"Turn to Stone" as written by and Ingrid Michaelson....
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Let's take a better look
Beyond a story book
And learn our souls are all we own
Before we turn to stone

Let's go to sleep with clearer heads
And hearts too big to fit our beds
And maybe we won't feel so alone
Before we turn to stone

And if you wait for someone else's hand,
(If you wait for someone else's hand)
Then you will surely fall down
(If you wait for someone else's hand)
And if you wait for someone else's hand,
(If you wait for someone else)
You'll fall, you'll fall

I know that I am nothing new
There's so much more than me and you
But brother, how we must atone
Before we turn to stone

And brother, how we must atone
Before we turn to stone
Before we turn to stone


Lyrics submitted by deathbychocolate, edited by zenahm

"Turn To Stone" as written by Ingrid Michaelson

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    General CommentIt's a pretty profound song with stellar instrumental and lyrics. It seems pretty straightforward what Ingrid is trying to convey. The song is suggesting "let's go to sleep with clearer heads
    and hearts too big to fit our beds", whilst following further with "and if you wait for someone else's hand, you'll fall...you'll fall.....". She finishes with "but brother how we must atone
    before we turn to stone". More explicitly, the song seems to have 2 interconnected themes; 'forgiveness' and one of 'love' in order to avoid 'turning to stone'. Thus, she warns that bitterness and hate can make cold the heart. In line with this interpretation,'waiting for someone else's hand' means waiting for someone to throw an olive branch or make the first move.

    The alternative interpretation is a more vague interpretation focusing on love. Here, she may be suggesting that we should not wait for someone to ignite our love and fill our hearts, because we may 'turn to stone', 'fall' and 'turn to stone'.
    glockybootson June 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentin my opinion, turning to stone was the idea of dying.
    this song, to me, meant learning how to forgive, accept, and love others before you don't have the chance to do so anymore.

    it's a rather simple song, but it holds so much meaning.

    i'm singing this for my senior solo & i am thrilled about the choice :)
    i love ingrid.
    natty27on May 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song was so perfect on greys!!! i loved it =)
    deathbychocolateon May 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful, as always.
    missmeon May 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think in this song, she just kind of goes, "screw life's limitations, i'm going to break all of the rules and pretend that there is no common sense involved, and tie up loose ends and make things right." because honestly there are a lot of common sense rules in life... i think she just got sick of them in this song :)
    amynameisalion August 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis was on Vampire Diaries...so says the Internet.
    leftrighton September 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think 'Turn To Stone' has a dual meaning. I believe we need to forgive, love and ask forgive in both life and our relations before either die (turn to stone)
    baa04on September 01, 2017   Link

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