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Audioslave — Like a Stone
Album: Audioslave
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 1962









Released: 2002
Length: 4:50
Plays (last 30 days): 2
On a cobweb 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

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
Alone
Comments (163)add comment
How the F*k does this have a 7.1 rating. Class all the way through this
There are so few unique talents...and CC's is missed.
I really enjoy this video....especially the drums
My baby's lullaby. I love this song.
Yes
Hey_Porter wrote:
Is that Tom Morello on guitar?
 

Is that Tom Morello on guitar?
 ODAD wrote:
Truly sad how someone who seems to have it all together
decides to end it all.
Mental illness is a sneaky, shifty, evil mo-fo.
Seldom if ever any cure — you just have to keep
wrestling with it, there's good days and bad.
Thankfully, I don't have any ( really ! ),
but family members do, and when they hurt,
you hurt along with them.

 
 

You speak such truth! Applause for ODAD!
excellent, always
 ODAD wrote:
Truly sad how someone who seems to have it all together
decides to end it all.
Mental illness is a sneaky, shifty, evil mo-fo.
Seldom if ever any cure — you just have to keep
wrestling with it, there's good days and bad.
Thankfully, I don't have any ( really ! ),
but family members do, and when they hurt,
you hurt along with them.

 
 


I had severe depression for a long time, and after years of trying all sorts of things, high doses of FISH OIL is what seems to have finally saved me from that hell...best wishes.
Always welcome. Please play more of this high quality whingeing (Alice in Chains, Incubus, etc) and less Counting Hooties Natalie Coldplay Dave Mathews. Thank you.  {#Hearteyes}
 volnomad wrote:
One of the best vocalists of the third generation of rockers, grunge or otherwise.

 
Very true... very sad to have lost such a powerful and beautiful voice. 
So no one here to post comment but me!
Great guitar solo.....clean, concise & cool
tom morello is a guitar genius. why is that elephant in the room so huge?
7 > 8
 
Excellent - closest thing to Screaming Trees, underrepresented on RP.
 nelamvr6 wrote:
One of the lamest guitar solos ever recorded. Tom Morello = not very impressive.
 What exactly does that mean?

One of the lamest guitar solos ever recorded. Tom Morello = not very impressive.
powerful song...especially enjoy the drums and certainly the vocals
Great album. 
For me, his voice always grabbed me by the blues in a visceral way, like MoJo, like Otis, like Muddy, like Buddy, and more. RIP, Chris!
wicked man (I'm enslaved : )
 1wolfy wrote:
 In this life we'll have trials and tribulations..live long enough and they'll come.  I agree that when a family member hurts we hurt as well.  Somehow we need to get better at expressing our love to those who need us.  A text or f-book message won't cut it.  More hugs may be part of the cure ! We must endure..we musn't succumb to despair. In this present darkness when faced with anguish we are tempted to 'just curse God and die'.. Be vulnerable; show your heart - cry with one another-pray for one another. Healing is possible. PEACE  ODAD wrote:
Truly sad how someone who seems to have it all together
decides to end it all.
Mental illness is a sneaky, shifty, evil mo-fo.
Seldom if ever any cure — you just have to keep
wrestling with it, there's good days and bad.
Thankfully, I don't have any ( really ! ),
but family members do, and when they hurt,
you hurt along with them.

 

 
Thanks, Mr. Wolf.
Love, God, the right medications make a big difference.
May all be well with you, too.
 
 


 In this life we'll have trials and tribulations..live long enough and they'll come.  I agree that when a family member hurts we hurt as well.  Somehow we need to get better at expressing our love to those who need us.  A text or f-book message won't cut it.  More hugs may be part of the cure ! We must endure..we musn't succumb to despair. In this present darkness when faced with anguish we are tempted to 'just curse God and die'.. Be vulnerable; show your heart - cry with one another-pray for one another. Healing is possible. PEACE  ODAD wrote:
Truly sad how someone who seems to have it all together
decides to end it all.
Mental illness is a sneaky, shifty, evil mo-fo.
Seldom if ever any cure — you just have to keep
wrestling with it, there's good days and bad.
Thankfully, I don't have any ( really ! ),
but family members do, and when they hurt,
you hurt along with them.

 

 


 Jad44Paradise wrote:

Yes, recognizable, powerful, and full of emotion.
And the song writing — there's a story there and it tugs on you.
Thanks, Bill, for including lyrics with all the songs. That's one of the things I really enjoy about RP.
To the listener who didn't come to RP for this — I hope "Play Something Different" (PSD) option worked for you.
There's lots to like here.  Corporate radio abandoned quality for "focus group mix" so long ago.
It's really nice there are still a few places where  it's all about the music (at least in one man's mind).

 
Bill is not an HMO DJ. He is a private practice DJ.
RIP. :(
 volnomad wrote:
One of the best vocalists of the third generation of rockers, grunge or otherwise.

 
Amen to that, so true

 

What's that song...Only the good die young....RIP


RIP CC, so sad.
Truly sad how someone who seems to have it all together
decides to end it all.
Mental illness is a sneaky, shifty, evil mo-fo.
Seldom if ever any cure — you just have to keep
wrestling with it, there's good days and bad.
Thankfully, I don't have any ( really ! ),
but family members do, and when they hurt,
you hurt along with them.

 
RIP Chris Cornell
 volnomad wrote:
One of the best vocalists of the third generation of rockers, grunge or otherwise.

 
Yes, recognizable, powerful, and full of emotion.
And the song writing -- there's a story there and it tugs on you.
Thanks, Bill, for including lyrics with all the songs. That's one of the things I really enjoy about RP.
To the listener who didn't come to RP for this -- I hope "Play Something Different" (PSD) option worked for you.
There's lots to like here.  Corporate radio abandoned quality for "focus group mix" so long ago.
It's really nice there are still a few places where  it's all about the music (at least in one man's mind).
One of the best vocalists of the third generation of rockers, grunge or otherwise.
love,,,,,love this song. Love the angst
 izycrzy wrote:
If you look up "rock and roll" in the dictionary the definition should play the guitar solo from the middle of this song. 

 
I respectfully but entirely disagree.
If you look up "rock and roll" in the dictionary the definition should play the guitar solo from the middle of this song. 
awesome

Whoops

not what I come to RP for.... 

{#Hand}
 daniel_rusk wrote:
Thank you for being open enough to play some different rock.  Much appreciated !! 

 
Yup, good stuff RP.
                           It strpped
 Funy how here you can paint explodes with nosy.
 Cut loose, I don't want to end up running in circles.
    Snoop all day long,  crash at night, can't help.

     
 
Ah, the super-rare intersection of RP and the alt rock station I listened to in high school. Fun!
I moved this from 8 to 9,,,in the last 2 minutes
Tom Morello on guitar is always fun!
{#Yes}
My favorite Chris Cornell-sung song.
Lamest guitar solo in the history of music.
{#Hearteyes}  {#Hearteyes}  {#Hearteyes}  {#Hearteyes}
Sounds Good !!
Thank you for being open enough to play some different rock.  Much appreciated !! 
 junebaby65 wrote:
Take one of the great singers of the 90's who fronted one of the best bands from the Grunge era, add a unique, interesting guitarist who played in a groundbreaking rap/metal band and what do you get?  Well, an AOR slice of meh.

 
don't agree, but it made me laugh :P
Must admit...liked this when I first heard it and I still like it now. Actually like many tunes off of this album.
Take one of the great singers of the 90's who fronted one of the best bands from the Grunge era, add a unique, interesting guitarist who played in a groundbreaking rap/metal band and what do you get?  Well, an AOR slice of meh.
Exene wrote:

I read they are getting back together!!

 
EssexTex wrote:

Thanks...a bittersweet thought however....will they re capture the original magic or crash and burn like Jane's Addiction's attempt?

 
I'll let you know after I see SG at the Fox Theater in Oakland next February.  Should be fun!
GREAT SONG - GREAT VOICE!
 lemmoth wrote:
Their most played single, because it is frankly the best hook they have in a song.

Chris is a brilliant vocalist, the band is very tight and powerful.  Solo does lose it points though.

8
 
That solo - talk about "called in"! Disrespectful, really. Chris' voice is all there is for this song.
Mediocre bar band, with above-average vocals.
 
 lsfeder wrote:
Love Chris.  
 
same.
Didn't really like this one much.  Sounded a bit too bombastic.
 Mugro wrote:
I fear making this comment due to the fact that I will be condemned by those RP holier than though folks that NEVER listen to commercial radio, but RP SHOULD play the good tunes from commercial radio in order to maintain relevance to what is going on in the world and in order not to ignore the music that is good that gets played there. Boycotting all music played on commercial radio would violate what I am gleaning is the purpose of RP — to play diverse music from diverse sources and not deny accessibility to any good music. There. Let my stoning commence for uttering such blasphemy!
 
I agree with that, but I don't think that RP selects songs on that basis.  The fact that you actually think there is such a think as commercial music I would dispute however.  Why does everyone want to make things so complicated?  There is good music, and there is music that is not so good, or just bad.   It is different for different people.  What sells well is not a criteria that anyone should worry about.  It's not really worth discussing even.  Enough.  This horse has been beaten to death.   
Yes it is! Great song/energy!
Agreed.  A classic in the best sense.
Their most played single, because it is frankly the best hook they have in a song.

Chris is a brilliant vocalist, the band is very tight and powerful.  Solo does lose it points though.

8
Love Chris.  
 Blackdalhia wrote:
what a voice ... at last Rage against ... got a real singer ! the mix is really kicking ass, i love their first album (Cochise, I am the highway ...) unfortunately the second album was not so good and the band split .... too bad !

RP : could we have "I am the highway" pleeeaaaaaase ? {#Mrgreen} 
 
They released a third album, "Revelations", but as you said, they kind of fell off a bit. They were a good group that was probably best kept short lived, unfortunately.

 Blackdalhia wrote:
what a voice ... at last Rage against ... got a real singer ! the mix is really kicking ass, i love their first album (Cochise, I am the highway ...) unfortunately the second album was not so good and the band split .... too bad !

RP : could we have "I am the highway" pleeeaaaaaase ? {#Mrgreen} 
 
I second that request!

 kcar wrote:
Compared to the best of Soundgarden and Audioslave, this song is pretty bland and paint-by-numbers. Foreigner would sound like this if it were around today. 
 

Hear hear!{#Yes}
Compared to the best of Soundgarden and Audioslave, this song is pretty bland and paint-by-numbers. Foreigner would sound like this if it were around today. 
love the guitar solo - simple with a killer effect.  can't play it loud enough...even if it is stupid.

what a voice ... at last Rage against ... got a real singer ! the mix is really kicking ass, i love their first album (Cochise, I am the highway ...) unfortunately the second album was not so good and the band split .... too bad !

RP : could we have "I am the highway" pleeeaaaaaase ? {#Mrgreen} 
Do I hear influences from Lounge Against The Machine? 

That's what I'm talking about! 9!
 Exene wrote:

I read they are getting back together!!

 
Thanks...a bittersweet thought however....will they re capture the original magic or crash and burn like Jane's Addiction's attempt?

 Alafia wrote:
Not a bad song, but the stupidest "guitar solo" ever.
 
Buckethead was busy that night so they had to come up with their own riffs.

 EssexTex wrote:
I still like his voice...I loved Soundgarden and  mourn their demise.
 
I read they are getting back together!!

I still like his voice...I loved Soundgarden and  mourn their demise.
 rawaccess wrote:
ugg.. make this pain stop. i grew as a teen in the 90's and never, ever liked Chris or Soundgarden. Temple of the Dog is alright, but thats about as far as I go with Chris.

Also, i dont get the RATM comparison. There surely are no sonic similarities, just some musicians are shared.
 
Some musicians —- as in —— all the musicians

i cannot wait for this to end. 
 Alafia wrote:
Not a bad song, but the stupidest "guitar solo" ever.
 

Agreed - did you see Morello at the R&R HOF concerts with Springsteen doing Tom Joad.  Solo similarly at odds with the rest of the presentation.
 Rantipole wrote:
One of the few listenable songs they have.  Bought the album years ago and was severely disappointed.
 
Yea, I love this song so I borrowed the album from a friend. This was the only song I really liked on there.


 Antochius wrote:
Good tune. Sounds a bit like Eddie Vedder
 
Fans of SG and PJ from that period will simply {#Angel} at that comment.

Audioslave....what a nice surprise!!
Have they updated the sound of Grand Funk Railroad? Audioslave has done better than this.
Some days the set lists on RP kick more @$$ than other days.  Bill's been kickin a lot of @$$ today.
Not a bad song, but the stupidest "guitar solo" ever.
Like the chorus, the verses leave me wanting...something.

Not so much a guitar as it is a sonic, solo.
A fave! {#Dancingbanana_2} 
Have always liked what I heard by Chris Cornell. Didn't know about this band or forgot about them over the years.
Good tune. Sounds a bit like Eddie Vedder
big fan of chris cornell..

 {#Motor}

Really nice tune. Pretty sure it's used in the new "Miami Vice" movie, at least that's were my mind flows listening to this song.

Thank you Radio Paradise for great music all night long - it's 3 AM here in Europe.

/Simon


Something about this solo seems wrong, can't put my finger on it {#Think}
One of the few listenable songs they have.  Bought the album years ago and was severely disappointed.
 OHMish wrote:
Rage Angainst The Machine = YEAH! Soundgarden = Hmm, alright Soundgarden + Rage Against The Machine = Corny stadium. Chris Corny. But the drummer cant be beaten.
 
RATM = YEAH!!!
Soundgarden = verygood
RATM + Soundgarden = ok


 
hippiechick wrote:
Man, I LOVE this song!!!

{#Dance}
 

I remember that exact sentiment when i heard it the first time.....and i still feel the same.
Man, I LOVE this song!!!

{#Dance}
ugg.. make this pain stop. i grew as a teen in the 90's and never, ever liked Chris or Soundgarden. Temple of the Dog is alright, but thats about as far as I go with Chris.

Also, i dont get the RATM comparison. There surely are no sonic similarities, just some musicians are shared.
robyn666 wrote:
YES! a less fabulous, not quite-as-listenable pearl jam...you are SO right... That said, this song to me sounds like 3rd-rate Pearl Jam
:eek: i fall in the complete opposite camp. i can listen to (and usually like) anything with cornell, (aside from his version of Ave Maria which sounds like a bad calliope) but i cannot stand pearl jam or eddie vedder's voice.
bizon wrote:
Soundgarden = Fantastic. Rage Angainst The Machine = Pretty good. Soundgarden + Rage Against The Machine = Absolute crap!
Rage Angainst The Machine = YEAH! Soundgarden = Hmm, alright Soundgarden + Rage Against The Machine = Corny stadium. Chris Corny. But the drummer cant be beaten.
miahfost wrote:
Hm. I quite like the guitar solo.
Really? I just logged on to complain about how contrived and overproduced it sounded.
Soundgarden = Fantastic. Rage Angainst The Machine = Pretty good. Soundgarden + Rage Against The Machine = Absolute crap!
Hm. I quite like the guitar solo.
Alas the days of 'Jesus Christ Pose" etc are gone forever..what happened to him? (Chris not Jesus)it's been down hill fast ever since....and I agree about the guitar solo..really bad.
Without a doubt one of the most unimaginative guitar solos I've ever heard. Really bad.
i'm all for playing good commercial stuff, there's lots of great pop out there and it shouldn't be punished for being "commericial". however, this song isn't particularly good. chris cornell is wasting his time these days.
Mugro wrote:
I fear making this comment due to the fact that I will be condemned by those RP holier than though folks that NEVER listen to commercial radio, but RP SHOULD play the good tunes from commercial radio in order to maintain relevance to what is going on in the world and in order not to ignore the music that is good that gets played there. Boycotting all music played on commercial radio would violate what I am gleaning is the purpose of RP -- to play diverse music from diverse sources and not deny accessibility to any good music. There. Let my stoning commence for uttering such blasphemy!
A very good point you make. I'm one of those people who hasn't listend to commercial radio in many, many years and since I haven't nothing is overplayed to my ears. I like the fact that RP picks out the good songs --even the few good songs that (gasp) get commercial air play. If it's a good song, it's a good song no matter where it's played and I'm glad RP is here to pick out the gems from the rubbish.
Hmmmn. I think perhaps Rusted Wheel and Like a Stone are thematically the same. If that was an intentionally pairing, very nice!
My strong rating for this song is probably influenced by the fact that I work in corporate rock radio and this is one of the few songs we've played over the past 7-8 years that I liked. Saw these guys in concert in 04 I think it was and they were very good.
siandbeth wrote:
Any band with Chris Cornell is about 10 times better than any band with someone else.
Hear hear. :notworthy:
lizardman_tcs wrote:
Add me in to the "I don't get why Tom Morello is so great" camp. I mean, can't anybody push down an effects pedal?
he does a hell of a lot more than just "push down an effects pedal". half the time his solos look like someone who's never seen a guitar played "correctly" and like the result or not, he's certainly innovative with it.
Any band with Chris Cornell is about 10 times better than any band with someone else.
dude's trying too hard... grating on my nerves
From the pitchforkmedia.com review:
"Duck, because America's gonna vomit."
I did my part... this certainly stinks on ice...
Pretty commercial (hear it droning on KROQ in LA constantly...one of their most overplayed in the last year) and not very defining/greatly relevant although I guess a lot of people think opposite by the votes.
zzzzzz boring sludge null points
YES! a less fabulous, not quite-as-listenable pearl jam...you are SO right... That said, this song to me sounds like 3rd-rate Pearl Jam
Add me in to the "I don't get why Tom Morello is so great" camp. I mean, can't anybody push down an effects pedal? Without that...well, just listen to I Am the Highway for an example of a quite uninspired guitar solo. That said, this song to me sounds like 3rd-rate Pearl Jam
Mugro wrote:
I fear making this comment due to the fact that I will be condemned by those RP holier than though folks that NEVER listen to commercial radio, but RP SHOULD play the good tunes from commercial radio in order to maintain relevance to what is going on in the world and in order not to ignore the music that is good that gets played there. Boycotting all music played on commercial radio would violate what I am gleaning is the purpose of RP -- to play diverse music from diverse sources and not deny accessibility to any good music. There. Let my stoning commence for uttering such blasphemy!
You're absolutely right. That said, I don't particularly care for this song; nevertheless, your larger point is dead-on.
eyelykearrpee wrote:
:rolleyes: Why does every body kiss Tom Morello's butt so much? He's a good guitar player and he does some interesting stuff but I'm just not seeing the "musical genius" label that gets applied to him. Having said that, this song is actually pretty good. Oh well. :rolleyes:
i really really loathe this album and audioslave in particular, but it is perhaps best summed up in the following snippets from pitchforkmedia.com's review of this crap-fest of an album: "The story goes that sometime after Zach de la Rocha dropped out of Rage, Cornell agreed to be the new singer, so long as they ditched their political bent and changed their name. And based on the evidence, losing the politics doesn't hurt the music: as Cornell proves here time and again, he can still voraciously belt the most inane lyrical tragedies with such conviction that you'd almost think they meant something were it not for such giveaways as, "Pearls and swine bereft of me," and, "Heaven waits for those who run/ Down your winter and underneath your waves/ Where you watch and wait." "Bassist Tom Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk fall in line, but it's Cornell that's made a bitch out of all of them-- from forcing them to cancel a slot on the Ozzfest bill, to sticking them with the most asinine bandname of the year. (It was Cornell's idea to dub this bloated masturbathon Audioslave, and the name says everything with the same exacting precision that it says nothing at all. Audioslave. It's like it was tailor-made for a Sam Goody voiceover.) It's kind of incredible how slick and lifeless the Rage band sounds without de la Rocha spitting all over everything." "To be fair, his voice sounds great, even after years of larynx-shredding throat-gore. The effect, unfortunately, is lost when you realize that all the lyrics are complete gibberish. "Set if off/ Set it off, my children." "I will wait for you/ Like a stone/ I will wait for you there/ Alone." Or best of all: "I am a virus!" He also rips off some pseudo-spiritual lyrics from the latest Christian grunge bands, which is ironic because... well, you know the drill: the student becomes the teacher, and they all ride the short bus together." "At its worst, this project is just plain retarded." "It just might be the most ridiculous and ill-timed production trick of his career. And all I can picture is Cornell high-fiving Rick Rubin and hitting the beach to play volleyball with Creed." "Duck, because America's gonna vomit." well said...
:roll: Why does every body kiss Tom Morello's butt so much? He's a good guitar player and he does some interesting stuff but I'm just not seeing the "musical genius" label that gets applied to him. Having said that, this song is actually pretty good. Oh well. :roll:
I've heard Audioslave's album - Like a Stone is probably the deepest cut on it.
Mugro wrote:
I fear making this comment due to the fact that I will be condemned by those RP holier than though folks that NEVER listen to commercial radio, but RP SHOULD play the good tunes from commercial radio in order to maintain relevance to what is going on in the world and in order not to ignore the music that is good that gets played there. Boycotting all music played on commercial radio would violate what I am gleaning is the purpose of RP -- to play diverse music from diverse sources and not deny accessibility to any good music. There. Let my stoning commence for uttering such blasphemy!
I won't throw stones 'cause I don't disagree with you. But, to another point made here, if I can hear this particular tune on the radio, let me hear one of Audioslave's deeper cuts here on RP. That way, I'm hearing what else a radio-play band has done. It's an ok song. Give me 10-15 years to get sentimental about it.