What great risk to truly live
We could die alone
Our self-proclaimed meaning of bliss is getting what we're owed.
It's always getting what we're owed
I am like a machine, all that I really need is medicine and then I'll fall fast asleep
In my dreamlike state, I'll pretend I'm unscathed
but when I wake up, my resilience fades
When I wake up, my resilience fades
How long?

I know there's more to life than slavery
I'm tired of dying
I know there's more to life than drinking this soul-sick medicine

Oh no, no I'll never listen to what I'm told
At twenty-four, you'd think I'd hold my speech
Instead, I'll mix you a cocktail,
some truth and some slander
and never practice what I preach
I never practice what I preach

I know there's more to life

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    General CommentIn an interview with The Classic Crime's frontman/vocalist Matt MacDonald, he was asked the story behind the song "Medisin"

    Matt: "There's a couple songs that are about addiction or about using a substance to escape, which could be really anything, but this specifically talks about drinking and as an escape from truly living, because truly living to your full capacity is kind of terrifying because of the sacrifices you need to make. It's kind of about that, it's kind of about a longing for something more in just day to day life and the ups and downs and a longing, I think, is in everybody's heart, as humans for a higher power or some sort of sense of what's going on because nobody really knows. That's what that song's about."
    Hans Leopoldon August 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis has to be the most Emo and Hardcore song on the album. It's just the best and the lyics are just WOW.
    skaterpunkrockeron July 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the meaning is similar to 'God and Drugs'
    only this is about alcohol and how it phases you into something terrible.
    he knows that it needs to stop before it kills him.
    that there's more to life than this soul-sick medicine
    hockey2skateon July 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing, raw & powerful
    totheendmcr04on July 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song on the cd... Well maybe Salt in the Snow too
    YoureFired2011on August 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMost of their Songs are about life and the hard times we go thought.
    skaterpunkrockeron October 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAwesome voice.. throughout the whole song but especially in the first verse.
    imtheleadon April 23, 2010   Link

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