"Black Rock (34th & 8th LIVE)" as written by and Marc Andrew Roberge Richard On....
On the black rock is where I spend my time
Writing a memory or writing a rhyme
Thinking about what is right or wrong
On the black rock is where I like to go
After a long night comin' home from the show
That's where I write my song all day long
The black rock
Sometimes, I just look around
Taking the feeling coming out from the ground
That's just something I do sometimes
And then I just come out the door
Taking the wind coming off of the shore
And that's just what I'm doing tonight
On the black rock is where I spend my time
Writing a memory or writing a rhyme
Thinking about what is right or wrong
On the black rock is where I like to go
After a long night comin' home from the show
That's where I write my song all day long
The black rock
When you are on your own
Not speaking out is like fighting alone
And that is the worst damn way to fight
And when you are scared no more
You reach your hand out and just open the door
And that's just what I'm doing tonight
On the black rock is where I spend my time
Writing a memory or writing a rhyme
Thinking about what is right or wrong
On the black rock is where I like to go
After a long night comin' home from the show
That's where I write my song all day long
The black rock


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"Black Rock" as written by Richard Joe On Marc Andrew Roberge

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    General CommentObviously (as stated before) black rock is a metaphor for a place we can relax, ease our troubles, and clear our minds. The added bit from this live version helps express it.

    Before someone asks, yes, Mark really does say "wisdom he spoked", and other lines that seem incorrect.

    Anyway, the sit learn and create part is awesome.
    ganjamanon July 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnormally marc says "wisdom he smoked" not spoked, but yea he accidently says spoked in this version

    wisdom he smoked
    knowledge he breathed
    stevep898on August 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. You really feel what he is saying at the end. And it's a great message too, one of love that O.A.R. preaches a lot.

    "I wish the world was run by love,
    Absolutely nothing more."

    Great line, amazing song.
    rockforthesoulon October 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentafter he finishes singing the lyrics to the original version, i love how he adds merely a short story of an old man named "Time" sitting on a black rock. This is where it means the most to me, because time helps you ease the pain, and the old man on his black rock did just that to the artist.
    thecrunkmonkeyon October 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttop three on my favorites list for sure. the added part in this live version really speaks for itself, no interpretation really necessary. just listen to it and let it speak to you, marc's really got a powerful way with words. cant wait to go see these guys the 21st at the warfield.
    croatianpride369on January 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about smoking marijuana. Black Rock is a street term for marijuana.

    "On the black rock is where i spend my time
    writing a memory or writing a rhyme
    thinking about what is right or wrong
    On the black rock is where i like to go
    After a long night comin home from the show
    thats where i write my songs on and on
    the black rock"

    He writes his songs high and he likes getting high after shows, he goes to the Black Rock.
    xx777xon April 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'd like to add one more thing, if you dont agree, just wow. And there are good messages in the song, but this song, I'm 99% sure, it's about smoking marijuana. Hence the "wisdom he smoked" and the "I wish the world was run by love, absolutely nothing more." I don't know if you keep up with marijuana smokers, but they wish the world was ran by love.
    xx777xon April 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAnother thing, O.A.R. ROCKS I FUCKIN LOVE O.A.R. YESSS.
    xx777xon April 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf you listen to the whole 34 and 8th album, at the end of so moved on Roberge says that the Black Rock is a place back where the bands from that was there hang out, so its not a metaphor for any for any place or thing its an actual place in there hometown of rockville, maryland, hence the parts " all day long, the black rock, maryland" and "all day long, the blck rock, montgomery county"
    flatsfishermanon November 16, 2009   Link

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