Mad Season - River of Deceit Lyrics

Mad Season Above cover art
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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
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Wake Up
  • 2 X‐Ray Mind
  • 3 River of Deceit
  • 4 I’m Above
  • 5 Artificial Red
  • 6 Lifeless Dead
  • 7 I Don’t Know Anything
  • 8 Long Gone Day
  • 9 November Hotel
  • 10 All Alone


  • Credits
    album: Track 3 in album Above
    release date: 1995-3-14
    popularity : 166 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues
    styles: Alternative Rock/Psychedelic Rock
    length: 5:05
    lyricist: Layne Staley
    writer: Layne Staley, Barrett Martin, John Baker Saunders, Mike McCready
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 074646705728
    script: Latin