I'd like to begin by saying that I saw you coming,
but that would be a lie.
I'd like to say that I can hear your voice,
but I couldn't mean 'hear' in the accepted sense of the word.

are you cleaning off the stone?
that's a sweet thing to do.
are you cleaning off the stone?
that's sweet of you.

they tell me your hair's gotten much, much longer.
I bet it looks nice.
they tell me your eyes are the same color as they always were.
that kind of information just floors* me.

are you cleaning off the stone?
that's a sweet thing to do.
are you cleaning off the stone?
that's sweet of you.

are you cleaning off the stone?
that's a sweet thing to do.
are you cleaning off the stone?
that's sweet of you.


Lyrics submitted by mattjanosko

Are You Cleaning Off That Rock? song meanings
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    My InterpretationI've always interpreted as being sung from the perspective of someone who has passed away, and who is addressing someone they knew in life who is cleaning off their headstone.
    mdon06on January 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLOL! Are you Cleaning off that Rock? Someone really has to fix that. mdon06, that's a fantastic interpretation that makes a lot of sense. But oh man! Morbid! I always love the part where he says "that kind of information just floors me"
    Eidyiaon April 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti believe its are you cleaning off the stone. obviously in reference to someone starting a fresh. great fucking song.
    mexican_danceron April 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think you can also go cynical with it; how futile is cleaning off a stone? Seems that something lifeless that lies in the dirt all day might be pointless to clean...

    I do agree with John though, It's awfully sweet of you.
    MCtrainfaceon June 06, 2008   Link

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