Cold Medicine

by Doug Henthorn

Released 2015
Released 2015
Smokey, blues influenced songwriting with a reverence for album rock..
  • 05:04 Lyrics Lament for the Band

    The band was out of luck. They sold the van some gear and an old box truck. They just closed their eyes and kicked that one away. In the day they could pick a song. Make them burn and churn it wouldn’t take them long-to grab that golden pen and make em pay.

    But it’s too late. Too late, too late. Outta time and things have changed for the better.

    Stu he could spin a tune. Have em crying for more until he hit that spoon. Stole a rented car and head down the road. Took a grand from his brother Dwight. Thought the band would hit and then he’d make it right. Now he’s selling pipe at a headshop in Muscle Shoals.

    It‘s too late. Too late, too late. Sure to find the time it takes to forget her.

    Well there’s a girl who could make it right. She threw him under the bus on a drinking night. For a chiseled man with a guitar slung real low.

    Too late. Too late, too late. Sure to find the time it takes to forget her.

    As far as the other three- they got mouths to feed they’re just like you and me. They go on with hat in hand and torrential rain. But when the scene is getting hot, in the corner of a club in a drinking spot, you’ll find a chewed up Polaroid with the most painful stain.

    Too late. Too late, too late. Outta time and things have changed for the better. Too late. Too late, too late. Sure to find the time it takes to forget her. Too late. Too late, too late.

     

     

  • 03:41 Lyrics Slow Ride to Change Your Mind

    I’d never take it from you. But girl I’m gonna try. Minds are always changing. So say you’re coming by. We‘ll take it for what it is, take a slow ride- be the girl I think you is.

    Said your wheels been broken. The man he put you through. I got some down time honey. Hey have a drink or two. Said you really don’t think you should. Take a slow ride, say you might wish you would.

    I saw the man you want in pictures on line. Well you can justify your actions in time. Well take a slow ride to change your mind babe.

    I’ll take the whole night to keep ya. The lamps they’re turning low. It’s been a long time coming, you say you gotta go- and love‘s for the foolish kind. Well take a slow ride, say you might change your mind. Take a slow ride to change your mind.

  • 03:19 Lyrics Reap What You Sow

    The moment I left was all that you needed. Things that were said can’t be repeated. Through kitchen windows her finger was upright. She turned down the faucet with emotion in headlights. Reap what you sow. Teach what you know.

    All that you wanted paid for your rescue. Some choice indecisions crept up to save you. That gold set I gave you, just some Tiffany thing. A 10 karat lowjack, a 10 karat ring. Reap what you sow. Teach what you know. Ain’t no devil in details. You just reap what you sow.

    She only wanted to run. Got friends in school just for fun. Set out this morning she’s gone on down the road. Reap what you sow. Teach what you know. Ain’t no devil in details. You just reap what you sow.

    The moment he left that was something she wanted. The devil he brought with the guns that he flaunted. Red lights in windows and scenes from the porch light. The bottles and brothels, and clothes that don’t fit right. Reap what you sow. Teach what you know. No devil in details. You just reap what you sow.

  • 04:02 Lyrics What I've Done to You

    I got your remote and old Mastercard. They got a salad machine with a star. I see a man at the scene of a crime, he got a suit it said Fox 59. Dog got up when that beater went through. I’ve seen enough now it’s 4:42. Yeah well all I’m sayin- I feel bad for what I done to you.

    i met your friend and I think you could see. All that it was yeah and all it would be. She pulled the strings don’t take no Nancy Drew. Yeah well all I’m sayin- I feel bad for what I done to you. I fell bad for what i’ve done.

    The sun it come up, it don’t make a sound, just like the way I left you. Said you ain’t enough, I like what I’ve found, but I’m a fool I beg you. No sleep for so long, someone tell me who is that bird singing to? I feel bad for what I done to you.

    Taking cold medicine with a side. In a pint glass that you threw outside. Got whiskey with dreams but the booze it won’t do, and we’re through. Yeah well all I’m sayin- I feel bad for what I done to you. I feel bad for what I’ve done.

     

     

  • 04:51 Lyrics Simple Plan

    In the morning you call, like a farewell to all. With a ring, another wedding day. I always thought you would come to see the dogs and their dung, and where one day their heads would lay. When he runs will you come undone? You got a simple plan, but he's not a simple man.

     You could find with a dance, another death wish romance. You never saw though you wiped your eyes. With every dog you put down, seven more come around. A sugar grin that left no man behind. When he runs, will you come undone? You got a simple plan, but he's not a simple man.

     Take a photo if you want, send it off with a special font so people must believe it's true. He got a plan he won't hide, beneath you feed the fool inside of you.

     Now the rain fell so long, seemed for August it's wrong. Never saw the water set so high. They said you burned the hound's house down, till the embers hit ground. And the flames they never dried your eyes. When he runs, will you come undone? You had a simple plan, but he's not a simple man. Ain't the first time, won't be the last.

  • 03:55 Lyrics Wolf Cried All the Way to Memphis

    Piled in the Fairlane north of Tupelo. Head down 61 with many miles to go. Got a girl in Jackson, say she's got a nice spot. But Hubert done found your Mama in a Clarksdale barber shop. Yeah the Wolf cried all the way to Memphis.

     You just might remember when push comes to shove. Anger tears and heartache in the summer of love. She said that Bill McKinley's nothing but the devil's seed. Balled it up and throw it down, said boy you better leave. Yeah the Wolf cried all the way to Memphis.

     Where did that son go wrong? Ain't no way that fork tongued devil- he ain't gonna do me wrong.

     The times in West Virginia seemed to never stop. You said they'd try to take you down when you're rolling at the top. Blow by the heart break town's with an AM radio. Kinda like smokestack lightning- shining down like gold. Yeah the Wolf cried all the way to Memphis.

     

  • 03:33 Lyrics That's Alright

    Never looked for somebody. Never wanted someone. Then you came that's so funny, And the moment is gone. 

    It's four in the morning I got a song, it goes on but that's alright.

    Don't you change for somebody, and make a fool outta me. You got some bones in the closet. You get some bags in the deal. 

    It's four in the morning you can't sleep, till you weep. Baby that's alright.

     There's gonna be bumps and bones in the road. You stay in the shadows you're gonna get cold. To get what you want babe you gotta be bold.

     It's four in the morning you can't sleep, till you weep. Baby that's alright.

    It's four in the morning I got a song, it goes on and on. On and on.

NOTES
Cold Medicine is Doug Henthorn's first solo effort after founding and fronting the band Healing Sixes for nearly 15 years. Recorded over the course of a three year period, Doug put together a concise and efficient record.
"I have a great love for album rock and put this together with that in mind. I didn't want a bunch of songs thrown together just to fill up slots on a CD. That's why I feel comfortable with just seven tracks. It's something I’m very proud of that you can listen to from beginning to end in one sitting."

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