Stones that I
Carry around

Every stones
A story

It weighs me down

But there is gold
Hidden by rock and sand

I have to search
A little
Harder now

Sharp as a marble
These stones keep my feet on the ground

All this experience
Weighs me down

But there is gold
Hidden by rock and sand

I have to search
A little
Harder now

But there is gold
Hidden by rock and sand

I have to search
A little
Harder now


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    General Comment"Stones that I carry around. Every stone's a story, it weighs me down."
    "Sharp as a marble, these stones keep my feet on the ground. All this experience weighs me down."

    ^ These lines are about someone who was wounded in the past. They were hurt so badly that the weight they carry keeps them from pursuing their dreams. Its usage in How I Met Your Mother was pretty dead-on. The way Shannon (Barney's first girlfriend) hurt him made him close off his feelings in order to protect himself. He's so afraid to let himself love again that he can't take a chance on Nora, even though she's falling for him too. That episode breaks my heart, because in the scene where he's looking in the restaurant window at Nora and her parents I don't see Barney...I see myself.



    "But there is gold hidden by rock and sand. I have to search a little harder now."

    ^ You will find the gold if you just believe and take a chance.
    Bumblyjackon November 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm surprised no one has commented on this song since its gotten a lot of activity ever since it was played in an episode of "How I Met Your Mother."

    The meaning seems pretty straight forward. The stories/experiences/events that happen to you can be negative and depressing and sometimes feel like such a burden but it is important to keep going, to "search" for the good moments. I also feel like it gives a sense that you should always keep those negative moments in mind when it says "these stones keep my feet on the ground". "search a little harder now" part also gives that sense that things can seem as though they are always at the worse before something great happens, and thats when you have to push through it the most. So it seems pretty straightforward but maybe im missin somethin someone else will pick up on.
    khb3000on April 03, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti heard this song on HIMYM..its an awesome song...
    for me this song says that someone is having too many bad experience ( with love, life, family etc) which makes him weak( weighs me down) but still he needs to work hard to get gold( better life)...
    ariniajon May 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song perfectly defines Barney's character. As well as his heartbreak in the past, the stones represent all of his evil deeds; his misogyny, his mistreatment of women, his lies, and his refusal to let anyone close to him. Its about a person who's beginning to feel guilt over his past experiences, which is why he believes its weighing him down. However he also understands it keeps him level headed and less vulnerable to pain or heartbreak. But within that, beneath all his evil deeds, there is good somewhere in him, and he needs to find it and let it out (Barney sees the good in himself from the outside of the restaurant but understands that given his experience, there's a chance he might hurt her, which is why he doesn't go in)
    maxivon June 05, 2014   Link
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    My Interpretation"Stones that I carry around. Every stones' a story, It weighs me down"

    These song was played in a sad reference not many can understand. The stones are depicted as objects that can hurt people. In HIMYM, Barney had hurt many women in his lifetime. 236 probably till he found Norah. So when he found her, he actually had feelings for her. And he couldnt bear hurting someone he actually has feelings for. So he didnt meet her again, irrespective of how much he wanted to. This happened because he himself realizes how hollow he felt after hurting so many women. A totally different kind of 'hurt' that comes possibly from guilt. So possibly, Barney is depicted as the 'stone'.

    I can be totally wrong but.
    kunal10339on June 20, 2016   Link

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