THE THREE POISONS (2014)

Side A
Words by Rishi Dhir

Motherless Child (Love's Not For War)

YOU SAY YOU LOVE ME 
YOU SAY YOU HATE ME 
HOW CAN I KNOW WHO’S WHO 

A WAR OF WORDS CAN’T CUT RIGHT THRU IT 
TO LAY BARE THE TRUTH 

YOU CAN’T BE WHO YOU SAY ARE 
I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT IT’S YOU 
A MOTHERLESS CHILD IS WHAT WE ARE 
AND I CAN’T TELL WHO IS WHO 

A GIRL, WE LOVED HER LIKE NO OTHER 
WHERE IS THE ONE I KNOW 

THE ONE WHO LOVED ME 
WOULD DIE FOR ME 
BUT NOW CAN’T FIND HER SOUL 

YOU CAN’T BE WHO YOU SAY WHO ARE 
I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT IT’S YOU 
A MOTHERLESS CHILD IS WHAT WE ARE 
AND I CAN’T TELL WHO IS WHO 

CAN YOU HEAR ME KNOCKIN’ 
OPEN YOUR DOOR 
I’VE BEEN HERE BESIDE YOU 
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR 

YOU SAY YOU LOVE ME 
YOU SAY YOU HATE ME 
HOW CAN I KNOW WHO’S WHO 

A WAR OF WORDS CAN’T 
CUT RIGHT THRU IT 
TO LAY BARE THE TRUTH 

YOU CAN’T BE WHO YOU SAY ARE 
I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT IT’S YOU 
A MOTHERLESS CHILD IS WHAT WE ARE 
AND I CAN’T TELL WHO IS WHO

Knock You From Yr Mountain

I KNOW YOU HAVE TRIED TO 
KEEP ‘EM ALL BLIND AND FEARIN’ 
FOUGHT SO HARD TO WIN HEARTS 
ONLY TO BETRAY ‘N’ MISLEAD ‘EM 

I CAN SEE WHAT YOU’VE DONE 
KEEP ‘EM ALL IN A GLASS CEILIN’ 
TO KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE SUNK TO 
KEEP ‘EM ALL CHAINED ‘N’ UNFEELIN’ 

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH 
WE’RE CLIMBIN’ UP YR MOUNTAIN 
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH 
WE’LL KNOCK YOU FROM YR MOUNTAIN 

I KNOW YOU HAVE TRIED TO 
KEEP ‘EM ALL BLIND AND FEARIN’ 
FOUGHT SO HARD TO WIN HEARTS 
ONLY TO BETRAY ‘N’ MISLEAD ‘EM 

WAR TO WAR IS WHAT HAVE YOU 
DONE TO KEEP ‘EM ALL FROM SEEIN’ 
BLOOD FOR BLOOD IS YR WAY TO 
FEED THE MACHINE YR STEERIN’ 

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH 
WE’RE CLIMBIN’ UP YR MOUNTAIN 
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH 
WE’LL KNOCK YOU FROM YR MOUNTAIN

All Is Burning

I LOOKED INTO THE ONE 
I LOOKED INTO THE FUNERAL PYRE 
THESE VISIONS CAME TO ME 
WHAT IS THE ALL THAT IS ON FIRE 

ALL TO SEE MYSELF 
ALL TO LOOK INSIDE 
ALL MY SENSES BURNING 
WAKENED BY A FIRE 

I GAZED UPON THE THREE 
POISONS THAT HAVE SINCE POISONED ME 
THESE VISIONS BURN SO STRONG 
A NOBLEMAN CAN DO NO WRONG 

ALL TO SEE MYSELF 
ALL TO LOOK INSIDE 
ALL MY SENSES BURNING 
WAKENED BY A FIRE 

OH THE BURN OF HATE 
OH THE BURN OF GREED 
OH THE BURN OF EGO 
FLAMES CONSUMING ME 

I LOOKED IN MY HEART AND ALL I SAW WAS ALL MY SENSES ON FIRE 
ALL IS BURNING NOW AND NOTHING CAN STOP A HEART THAT IS ON FIRE

Worlds Don't Begin And End With You
 

I DID NOT HEAR A SOUND 
WE WERE SO LOST UNFOUND 
I FORGOT HOW TO FEEL AGAIN 

TO COME INTO THIS WORLD 
WITH A HEART THAT’S BURNED 
I COULD NOT SEE HOW TO FEEL AGAIN 

OOO BABY 
CAN’T YOU SEE 
THIS WORLD AIN’T SO EMPTY WITHOUT YOU AND ME 

OH, SISTER 
I THOUGHT YOU KNEW 
WORLDS DON’T BEGIN AND END WITH YOU 

WHAT DID WE THINK WE FOUND 
SOME KIND OF HALLOWED GROUND 
TO WORK THRU ALL THIS MISERY 

TO SEE WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN 
BUT SO MUCH PAIN WITHIN 
MOVING PAST THIS GREAT MYSTERY 

OOO BABY 
CAN’T YOU SEE 
THIS WORLD AIN’T SO EMPTY WITHOUT YOU AND ME 

OH, SISTER 
I THOUGHT YOU KNEW 
WORLDS DON’T BEGIN AND END WITH YOU 

I THOUGHT THAT IF I TOOK YOU BACK IN MY ARMS WE’D BE RIGHT AGAIN 
BUT THEN I REALIZED THAT THIS WAS ALL WRONG WE MUST COME TO AN END 

I DID NOT HEAR A SOUND 
WE WERE SO LOST UNFOUND 
I FORGOT HOW TO FEEL AGAIN 

TO COME INTO THIS WORLD 
WITH A HEART THAT’S BURNED 
I COULD NOT SEE HOW TO FEEL AGAIN 

OOO BABY 
CAN’T YOU SEE 
THIS WORLD AIN’T SO EMPTY WITHOUT YOU AND ME 

OH, SISTER 
I THOUGHT YOU KNEW 
WORLDS DON’T BEGIN AND END WITH YOU

Wayward Son
 

ALL THE YEARS I THOUGHT I KNEW WHERE THESE ROADS LED TOO 
ALWAYS LOOKING BACK ON TOMORROW, BUT NEVER THINKING OF YOU 

I’VE WANDERED SO FAR BUT HAVE SOMEHOW MISSED SO MUCH 
GAINED AT THE COST OF VIRTUE AND LOST A SOUL TO TOUCH 

I WOULDN’T MIND FOR YOU TO COME AND TAKE ME WITH YOU THROUGH THIS LIFE… 

MORE THAN EVER HAVE I FELT THIS WAY 
A DISCONNECT FROM REALITY 
LOST WITHIN OUR BETRAYALS 

IN MY MIND I’M ICARUS IN FLIGHT 
SOARING HIGHER THAN EVER 
FALLING FROM HEAVENLY HEIGHTS 

I WOULDN’T MIND FOR YOU TO COME AND TAKE ME WITH YOU THROUGH THIS LIFE 

TIMES… 
I FIND IT HARD JUST TO GET UP 
TO FACE THE WORLD WITHOUT MY CRUTCH 
TO LOOK INTO THEIR EYES 

YOU … 
YOU’VE COME ALONG AND YOU SHOWED ME HOW 
TO RISE ABOVE ALL THAT BRINGS US DOWN 
I LOOK INTO YOUR EYES… 

I HOPE SOMEDAY THAT WE WILL FIND A WAY THAT IS TRUE 
TO SEE ME AND YOU 
AS SOMETHING NEW 

ALL THOSE YEARS I WASTED AS A LOST AND WANDERING FOOL 
NEVER LOOKING FOR YOU 
NEVER THINKING OF YOU 

I WOULDN’T MIND FOR YOU TO COME AND TAKE ME WITH YOU THROUGH THIS LIFE


 
Side B
Words by Rishi Dhir

Intermediate State
(INSTRUMENTAL)

Child of Nature (Om Namah Shivaya)

O, CHILD OF NATURE, BEAUTY AND LIGHT 
TIME HAS NOW COME FOR YOU TO LOOK INSIDE 

OM NAMAH SHIVAYA 

LOVING IN KINDNESS, COMPASSION IN LIFE 
THAT WHAT AWAITS YOU WILL RELEASE YOUR LIGHT 

OM NAMAH SHIVAYA 

IT RISES BEFORE YOU, LET IT ALL IN 
O, CHILD OF NATURE, THIS WHERE YOU BEGIN 

OM NAMAH SHIVAYA 

O, CHILD OF NATURE, ALL SPACE WILL ARISE 
THE SOUND OF YOUR NATURE IN BLUE LIGHT 

OM NAMAH SHIVAYA 

Living For Something

ALL THAT YOU ARE IS WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN GIVIN’ 
I’M NOT THE ONE TO STOP YOU FROM SINNIN’ 
POOR BOY, WHERE HAVE YOU RUN TOO 
WHAT DID WE DO TO EVER HURT YOU 

THERE MUST SOMETHING IN LIFE THAT’S WORTH LIVIN’ 
THINK OF THE LOVE THAT WE WERE ALL GIVEN 
HARD TIMES MAY COME BUT THEY WON’T TAKE YOU 
REMEMBER ALL OF THE GOOD THAT’S WITHIN YOU 

I CAN’T BE THE ONE TO MAKE YOU SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY 
IT’S ALL WITHIN YOU 
THIS I PRAY… 

DARKNESS ABOVE WHEN YOU LEFT THE CITY 
SUN GAVE NO MORE, THE MOON IT GAVE PITY 
POOR BOY, WHERE HAVE YOU RUN TOO 
WHAT DID WE DO TO EVER HURT YOU 

I CAN’T BE THE ONE TO MAKE YOU SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY 
IT’S ALL WITHIN YOU 
THIS I PRAY 
THAT SOMEDAY…

Three Poisons

ALL YOUR FEAR HAS FINALLY FOUND YOU 
ALL YOU’VE REAPED IS NOW WHAT YOU HAVE SOWN 
POISONED BY YOUR SENSE OF BEING 
BLINDED BY YOUR NEED FOR CONTROL 
I CAN SEE WHAT YOU HAVE BECOME 
I CAN HEAR YOUR FEAR TAKING CONTROL 

THE THREE POISONS HAVE FINALLY FOUND YOU 
DELUDED YOU BY HIDING WHAT YOU KNOW 
CONFUSED BY YOUR LACK OF SEEING 
HOW YOUR GREED AND HATE HAVE GAINED CONTROL 
I CAN SEE WHAT YOU HAVE BECOME 
I CAN HEAR YOUR FEAR TAKING CONTROL

Echo & The Machine

STAND UP, I KNOW YOU COULD 
ANOTHER HIT WON’T DO NO GOOD 
OUT OF HEART AND OUT OF MIND 
WAS THERE SOMETHING THAT YOU LEFT BEHIND 

CAUGHT IN THE NOISE 
LOST IN-BETWEEN 
NO ONE TO TURN TO 
BUT ECHO & MACHINE 

TRY TO FEEL, I KNOW YOU COULD 
SOMETHING MORE THAN MISUNDERSTOOD 
HEART OF OLD, A MIND OF TIME 
DON’T GIVE IN TO THOSE SERPENTINES 

CAUGHT IN THE NOISE 
LOST IN-BETWEEN 
NO ONE TO TURN TO 
BUT ECHO & MACHINE 

IN THE DARK THESE SNAKES RULE ALL 
WINDING THROUGH THEIR URBAN SPRAWLS 
LIKE A SCARECROW WAITING IN VAIN 
MOMENTS PASS LIKE A SPEEDING TRAIN 

CAUGHT IN THE NOISE 
LOST IN-BETWEEN 
NO ONE TO TURN TO 
BUT ECHO & MACHINE

Between The Lines

DO I EVER FEEL THE WAY I SHOULD 
CONTENT TO BE LOVED 
MISUNDERSTOOD 
WHY’S IT SO HARD TO TRY TO SMILE 
WHEN I AM WITH YOU THOUGHTS COLLIDE 
WHERE DO WE LIE 
BETWEEN THE LINES 

I CAN ONLY TRY TO SPEAK MY MIND 
ALL THAT I’M FEELING IS HARD TO FIND 
DO I EVER FOLLOW THE STRAIGHT LINE 
WHEN I AM WITH YOU WORDS DON’T HIDE 
WHERE DO WE LIE 
BETWEEN THE LINES 

I KNOW THESE THOUGHTS TOO WELL TO JUST LET THEM BE 
SO MANY VOICES SPEAKING INSIDE OF ME 

DO I EVER FEEL THE WAY I SHOULD 
CONTENT TO BE LOVE 
MISUNDERSTOOD 
WHY’S IT HARD TO TRY TO SMILE 
WHEN I AM WITH YOU THOUGHTS COLLIDE 
WHERE DO WE LIE 
BETWEEN THE LINES 

I KNOW THESE THOUGHTS TOO WELL TO JUST LET THEM BE 
SO MANY VOICES SPEAKING INSIDE OF ME