Man of Stone Lyrics

Stan Ridgway


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ridgway
album: Track 8 in album Black Diamond
release date: 1996-1-20
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock
length: 3:47

Cover Art

Stan Ridgway Black Diamond cover art
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It could have been a million years ago or maybe yesterday
I crawled out of this wilderness, a debt I had to pay
I must have tipped the scales somewhere way back
Never saw the seeds I'd sewn
So now I travel backwards looking for a man of stone

A foggy night, a neon light... I've seen him standing there
Movin' where the shadows creep no he never did play fair
And one night I almost got him, but I knew you'd tapped my phone
And communication is dangerous, lookin' for a man of stone

With Juan in Argentina I thought I saw him in the street
In a seaplane over Hydra he sat in the captain's seat
And I've chased him from the Colosseum down the Spanish steps in Rome
And history just gets hazy lookin' for a man of stone

In the mornin' out your I saw him leanin' on a tree
Wearin' a snappy suit of grey and then he motioned to me
He pointed with his finger, as if to say my soul he owned
But I had sold that long ago to you lookin' for a man of stone

Now I sit in this burnt out barn they call The Raven's Nest
Drinkin' bloody monkeys, your name tattooed on my chest
Sometimes I think of Juan or you or sometimes I think of hime
And sometimes I don't think of anything but lookin' for (that's right) a man of stone


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Big Dumb Town
  • 2 Gone the Distance
  • 3 Knife and Fork
  • 4 Down the Coast Highway
  • 5 Luther Played Guitar
  • 6 Stranded
  • 7 Wild Bill Donovan
  • 8 Man of Stone
  • 9 Pink Parakeet
  • 10 Underneath the Big Green Tree
  • 11 As I Went Out One Morning
  • 12 Crystal Palace