"Atlanta" as written by Dean Deleo, Robert Emile Deleo, Eric Kretz and Scott Richard Weiland....
She lives in a bungalow
She kills me with rosegarden thorns
She waits for me
My love is unusual
It's painted with roses and thorns
with her I'm complete

She lives by the wall
and waits by the door
She walks in the sun
to me

Visions of Mexico seduce me
It goes to my head so carefully
Memories of candles and incense
And all of these things remember these

She lives by the wall
and waits by the door
She walks in the sun
to me

She comforts me when
the candles blow out
the cake has grown mold
but the memories are sweet
The laughter's all gone
but the memories are mine
The Mexican princess
is out of my life

She lives by the wall
and waits by the door
She walks in the sun
to me

Lyrics submitted by dsfire

"Atlanta" as written by Robert Emile Deleo Dean Deleo

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  • +1
    General Commenti remember every 1 jumping on STP for sounding like Pearl Jam, and Scott said, we were aiming foor a Jim Morrison sound..... scott hit it on this one.... gives me the chills
    Mikeyseaon August 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics remind me of Scott's solo work. Like the depth!
    DrWeilandon June 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsuch a good breakup song... possibly about heroin but i totally relate to this song as a breakup song
    StoneTemplePlumberon June 18, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsometimes i dont even think scott weiland knows if he is writing about a relationship or addiction
    they both have consumed him so much
    sixtyfive65on June 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTonight my son was playing this song on the guitar and singing it. At first I thought he was singing the Sound of Music tune with a melancholy twist:

    "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
    Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens"

    After that the melody changes. I'm an old fogey and I don't know the Stone Temple Pilots so I pulled it up on my son't itunes.

    I like them.

    I agree they sound a little like Jim Morrison and the Doors.
    norderon January 03, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe their best song!!!!
    jules20on August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy is it called Atlanta?
    glovejaon October 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit's called atlanta cuz the band's record company Atlantic, mixes their albums there. so it was either written or recorded there, written i think. they just decided to name it after the city because they were there when they were thinking about a title
    Unglued582on March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTo quote Scott is about an interstate love affair. Great song.
    MtterOFctItsAllDrkon September 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's about Scott's ex-wife and when he was going through the divorce.His ex-wife was spanish,hence Mexican Princess.
    Zlpemplehon October 14, 2004   Link

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