way to see this straight
I'd run away to some fortune that I, I should have found by now
So I run now to the things they said could restore me
Restore life the way it should be
I'm waiting for this cough syrup to come down

[Outro]
One more spoon of cough syrup now, oh, whoa-oh
One more spoon of cough syrup now, whoa, oh, whoa