The Three Poisons

by Elephant Stone

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released October 28, 2014

Produced by Elephant Stone and Peter Edwards
Recorded by Peter Edwards at Studio Plateau (Montreal) February/March 2014
Additional recording by Rishi
Mixed by Jace Lasek at Breakglass Studios (Montreal) April 2014
Mastered by Sonic Boom at New Atlantis Studios
Photo by Bowen Stead
Photo art direction by Daniel Barkley
Album artwork and design by Chiraag Bhakta *pardonmyhindi | All songs by Rishi Dhir © 2014 (SOCAN | ASCAP)

Performed by Rishi Dhir: vocals, bass, sitar, keyboards | Miles Dupire-Gagnon: drums, percussion, backing vocals | Gabriel Lambert: geetars, keyboards, backing vocals | Peter Edwards: Farfisa bass (track 9) | Monica Günter: viola (track 8) | Robbie MacArthur: 12-string geetar (track 11) | Pierre Potvin: singing bowls (track 9) | Malika Tirolien: vocals (tracks 2 & 3) | Stephen Venkatarangam: Farfisa (tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 8), Rhodes (track 1) & backing vocals

Instrumentation:
Rickenbacker 4001 | Eko 995 | Fender Precision | Fender Jazzmaster | Gibson 335 | Rickenbacker 360/12 | Eastwood Classic 12 | Ludwig drums | Farfisa Compact Deluxe | Farfisa Matador | Crumar Multiman-S | Moog Voyager | Arp Odyssey | Roland Juno-106 | Roland TR-77 | Fender Rhodes | Logan String Melody | Srishti Sitar | Saraang Electronic Tanpura | Toetags Electronics ElephantsTone Fuzz

Thanks to







Parkside, Tracy & Paul at Hidden Pony Records/Upper Management, Oko & Amelie at Music By Numbers, Peter, Jeffrey & Crash Avenue Media, Frank, Wilson & High Road Touring, Teun & Belmont Bookings, V2 Records, Marlies Waters, Rhyna, Colin & Patricia at Envision Management, Gregoire “Wally” Carrier Bonneau, The Venk, Jace, Richard Grabel, Sonic Boom, LittleMiss Management, Rob, James & RVRB/APF, Sean & Burger Records, Indica, GrimSkunk, The Black Angels, Groovemaster, The Allah-Las, Tom Furse & The Horrors, BJM, The Besnard Lakes, The Zombies, Beck, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., Chiraag, Kirsty, Meera & Ishaan, Laura, Carole, Maxime, Clea, Andre Lambert, Robb Surridge, Brett Orrison, Bob Mustachio, Joseph Yarmush, Jimmy Medellin, Matt & Vikki, Mécanik Synthétik, Jason & Picard at CHOM, Drew Malamud, Montreal Psych Fest, Asha, Ashok and Anurag Dhir, Rob, Virginia, Mairi, Vyshali Reddy, Uwe Neumann, Mauvaise Influence, Alice Phieu, Ryan Frizzell, Bowen Stead, Daniel Barkley, Toetags Electronics, SOCAN, SODEC, FACTOR, MuchFACT, Ryan Morey, Nancy & Greenland Productions, Nick & Evenko, M for Montreal, Bill & BrooklynVegan, NPR, Paul Gleason & CITCMagazine, Alisa Preisler, Jesse Silbermann, Marlene Tsuchii, Rob Campanella, Halla & Chris, Adam & Trish, Dave Lawson, Amit, Lisa & Devin, Stephanie & Laced With Romance, Uncle Teddy, Marie P, Robbie, Monica, Malika, Pierre, & YOU.

Om shanti om
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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: 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
Track Name: 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
Track Name: 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
Track Name: 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
Track Name: 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
Track Name: 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
Track Name: 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...
Track Name: 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
Track Name: 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
Track Name: 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