Medicines

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This song is in the key of A#.
George plays the guitar parts on the Ice Maiden.
Jeff played his bassline into the S900.
This song along with The Forger and Terminal Road had radio airplay in the UK and Spain.
When Pete sang the melody to George for the first time it took him ages to decide which of the multitude of different possibilities to go with.
There are two simultaneous guitar solos at the start of the song, both of which were recorded on the first take.
Pete was initially sceptical about the whispered vocal.
Various acoustic versions of this later appeared with the song transposed down to A. It was performed by The Bastard Sons of Dennis and Dr Watson and used as a teaching resource by George in his TEFL classes.
Some of the bassdrum and snare parts were recorded by randomly bashing keys and then quantising. It produced some remarkably pleasing results.

lyrics

MEDICINES
I can see that dark-set face
Hands crawl by fingering fate
Parsely, sage, rosary of time
Herbs to heal the modern mind
A wounded lover with a clockspring heart
Hears not the Heavens only metal stars
Drinks the liquor of certain flowers
Is released from lust to count the hours
There inside a secret garden
There inside a secret garden

Night’s sweet hush is for us all
No creeping thing is too small
Wings and webs a mottled map
Dawn will take the empties back
A solo soldier with a gunmetal head
Hears only the music of the marching dead
Drinks the liquor of certain flowers
Is released from lust to count the hours
There inside a secret garden
There inside a secret garden

Writhing vines climb the hill
Where we stand so very still
Columbine perfumed dark
The whitest flowers an eternal spark
A parish priest with a Bibled mouth
Speaks unnoticed of God and Doubt
Drinks the liquor of certain flowers
Is released from lust to count the hours
There inside a secret garden
There inside a secret garden

Words by Peter Greatorex. Copyright (c) D & G Music 1992.

credits

from Rage in Heaven, released May 29, 1993
Lyrics by Peter Greatorex.
Music by P.Greatorex/G.Davies/J.Willmot.
Recorded at Silent Running Studios, Exeter, by George Davies, 1992.

Performers:
Peter Greatorex – vocals
George Davies – guitars, sequencing
Jeff Willmot – bass, sequencing

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