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Audioslave - Like a Stone



According to Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell, who wrote the lyric, "Like A Stone" is about death, and finding the afterlife through means other than the traditional monotheistic way of thinking.


"It's a guy sitting in a hotel room contemplating death. Where you go, what it means, and all the different possibilities. And then coming up with an image he likes, going with the philosophy of, maybe when you die, if you've been good enough in your life, you get to go somewhere you remember that's really cool."


Lyrics


On a cobweb 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



In your house I long to be


Room by room patiently


I'll wait for you there like a stone


I'll wait for you there alone



And on my deathbed I will pray to the gods and the angels


Like a pagan to anyone who will take me to heaven


To a place I recall, I was there so long ago


The sky was bruised, the wine was bled, and there you led me on



In your house I long to be


Room by room, patiently


I'll wait for you there like a stone


I'll wait for you there alone, alone



And on I read until the day was gone


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 wander on



In your house I long to be


Room by room, patiently


I'll wait for you there like a stone


I'll wait for you there alone, alone

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