"Turn To Stone" as written by Joseph Fidler Walsh and Terry N. Trabandt....
Hey now, the well run dry
Pages of your book on fire
Read the writing
On the wall

Hoe down, it's a show-down
Ev'rywhere you look, we're fighting
Hear the call

And you know it's gettin' stronger
I can't last very much longer
Turn to stone

Well there's a change in the wind
You know the signs don't lie
Such a strange feelin'
And I don't know why it's takin'
Such a long time

Backyard people
And they work all day
Tired of the speeches and the way
That the reasons keep changin'
Just to make the words rhyme

And you know it's gettin' stronger
Can't make 'em run much longer
Turn to stone

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Turn to Stone" as written by Terry N. Trabandt Joseph Fidler Walsh

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    General CommentAwesome song, lyrics of a poet. Joe Walsh is one of the most unsung heroes of Rock and Roll
    AWOLon May 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentVery awesome song. It's very political seeming like its a Vietnam or any type of goverment protest song. Especially with the line

    Backyard people and they work all day
    Tired of the speeches and the way that reasons keep changin'
    just to make the words rhyme

    awesome awesome song
    MaxBobon March 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI read that Joe Walsh wrote this as a later response to the Kent State Schooting. He was a student their breifly. It is a great song. I blew out the subs in my car listening to it.
    ImNeilYoungon May 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe timeless quality to this song is amazing! Were the song to come out now, it would still be most relevent. I heard once that the line "Pages of your book on fire" was in reference to passages in the Bible coming true. IE Mathew Chapter 22 and beyond: Earthquakes in diverse places, nations will hold each other in derision, wars and rumors of wars, ETC.
    Purkinjeon August 01, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis song rules
    murphyhurtmeon January 16, 2013   Link

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