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The first single from the forthcoming debut album by The Medicinal Purpose...


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


released December 19, 2015
Recorded at Northfire Studio, Amherst, MA
Engineered by Marc Seedorf
Written and performed by The Medicinal Purpose
Brother Sal - Vocals and guitars
Chris Ball - Bass and vocals
Andrei - Drums and vocals



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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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