Medicine

by Nick Andrew Staver

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    2020 release Medicine CD

    Tracklist:

    1. A Harsh Reminder
    2. Trying Times
    3. Chained Bound & Tied
    4. Don't Turn Your Light Out
    5. Freer Now
    6. Mood Swing
    7. Up & Gone
    8. Even God Gets The Blues
    9. Medicine
    10. Well Runs Dry

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1.
Can't seem to find what you've done with my heart You took it when I wasn't looking and you pawned it off Shame on me for letting it get that far But whatever you could've gotten for it, it couldn't've been much I know now it's not that you did me wrong It's not that you did me wrong I've been through worse before It's not that you did me wrong It's just a harsh reminder how low love can go Can't seem to get you out of my mind I can't help but fall back on my old familiar ways When we were together it was the blind leading the blind It's just neither one of us knew which one should lead I know now it's not that you did me wrong It's not that you did me wrong I've been through worse before It's not that you did me wrong It's just a harsh reminder how low love can go It's not that you did me wrong It's not that you did me wrong I've been through worse before It's not that you did me wrong It's just a harsh reminder how low love can go It's a harsh reminder how low love can go It's a harsh reminder how low love can go It's a harsh reminder how low love can go Yes it is Yes it is
2.
Trying Times 03:52
I'll be damned The power's out again Gonna light me a candle to get me through the night Like the flutter of a heartbeat too tired to try I've had enough of these trying times I've had enough of these trying times I'll set fire to the dark With a spark I'll shine I've had enough trying times I'll be damned Damn near fell off the wagon again If you ever have, then you know just what it's like Like a page from the bible ripped from the spine I've had enough of these trying times I've had enough of these trying times I'll set fire to the dark With a spark I'll shine I've had enough trying times I've had enough of these trying times I've had enough of these trying times I'll set fire to the dark With a spark I'll shine I've had enough trying times I'll set fire to the dark With a spark I'll shine I've had enough of these, I've had enough trying times I'll be damned The power's out again Gonna light me a candle to get me through the night Like the flutter of a heartbeat too tired to try
3.
Every morning I awake with peace of mind Watching your silhouette getting dressed in the morning light Sunlight splashes and splinters across the floorboards Slides across the covers to my eyes You got me chained bound & tied to your heart You got me chained bound & tied to your heart I feel right at home in the quiet corners of my mind Yes I know that you know that, I don't have to say it But nothing compares to the creaking floors of this old house And the tiny footsteps that echo within it You got me chained bound & tied to your heart You got me chained bound & tied to your heart Darling since we met you know I still feel the same Addicted to just about any ol' thing But you're the cure I've been searching for Every morning I awake with peace of mind Watching your silhouette getting dressed in the morning light Sunlight splashes and splinters across the floorboards Slides across the covers to my eyes You got me chained bound & tied to your heart You got me chained bound & tied to your heart You got me chained bound & tied You're the sweetest thing of my life You got me chained bound & tied to your heart
4.
Time to pull up anchor & get back home Time to pull up anchor & fix what’s broke Being down & out never looked good on me it’d never stick, no, it’d never keep Time to pull up anchor & get back home The hardest part of being in the dark Is just knowing how far away you really are Please don’t turn your light out Don’t turn your light out on me Don’t turn your light out on me just yet Don’t turn your light out on me Don’t turn your light out on me just yet Ain’t ever been easy to cross tabooed lines Ain’t ever been easy watching you, watching me try & try I’m righting a ship that’s run ashore Digging deeper, wanting better, wanting more Ain’t ever been easy to cross tabooed lines The hardest part of being in the dark Is just knowing how far away you really are Please don’t turn your light out Don’t turn your light out on me Don’t turn your light out on me just yet Don’t turn your light out on me Don’t turn your light out on me just yet I’m paying up for the damage I’ve done Because what’s worth more to me is us Please don’t turn your light out Don’t turn your light out on me Don’t turn your light out on me just yet Don’t turn your light out on me Don’t turn your light out on me just yet Don’t turn your light out on me Don’t turn your light out on me just yet Don’t turn your light out on me
5.
Freer Now 04:58
She sat across the table, an ocean between Ignoring the sound pouring from my heart like a broke down symphony Her stare cut through the silence from her death black colored iris Her hair set wildfire to my misery A once broken wing shall regain the sky In a wild blue yonder burning above the pines I might be missing quite a few feathers But I’m freer now than I’ve ever been I hit the road running, there’s no turning back With a red lined screaming engine in a p.o.s. Cadillac Just across the county line at the old covered bridge I stopped & dropped her memory like an anchor in the cold, muddy depth A once broken wing shall regain the sky In a wild blue yonder burning above the pines I might be missing quite a few feathers But I’m freer now than I’ve ever been Into the world I go To lose my mind & find my soul Into the world I go My folks back home wonder what became of me I heard they took out a missing persons ad & obituary I’m headed west chasing the sun The road behind me like the ribbon of a cigarette it’s here then it’s gone A once broken wing shall regain the sky In a wild blue yonder burning above the pines I might be missing quite a few feathers A once broken wing shall regain the sky In a wild blue yonder burning above the pines I might be missing quite a few feathers But I’m freer now than I’ve ever been Into the world I go Into the world I go To lose my mind & find my soul Into the world I go
6.
Mood Swing 04:04
On my good days I’m strong like a hickory, rooted in the ground but not afraid to sway On my bad days I’m a slamming screen door with busted hinges and peeling paint Just like a ticking time bomb it’s best just to leave me alone I’m in a mood swing I’m in a mood swing I’m in a mood swing I’m in a mood swing No I don’t care for nothing but here’s my opinion anyways I’m in a mood swing I’m in a mood swing On my good days I’m strong like a mule hooked to the plow to turn the earth away On my bad days I’m the same damn mule, too stubborn to move until I get my way Just like a ticking time bomb it’s best just to leave me alone I’m in a mood swing I’m in a mood swing I’m in a mood swing I’m in a mood swing No I don’t care for nothing but here’s my opinion anyways I’m in a mood swing I’m in a mood swing
7.
Up & Gone 04:35
I’m looking for a friend, more a partner Another traveler to share my load Keep an eye on the sunrise more than the rooster do They say you & me are just like gasoline right next to an open flame Maybe just tonight you should stay, hang around for a while Maybe just tonight you should stay & be my lover All you gotta do is promise to be up & gone by the morning Be up & gone Up & gone With you I could take off my armor Go anywhere, come fray, come fun Cook up a war or two and ask my questions later, if at all They say you & me are just like gasoline right next to an open flame Maybe just tonight you should stay, hang around for a while Maybe just tonight you should stay & be my lover All you gotta do is promise to be up & gone by the morning Be up & gone Up & gone They say you & me are just like gasoline right next to an open flame Maybe just tonight you should stay, hang around for a while Maybe just tonight you should stay & be my lover All you gotta do is promise to be up & gone by the morning Be up & gone Up & gone Up & gone Be up & gone
8.
I hear the shufflin’ I hear the pacin’ From the apartment upstairs that I can’t afford Where there must be a path going forward & back Back & forth all across the floor I know now, even God gets the blues It was all over yesterday’s front page news Even God gets the blues I felt the tremble in the water Keeps getting stronger everyday First it was a pebble, now it’s a boulder First it was a ripple, now it’s a wave I know now, even God gets the blues It was all over yesterday’s front page news Even God gets the blues Long before we saw that rainbow sign God sat Noah down and gave him a piece of his mind He said “Pack up your bags, 2 of everything ‘Cause when you see me coming, there’s no telling the hell I can bring you” Even God gets the blues Wake up tomorrow, read the front page news, even God gets the blues Just like me, just like you Even god gets the blues Oh yes he do Oh yes he do Oh yes he do
9.
Medicine 04:08
There’s honest work on my side of the mountain The honest part is the hardest part and there ain’t no two ways about it I’ll sing until my lungs burst Even better with my own words I’d love to listen to my radio but I can’t stand the static I need my medicine I need my medicine I need my medicine I need my medicine I’m picking up a change in the weather I need my medicine I couldn’t find a place at your table so I made my own A faithful grind is painful grind and for most, better left alone They said to cut my teeth On the finest of the meat But come to learn the hard way it’s all just gristle and bone I need my medicine I need my medicine I need my medicine I need my medicine I’m picking up a change in the weather I need my medicine I need my medicine I need my medicine I need my medicine I need my medicine I need my medicine I need my medicine I need my medicine I need my medicine I’m picking up a change in the weather I need my medicine
10.
By the time the last song’s sung Last call has come & gone I see the sun coming up over yonder way My mind’s been someplace else Blues living ain’t for my health Doing what I gotta do to keep the devils at bay If singing is what it takes to keep my soul shining I will sing I will sing I will sing If pouring out my pain is my means to make a living I will pour until the well runs dry I’ll be here to testify Until the well runs dry I’m road worn, torn & burnt I’ve had my fair share of lessons learned My daddy used to say “dont let ‘em get ya down” If singing is what it takes to keep my soul shining I will sing I will sing I will sing If pouring out my pain is my means to make a living I will pour I will pour I will pour Yes, I will pour until the well runs dry I’ll be here to testify Until the well runs dry

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released July 10, 2020

Recorded and Produced by Nick Andrew Staver & Mike Quinlivan

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