This is serious (serious).
We could make you delirious (delirious).
You should have a healthy fear of us (fear of us).
Too much of us is dangerous (no no no no).
Doctors tell the pharmacies (pharmacies)
Types of pills that you will need (you will need).
And they know the harm that we can be (we can be)
If we’re not taken carefully (no no no no).
We’re not candy (believe us!)
Even though we look so fine and dandy.
When you’re sick we come in handy, but
We’re not candy… ohhh, no.
Ah, the power of advertising. I haven’t heard this public service announcement jingle in 15+ years—since I was home sick from junior high; yet I remember it word-for-word and note-for-note (much to my poor wife’s dismay).