Ship of Fools

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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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Montreal’s Elephant Stone was formed in 2009 by sitarist/bassist Rishi Dhir. As one of the most highly sought out sitar players in the international psych scene, he has recorded, performed and toured with Beck, the Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Horrors, and many more. ... more

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Track Name: Manipulator
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
Track Name: Where I'm Going
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….
Track Name: Cast The First Stone
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
Track Name: Photograph
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
Track Name: See The Light
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

Track Name: Run, Sister, Run
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
Track Name: Love Is Like A Spinning Wheel
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
Track Name: Andromeda
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
Track Name: The Devil's Shelter
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?
Track Name: Silence Can Say So Much
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
Track Name: Au Gallis
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