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Stone the Crow Lyrics as written by Pepper Keenan Philip Anselmo
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General CommentExconvictARYAN - put your money where your mouth is and denounce Phil for being French and Italian blood and not Aryan. That"s what you believe in, isn"t it? Oh, not when it suits you? Ah, OK ;-)I believe whatever race and background you are, strength and pride help you and everyone you care about. Fuck illusions.
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General CommentI think like Ruxi said the song is about the depression in Phil"s life and the feelings of hostility he seemed to breed - "no matter what I say, I"m blamed, I"m shamed, I"m judged unfairly". Awesome fucking line.He also keeps talking about "yesterday" so I think it"s also looking into the past - he"s saying that he can"t change the choices he"s made or live in the past, but he"s sunk to such deep pain that he feels like the person that he was is dying. When he says "I"ve never died before" it"s in the context of "... but now I am", like he says in the last part of the song, "so now I"ve died before". He doesn"t know who he is anymore.And "stone the crow" I think you can take as a metaphor for death. In the first verse it has the same meaning "never died before/never stoned the crow", and in the second verse he says "I should"ve stoned the crow" which I guess could mean two things: he should have ended his life, or (more positive) just said fuck it and done something to change his life, "killed" off his current way of living before things sank to the way they are in the song.The last 4 lines.... I don"t know, maybe he is saying to the people who blame, shame and judge him unfairly that they are dead to him too. He "thought it sown as yesterday" -- he has never given two shits about forgetting who these people are. And then he ends again on "I never stoned the crow" - he thinks to himself despite all his shit and "killing" those who rise against him, he still hasn"t sorted his own life out yet.