And then prescription pills, written a 'scrip with chills
An understatement, you're dressed but you're naked still
And your brain won't think straight
Wait - Can't finish this
The doctors give her prescription pills, which cause chills. Jean also has chills because she is scared of what she has just done and because she is still in her flimsy medical gown.
In saying she’s dressed but naked still, Jean has two meanings. First, she is referring to the flimsiness of her medical gown. Second, she is referring to her feelings of vulnerability: she feels naked and scared and confused.
Her mind is hazy from both the pills and the knowledge of what she has just done.
The verse closes with Jean saying “Wait, I can’t finish this.” The break in the verse emphasizes the intense emotions she was feeling, and feels as a writer recalling those events. It may also refer to the feelings she had as she was about to be anaesthetized: regret and uncertainty. This phrase blurs the line between the Jean who experienced these events and Jean as rapper, recounting the events.
After an abortion procedure, all patients are given at least one of two prescription medications — the first are pills that cause the uterus to contract, which are only given if there’s a lot of bleeding. The second are antibiotics, which are given to all patients, because post-abortion infections are common and can be very dangerous. Because of this, patients are advised to watch for signs of infection, including fever — chills — by taking their temperature twice daily for a week after the procedure. In this case Jean is saying she’s been instructed that she may experience chills, a sign of fever, but for her that’s “an understatement”– she doesn’t just feel them physically, she feels them emotionally, because her experience has been traumatic
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