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



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River of Deceit (Mad Season cover) song meanings
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    General CommentFuck Seether. I heard this song on the radio, and a few things:

    1) they got the lyrics wrong. At least, in the song I heard, they said, "A head full of lies is the waste tied to my waist". It was pretty obvious this is what he sang, and I don't see how he could have sung anything else.

    2) they fuck up the entire song. i guess you'd have to hear it, but seriously, fuck these guys. This is the second song by Layne Staley that other people have covered that ended up sucking hard.

    3) no one should be allowed to cover anything Layne Staley has ever done. You should listen to the original Mad Season song, it's amazing and powerful. Again, fuck this band.
    SteelRiverSavioron March 18, 2011   Link

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