"Stereotomy" as written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson....
Diamond eyes
That burn me and turn me to stone
Crystalise
And freeze me in clear monochrome
Turn me to stone, do anything you want with me
Turn me to stone, do anything you want
Stereotomy

We can make it together
Do anything you want with me
Do anything you want
Scarlet minds
Possess me and I feel no shame
Silent knives
Dissect me and I feel no pain
Stereotomy

We can make it together
Do anything you want with me
Do anything you want
Stereotomy

We can make it forever
Do anything you want with me
Do anything you want
Starlight beams
Project me in red blue and green
Velvet dreams
Protect me when I hit the screen
Stereotomy

We can make it together
Do anything you want with me, do anything you want
Stereotomy

We can make it forever
It's always the same, it's always the same
Stereotomy, we can make it
We can make it, do anything you want
Turn me to stone
Do anything you want with me
Cover my eyes

There's nothing more they need to see
Turn me to stone
Before there's nothing left of me
Make me a rock
And not what I appear to be
Turn me to stone
Turn me to stone


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"Stereotomy [*]" as written by Eric Woolfson Alan Parsons

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    General CommentIs Stereotomy just a name? or what does it mean?
    PINKFLOYDFAN101on February 04, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Stereotomy" is an architectural term referring to the precise cutting of stones to place them together without having to use mortar as a bond. How it applies to the song, I'm not sure.
    boobsmcgeeon January 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOkay, I think I got it. From what I can tell, the underlying theme of the album "Stereotomy" is celebrities and how they are kind-of molded and interact with society.

    Looking at the lyrics, I think this song is about how actors become canvases; the writers invent characters and then use the actors to carry them out. Again, I'm not sure...just a thought.
    ferret111on November 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lines:

    Starlight beams
    Project me in red blue and green
    Velvet dreams
    Protect me when I hit the screen

    ...are a reference to television. In the now old 'standard' tube TV, the screen (picture) is made up of red, blue and green pxels. If you look very closely at such a screen, you can clearly make them out.

    So, taken with the repeated "do anything you want", my early take (without too much thought) refers to how television or video and/or images in general can be deceivving or manipulated.
    Mickyfinnon June 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsonic modernity
    DUFFMANSAYSYESon August 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe official video emphasizes the manipulation of images with showing people doing things and then the action suddenly stops, or suddenly changes. I'm thinking the term applies in the precise cutting of various sections of the video and song to make it seem real yet surreal.
    quampon March 14, 2014   Link
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    General CommentYeah, surveillance, that's it. It's the 'Eye in the Sky' concept back again. But just a comment, never saw a better song accompanied with a worse video, maybe along with 'Five Miles Out' by Mike Oldfield.
    Orabidooon January 27, 2015   Link
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    General CommentWhat about surveillance??
    Orabidooon August 12, 2011   Link

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