"Made Of Stone" as written by and Livingstone Wordley/brookstein Brown....
Your knuckles whiten on the wheel
The last thing that your hands will feel
Your final flight can't be delayed

No land just sky it's so serene
Your pink fat lips let go a scream
You fry and melt I love the scene

Sometimes I fantasize
When the streets are cold and lonely
And the cars they burn below me
Don't these times
Fill your eyes
When the streets are cold and lonely
And the cars they burn below me
Are you all alone?
Is anybody home?

I'm standing warm against the cold
Now that the flames have taken hold
At least you left your life at style

And for as far as I can see
Tin twisted grills grin back at me
Bad money dies I love the scene

Sometimes I fantasize
When the streets are cold and lonely
And the cars they burn below me
Don't these times
Fill your eyes
When the streets are cold and lonely
And the cars they burn below me
Are you all alone?
Is anybody home?

Sometimes I fantasize
When the streets are cold and lonely
And the cars they burn below me
Don't these times
Fill your eyes
When the streets are cold and lonely
And the cars they burn below me
Are you all alone?
Are you made of stone?


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"Made of Stone" as written by Livingstone Wordley Brown Steve Brookstein

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  • +5
    General CommentThe whole album is inspired by the french student riots in 1968: the french flag is on the cover, and the lemons are there because the students used them to help with the effects of tear gas.

    This song of all the ones on the album sounds like the most likely to be about a riot. The streets are cold and lonely because they have been cleared by the police, the cars that were set on fire are just left burning.

    Obviously the whole song is about the contrast between the fire and the cold, the warmth and the emptiness, being alone and together.

    The riots of 1968 were seen as a perfect opportunity for a revolution, but the French communist party failed to act and order was restored - this song is about the cold and loneliness after the riots once order was restored: "sometimes i fantasize" and "don't these times fill your eyes" (as in tears).

    The fire could also be a metaphor for his desire, the rioters desire for change and revolution, a desire which was quashed by the cold of the French government.
    dan105on September 26, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis song reminds me of all the times it's been too cold to leave the house and so i've sat inside thinking about people from the past who i've either (thought i) loved or hated. my mind wanders so much and with such detail that sometimes i forget where i am.
    cromartyon November 17, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAwesome song, my favourite Roses song. Check out this instrumental piano version. Absolutely stunning.

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    scotsguy71on February 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentok, thatcherism?
    i think we're going a bit far here.

    but i've read that Made of Stone was written about the abstract/expressionist artist Jackson Pollock, who was violently alcoholic his whole life, and at the height of his career, died in a car crash (very possibly suicide). the 'times' probably did fill his eyes.

    also, a Pollock-esque piece of John Squire's artwork is used as the album cover art for the '89 release.
    bel_1234on September 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about times as he ian brown travelled around on his mo-ped, how he sometimes felt alone, it was only him, he loved being alone, "loved the scene", its about living before u die, enjoyin the times u have a head, takin control, lettin things flow, and lettin the fantasy become REAL .. MADE OF FUCKIN STONE - TRUSSLER
    wtrussleron January 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song always gives me goosebumps, love the chorus - powerful stuff man!
    General_Tokinon July 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto dan105, nah its not about the french riots altho u r right the front cover of the album is inspired by jackson pollock (obviously) and a bloke ian brown met while traveling europe, he told ian about using lemons to aid with tear gas exposion, the title of the art is 'bye, bye badman', which was inspired by a documentary on the french 68 riots, and so are the lyrics of the song of the same name, altho the album isnt totaly inspired by the riots! to be honest tho i have no clue what this song is about, there is a car crash in there tho haha
    scottglynnon October 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree,u hit the nail on the head with that one,fookin brilliance, they took a primal scream hook called velocity girl and made it into their own,
    i was never keen on remixs but the 808 state remix is excellent
    reniliveson February 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt always reminded me of "Crash" by JG Ballard. I think it's from the perspective of someone who died in a car crash, fantasizing about dying with her; the line "Are you all alone?/Are you made of stone?"is a reference to the afterlife, whatever shape it may take.
    owennnnnnnnnnon February 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me, this song is about rich people dying in car crashes and it being a really suiting death; (yeah, creepy thinking the "I love the scene" watching someone die... errh hahah.. but makes sense, pink fat lips let out a scream....bad money dies, I love the scene..?) and watching the streets where people are all concerned in their own lives, and being cold and alone but calm on your own....anyway, great song!
    kcsongbirdon May 09, 2006   Link

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