New Medicine

by Michael Logen

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Carolyn Dixon Michael Logen's an all-around gifted singer-songwriter. You've probably already heard his songs (on a commercial, tv show, another artist's album) so go ahead and treat your ears to this release. Favorite track: Human After All (feat. Ruby Amanfu).
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'New Medicine,' Michael Logen's stunning, sophomore release is an articulate, measured examination of the inner-workings of the human mind and heart on a backdrop of gorgeous, sweeping, acoustic-based, rhythmic folk/pop. Logen's raspy, charismatic vocals range from whispered to raucous, delicate to driving. "Ready Or Not," the first single from the album, starts out small before exploding into a full-on, sing-along, indie-folk/rock redemption story. Songs from 'New Medicine' have been featured on 5 television shows and "Breaking Your Own Heart," co-written by Logen, was covered by Kelly Clarkson on her Platinum-selling, Grammy-Award winning album, 'Stronger.' Here you'll find Logen's original, intimate acoustic version of the song. Recorded in Nashville, the album also contains several exceptional guest appearances from the brilliant Liz Longly, Kim Richey and Ruby Amanfu.

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released June 24, 2016

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Michael Logen Nashville, Tennessee

Michael Logen was raised on America’s hard‐luck song‐canon of folk and traditional country, heartfelt and authentic music. Growing up in a Mennonite home in the beautiful, historic town of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, he learned to play guitar, piano and harmonica during informal living‐room jam sessions with friends and family. ... more

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Track Name: St. Christopher (On My Way)
Callin' on St. Christopher
Gonna need some help tonight
For the long, dark road ahead
On my way back to the light
'Cause the path is so unclear
And I'm not sure who to be
All I know is I can't stay here
Won't you please watch over me

Cause I'm on my way, Yes I'm on my way
Yeah I'm on my way now

It can get so lonely here
Still I know I'm not alone
Do we learn to face our fears
Before they carve our names in stone
Names in stone

CHORUS

Callin' on St. Christopher
Gonna need some help tonight
Track Name: Ready Or Not
I hear ya sayin' you're afraid this is the end
But don't be so sure
Just when you swear you'll never care that much again
Life opens up a door

And ready or not here comes love
Ready or not here comes love
Ready or not here comes love again

And you and me don't even need to understand
It's written in the sky
I realize that I am like a grain of sand
Caught in the ocean's tide cause

And ready or not here comes love
Ready or not here comes love
Ready or not here comes love again

And ready or not here comes love
Ready or not here comes love
Ready or not here comes love again
Track Name: Mystery
She’s the ancient longing
That I feel beside the ocean
When I look across the waters deep and still
She’s a new belonging
Like some love-inducing potion
And I’ll never reach the bottom of this well

Cause she wants to be a mystery
And I know I’ve never found her really
She wants to be a mystery to me
She wants to be a mystery
So I wrap my soul around her because
She’ll always be a mystery to me

She’s a side of God
I’ve never seen in my own soul
A whisper of the way we ought to be
She’s a soft reminder
Of the world when it was whole
And part of her is just beyond my reach

CHORUS

As timeless as the mountains and the sea
The beauty of the lady mystery
Track Name: Look Out Your Window
Red and black
Now the sun is sinkin' red and black
And there's a feelin' that I can't get back
Like I had with you
Rollin' on
Like the clouds above me rollin' on
And there's a feelin' that I won't belong
Til I'm holdin' you

Look out your window I am with you even though I am so far away
Cause every word I wish that I could say
Is written in the sky
Look out your window I am with you even though we are so far apart
Because this fire burnin' in my heart
Is written in the sky

Gone too soon
Time with you is always gone too soon
And I'm as lonesome as the risin' moon
Why you gotta go

Look out your window I am with you even though I am so far away
Cause every word I wish that I could say
Is written in the sky
Look out your window I am with you even though we are so far apart
Because this fire burnin' in my heart
Is written in the sky
Track Name: Breaking Your Own Heart
Shakin' your head like it's all wrong
Before you’re here you’re already gone
And even with the light all around you
You’re all alone in the dark

You’re breakin' your own heart
Taking your own heart down a lonely road
You say you just want love
But when it’s close enough you just let it go
The very thing you’ve been the most afraid of
You've been doin' from the start
Breakin' your own heart

Too many tears too many falls
It’s easier here behind these walls
But you don’t have to walk in shadows
Where life is so hard

CHORUS

It’s not too late i’m still right here
If only you’ll let go of your fear
Track Name: Best Of You (feat. Liz Longley)
Fear is a hypocrite, A derelict
A counterfeit
Fear is a poison well, A ringin' bell
You can hear it now because
Everybody feels like they're fallin'
It's part of bein' alive

But don't let it get, don't let it get the best of you
It's not over yet, you got more to give
Don't let it break, don't let it take the rest of you
Yeah we all feel it, but don't let it steal
The best of you, the best of you, the best of you

Fear is a diplomat, It's gonna focus on
Everything you lack
Fear is a wrecking ball, Comin' through the wall
To try to take it all away
We've all got that voice on the inside
Sayin' you're not enough

But don't let it get, don't let it get the best of you
It's not over yet, you got more to give
Don't let it break, don't let it take the rest of you
Yeah we all feel it, but don't let it steal
The best of you, the best of you, the best of you

I'm talkin' to myself
Nobody else

Don't let it get, don't let it get the best of you
It's not over yet, you got more to give
Don't let it break, don't let it take the rest of you
Yeah we all feel it, but don't let it steal
The best of you, the best of you, the best of you
Track Name: That Next Thing (feat. Kim Richey)
One more hotel, one more restless night
A part of me is never satisfied
Call it human nature, post-modern discontent
Call it what you will

I'm always lookin' for that next thing
Reachin' for that next thing
But once I've got it in my hands
It always turns to sand
And I'm lookin' for that next thing

Under streetlights past the diner sign
Open all night just to pass the time
Another cup of coffee
The rain against the window
Starin' off into the night

I'm always lookin' for that next thing
Reachin' for that next thing
But once I've got it in my hands
It always turns to sand
And I'm lookin' for that next thing
Track Name: Paper Thin
Expectations
Letting go of all we had
Or could ever have
Your voice shakin'
We’re both makin' our last stand
You know that we're

Paper, Paper-Thin
Don’t know how to get it back again
We're fragile as we’ve ever been tonight
We're just not strong enough
To keep fallin' in and out of love
Paper, Paper-Thin

Lazy, Careless
Don't know how we wound up here
Barely hangin' on
Chasin' excuses
Down this windin' corridor
Wearin, tearin', us down, now we're

Paper, Paper-Thin
Don’t know how to get it back again
We're fragile as we’ve ever been tonight
We're just not strong enough
To keep fallin' in and out of love
Paper, Paper-Thin
Track Name: Human After All (feat. Ruby Amanfu)
You wiped the lipstick from your mouth
Took your Momma's diamond earrings out
Laid your dress out on the bed
Laid your head on my chest

Remember we said we were gonna live forever
And we would paint over the writing on the wall
We chase that sunset till we're blind
Then wake up to find
That we are only human after all
We are only human after all

If I'd known that it would end
I would have paid a little more attention
Memorized every look and touch
Every fragment of us

Remember we said we were gonna live forever
And we would paint over the writing on the wall
We chase that sunset till we're blind
Then wake up to find
That we are only human after all
We are only human after all

Starin' out across the lake
That horizon's turning red and gray
Watch the waves as they fall and rise
Like our dreams like our lives
Track Name: Cannonball Embrace (Hey, Hey, Hey)
Now I don't wanna say it
But I ain't gonna lie
There's somethin' dangerous about you
I cannot deny
Yes and I don't know the answer
Baby I can't tell
If you're leadin' me closer to heaven or hell

Oh but I would not control you
Darlin' I would not demand
I would try my best to find you
Instead of understand
Because I don't understand you
And I would not pretend
But you're the angel in the castle
I'd give my life to defend, to defend

Hey Hey Hey

Now you're the answer to this question
Ah this question I have raised
Is there somethin' out there better than
What I know today
Is there somethin' out there better than
What I know today
Oh darlin' you have got a pricetag
I don't know if I can pay

I have loved you since I met you
I will love you till I die
Or at least till little kids stop lovin'
Homemade apple pie
I'm just tryin' to be clever
The truth is I'm afraid
Darlin' you have got a price tag
But I love ya anyway, anyway

Hey Hey Hey

Now open your imagination
Let your fantasy run wild
Throw your head back fill your lungs
And laugh like you are still a child
Though this world is full of danger
Though this world is full of doubt
You and I are gonna find out what this life is all about

Run down to the open meadow feel the fullness of the sky
Race the wind until our feet lift off and we begin to fly
And the higher that we're climbin' the further we could fall
But if you've never loved wide open
You have never loved at all, at all

Hey Hey Hey

Now I will light you like a dry fuse I will hold you like a vase
Wrap my arms around you in a Cannonball Embrace
I will wrap my arms around you I will kiss your pretty face
I will run you through my fingers
Till the world is washed away