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Son Volt — Medication
Album: Okemah And The Melody Of Riot
Avg rating:
7

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1053









Released: 2005
Length: 4:52
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Living on medication
Don't wanna know what I've done
Place to place, on the run
Living on medication

Living on medication
Wanted to slow the world down

Make a break concentrate on
Different solution
Realization waves of the soon to learn
Walking oil spill


Living on medication
Nothing can stop us now
Headed for the stratosphere
Living on medication

Destination set, engines on
Drop a toe into the jetstream

Make a break concentrate on
Different solution
Realization waves of the soon to learn
Pollution restitution
Comments (71)add comment
Perfect segue from the Arabian Waltz.
I don't know why, but this is just what I needed this morning. Lovely.
c.
Somehow I don't get the idea they are talking about blood pressure medication.  But I do absolutely love this tune.
 lizardking wrote:

Wiki confirms this:  Mark Spencer is listed playing the slide guitar and slide dulcimer on "Medication"
 
That's impressive. The mix is very cool... I wouldn't have guessed this was SV for the first minute or so. I usually don't like this band. 
Great track
I think he meant to say Omaha is stead of Okemah. 
outstanding
 Proclivities wrote:

I don't think there's any sitar or mohan veena on this tune; I believe it's guitars and a dulcimer played with slides.
 
Wiki confirms this:  Mark Spencer is listed playing the slide guitar and slide dulcimer on "Medication"
 Tomasni wrote:
I think original and 7  interesting
 
I'm right there with you on this one, Tomasni - in fact most Son Volt tracks that BillG spins get a 6 or lower from me....this one has something I like....interesting in deed! Long Live RP!!
Perfect early morning music! 
Dad Watt
 jhorton wrote:
Only the second time I ever heard this, and I love it.

On an unrelated note, I don't think that's a sitar, it sounds like that thing that Harry Manx plays, whatever that is? 
 
I don't think there's any sitar or mohan veena on this tune; I believe it's guitar and dulcimer, both played with slides.
 chinaski wrote:
In my opinion it was Jay Farrar who was the better of the various and sundry derivations of the original spring from which this sprung.

 
Say that 10 times real fast.   It surely is a mouthful. 
 
That being said, having to choose between Jay and Jeff just feels like a Sophie's Choice to me.  Very unnecessary.
I think original and 7  interesting
Perfect Chillout!
In my opinion it was Jay Farrar who was the better of the various and sundry derivations of the original spring from which this sprung.
Sehr schön.
A little originality goes a long way ... 10
Pass the naan, please...
This is such a fantastic album.  Front-to-back, not a bad track.  I burned this one up for the first two years after it came out.
 2TheBone wrote:
I'm a hearing Bruce Cockburn here or is it just me? 

 
I'm tempted to say "yes', but you are right.
 k_trout wrote:

walking oil spill

i like that line a lot
 
In agreement with you Kilgore. Also, walking on an oil spill. Either/or.
beautiful! 
shout out to Davey Graham and Bert Jansch 
Is this song not available for purchase in iTunes ???????????????????

LaLaLaLaLaLa
I wish i could sing 'cause I'd be a noisy little cuss...
I'm a hearing Bruce Cockburn here or is it just me? 
 h8rhater wrote:

Perhaps you would prefer that actual song Ipecac that appears 3 songs before this one on the same CD?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezD5gn8Mg_g

 
I was just about to make the same comment!
Three cheers for the open tuning extravagance we were just treated to.
 MojoJojo wrote:
Audio ipecac

 
Perhaps you would prefer that actual song Ipecac that appears 3 songs before this one on the same CD?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezD5gn8Mg_g
Cool sitar work.  All the Biblically named people in my Las Vegas hotel room be dancin'.
this is my life, both before i died ( 6/17/12)  and sence, yowza,yowza, and yep.{#Lol}{#Cheers}{#Dance}{#Tongue} some meds are much better than others.......
Just love this guy...
Simply cool :)
Singer's voice is a lot like Beck- the sitar and guitar work reminiscent of George Harrison. Nice organic sound. Simple and sweet.
What an awesome SV song!
Hey...

this is a derivative band from Uncle Tupelo. They like to push muscial boundaries.


We need this bad in the 21 century. We can onyl take son much of the "thud and drone" genre that is killing RnR.      
 stromdal wrote:

Nope. I rated this 3, just like I did with The Beatles' "Within you without you". They both sound like crap. In fact, when "Within you without you" started playing just now, I switched off RP and played me some Asian Dub Foundation on youtube instead.


 
So "Eurotrashville" really does cover your locale.
 jhorton wrote:
Only the second time I ever heard this, and I love it.

On an unrelated note, I don't think that's a sitar, it sounds like that thing that Harry Manx plays, whatever that is? 
 
I am not sure about the instrumentation being used in this song, but I think the instrument you are referring to with Harry Manx is styled a Mohan Veena.
Audio ipecac
i agree, former member. this is very nice for the ears!
btw: what happened to Romeotuna?

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
Nice guitar work..
Only the second time I ever heard this, and I love it.

On an unrelated note, I don't think that's a sitar, it sounds like that thing that Harry Manx plays, whatever that is? 
some of you are way too critical.


Yes, this song is soooo good for the external acoustic meatus...
 


You can never have too much sitar in rock!
 PA1749 wrote:
Only a 6.8? If George Harrison would have done this everyone would rate it a 9. IMHO. Good Song.
 
Nope. I rated this 3, just like I did with The Beatles' "Within you without you". They both sound like crap. In fact, when "Within you without you" started playing just now, I switched off RP and played me some Asian Dub Foundation on youtube instead.

Kinda Ravi, late Beatles, not bad except he moans a bit. A 6, a 7?
Decent music, terrible voice.
Hey...Better Living Thru Chemistry.
 
i like the chang
 HazzeSwede wrote:
thought I heard; walking on oil spill !? {#Ask} #7

 
walking oil spill

i like that line a lot

Only a 6.8? If George Harrison would have done this everyone would rate it a 9. IMHO. Good Song.
 jhorton wrote:
My first listen: Farging brilliant!!
  Yep.




This song is good for the ears...

 
My first listen: Farging brilliant!!
 mandolin wrote:
you're really not mad at anyone, you're just mad at the world
 
Nice subtle implication that Vitamins are a good Medication.

thought I heard; walking on oil spill !? {#Ask} #7

 rdo wrote:


No, but I may need something to keep from dozing off while listening to it.
 
go ahead, sleep, and stop writing already

Liking this.
you're really not mad at anyone, you're just mad at the world


This is cool...  love it...


really like this
 forge wrote:
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3  anything Jay Farrar does. I didn't even know I liked country music until I heard Uncle Tupelo.

 
Because it's good "country"!

 peter_james_bond wrote:
Nice sedate tune from Son Volt - you certainly don't need medication to enjoy it. {#Sunny}
 

No, but I may need something to keep from dozing off while listening to it.
 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:
Like it...but then, I've been a fan of Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, & Wilco for many years... {#Yes}
 
{#Yes}
And Jay Farrar.


<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3  anything Jay Farrar does. I didn't even know I liked country music until I heard Uncle Tupelo.

Nice sedate tune from Son Volt - you certainly don't need medication to enjoy it. {#Sunny}
I kinda like it too

Nice!


Like it...but then, I've been a fan of Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, & Wilco for many years... {#Yes}