Black Medicine EP

by Pat Kane

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released April 2, 2014

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Track Name: Sunbeams
blue moon misty mountain
riding on a velvet sky
violet rivers run a million miles wide

i'm crying for you, what can i do
im crying and I'm howling
this whole world revolves around you

can you hear the march wind howling
moaning at her favorite song
and the leaves are trembling
i know it won't be long

now the roses are appearing
ice is all dead and gone
living in a ghost town
lost but it could be found

i can see the stars around you
wading in the milky way
i can feel the light around me
feels like it's far away

and I'm crying for you / what can i do
i'm crying and I'm howling
this whole world revolves around you
Track Name: Midsummer Nights Rain
you can walk in the rain and cleanse your soul
or jump in the river and die
gentle waves on a raging sea
runnin’ straight and wild
walkin’ alone by the water’s edge
and the smoke is burning my eyes
i hope that i don’t break my bones
i hope that she don’t lie

« when i get home
everything will be alright
just lay me down on the cold hard floor
and let me rest my eyes
/ make me a pallet on your floor
I'll see you in the morning light»

you can walk in the rain and cleanse your soul
or jump in the river and drown
and god forbid if you can’t swim
the current will drag you down
so tighten the reigns on my love
mama, don’t let me loose
i’m crawlin’ home, i’m on my way
mama, i’ll be there soon

« when i get home
everything will be alright
just lay me down on the cold hard floor
and let me rest my eyes
/ make me a pallet on your floor
I'll see you in the morning light »

thinkin' back on songs i've learned
i've never heard before
the girl in the sky and the dirty boy
we danced and we went to war
everything goes inside out
darkness turns to light
i’m stealin’ away dreams of love
mama, don’t wake me up
Track Name: Valley Song (Only Game in Town)
there's a song of my memories
full of places i have been
its a game meant for losing
i know ill never win
its an uphill kind of battle every single day
its a game meant for losing
but i play it anyway

in a field sweet with nothing
there's a space there we filled
out there in the valley
dreaming on the hill
walking on the river
standing on the stone
the past was just memory
a day done passed and gone

these days its a gamble
but you try as best you can
its a game meant for losing
you know you'll never win
its an uphill kind of battle
every single day
its a game meant for losing
but you play it anyway

theres a poor boy's empty pockets
theres a king's golden crown
its a game meant for losing
but its the only game in town
from big rock candy mountain
to the valley soft and low
the secrets of revival
gotta reap just what you sow

in the field we were children
growing wild in the wind
this game is meant for losing
we know we never win
the song is meant for singing
so i sing it everyday
its a game meant for losing
but i play it anyway
Track Name: Black Medicine
black medicine in my eyes
black medicine shock my mind
black medicine light my way
i need the loving spoonful every day

black medicine my best friend
if it ain't the real thing don't pretend
black medicine lift me up
straighten out my mind with your special stuff

i take a drink and i go mad
running round in circles talking outta my head
i might not make it i think i'll die
let me down easy save my life

black medicine in my brain
little bolts of lightning running through my veins
black medicine light my way
i need the loving spoonful every day
Track Name: Waltz in the Rain
listen to the radio play nat king cole on a cold day
watch the world as i spin her around
saxophones off the hook now he's playing on the ground
everybody's safe and secure hiding from the winter storm
but me and my baby are waltzing in the rain

the dress she wears is a fertile gown
spun with thread of a generous ground
giant steps lifting up my feet
falling to my knees begging one more record please
everybody's doing this or that
i can see them in the frozen glass
as me and my baby are waltzing in the rain

just give me something i can feel
but nothing cheap you know i play for real
i see the champagne through the window pane glass
smiles and tears but these things never last
everybody's getting their kicks
1965 all up in a mix
as me and my baby are waltzing in the rain