Previously Unreleased “Medicine Man” Available Now

“Medicine Man”, Gwen’s contribution track to the Served Like a Girl soundtrack, is out today and is hitting a strong note with fans. The track was initially written with Linda Perry for Gwen’s latest solo album but ultimately didn’t make the cut when she decided to go in a new direction for This Is What the Truth Feels Like. In an interview with Zayne Lowe in 2015, Gwen shared that she penned “Medicine Man” in-flight to No Doubt’s performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in May earlier that year.

It’s not hard to imagine what Gwen was going through when writing “Medicine Man”. The song is extremely powerful and Gwen’s emotional-driven lyrics and delivery ranks with some of her all-time best performances. It’s incredibly beautiful, appropriate for the soundtrack and we feel extremely grateful for the release of this special track that so many were wanting after first hearing about it’s existence.

Check out the transcribed lyrics to “Medicine Man” and please let us know if you’re hearing something else.

Medicine Man
(G. Stefani, L. Perry)
Serve Like a Girl (2015-2017)

I’m coming for to attention
You fallen man
Look at this disaster
This was not the plan

I can be an angel
And I can be your blame
I can keep on talking
But you’re not listening

So I can’t be your wise man
And I can’t be your saint
No, I can’t be your prophet
Or your medicine man
No, oh, eh, your medicine man
No, oh, eh, your medicine man

The truth has one definition
You make truth from a lie
Your words have lost all their meaning
It’s no surprise

I’m paralyzed
What is there to say?
I realize
You’re not my prop-prop-property
You’re not my prop-prop-property

So I can’t be your wise man
And I can’t be your saint
No, I can’t be your prophet
Or your medicine man
I can’t be your answer
And I can’t be your friend
And I can’t be your lover
Or your medicine man
No, oh, eh, your medicine man
No, oh, eh, your medicine man

Oh, don’t look for the white dove
There won’t be a rainbow
I tried, I tried, I tried
I tried to break your fall
Oh, don’t look for the white dove
There won’t be a rainbow
I tried, I tried, I tried
I tried to break your fall

So I can’t be your wise man
And I can’t be your saint
No, I can’t be your prophet
Or your medicine man
I can’t be your answer
And I can’t be your friend
And I can’t be your lover
Or your medicine man
No, oh, eh, your medicine man
No, oh, eh, your medicine man

No, oh, eh, I’m not your medicine man

The Served Like a Girl soundtrack is available now wherever you listen to music and all proceeds from the album benefit Final Salute, a female veteran-focused charity.

Photo courtesy of Served Like a Girl

Purchase/Stream: iTunes / Apple Music / Google Play / Spotify / Amazon

Keep in mind, you may need to purchase the whole album to get “Medicine Man”.

12 thoughts on “Previously Unreleased “Medicine Man” Available Now

  1. Could have been much better. I really don’t like it. It’s nothing special. And what’s up with the “No, oh, eh”
    and “prop-prop-property” What’s that? It doesn’t sound good.

  2. I shared this on the other post, but here goes…

    Medicine Man is beautiful! I love having a truly acoustic, raw track because Gwen is really one for heavy production. I lover her super-produced tracks, it is refreshing to be able to balance them out with something like this. Stunning! Now I just want You Don’t Know Me…and Start A War…and Carousel…and all the truth leftovers…and the Major Lazer collab (possibly Lifting You)…sigh. Truly though, I love the track. It’s not what I was initially expecting, but I love it!

  3. Not quite what I expected, but it’s a good song, I’m glad we finally got it.
    This being said, I think my favourite track on that album is actually the one by Pink.

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