"Ride The Cliche" as written by Dean Deleo, Robert Emile Deleo, Eric Kretz and Scott Richard Weiland....
She no wait but she know me
Intake purge It's my disease

Hold me closer let me be
Hold me closer let me go away
Barely know you know my name
Trip the witch and ride the shame

Just because You're so cliched
It don't mean You won't get paid

Hold me closer let me be
Hold me closer let me go away
Barely know you know my name
Trip the witch and ride the shame

She no wait but she know me
Intake purge It's my disease

Hold me closer let me be
Hold me closer let me go away
Barely know you know my name
Trip the witch and ride the shame

No way



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"Ride the Cliche" as written by Robert Emile Deleo Dean Deleo

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    General Commentare you fucking serious??
    no comments for this??

    i love this song
    they know how to make pop songs
    slevletteon February 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey were an amazing band BEFORE they made pop songs, (and after too might I add). Actually the never were really pop they were one of the key bands that brought rock back and got a lot of people listening to alternative. The songs that are categorically "pop" weren't that popular. They are the most underrated band of the 90s in my opinion. Songs that never made it to the airwaves are the incredible ones.

    as for this particular song, I'm not sure but it sounds to me like he is with a hooker... "hold me closer let me go away" "get paid" "barely know my name" etc... etc... It's his "disease" to hook up with a hooker and afterwards he rides the shame... What do YOU think???
    STPforeveron June 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe last line sound like hes sayin "trip the bitch and ride the shame"
    Ciyaak Boyon February 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Intake purge" - at least this line is about dope.

    In fact, I think the entire song is personifying drugs.

    "Trip the witch..." - To go tripping, to use drugs.

    "Hold me closer, let me go..." - Probably acid in particular. Scott said "Trippin'..." was about a bad acid trip and the chorus is nearly identical in this song.
    $p$on October 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn second thought, it may very well be about the press, and how it became a cliche in a sense to compare STP to Pearl Jam and the other acts that they were accused of cashing in on.

    Lyrics in particular that may very well support this theory:
    Just because you're so cliched / It don't mean you won't get paid...
    Barely know you know my name / Trip the witch and ride the shame...
    She no wait, but she know me...
    $p$on October 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy personal fav STP song
    deadandbloateddon May 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif you clicked on this song then congrats you are a true STP fan
    ronnie12345on May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe songs lyrics are pretty similar to Trippin on a Hole in a Paper Heart... the chorus at least
    STPJUNKIE55on May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe songs lyrics are pretty similar to Trippin on a Hole in a Paper Heart... the chorus at least
    STPJUNKIE55on May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song... actually alot of the songs on the new album have this kinda style to them
    pacman55on June 09, 2010   Link

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