"Kitchenware & Candy Bars" as written by Dean Deleo, Robert Emile Deleo, Eric Kretz and Scott Richard Weiland....
Somebody told me, I know where to go
Somebody showed me, I was last to know

Sell me down the river
Sell me down the river
Sell me down the river
Sell me down the river

What I wanted, is what I wanted
What I wanted is what she wanted

Unfriendly feelings, down on wounded knee
Unfriendly reasons, some blind mother's need

Sell me down the river
Sell me down the river
Sell me down the river
Sell me down the river

What I wanted, is what we wanted
What we wanted is what she wanted

You read the words and it sells you life
They sell their words, but it's all a lie

Somebody told me, I know where to go
Somebody showed me, I was last to know

Sell me down the river
Sell me down the river
Sell me down the river
Sell me down the river

What I wanted, is what I wanted
What we wanted is what we wanted

What I wanted, is what I wanted
What we wanted is what she wanted

The second album
Twelve precious melodies
Worth listening
Hope you enjoy them
Like if it's sung to me

Listen to twelve great tunes
Playing on your stereo
Dining and dancing too
Entertain on the piano

The second album
Twelve gracious melodies
To listen
Include this number
Keeping you company

Well getting on the record soon
Grooving on an afternoon
That's on my album too

This album cover
Looks similar like Johnny Mathis
For Mathis lovers this album has his style
Beautiful numbers are heard on the car radio
After all records are cut in the recording studio

My second album
One dozen melodies to listen
Include this number
Keeping in company

Well, hoping that this record sells
Singing by our wishing well
That's on my album too


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"Kitchenware & Candybars" as written by Eric Kretz Dean Deleo

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    General CommentI actually thought this was about advertising. Like how he says "sell me down the river" over and over as well as the "what i wanted is what i wanted" and all that. it seems even more evident with the "you read the words and it sells you life, they sell their words, but its all a lie" saying that false advertising is so blatant in our world. I guess it could be about abortion..I'm not sure.
    WeezerMaladroiton July 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenttheres a hidden track after this song and its weird as hell
    grungejewon May 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWeiland's wife got pregnant and they had an abortion. Not sure if it's with his first wife or Mary [his current.] Either way, this song is about abortion. Such a great song.
    xoxlonglivelaynexoxon July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthats right. before reading that ive always seen it as like an anti-record company type song. but the abortion interpretation makes perfect sense.
    sean7711on March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGotta love the hidden track at the end of this one.
    MtterOFctItsAllDrkon September 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIn concert, Scott's introduced this one by saying it's about when he and his wife had an abortion. Sometimes guys'll just say stuff about songs to throw you off, but i don't think he was.
    shadowwiththeeyeson September 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNevermind I listened to the song again and now I can see why it's about abortion.
    creedudeon January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about an abortion him and his girlfriend at the time decided to have when he was younger. He never married the girl though
    andrew 444on March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about the media's treatment of STP during the release of Core. its the best song from Purple.
    seattle liteon February 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"What I wanted, is what I wanted
    what I wanted is what she wanted"

    "You read the words and it sells you life
    they sell their words, but it's all a lie "

    if it is about abortion it would seem as though from these lines that she was initaly wanting a child but ended up being freaked out about "not having a life anymore" and had an abortion
    eviruson May 03, 2006   Link

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