Gabriel Mayer singing "Poison Into Medicine," at the Court Street R station in Brooklyn Heights, New York on August, 21st 2012.

Lyrics:

i've been down so many times where i'm coming from
like a ship getting tossed in a maelstrom
like a mat at the door where i'm not welcome
and i'm tattered and free

i've been on and off the bottle like it was a tea
wasting away until i'm on boz no me
Burnnt out and melting into my seat
i didn't know how the game was played
now I'm doing revolution one more victory
emancipate myself from mental slavery
changing right now its an emergency
got no time left to be afraid

Poison into medicine
work on my heart again
reach out to a friend
Poison into medicine
got no time to waste
I was born to win

Born to win
Born to win
Born to win

I'm sorry my friend all apologies
sometimes I feel like Im my own worst enemy
disregarded you after you nurtured me
and it makes no sense at all
drew party lines and mounted my defense
strung out on anger and ignorance
revolted hard against my common sense
and so began the fall

Now its been in body but won in mine
no longer being lead by the blind
turns out inner peace isn't hard to find
but only if you try

Poison into medicine
work on my heart again
reach out to a friend
Poison into medicine
got no time to waste
I was born to win

Born to win
Born to win
Born to win

Poison into medicine
work on my heart again
reach out to a friend
Poison into medicine
got no time to waste
I was born to win