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Song Released: 2003


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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...

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 24th 2012 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!??

  2. anonymous
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    Nov 22nd 2011 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

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 9th 2011 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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  4. anonymous
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    Feb 10th 2011 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

  5. anonymous
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    Feb 10th 2011 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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  6. anonymous
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    Feb 8th 2011 report

    I agree with the interpretation that this song is about a person (the writer) who has seen loved ones around him die, but the wording used in this song relays much more. First off, I think the "highway" is not literal but represents the lives of strangers going on around him as he sits in an empty room alone. I also feel that he has lost his faith in the whatever religion he had while younger (most likely a christian religion as the term "to dwell in the house of the lord" is used many times in christian religion) He longs for the promises of an afterlife/heaven promised by his lost religion, but praying on his death bed to any gods, angels to take him to heaven shows the lack of faith he now has. His loss of faith is also clearly shown by him recalling the idea of heaven from so long ago "the sky was bruised, the wine was bled"-- references to the crucifixtion of Christ; "and there you led me on..." being led on in the past conveys the feelings of falseness in the present. I believe that the book he reads is clearly the bible; another reference to religion... possibly hoping to find a glimmer of something to again believe in. Finally, at the end of the song he contemplates his worth as a human being by his past actions. He dreams of redemption and the possibility of a heaven,but for now he will wander on.

  7. anonymous
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    Oct 25th 2010 report

    Oye, all you people suggesting that this song is about "Religion" or about "Love" are considerably far off from being right. Everyone that's saying its about a guy who's basically watching everyone around him die and he's waiting to die himself are pretty spot on.

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 9th 2010 report

    Call me crazy but the LEAD ME ON and I'LL WAIT FOR YOU kinda sound like a love song or somthing but Of course thats just how I see it. :P

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  9. lyric_genius
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    Mar 2nd 2010 report

    This song is about a guy who has died before the love of his life has died and he has decided to haunt his love and watch her until she dies. He cannot move on to the next life and is obsessed with his love.

  10. anonymous
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    Sep 16th 2009 report

    I think a few folks have got it. My guess the first time I heard it was that he is in a hotel room by the freeway reading Giddeons Bible (the one they leave in hotels) of course the room is empty as stated. I sensed addiction and being close to death as part of the overall dark feeling in the song. Also room by room has to do with being on tour, hotel by hotel and dealing with the dispair of going on and on and the will to continue faced with addictions and darkness. His longing to be in "your" house is waiting for his death room by room to go to heaven. Obviously the rest has to deal with coming to terms with religion and facing his salvaton thru God.

  11. Matt09
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    Jun 14th 2009 report

    I just have a comment on the top rated interpretation for this song. I'm not arguing that you're wrong or anything, but the whole beauty of interpreting songs is that there is no wrong way to interpret them. like you said, heaven is what you make it, and by the same token, so is this and every other song. this isn't about being smarter than everybody else, it's about expressing yourself, and interpreting things your way.

  12. anonymous
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    Jan 8th 2009 report

    The guitar solo is obviously telling us something... ;) jk

    This is a really good song. Very much based on the death piece and religion. From what I'm getting it is like the person in the song is waiting for his death, like others have stated. It is interesting. The "you." Some on here say it is his talking to God... but why would he wait for a God to get to heaven? A loved one, perhaps a chick. Or even just to the people he knows. Family, friends and/or his fans.

  13. b_to_the_randon
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    Jan 30th 2008 report

    He's waiting to die. He is thinking about what he did during his life and what he regrets. He is scared about the afterlife and is trying to find comfort in religion. He also feels that god doesn't forgive him because the bible says he's screwed

  14. cynic
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    Dec 12th 2007 report

    It's about an old man who lost all friends and all of his family and is waiting to die to be re-united with the ones he love in the afterlife

  15. anonymous
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    Jun 30th 2007 report

    To the guy that said that the lyric 'i will wait for you like a stone' should get it together, you clearly have knowledge of poetry or language usage this means that he will wait there forever without moving until death/the person comes because STONES DON'T MOVE!




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