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Ship of Fools

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1.
Manipulator 03:25
Why would I know you if I never had to Your kind of being doesn’t understand I can’t tell what you’re doing You know you’re nothing but a middleman Your words are empty like the mind that spews them Why don’t you try to think for yourself All the devils that sit on your shoulder Are but the devils in your head Manipulator Wow oh wow oh come on Nothing but a killer Wow oh wow come on How many lives have you taken for granted How many people have your armies maimed All the voices you try to silence Are but the voices in your head When did your hunger outweigh your reason What does your mama think of you now You were once her little baby But now you’re running with the killing crowd Manipulator Wow oh wow oh come on Nothing but a killer Wow oh wow come on (Guitar solo) Why would I know you if I never had to Your kind of being doesn’t understand I can’t tell what you’re doing You know you’re nothing but a middleman Your words are empty like the mind that spews them Why don’t you try to think for yourself All the devils you try to silence Are but the devils in your head Manipulator Wow oh wow oh come on Nothing but a killer Wow oh wow come on
2.
I wouldn’t know had you said that I’ve been gone Lord only knows all the roads that I’ve been on All that I’ve seen has brought nothing but sorrow All I can be is in time that is borrowed But where I’m going Is nowhere that I’ve been before And what you’re doing Is not something we can ignore All of these lies that have come and taken toll Caught in the eye, please don’t ask why I didn’t know that our words could bring such harm God only knows all the things that we’ve done wrong Laid all the roads with all such good intentions Still I am lost as I missed the connections But where I’m going Is nowhere that I’ve been before And what you’re doing Is not something we can ignore All of these lies that have come and taken toll Caught in the eye, please don’t ask why Knowing would surely bring heartache Maybe that’s the way it should be Nothing ever lasts forever Buy where I’m going Is nowhere that I’ve been before And what you’re doing Is not something we can ignore Where I’m going Is nowhere that I’ve been And what you’re doing….
3.
Why do I hate you What did you do that made this so I’ll try to kill you Break your heart and your home I caught you throwing stones You saw me shoot em down Who cast the first stone We all hit the ground You know I hate you You took my home and family I’ll try to break you With my soul and sanity You caught me throwing stones I saw you shoot em down Who cast the first stone We all hit the ground (Solo) Why do you hate me What did I do that made this so You’ve tried to break me Took my life, not my soul I caught you throwing stones You saw me shoot em down Who cast the first stone We all hit the ground I’ll make you black and blue So fucked you never knew Your wife and children too It all comes around
4.
Photograph 02:54
All I’ve got is a photograph That takes me to place in time when my life still had plans Scars of life had not left their mark And all the roads that lay ahead weren’t hidden in the dark Oh the years have been so unkind to leave me all alone All my choices I’ve yet to find them As I stare at this photograph The face I see me looking back brings needles to my heart How did I lose track of who I am To find me now here on my own with all hope torn apart Oh the years have been so unkind to leave me all alone All my choices I’ve yet to find them Did I win Maybe I should cast my fears and gather up these broken dreams To make them a reality for me To live the life I hoped for, but then my sorrow brings me back again and again (solo) Here I am with this photograph that haunts me to the bone As I tear up this photograph of What I was Not who I am I understand
5.
Know my heart and all that it’s feeling The pain of love and all that it’s leaving Oh, it’s so hard to let’s things go Pushed through like a lamb to the slaughter Trusted you but you couldn’t be bothered Oh, it’s so hard should we let go All of the night, all of the day All of the pain in our eyes All that is lost won’t be erased Feel as though there’s nothing worth saving So much is sacred but no one’s forgiven Oh, it’s so hard to let’s things go Much is lost to the greed of the wealthy Much is taken while their hearts are all empty Oh, it’s so hard should we let go All of the night, all of the day All of the pain in our eyes All that is lost won’t be erased Oh, I hope I can see clearly If I only leave my heart to guide me To the place where I know should be Oh, far from contradictions So my life can fulfill its function So that I can finally see the light All of the night, all of the day All of the pain in our eyes All that is lost won’t be erased How can I make you see? All of the night, all of the day All of the pain in our eyes All that is lost won’t be erased  
6.
Set me free why don’t you honey Why do you have to lie When you know that it’s all over You stick to your alibi What I feel in my heart is that it’s done And my mind just says “Run, Sister, Run” Tell my why I should feel sorrow All you did was make me cry Always said there’s no tomorrow N ever saying our goodbyes What I feel in my heart is that it’s done And my mind just says “Run, Sister, Run” All the years that have come and gone You kept me hanging on For too long All the words that were left unsaid Have rung in my head Baby so long (outro) Never did I ask for much Nothing left in my heart to give All the words that’s left unsaid Baby, our love is really dead
7.
I could never read you Love, you think I’m much too kind Do you ever say how you feel Trying to control it Love is like a spinning wheel Slowing down would only reveal it In the end everything falls apart When you love somebody that’s not in your heart Keeping it together’s the hardest part When you find yourself losing the one that’s not for love I would never have it Would you ever let me go In your heart do you think so I don’t think you feel it Love should be something more In your heart you know it’s just for show In the end everything falls apart When you love somebody that’s not in your heart Keeping it together’s the hardest part When you find yourself losing the one that’s not for love
8.
Andromeda 03:35
The void can seem so near When you close your eyes and open up your mind The stars they draw us in To an outer plane and deep within Andromeda Our world can feel so small As you gaze upon the furthest star A burst of brilliant hues With grains of sand in a magicians hand Andromeda Is she waiting there Just for me to see On this ship of fools Like a drop in the sea What can this mean to me A 100 millions stars Saw through the eye of a satellite An island universe From a naked mind on a moonlit night Andromeda
9.
I know you have found your shelter I can see where you’ve run to Hiding deep with your protector I don’t know what you will do Is this what they’re calling courage Hidden and right out of view Perched up high just like a savage I don’t know what you will do In the dark, with your shelter In the place that you crawl to The devil lies in your shelter The devil hides within you What do you think that you’re after Man don’t need no one like you Whispers you hear from your master I don’t know what you will do In the dark, in your shelter In the place that you crawl to The devil lies in your shelter The devil hides within view What you gonna do?
10.
All these words seem to cut right through Sometimes silence can say so much In my heart I know I’m all for you Can you show me what is true
11.
Au Gallis 05:40
Je n’pensais pas que tu m’trouvrais au gallis pole As-tu de l'or Peux-tu me sauver de ce bourreau Non, Je n’ai pas apporté d'argent ni de l’or Je suis juste ici Pour voir ta pendaison au poteau I don’t know what I’ve done for this Why does it end like this I don’t know how it came to this Es-tu ici pour me sauver du gallis pole As-tu de l'or? Peux-tu me sauver de ce bourreau Fils, je t’ai apporté tout l'argent et tout l'or Mais je n’peux pas t’sauver De ta condamnation au Poteau I don’t know what I’ve done for this How did it end like this I don’t know how it came to this Why does it end like this

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released September 16, 2016

Produced by Marcus Paquin and Elephant Stone
Recorded and mixed by Marcus Paquin
Assistant engineer Francis Belanger
Recorded at Mixart Studios (MTL QC) and Studio Plateau (MTL QC) September and October 2015
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Avatar Studios (NYC NY)
Artwork by Christian Dorey // arteriagallery.com
Photo art direction by Daniel Barkley // danielbarkley.com
Photos by Bowen Stead // bowenstead.com
Album design and layout by Stéphanie Gagnon
Additional layout by Sean Cary-Barnard
All songs by Rishi Dhir (SOCAN/ASCAP) © 2016 except “Au Gallis” music by Dhir and lyrics by Dhir/Lambert (SOCAN/ASCAP) © 2016

Performed by:
Rishi Dhir - vocals, bass, sitar, keys
Miles Dupire-Gagnon - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Gabriel Lambert - geetars, backing vocals, keys, lead vocals on “Au Gallis”

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Alex Maas - vocals on 9
Shawn Mativetsky - tabla on 8 & 10
Marcus Paquin - backing vocals, percussion, sequencing, keys
Malika Tirolien - vocals 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7

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Elephant Stone Montreal, Québec

Debuting a decade ago, the psych-pop creation of Rishi Dhir has released six critically-acclaimed albums, toured extensively throughout North America and Europe, been nominated for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize and picked up praise from the likes of NPR, Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence of Sound, Rolling Stone, Clash Magazine and more. ... more

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