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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

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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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Dontknow Dontcare

Let's appreciate Mad Season in 2021

Cindy Donovan

@Layne Brown your parents have it right! Layne and Bradley are 2 of the greatest singers of all time. I have a strong connection to both.

mike stahlman

Growing up during this era was an incredible time for music. I grew up 45 miles from Seattle so I had the luck of hearing all the great Seattle bands. My top 4 bands are and will be Pearl Jam, nirvana, Alice and soundgarden. They don't make lead singers like this anymore. Staley and Cornell were absolute treasures to hear sing.

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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.

J Makhlouf

My parents had this book as well by Khalil Gibran. “Your pain is self-chosen” is a line from the book.

Rock N' Roll True Stories

@fireadept007 my dad doesn’t know Alice in chains or mad season but he said it was a good book and an old well known book that’s why he was reading it

Rock N' Roll True Stories

@Dontknow Dontcare thanks

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