River of Deceit Lyrics

Mad Season


album: Track 3 in album Above
release date: 1995-3-14
popularity : 8 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

Cover Art

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