"Dumb Love" as written by Dean Deleo, Scott Richard Weiland, Robert Emile Deleo and Eric Kretz....
Loud talk
Dumb love
Lacerator
Come and, touch

Bleed to feel
Feel to fuck
Keep ya comin'
Keep ya comin' back for, more

Alcohol
It's a lie
Stimulate
A needle in your, eye

Let it bleed
Blow your mind
Touched myself
Nearly went blind

[Chorus]
Couldn't find a way
To live through the pain
Couldn't find a way
(Dumb love)
Couldn't find a way
To win the ra-ace
Couldn't find a way
(Dumb love)

Couldn't get
Outta bed
Ten ton bricks
Layin' on my, head

Persecute
The crucified
Kill a man
For losing his mind

[Chorus]

Come on out
You're comin' home
Deceive yourself
You're all alone [Repeat: x4]

[Chorus]

Come on out
You're comin' home
Deceive yourself
You're all alone [Repeat: x4]


Lyrics submitted by thewhitepony33

"Dumb Love" as written by Robert Emile Deleo Dean Deleo

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    General CommentI think this song is about things like drugs and masturbation and how meaningless they are... As in "dumb love", they don't really love you, they're just tools to make you feel better.

    "Keep you coming back for more", as in addiction.

    "Alcohol, it's a lie", meaning that alcohol won't really make you feel better, it'll just get you drunk but then you'll feel worse afterwards.

    "Stimulate the needle in your eye"--the needle, or the heroin, is blinding him from what truly matters.

    "Touched myself, nearly went blind"--you know what they say about touching yourself...

    "Couldn't find a way to live through the pain"...so he did drugs and drank too much to make all the pain go away.

    "Couldn't get out of bed, ten ton bricks lying on my head"--maybe a reference to a hangover and how the things he "loved" only made his life worse.

    "Persecute the crucified, kill a man for losing his mind"--because he kept getting in trouble with the law for an addiction that he couldn't get rid of.
    RJ Romanoon May 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me the song is about Scott Stapp being in love with a girl when he was younger and they broke up or something like that and hes saying that it was just dumb love that it didn't mean anything to him
    punkrockron June 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment Wieland not Stapp
    punkrockron June 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure this is about his drug addiction. That would be his true "Dumb Love" in life and the media hell he had to go through because of it. "Persecute the crucified" means the media is persecuting a guy who already killed himself i.e. Scott. Plus, the specific mentions of alcohol and needles and such give it away.
    Wats-upon July 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA great song. When I fist heard it I thought it was about masterbation. "Touched myself and nearly went blind" referring to preppy parents who tell their kids if they masterbate they will go blind.
    sethynatoron September 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeems to be about drugs. "Couldn't find a way to live through the pain/shame..." Maybe the dumb love means he has an affection for drugs and the feeling he gets via use but he knows in the end it is a dumb decision and its killing him.
    creedudeon April 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think most of the songs of this album talk about his adiction!
    mariani_walkeron July 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsongs about fucking while under the influence
    plush89on January 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdef about heroin
    deadandbloateddon May 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think scotts talking about addiction and how its a "dumb love" to be addicted .. lyrically it makes sense to think that
    ronnie12345on May 29, 2010   Link

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