"The Stone" as written by and Kelly Jones....
I've been pushing stones away far from these shores
I pretend that it's all OK
Til on the brink of what can't be adored

[Chorus]
We survive
Well we can change
So let it fade
Just let it go
We pretend so nothing does change
We're flowers never breaking through the stone.

I pretended and prayed it all away, searching for a place to hide
But I don't need afflicted memories to fade,
I just want to feel something real inside.

[Chorus]

I've been pushing stones away
Far from these shores
I..
Pretend that it's all OK
Til on the brink of what (can be endured)

[Chorus: x2]


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"The Stone" as written by Kelly Jones

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    General CommentNo offense, but I think these are the right lyrics:

    I've been pushing stones away far from these shores
    I pretend that it's all ok
    Til on the brink of what can't be endured

    We survive
    Well we can change
    So let it fade
    Just let it go
    We pretend so nothing does change
    We're flowers never breaking through the stone.

    I pretended and prayed it all away, searching for a place to hide
    But I don't need afflicted memories to fade,
    I just want to feel something real inside.

    We survive
    Well we can change
    So let it fade
    Just let it go
    We pretend so nothing does change
    We're flowers never breaking through the stone.

    I've been pushing stones away
    Far from these shores
    I..
    Pretend that it's all ok
    Til on the brink of what can be endured.

    We survive
    What we can't change
    So let it fade
    Just let it go
    We pretend so nothing does change
    We're flowers never breaking through

    We survive
    What we can't change
    So let it fade
    Just let it go
    We pretend so nothing does change
    We're flowers never breaking through
    Dragon19on March 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is a great song..good meaning to it..It seems like billy is saying they survived their bad habbits..now its time just let it go..he also seems to talk about how we, as people like to just ignore something so we dont have to put up with change..and if that doesnt happen..we'll never progress forward..like flowers never breaking through the stone
    cars8915on January 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti didnt really word that statement well
    I mean..if we dont accept change, we cant move forward
    This band, I feel, will be a great,solid rock band for a while...coughdontforgetaboutAPCcough

    go ashes divide
    cars8915on January 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcouldn't say it any better [:


    great definition [:



    ohh &7 uhhh im kindaa new to this so uhh can anyone tell me how you can post lyrics??
    bleenappleon February 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wasn't surprised at how much i like this song, It's pretty cool that Maynard James Keenan's son -Devo plays cello for ashes divide. Also the fact that Billy demonstrates his multiple- instrumental talents which is good. But hopefully there will be another APC album in the near future as well.

    The posted lyrics above seem correct for the most part, only a couple things that should be added/changed at least the way i hear them:

    "We survived
    well we can change"- sounds more like---

    We survived what we cant change.

    Also "Flowers never breaking through the stone"- sounds like there is a "we're" said before it.
    Dr.Chickenfaceon February 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGo ASH dIVIDE go.

    This is one great song I Loooooooove it. Can't tell you what it means though.
    but this part that goes: "We pretend so nothing does change
    Flowers never breaking through the stone"
    to me signifies someone who's got the potential to make a change in the society or in someones life but just doesn't come around to doing that and thus flowers never breaking through stone.
    My two cents worth
    RockFiston March 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok first off i was extremely high when i listened to this song and i feel i nearly over-evaluated everything there is (and i mean it too). I highly doubt this is actually what the song was written about. If this comment interests you please reply...i just want to know I'm not alone :P (if you dont get that then you obviously aren't where I'm at) If you don't like reading I'd suggest looking at another comment maybe lol
    This is basically what I wrote in my notebook just phrased a little different. (minus the quotes)

    "I've been pushing stones away
    far from these shores
    I pretend that it's all okay
    On the brink of what can't be adored"

    hes explaining how he has broken through his mind by "pushing stones away" (and notice he says pushing instead of moving so its more of an outward moving motion). He pretends that what he sees is okay and what he sees cannot be seen by most other people. What I think hes seeing is humanity, life, maybe everything.

    We survived
    well we can change...

    We survived so far, and we can change our fate. let the thoughts fade just let them go, just swing on the spiral (life). We have the power to lead our species another direction. He notices that pretending is what most people do (whether they know it or not) because their minds can not see that they are doing it. Flowers (most people) never breaking through the stone (our mind)

    I pretend and pray it all away
    searching for a place to hide...

    He tries to make this all go away and wishes he never broke out of this shell. He doesn't need to pretend his way back "down" to himself with memories that don't really exist because he truly liked it better when he was all caught up in life. He also feels fake. I know this feeling very well firsthand, because while i was listening to this i felt like i was in a video game, which in a weird sense seems very true.

    there has to be more of you out there... lolz i probably sound like I'm losing my mind.
    buttcrackcanceron March 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe is saying (i think) "we survive what we can change..." and then he says "but i don't need afflicted memories to fade" it changes the meaning quite a bit
    buttcrackcanceron March 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA great song. It does sound like "We survived, what we can't change" though. First time I heard it I got "well we can change", but now I realize the latter probably makes more sense.

    Billy is actually quite the talented vocalist. He shouldn't have been so shy. Denial Waits is also awesome.
    MP3on March 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReminds me a lot of the Smashing Pumpkins
    Bennetton March 21, 2008   Link

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