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Song Released: 2003


Like a Stone Lyrics

on a cold wet afternoon
in a room full of emptiness
by a freeway i confess
i was lost in the pages
of a book full of death
reading how we'll die alone
and if we're good we'll lay to rest
anywhere we want to go

(chorus)
in your...

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    anonymous
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    Apr 25th, 2007 4:15pm report


    If anyone of you were real Audioslave fans then you would have seen the DVD by now where Chris Cornell himself explained what the theme of like a stone is. obviously considering he WROTE it then it would be correct.

    The song is about sitting in an empty house watching the people you are close to dying around you and waiting for your turn. He also believes that heaven is what you make it so the place where you are happiest is the place you wish to go when you die.

    This comes from a teenager so all you genius adults should get your stories straight.
    =]



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    Sarkamen
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    Oct 5th, 2005 10:00pm report


    Cornell's vision, or perhaps experience, of himself sitting in a car, motel, or some other such thing along a freeway, reading the bible. I'm not very familiar with Cornell's history, but I'll suggest that he was raised to be religious (catholic is my guess, I could be wrong), but strayed away from this path, most likely during his teenage years. Now however that he's older and more experience, he regrets his rashness as a youth, and his assoreted sins as a man, and wonders if that'll prohibit him from entering heaven (his father's house).

    I'll suggest that the song appears to be a prayer in itself, as the "you" in this case represents God, and Cornell's sense of abandonment, and an expression of his desire for God (or perhaps religion as an abstract concept) to come back to him. He even expresses that he's no longer as impatient as when he was young ("Room by room patiently").



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    anonymous
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    Jul 2nd, 7:15pm report


    this is so easy,unless you chose to not believe. his life is a spiritual seeking of the truth. this song is a moment of belief and surrender. Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. steadfast wait all day long job had lost everything be God came to him. I wait for you like a stone! room by room means day by day.... if you read his lyrics watch his interviews in order of his life. HE TELLS US IN PLAIN ASS ENGLISH !There is no doubt in my mind this man is in Heaven. oh yea HE DIDDNT KILL HIMSELF either... the truth will come out.. bet that up!



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    anonymous
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    Jun 20th, 6:49am report


    Well he did die it was sad I was crying,he had depression according to his wife he was found with a hanging tool,they were searching his insides they did not find drugs I think a demons possessed him and kept telling him to do it (hang himself ) that's when his wife told a frienfriend to check on him, his friend got in but the bathroom door was locked. So his friend broke it down and found cornell on the floor.thats when people reported this to the news
    Chris will always be missed



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    anonymous
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    Jun 20th, 6:49am report


    Well he did die it was sad I was crying,he had depression according to his wife he was found with a hanging tool,they were searching his insides they did not find drugs I think a demons possessed him and kept telling him to do it (hang himself ) that's when his wife told a frienfriend to check on him, his friend got in but the bathroom door was locked. So his friend broke it down and found cornell on the floor.thats when people reported this to the news
    Chris will always be missed



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    anonymous
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    May 21st, 5:12pm report


    This song can be interpreted in many ways, it's clearly a personal choice, for me it means that a man waiting to die to be with his lost love & praying to God n Angels to forgive his pass sins so he can be with the 1 he misses more than life itself..... that's my take because I am that guy, but to all you jackasses that can't be nothing but cruel & thoughtless about a songs meaning, your all shallow human beings that need a recourse in humility.........



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    anonymous
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    Apr 26th, 4:57am report


    Sounds like he's in a nursing home, to me.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 2nd, 2016 11:51am report


    This song is clearly a rip off from someone who was at the same place as it was created ! that being said the song title changed from like a stone to Wait now back to the original ! Chris are you capable of telling the truth or you like telling different versions of it ! I Complained enough you might of run into someone i vented to . Shame on you My soul bled writing this song and its melody ! I have more i could say why bother I am done being depressed about it .



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    robert.murphy.75873708
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    Sep 22nd, 2014 9:01am report


    Im so tired of people saying that there's no right or wrong interpretation that a bunch of b.s song writer's when they wright a song they have a one true meaning or message if you cant interpret it correctly then the song just not for you



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    anonymous
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    Nov 16th, 2013 11:01pm report


    He's reading the Bible in a hotel room. it's about hoping for the promise that there is god and that there is something after death, if you are dutiful believer. And that even IN death, you will just lay there waiting for that promise to be kept, like a stone. Waiting. It's actually more about being mind-numbed by religion to believe. Shaping your life, all in the hopes of "the promise". And how in the end, we are nothing but alone. Laying in the ground like a stone. But here, read this and believe you won't be, its better to go out that way. Please just don't let it end, and be nothing. So we have created this fantasy of Heaven through religion. And all those burial plots we all buy and are buried, those are the "rooms" we all sit in, alone, waiting patiently to be with him in his house (heaven), like a stone.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 29th, 2013 9:25pm report


    The book he is referring to is the Bible he is reading it. understands he needs forgiveness for all that he has done. He has a fear of death because of his past like a pagan he will pray to anything that will get him to Heaven But comes to the conclusion..In your house I long to be (Gods house)..I will wait for you there like a stone.. (unmoving) I will wait for you there alone (face to face no one else to intervene just himself) Clearly wants redemption



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    anonymous
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    Apr 30th, 2013 4:45pm report


    It's not the wine was bled. The One was bled.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 24th, 2012 11:18am report


    A friend of my husband said to me tht my husband would hear tht song a lot .. a couple of days before he killed himself ... I didn't kno about this.. So... I what to kno the meaning of this song!??



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    anonymous
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    Nov 22nd, 2011 11:14am report


    to me the song is about pontius pilate and that he longs to be in his house and that he was in so long ago and that the wine was bled and this part And I sat in regret, of all the things I've done;
    For all that I've blessed, and all that I've wronged.
    In dreams until my death, I will wonder on. just as pontius pilate and he will not die and will walk the earth and he will dream till the day he dies till the end thats just me but it is what i think about everytime i hear this song but yea just me everyone thinks of diff things just mine



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    anonymous
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    Apr 9th, 2011 4:51am report


    chris is talking about how he was waiting and waiting but (you) the person never came. hes talking abt how he is comitted and (you) are not. he is about to die and (you) never cared, while he was waiting Like A Stone

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    anonymous
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    Feb 10th, 2011 2:49pm report


    This Songs actually is the situation of a fallen angel, waiting for God's forgiveness. They (demons) remember how was living in his House (heaven), and there they are, waiting patiently for something that would never come



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    anonymous
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    Feb 10th, 2011 2:49pm report


    This Songs actually is the situation of a fallen angel, waiting for God's forgiveness. They (demons) remember how was living in his House (heaven), and there they are, waiting patiently for something that would never come

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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