The Medicinal Purpose

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The self-titled debut album recorded in the fall of 2015, this record brings together a wide array of influences into a heartfelt blend of bluesy, soulful deep-rooted rock and roll. It was meant for healing.

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released January 26, 2016

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The Medicinal Purpose New Jersey

The Medicinal Purpose brings together three of New Jersey's favorite sons on a mission to cure the masses with their raw style of Rhythm & Blues music.

This is sonic love that transcends time and genre. It is a product of unfettered musical trust. It is rooted in the blues, and just like all music with a purpose, it is purely medicinal.
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Track Name: Sorry I Suppose
The sky’s not as blue as it used to be
Ain’t got a clue why that just bothers me
I used to think I wasn’t doin’ no harm
That there’d never be a cause for alarm
But I admit that I was wrong
Guess I’ll be travelling on

Wish I had a care what tomorrow brings
Probably pain and despair, among other things
Hell no, I won’t sacrifice my life for
The same things that all you people strive for
Now, it’s a shame, that’s just how it goes
I’m sorry, I suppose

Sorry, I suppose, is not a good excuse
Sorry, I suppose is gonna be my hangman’s noose
I think if more of you would listen to reason
You’d see I’m falsely accused of treason
Track Name: Ya Both
Catch me when the bough breaks,
Save me from the fall
Fetch me something for the shakes,
Invite me to the ball
If I could, I’d stand up straight,
Tell it to your faces
If all you do is frustrate,
How do you keep me in my place

Invite to your party, then shove me out the door
I pick my broken face up off your dirty floor
The two of you together is like the shelter and the storm
And I just can’t decide who I love more

I know you made the bough break
You just love to see me fall
When you fetch me something for the shakes,
It could be anything at all

Sometime you make me hurry, then you make me stall
My vision’s getting blurry, I can’t see anything at all
I think I need the doctor to alleviate the pain
I say, are your pistols cocked or are you shooting me in vain?

I’m sure you got a reason for treating me so
Forgiveness is in season, so I forgive you both
I forgive you both
Track Name: Lost at Sea
As I woke up, I thought I had a nightmare
Til I noticed some blood on my head
I look up, I see her standing right there
Saying, “Soon, you’re gonna wish you was dead”
Got to get all my courage together
Got to undo whatever I have done
If I don’t, I’ll be lost out here forever
Now it seems like my chance is next to none

Once upon a time, I had a notion
It seemed like a good idea to me
Was gonna go sailing into the ocean
Didn’t think I could be lost at sea

As I get up, she says she’s very sorry
She’s got to take everything that she needs
Then she tells me, “There’s no need to worry, boy,
You just might like it when your ears start to bleed”

Once upon a time I had a notion
Seemed like such a good idea to me
Was gonna go sailing into your ocean
I didn’t think that I could be lost at sea

She sings, “I hope you believe in Heaven or Hell-
You’re already half the way-
You ain’t got much time, you better use it well”
I guess I’ll use my time to say…
Track Name: Otis
We down in Monterey, now I don’t mean no thing
She don’t care what I say, forget that diamond ring
She can’t behave her herself since she heard him sing
She put me on the shelf, she got everything
She can’t behave herself
I understand I’m not your lover man
When you let go my hand and you start to shake

I want a woman now, not some little tramp
Mr. Pitiful and you’re the champ
I thought you like it rough, now you want tenderness
I think that I’ve seen enough
Now I can’t take no mess
I understand I’m not your lover man
When you let go my hand and you shake

The only way she gives a real reaction
Is when she hears him singing Satisfaction
I tried my hardest just to love and protect her
But she believes him when he says he’ll respect her
It’s got to be such a crying shame, babe
I’m gonna leave you now, honey, nothing remains the same
I understand I’m not your lover man
When you let go my hand…

She can’t behave herself
But it’s Otis, babe
She can’t behave herself
But it’s Otis, baby
Track Name: Treetops
At the present elevation, I can’t survive the fall
Unless a hand from heaven comes down to give a pull
I’m falling in fast like a dive bomber plane
How long’s it gonna last?
Is it ever gonna change?
As I fall from outer space, I’d rather not be alone
Will them treetops be the place
That kills me like the earth and stone

As I start regaining senses, through them whistles, beeps and bells
I realize I’m defenseless, you’ve been dragging me to hell
You fooled me so fast, like a Mata Hari spy
I should’ve known it’d never last
Too much sparkle in your eye
As I fall from outer space, I’d rather not be alone
Will them treetops be the place
That kills me like the earth and stone

As I start regaining senses through them whistles, beeps and bells
I realize I’m defenseless, you’ve been dragging me to hell
At the present elevation, I can’t survive the fall
Unless that hand from heaven comes down to give a pull
You fooled me so fast, like that feather-dancing spy
Should’ve known it’d never last
Too much sparkle in your eye
As I fall from outer space, I’d rather not be
As I fall from outer space, I’d rather not be
Will them treetops be the place
That saves me from the earth and stone?
Track Name: Only Child
She’s the only child, only child I’ve ever seen
She’s the only child, only child I’ve ever seen
Who could walk like Tina Turner
While blowing bubbles in between

She’s the only child, only child I’ve ever loved
She’s the only child, only child I’ve ever loved
Who could dance just like a devil
And sing with angels up above

She’s the only child, she’s the only child
She’s the only child, she’s the only child
Who could swim through muddy water
And come out clean the other side
Track Name: Pretty Picture
Pretty picture, broken frame
Haven’t fixed ya, you’re the same
Broken frame, pretty picture
Such a shame I didn’t fix ya

Painted lady, shaded girl
Eyes are jaded to my world
Shaded girl, painted lady
To your world I never made it

Your painted faces
Have shown me traces
of where my place is
But the frame won’t hold
The sun encases
What the moon embraces
As memory replaces
what the frame won’t hold

Pretty picture, broken frame
Perfect mixture, am I sane?
Broken frame, pretty picture
Such a shame I didn’t fix ya
I didn’t fix ya
Track Name: The Zoo
Them cats’ll scratch you crazy, them dogs’ll bite your bones
Them wolves’ll hunt you down when you find yourself alone
You need a new escape, you new a new plan
You need a better man
Them lions gonna find you,them tigers spread the wound
Them bears’ll tear you up if you wander in the moon
You’re gonna need a partner, you’re gonna need a hand
You just need a better man
You need a man, you need a man
You need a man, you need a better man

You’re living for the minute, you’re living for the thrill
That animal attraction is gonna get you killed
I’m sick of all your bleeding, your head in the sand
You need a better man
You need a man, you need a man
You need a man, you know that’s what I am

You got to feel it, you got to know
It gives me chills right down to the bone

It don’t have to be a lover,
Just a damn good friend
You don’t find one, you will hover
Six feet above earth’s end
Track Name: The Other Half
Getting stoned and crying’s taking all of my time
Since I lent her my head, and she loses my mind
Getting holes inside me, half a heart I got to try and laugh
That big-eyed gypsy girl won’t return the other half
Return the other half

Getting cold and lying in the bed that she made
I showed her the sun and she just pulled down the shade
Now, getting old and trying is all she’s ever going to be
Unless she tears her heart apart and gives the other half to me
The other half to me

Getting lonely driving, just the stones and the trees
With no love in my cup, and no salt in my seas
Now, getting sold on dying as the road begins to wind
I’m heartbroke, I’m flying, and she loses my mind
Loses my mind