You can understand it as a stable, solid, reliable, strong, stable song. The author of these words is also not very popular. These facts give uniqueness and mystery to the tandem of the work and the singer.
In his signature “Stable Song”, singer-songwriter Grigory Alan Isakov uses the metaphors of gems and precious metals to describe an artist who struggles to find his muse and eventually returns to his roots.
“Stable Song” is a poem “about everything.”
In words, an artist can’t seem to deal with the stress that comes with success. He is under tremendous pressure to compose something perfect (diamond) and instead decides to return home where he can go back to basics (charcoal) and regain the energy of his youth.
As stated in his autobiography, he loves to talk about life, events that take place on his way in songs. So here, we see all his feelings that he expresses at the moment.
The song screams: in the heart of Gregory there is a lot of pain, unrequited love. Every person who has ever experienced unrequited love wants to somehow express his feelings, sensations that lie like a dead weight on his soul. Despite all these mixed feelings, the song is quite calm. But its meaning is very deep. Forgetting what brought first positive and then negative feelings is not as easy as it seems. So it is with him, there is a dissonance: he is trying to get away from this inner pain, just to run away from it all. On the other hand, positive emotions also haunt, remembers them with nostalgia and tenderness.
You can also understand the meaning of stones as a symbol of marriage. The song is a reference to his wife. In his words, this topic is very veiled. The author gives the reader to think, to think out what could have stumbled upon his idea to write the words for this song.
Another theme is the simplicity of man. It’s not just that the text mentions the stable. What do people associate with this word? Freedom, air, loneliness, separation are antonymous concepts that play one of the main roles in the words of the text. One line shows that this lonely man was dragged into the mud, sent to where he wandered. Why did this happen? There are two possible outcomes. The first of them: the person was dissatisfied with everything, did not want to change anything in himself. People realized that he would not survive in this ungrateful, devouring world. For him, he is very weak. The people tried to help him with something, but he did not accept their “handouts”, and he died in insignificance. The second option – a person is satisfied with everything, nothing is needed in life, the main thing is calmness, peace. He is ready to lie in the hayloft and think about the meaning of life.
If a person falls head over heels in love, then after parting, he will have a long recovery in all areas and meanings. This attachment to a partner is like a drug that is difficult to give up. The songs express this pain very well. Any listener will be able to notice these feelings in them. So it is here, all this can be traced.