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Stomp
The Stone Foxes Lyrics


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Smoke keeps rising from the coal,
Feed the fire and burn it slow,
I don't need my eyes to see it's wrong,
Everything I know will soon be gone.
Whoa oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh-oh whoa oh-oh

Kill the crops and steal the stones,
To make the streets and build the homes,
Let it down and keep moving on,
Everything I know will soon be gone.
Whoa oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh-oh whoa oh-oh

There's no more water down in the well,
The dirt is dry and it's hot as hell,
The sun keeps beating and the days are long,
Everything I know will soon be gone.
Whoa oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh-oh whoa oh-oh

Oh keep the skins and leave the bones,
For warm fur coats and leather thrones,
I don't need my eyes to see it's wrong,
Everything I know will soon be gone.
Whoa oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh-oh whoa oh-oh

Whoa oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh-oh whoa oh-oh

Overall Meaning

The Stone Foxes's song Stomp is a powerful commentary on the destructive nature of progress and industrialization. The opening lines are a metaphor for the way that progress is often driven by a willingness to sacrifice the environment in order to achieve short-term gains. The coal that is being burned represents the earth's resources, which are being consumed at an unsustainable rate. The lyrics also suggest a sense of helplessness and inevitability, as the speaker acknowledges that everything they know will soon be gone.


As the song progresses, the lyrics become more explicit in their critique of progress. The lines "Kill the crops and steal the stones/To make the streets and build the homes" are an indictment of the way that natural resources are often exploited and communities are displaced in the name of development. The speaker's sense of despair is palpable as they note that "There's no more water down in the well/The dirt is dry and it's hot as hell," painting a vivid picture of the way that progress can strip a place of its natural beauty and vitality.


The final verse of the song is perhaps the most poignant. The line "Keep the skins and leave the bones/For warm fur coats and leather thrones" speaks to the callousness with which nature is treated by those who prioritize profit and comfort over sustainability. The song is ultimately a call to action, a plea to recognize the cost of progress and to work towards a more sustainable, equitable future before it is too late.


Line by Line Meaning

Smoke keeps rising from the coal,
The act of burning fossil fuels leads to environmental destruction with the release of smoke and pollutants.


Feed the fire and burn it slow,
Human activity continues to increase the pace and intensity of environmental degradation.


I don't need my eyes to see it's wrong,
There are indisputable facts and evidence that prove that we are causing irreversible damage to the environment. Denial is no longer an option.


Everything I know will soon be gone.
If we continue to exploit natural resources and damage the environment, we will lose the only planet we have – the source of our existence.


Kill the crops and steal the stones,
We are using and destroying our natural resources to build infrastructure and make materialistic gains without considering the long-term impacts.


To make the streets and build the homes,
Our desire for more material possessions and urbanization is leading to an unsustainable future and threatening our environment.


Let it down and keep moving on,
We continue to extract and use natural resources without considering the depletion of these resources and the impact on future generations.


There's no more water down in the well,
We are facing a water crisis, with overuse, pollution, and the detrimental impact of climate change leading to water scarcity.


The dirt is dry and it's hot as hell,
Climate change is leading to unprecedented temperatures and environmental changes that threaten the survival of plants and animals.


The sun keeps beating and the days are long,
The warming of the earth is irreversible unless we change our ways and take immediate action.


Oh keep the skins and leave the bones,
We are exploiting and killing animals for their fur and other materials without considering the impact on animal populations and the environment.


For warm fur coats and leather thrones,
Our materialistic desire for luxury items is leading to animal cruelty, environmental degradation and exploitation.


Whoa oh oh oh-oh whoa oh-oh
The repetitions in the chorus symbolize the repetition of environmental destruction and the potential consequences unless we take action.




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Jkl

no music venue ANYWHERE, can contain that amount of pure awesomeness. Some kind of rock-explosion, last seen at Woodstock, would happen. We're not ready for this...

Dan

These guys were amazing at Outside Lands.

Scott Seargeant

Nice, creative, catchy tune!

Bridgett M

i saw them at a biker convention and they signed there cd for me and i got to talk to them for quite some time. theyre all bad ass!! :)

James Matey

My newest musical addiction. Sadly, it took me until now to start listening.

Thalia Rambalack

Awesome & Unique!

Andrew Warnock

the stone foxes have opened for the black keys before my band Mojo Kick is opening for these guys in january in boston i didnt know they were THIS good, im a lot more excited to be able play with them now

Keith Otis Edwards

They're a fine group (outstanding live performers), but that video is . . . how you say? OFF THE HOOK!

Charlie Cokes

The Black Keys and The Stone Foxes should tour together.

ginnyboot

You guys kick serious ass.

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