When I was reading the YouTube comments for this video, the majority of them were thankful but there were a couple of them for which you could feel the backhanded slap across the face. One panned the "cheap pop" melody, and the other took aim at the "bad"lyrics that Ohnuki had supplied. And yet, "Kusuri"made quite a stir in that the singer took aim at how easily patients in Japan sprinted to get their meds to cure the tiniest discomfort while the medical industry was only too happy to oblige them.
My feelings on the song are that I don't think Ohnuki ever meant to go on a musical tirade against a practice that is continuing even today. The lyrics sound as if they were created by a cheeky teenager, and the music....poppy with a bit of Latin thrown in....contrasts with the coldcock that she puts against the medical industry. But even for me to write that last sentence puts a bit too much weight in what just seems to be more of a pet peeve on Ohnuki's part than any smoldering societal problem to be attacked vigorously. I do think that there has been a tendency for doctors there to overmedicate their patients but Ohnuki never made it her soapbox.
Anyways, here are the translated lyrics:
You're not the only one who's crazy
Hey, open your eyes
Look at people
No matter at what you see
It's wrong to think things for granted!
If a fever breaks out
And a disease goes around
You become weak
And give up
Run as quick as you can
You're gonna end up in Heaven
Lots of drugs
Pick and choose and see
So many of them
If you take them, it'll be the end
As soon as you recover, you'll be sick again
Don't push yourself
Take a break
You don't have the time
You got something wrong with you
Anyways, drugs are the best!
Have a listen to the song while looking at the above. Was she being serious or merely sarcastic?