Bedtime song post: Audioslave – Like a Stone

Sexy Chris Cornell (of Soundgarden fame) on lead vocals mixed with Rage Against the Machine former band members Tom Morello (lead guitar), Tim Commerford (bass/backing vocals), and Brad Wilk (drums) formed the amazing band Audioslave from 2001 to 2007.  They brought us the haunting and edgy song “Like a Stone” which was released in 2003.  Seems to be about death and the afterlife – there are different interpretations of the details of the meaning  floating around the web.  You make of it what you will…

like a stone

On a cob web afternoon,
In a room full of emptiness
By a freeway I confess
I was lost in the pages of a book full of death;
Reading how we’ll die alone.
And if we’re good we’ll lay to rest,
Anywhere we want to go.

In your house I long to be;
Room by room patiently,
I’ll wait for you there like a stone.
I’ll wait for you there alone.

And on my deathbed I will pray to the gods and the angels,
Like a pagan to anyone who will take me to heaven;
To a place I recall, I was there so long ago.
The sky was bruised, the wine was bled, and there you led me on.

In your house I long to be;
Room by room, patiently,
I’ll wait for you there like a stone.
I’ll wait for you there alone, alone.

And on I read until the day was gone;
And I sat in regret of all the things I’ve done;
For all that I’ve blessed, and all that I’ve wronged.
In dreams until my death I will wander on.

In your house I long to be;
Room by room, patiently,
I’ll wait for you there like a stone.
I’ll wait for you there alone, alone.

Lyrics from AZLyrics.com