"I Got You" as written by Dean Deleo, Robert Emile Deleo, Scott Richard Weiland and Eric Kretz....
I Got You
But it's the craving for the good life
That sees me through troubled times
When the mind begins to wander to the spoon

And I got you
Because your there to bend and nurture me through these
Troubled times
'Cause the fix begins to twist my troubled mind

And I Got You to paint the sorrow on my day
And I Got You to paint the roses on my grave
And I Got You

I Got You
But it's the feeling that I get when your away
Twist my mind 'cause I'm all alone and cold, gone I feel like dyin'
And I Got You to fill the craving that I get inside my mind
When you're there to fill the space I have inside, I feel like crying

And I Got You to paint the sorrow on my day
And I Got You to paint the roses on my grave
And I Got You

All the slippin' that I slap me
I Got You, I Got You
All the slippin' that I slap me



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"I Got You" as written by Robert Emile Deleo Dean Deleo

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    General CommentIm pretty sure this song is about heroin.
    blueinnocenceon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis IS a song about heroin, the line "craving for the good life" means craving for the drug "cause the fix begins to twist my troubled mind" means the high makes him feel better. the line "But its the feeling that i get when your away, twist my mind, cause im all alone and cold i feel like dying" means when he doesnt have the drug he feels sick n he feels its his only friend.just my 2 cents
    RejEkTon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthe also mentions his mind 'running to the spoon,' which is used to cook heroin, and i think he's admitting that he has a problem because he keeps 'slippin that i slap me' back into it
    Unglued582on May 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah it so about heroin. Spoon...yeeeeah...
    troubled times...mmm-hmm, i goy you alright.

    It's sort of sad when you realize what it's about but it's still a good song. One of my faves. But what does the 'slippin that i slap me' mean?

    does anyone else so hippee and flowers and peace signs when they hear this song?
    sixedhearton December 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pretty cool. It's amazing to me that after STP started to get all weird and poppy, their music was still great! This song definitely makes drug references, with the spoon thing and all, but I think the good life Scott mentions is about being sober and staying off drugs. The impression I got was that Scott was talking about his wife, Mary, and how she helps him in life and keeps his mind off drugs for the most part.
    creedudeon January 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really don't think this song is about Mary at all...i think it's all about the drugs, how it's gripped him and he can't really let go. And when he mentions the good life, i agree he is refering to the life he wants and what he thinks about to stop him from taking the drugs, 'it's the craving for the good life
    That sees me through troubled times
    When the mind begins to wander to the spoon'
    too_cool_queenieon May 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song I thought it was about a woman (I was nine when I got the album for Christmas). But I now see it's about heroin addiction. Artists always make songs about drugs to warn us not to use them. (artists of 1990 through today anyway) They do make you feel good but they ruin your life at the same time. This is my fav song on No.4
    Spog Zallagion June 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song has an amazing dichotomy, the first verse is about Mary, it's the spoon that is the troubled times, it's the fix that twists his mind, the first verse of the song is about how he's got something better, her. She paints over the sorrow that otherwise makes his days grey, and roses (something beautiful) on death (something ugly).

    Then the second verse is the heroin, when he doesn't have it he goes through withdrawl ( cold, feel like dyin) And only heroin can fill the craving that he gets from this. Then when he shoots ,up he wants to cry either because it feels so good, or because he knows he's killin himself. Then the heroin paints sorrow onto his day, and if he dies while on heroin, it'll all be roses to him.
    emsquaredon July 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf you haven't at least deciphered this song enough to know it's about Heroin, you probably shouldn't be listening to the band at all. LOL.

    I'm a huge fan of STP and this is my second favorite song by them. It's beautifully written. I think once you hear my version of what the meaning is, it should give you new found insight on it.

    I Got You is describing both Mary his wife and Heroin. Check out the way he will say I Got You in one verse, then the next will be AND I Got You. He goes back and forth with both Mary and Heroin in the lyrics. I'll explain.

    FIRST VERSE:
    I Got You
    But it's the craving for the good life
    That sees me through troubled times
    When the mind begins to wander to the spoon

    It means, I Got You Heroin. But it's the good life with Mary that sees me through troubled times. When my mind begins to wander to the spoon. For all those who don't know, Scott shoots up Heroin and therefore needs a spoon to do it. He makes the powder into liquid by burning a lighter under a spoon.

    SECOND LINE:
    And I got you
    Because your there to bend and nurture me through these
    Troubled times
    'Cause the fix begins to twist my troubled mind

    This means, And I Got You Mary because your there to bend and nuture me through these troubled times. Cuz the fix begins to twist my troubled mind. For all those who don't know, a fix is a hit. It's most often used to describe how sick a drug addict will get during withdrawal. A fix, is used to describe a quick hit they need to cure their sickness. If you need a fix, you need to get high. A fix is a craving they have when their body starts to go through withdrawal from the drug.

    THIRD LINE:
    And I Got You to paint the sorrow on my day
    And I Got You to paint the roses on my grave
    And I Got You

    So it goes, I Got You Heroin to paint the sorrow on my days. When Scott gets down and sad, he turns to Heroin to pick him up. And I Got You Mary who will paint the roses on my grave after I overdose from using Heroin.

    FOURTH LINE:
    I Got You
    But it's the feeling that I get when your away
    Twist my mind 'cause I'm all alone and cold, gone I feel like dyin'
    And I Got You to fill the craving that I get inside my mind
    When you're there to fill the space I have inside, I feel like crying

    Now Scott is saying I Got You Herion, but it's the feeling that I get when you're away. He describes in those few words how lonely and cold he is when he's going through withdrawals. He feels like dying when he's not high on heroin. Then he says I Got You Mary to fill the craving I get for Heroin. He begins to tell her she can keep his mind occupied from thinking about Heroin, and that makes him feel free for awhile.

    FIFTH VERSE:
    And I Got You to paint the sorrow on my day
    And I Got You to paint the roses on my grave
    And I Got You

    The chorus is the same as I described before in that I Got You Heroin to paint the sorrow on my days. And I Got You Mary to paint the roses on my grave.

    SIXTH VERSE:
    All the slippin' that I slap me
    I Got You, I Got You
    All the slippin' that I slap me

    When Scott refers to slapping himself, he's talking about injecting the Heroin. If you've ever given blood or have had a shot, you'll know what I mean. They tie a rubber band around your arm and then they poke your arm to pop the vain out. Drug addicts use a quick slap, as it's much easier for them to find the vains they always use for injecting drugs. He's saying that he does this when he slips up. I Got You Heroin because when I slip up, you're always there for me.

    That's it, inside my head. LOL. I hope it sheds some light onto those you needed a bit of help decipher this song... or for those hear just to get a view of another opinion. *Peace, Love, & Chicken Grease*
    lisamargaret79on October 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdef about heroin... cmon its pretty obvious
    clevelandbrowns4life00on May 23, 2010   Link

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