"Medicine" as written by and Harriet Wheeler David Gavurin....
Dig down to the earth here outside
Lose my mind here any day now
Don't be sad, we're only half way there
O no, that's what I call home
You remember the hills we slithered down
"I'm not going anywhere"
You lied

Hell on my own
Hell here on my own
And don't go imagining that time is medicine
Mark those days & swallow your pills
Proud of my wise head on young shoulders
Too bad there was nothing there at all

Hell on my own
Hell here on my own

And it was such a really cold hand
I held as the wind sighed
"I'm not going & how could I lie?"
Just be glad there's no way back there
I need another look at before
Though heaven knows how I'd ever
Make my way back there

And I need another look at before
Although heaven knows how I'd ever
Make my way back there

Now I know it's hopeless
And I realize it's nowhere
Hell here on my own


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"Medicine" as written by Timothy James Arthur Wheeler

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    General CommentProbably the saddest song The Sundays have ever written.
    ikickedagirlon December 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song to be about a dead lover. The death of the lover is implied to be at some fault of the narrator possibly an accident or something a lot more sinister (digging the earth). Either way it's close to where the two (now one) live/lived. The narrator cannot bring herself to go back to a place she once loved because of the darkness surrounding it. Now the narrator has to live in a ''hell on her own'' because of what has happened.

    Medicine refers to the old idiom that time can heal. But the narrator mocks this claim and says that time will never heal what has occurred or how she feels. It also seems she shows some remorse for her actions as she holds the ''cold hand'' and says she's not going anywhere but her guilt/sadness causes her to anyway.

    Such a sad and dark song.
    Craiglintonon March 25, 2014   Link

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