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River of Deceit
Mad Season Lyrics


My pain is self-chosen
At least, so the prophet says
I could either burn
Or cut off my pride and buy some time
A head full of lies is the weight, tied to my waist

The river of deceit pulls down, oh oh
The only direction we flow is down
Down, oh down
Down, oh down
Down, oh down
Down, oh down

My pain is self-chosen
At least I believe it to be
I could either drown
Or pull off my skin and swim to shore
Now I can grow a beautiful shell for all to see

The river of deceit pulls down, yeah
The only direction we flow is down
Down, oh down
Down, oh down
Down, oh down
Down, oh down

The pain is self-chosen, yeah
Our pain is self-chosen
Down, oh down
Down, oh down
Down, oh down
Down, oh down

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: BARRETT MARTIN, JOHN SAUNDERS, LAYNE STALEY, MIKE MCCREADY

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Mad Season - River Of Deceit, lyrics

My pain is self-chosen
At least, so the prophet says
I could either burn
Or cut off my pride and buy some time
A head full of lies is the weight, tied to my waist
The river of deceit pulls down, oh oh
The only direction we flow is down
Down, oh down
Down, oh down
Down, oh down
Down, oh down
My pain is self-chosen
At least I believe it to be
I could either drown
Or pull off my skin and swim to shore
Now I can grow a beautiful shell for all to see
The river of deceit pulls down, yeah
The only direction we flow is down
Down, oh down
Down, oh down
Down, oh down
Down, oh down
The pain is self-chosen, yeah
Our pain is self-chosen
Down, oh down
Down, oh down
Down, oh down
Down, oh down



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Bella Bear

@Dwade Valandra yes just a really sweet guy, who had a broken heart, the day his partner died of an o.d was the day layne decided that trying to beat his drug addiction was no worth it.

Here is the thing though he still even at his worst would seek out kids well young teens and the likes who couldn't get tickets and he would give them all his VIP passes. There was a constant joke in Alice in chain and mad season, about how many VIP's Layne would have each night.

So this bullshit about how drugs change the person you are deep down is a lie, hanging like a dog all the time would make you cranky and unwell but as long as he had dope layne was very much the same person he ws sweet and loving and the drug war killed him. The drug war has killed 100s of millions of people since the 60s world wide. Some through war some through cartel violance some through being locked up their entire lives on pissy charges and 3 strike laws. And a lot through over dose that wouldn't happen if the drugs were legal.

Since the late 1800s until the 1920s and 1950s on prescription these drugs didn't have a high fatality rate not like it is now. These people deserve to be alive today it should not be the 1% of people who didn't have serious mental health issues under their drug use that get to say oh I am so lucky I made it out alive.

This is what is wrong, treatment should be for all this means rehabs and detoxes, counceling and jobs and also methadone and suboxone and morphine and heroin programs. It has to be all because bits and pieces of the puzzle don't work.

I work in the field and I get sick of seeing young kids with their whole lives ahead of them so beat down because they don't respond to rehab and detox and methadone and suboxone. I am ashamed I don't live in a country with enough guts to run a scientific results based heroin program for addicts the real addicts the ones that have been on it so long they can't function without it their minds are not capable of being off it. 15 years to 50 years we are talking long term users. It's so sad.



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Rock N' Roll True Stories

it was weird after listening to above for a long period of time going to my Dad's house and opening his laptop to find "The Prophet" on his computer. Weird coincidence.

Dusty the 2nd

Yes I would say so. Very weird, but beautiful at the same time.

Robert Laverty

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zoso

I had some context to this song, all thanks to your video! Heaps of best wishes and hope to get to know more such bands.

The Dude

There are no coincidences in life.

OMY MORY

Las cosas pasan por algo, my friend.

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Dontknow Dontcare

Let's appreciate Mad Season in 2021

Dontknow Dontcare

@PlayBox Hey, thanks! I appreciate it🤟 Will do, will do. We're working on our album now. It's called Derailed. Hopefully it'll be out around the summer.

PlayBox

@Dontknow Dontcare It was great! I listed to the other ones and they were just as good! Keep up the good work man

Dontknow Dontcare

@PlayBox I have like 20 comments on my own comment so I'm not sure what you mean but I'm assuming you're referring to my band?😂 If so, you can find us on Spotify, YouTube and basically every other streaming service. The band name is Harley Francine and I'd recommend our latest song: Mason, Run!. Let me know what you think if you do listen to it😂🤟

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