Medicine
Lyrics Rising Appalachia

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Wise men say that rushing is violence
And so is your silence
When it's rooted in compliance
To stand firm in loving defiance
Make art your alliance
Give voice to the fire

Move people to the beat of the wind
Gather yourself and begin
To dance the song until it ends
We are winners, champions of the light
Forming in numbers and might
Keep the truth close in sight...

Medicine Woman, Medicine Man
Walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands
Medicine Woman, Medicine Man
Walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands

Find your teachers in the voice of the forests
Unplug you can't ignore this
Wisdom of the voiceless
Remedies are bountiful and surround us
From the garden to the farthest
Prayer made of star dust

Find your healing in the music that calls you
The voice that enthralls you
What do you belong to?
Eyes out there's the setting of the sun
Give thanks to each and everyone
The lesson is the...

Medicine Woman, Medicine Man
Walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands
Medicine Woman, Medicine Man
Walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands

I believe in bending backwards and extending
In my tracks, trip back
Until the message is in action and
Your yard is feeding
Stop stark the disbelieving
Cause the garden holds the shards
The medicine is in the seeds when

We hold tight to our right to protect and
We know our might is 10-fold in connection
Our elders hold them bright lights
We protect them
The medicine is evident
The wolf, the hawk, the bear clan

We hold tight to our right to protect and
We know our might is 10-fold in connection
Our elders hold them bright lights
We protect them
The medicine is evident
The wolf, the hawk, the bear clan...

Medicine Woman, Medicine Man
Walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands
Medicine Woman, Medicine Man
Walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands

Song facts

""Medicine" is a song-anthem honoring the traditions of folk medicine; plant-based medicine as a tool for empowerment and healing. It is a call to action to support the voices of the herbalists, healers, and teachers… the roots, plants, trees, and stones… the arts, the spirits, and the wild ones. It is an honoring of all the many ways that we can be well, and the radical and traditional ways in which we can steward health within ourselves.

This song is a direct tribute to the people around the world who are holding and teaching these ways of herbal plant-based medicine, educating us all to know our gardens, our forests, our plants and our own bodies... to bring wellness back into our own hands and communities. It is not a dismissal of modern medicine, but a gratitude and honoring of its ancestry and foundations within folkloric traditions." - Rising Appalachia

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