I don't believe in much of anything
I threw that away when I found out
Jesus never learned to sing
I'll wear the crown if you say that it fits
You say my head has grown but it fits through the door
And you think...

And you think I'm made of stone,
I'm chiseled out of brick.
I'm a vase that shatters
Holding such beautiful things.
I'm made of stone,
I'm chiseled out of brick.
I believe in this,
I believe in this,
I believe in this...

I'm a machine,
I'm made of recycled clicks
To keep you in line when you step out of time,
I rule with my iron fist
I think about the plan the whole world wrote for us
And sometimes it hurts,
Sometimes it hurts,
Sometimes it hurts...

When you think I'm made of stone,
I'm chiseled out of brick.
I'm a vase that shatters
Holding such beautiful things.
I'm made of stone,
I'm chiseled out of brick.
I believe in this,
I believe in this,
I believe in this...

I believe in this (3x)

Stoned in my room,
Yeah they would stone me in my sleep
I learned to stare the way that he did
The way that Jesus watched his sheep
I do this to breathe into the choir,
I preach
You know how it feels,
You know how it feels,
You know how it feels...

When I start to think you're made of stone,
You're chiseled out of brick.
You're the vase that shatters
Holding such a pitiful thing.
You're made of stone,
You're chiseled out of brick.
I still believe in this.


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    General CommentI think this song is about growing up having religion forced upon you and having the church's beliefs carved into you like a stone. But as the song progresses it seems like the narrator loses his faith and realizes that the clergy are the ones "made of stone".

    "I'll wear the crown if you say that it fits
    You say my head has grown but it fits through the door"-- not agreeing w/ the church but going along w/ it

    "Yeah they would stone me in my sleep
    I learned to stare the way that he did
    The way that Jesus watched his sheep
    I do this to breathe into the choir" -- 'they' referring to the church/clergy imposing their beliefs onto him
    staybrutal28on April 13, 2010   Link
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    General Comment "I learned to stare the way that he did
    The way that Jesus watched his sheep
    I do this to breathe into the choir,
    I preach
    You know how it feels,"

    is this part from the perspective of a priest?

    and then he's talking about the priest/religious figure in

    "When I start to think you're made of stone,
    You're chiseled out of brick.
    You're the vase that shatters
    Holding such a pitiful thing.
    You're made of stone,
    You're chiseled out of brick.
    I still believe in this."

    ludoloveon April 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI actually believe this song is talking about a girlfriend.

    "And you think I'm made of stone,
    I'm chiseled out of brick.
    I'm a vase that shatters
    Holding such beautiful things."

    I think that part is what she thinks of him. That she thinks he's perfect.

    "I'm a machine,
    I'm made of recycled clicks
    To keep you in line when you step out of time,
    I rule with my iron fist
    I think about the plan the whole world wrote for us
    And sometimes it hurts,"

    That's talking about how he is trying to make the best life he can for her. And he's trying really hard to be strong for her in a difficult time.

    You know how it feels...

    "When I start to think you're made of stone,
    You're chiseled out of brick.
    You're the vase that shatters
    Holding such a pitiful thing.
    You're made of stone,
    You're chiseled out of brick.
    I still believe in this."

    This is talking about how he understands how she feels, because he feels the same way about her.
    lollipop213on May 10, 2010   Link

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