"Meatplow" as written by Dean Deleo, Robert Emile Deleo, Eric Kretz and Scott Richard Weiland....
Fine place for a day full of breakdowns
Takes more than a meltdown to show us how
Throw a tack on the road stop the meat plow
Got a bullet but it ain't mine

They got these pictures of everything
To break us down, yeah to break me down
They make us hate and we make it bleed

But I got a lover
And she shows me how
To understand it, yeah to understand
I got a brother and well he shows me how,
To make amends, yeah to make amends with it

Take a break from the mousetrap we call home
Takes more than a message to make me smile
I can feel when she kisses me sleeping
But not when the news is on

They got these pictures of everything
To break us down, yeah to break me down
They make us hate and we make it bleed

But I got a lover
And she shows me how
To understand it, yeah to understand
I got a brother and well he shows me how,
To make amends, yeah to make amends with it

They got these pictures of everything
To break us down, yeah to break us down
They make us hate and we make it bleed

But I got a lover and she shows me how
To understand it, yeah to understand
I got a brother and well he shows me how
To make amends, yeah to make amends with it


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"Meatplow" as written by Eric Kretz Dean Deleo

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  • +2
    General CommentHmm. It sounds like it may be about a group that tries to influence the thoughts and decisions of other people in order to give strength to the group. The chrorus explains how one just deals with it. The last stanza shows how even though one just puts up with it, he still cannot have peace of mind.

    I guess that sort of makes sense.
    Seymour Jugson May 21, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentkinda sad the chorus... bc scott got a divorce with his first wife and his bro passed... so now hes got neither unlike how he says in the song =(
    templeofthepiloton June 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti could be wrong here but i think its about how the media does everything they can to breakdown a band and show the badside of celebrities hence *they got these pictures of everything to bring me down* and *i can feel when she kisses me sleeping but not when the news is on*
    bjjdwvon August 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentto me it sounds like drug/ breakdown rehab... the doctors have pictures of everything.. like those butterfly pictures that can be portrayed as anything.

    and then looking for help from friends and family to keep you on the straight and narrow.
    woody1977on March 26, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about about how the media was treating STP like shit while they were touring for core calling them rip offs and all
    stpfan22on April 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsongs about scotts mistrust with the media and how he despises them
    Nickelbacksucks109on May 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is about obsessive fans. "They have pictures of everything"
    sethynatoron September 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI sounds to me like he is singing about people who influence his opinions. Like his lover and brother open his mind but 'They' close it with paranoia and negative emotions and feelings.
    sillybillyon March 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis really reminds me of George Orwell's 1984.

    1. "They got these pictures of everything to break us down... They make us hate and we make it bleed" -- could very well be a reference to the Two Minutes Hate, during which citizens were made to watch videos to inspire a hatred towards the state's enemies.

    2. "I got a lover and she shows me how to understand" -- a reference to Julia, Winston's forbidden lover. She is a thought-criminal like Winston.

    3. "I got a brother and he shows me how to make amends" -- Big Brother uses the Two Minutes Hate to drain the citizens of feeling by forcing them to use up so much emotion during this exercise. This could very well be construed as "making amends" with the state.


    I'm not totally convinced that this is what STP had in mind writing the song, but I think the parallels are pretty interesting.
    radixon October 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit reminds me of big brother i suppose, but it could be about anything. It sorta reminds me of college and how they rip you off with payments of stupid shit i.e. putting a large screen plasma tv in the main room knowing that some drunk people will break it and you'll have to pay and they make profit.
    Uncle Jemimaon April 10, 2007   Link

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