Stone the Crow


About Stone the Crow

"Stone the Crow" is the debut single by heavy metal band Down off their 1995 debut album, NOLA. It peaked at #40 on the US Mainstream Rock Charts. A video was also produced for the song.


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A bout of deep depression.
Can't seem to move it forward.
My lying eyes lie awake.
Not sure what I am after.

I never died before.
Can't live what happened yesterday.
I never stoned the crow, no.
Flip through endless stories.

A life of hand-written pain.
No one can share this hurt that is mine, mine, mine.
I never died before.
Can't be what happened yesterday.

I shouldn't stone the crow, no.
Ride on!
Same old city, same old pain.
No matter how I try,

No matter what I say,
I'm blamed, I'm shamed,
I'm judged unfairly.
So now I've died before.

It feels as bad as yesterday.
I never stoned the crow, no.
You too have died before.
It's more than less of yesterday.
I never stoned the crow, stoned the crow, no, no.

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Down is an American heavy metal supergroup that formed in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist Phil Anselmo, guitarist Pepper Keenan, guitarist Kirk Windstein, bassist Pat Bruders and drummer Jimmy Bower. Since their formation, Down has gone on hiatus twice. To date, Down has released three studio albums, NOLA (1995), Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow (2002), and Down III: Over the Under (2007). Since 2008, the band has been working on new material, which will result in four separate EPs instead of an album; the first, entitled Down IV Part I – The Purple EP, was released on September 18, 2012. more »

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10 facts about this song

Album Facts
"Stone the Crow" is a track from Down's debut album, "NOLA," released in 1995. The album's title is an abbreviation for New Orleans, Louisiana, acknowledging the band members' ties to the city.
Chart Performance
"Stone the Crow" became the band's only song to date to make the Billboard singles charts, peaking at #40 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Musical Style
The song, along with the rest of the album, reflects a blend of various music genres – including elements of heavy metal, Southern rock, and grunge.
Band Members
Down is composed of members from several well-known bands like Pantera, Crowbar, and Corrosion of Conformity. Phil Anselmo, a member of Pantera, is the vocalist on "Stone the Crow."
"Stone The Crow" lyrics talk about pain, despair, and difficulties in life in general, reflecting the band members' own experiences and struggles.
Music Video
The music video of "Stone The Crow" has a sombre tone and features the band performing the song in a gloomy, misty outdoor setting.
Critical Reception
The song and the album garnered positive reviews from critics for its raw, heavy sound combined with emotional depth and lyricism.
Live Performances
"Stone the Crow" is one of the band's most popular songs and is often played at live performances.
Artistic Influence
The song is seen as influential in the development of the sludge metal subgenre, producing a blend of Black Sabbath's heavy metal and the intensity of hardcore punk.
"Stone the Crow", like all the songs in the album "NOLA", was co-written by the five original members of Down. The collective songwriting process fosters a unique blend of their musical influences and personal styles.

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