"Sour Girl" as written by Dean Deleo, Robert Emile Deleo, Eric Kretz and Scott Richard Weiland....
She turned away, what was she looking at?
She was a sour girl the day that she met me
Hey, what are you looking at?
She was a happy girl the day that she left me

What would you do?
What would you do if I follow you?
What would you do? I follow

Don't turn away, what are you looking at?
He was so happy on the day that he met her
Say, what are you looking at?
I was a superman, the looks are deceiving

The rollercoaster ride's a lonely one
I pay the ransom note to stop it from steaming
Hey, what are you looking at?
She was a teenage girl when she met me

What would you do?
What would you do if I follow you?
What would you do? I follow

What would you do?....

The girl got reasons
They all got reasons

What would you do?....

Hey, what are you looking at?
She was a happy girl the day that she left me
The day that she left me The day that she left me
She was a happy girl the day that she left me
The day that she left me The day that she left me
She was a happy girl the day that she left me



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"Sour Girl" as written by Dean Deleo, Robert Emile Deleo, Eric Kretz, Scott Richard Weiland

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  • +3
    General CommentI think, what happened, was a really sad girl met a boy, and the boy helped her grow and become more happy. At the end of the relationship, though they were parting ways, she was a happier person. Also the lyrics "she was a teenage girl when she met me" also give a hint of growth, as in she's not a teenager anymore, and she doesn't have that mentality.
    IndustrialVixenon July 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThis song is literally about Scott's marriage ending. Weiland claimed that he "held her emotionally hostage in the marriage". While in the marriage, she was unhappy and miserable, but once it ended, she was upbeat and happy. "What would you do if I followed you" I think literally means what would you do if I follow you to make you miserable. She left him and he was torn up about it (Scott Weiland fans know how emotionally intense he is. He has bipolar disorder. If you never have been emotionally involved with a bipolar person, especially one addicted to drugs, it's a rollercoaster ride of intense drama....and that is saying it very lightly). Seeing her so happy when she left, being wounded in his heart, he just wanted to make her suffer by refusing to leave her alone. But then he says "The girl got reasons. We all got reasons." I think he is resigned to the fact that the end of the marriage is for the best. The year they divorce, Scott marries a model. Ha! The marriage is barely cold and he is already married to someone else, meaning he obviously decided to move forward.
    dsmrtgrlon March 02, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAll I know is that this is a really cool song to get baked too.
    dr_feelgood82on April 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is a song about someone leaving her boyfriend and becoming more happy. When they were together, she seemed quite the unhappy.. But when she left him, she was happy.. And she took him for a ride in the middle..
    maxpower114on February 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an amazing song... mainly because i can relate to the lyrics of it... i dont know why No. 4 doesnt get more props...
    thewhitepony33on May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdamn i love this song. i never get tired of it. i think part of its charm for me is its almost 60's feel... actually the thing that first drew me to it was how it sounded as if the beatles could have written it. there's something about the melody that gets me every time.
    glamorous*sunriseon May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is def. a song i can never get tired of, i love it, everything about it, call me insane but this is my fave STP song. easily the best on the album, maybe not best ever but its in my top 5. i dont really have much of a clue what its about, but the video and sarah michelle gellar is great. the teletubbie lookin guys scare me though
    LiveUrLifeon May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song about an unhappy girl. this song means so much to me because it basically describes my situation at the time being.
    HAirbaLLon June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe whole maturity thing sounds good... seeing as that fruits are more "sour" before they mature. However I think that the girl killed herself or went crazy, one of the two. The lyrics keep referring to her happiness (drugs or crazy people), and then ask "what if I follow you", saying what if I go crazy/od on drugs. He is obviously sad about losing her, and people look at him for driving her to insanity/OD. The lines (The roller coaster...it from steaming) shows his saddness and his willingness to die.
    Scary3074on July 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about Janina, his first wife, and their breakup, if I remember correctly from interviews I've seen with the band around the time of the song's release.
    Adoraon August 25, 2002   Link

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