"STP" as written by and Bradley James Nowell....
All that I need, look at all the love we've found
I won't run and pull the one jack move
They love her for the Kingston sound, oh

Flava-Flave and I-C-E
Once said something that made me
Want to burn my liquor store down to the ground
But I just can't leave the pad, cuz I'll surely wind up dead
'Cuz I know there out there out there waiting and watching for me
Still I got my yellow cat and my wooden baseball bat
And my shiny silver gat and if my homey my back then I got

All that I need, look at all the love we've found, oh
I won't run and pull the one jack move
They love her for the Kingston sound, oh

I won't slip, and I won't trip, send Matt Vargas to regrip
While I'm wrenchin' on my ride, in that secret pad where we hide
There's always lotsa fun stuff to do
Like relax and design a brand new tattoo
Play with my cross-word puzzle book, I'm even learning how to cook

Have you seen that little whore Betty?
Someone said she stole my Freddie
And if she made off with my last clean ring
I'm gonna kill that fuckin' ditch pig
So what?
Outta my, outta my, outta my, outta my secret pad
'Cause I know your talkin' about me baby, makin' it hard to live
'Cause I, don't want no money dick, don't want no money down
My secret tweaker pad is now the hottest pale spot in town I guess
Take it nice and easy
Don't want no sheriff breakin' down the door to raid me, 'cause

All that I need, look at all the love we've found
I won't run and pull the one jack move
They love her for the Kingston sound

Baby you wanna give me kisses sweet
Only for one night with no repeat
Baby you wanna leave and never go
But the taste of honey is worse than none at all


Lyrics submitted by The Big Andowski, edited by komickaze, JohnnyLurg

"STP" as written by Bradley James Nowell

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  • +3
    General Commenthe is talking about his STP (secret tweaker pad)...
    GNABon August 27, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentumm that "little whore betty steals his last clean RIG"i believe which is what junkies call needles. makes sense to me anyways......
    squeekykleen12on December 19, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentumm that "little whore betty steals his last clean RIG"i believe which is what junkies call needles. makes sense to me anyways......
    squeekykleen12on December 19, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFlava Flav and ICE once said something that made me...

    They didn't actually say something to incite riots you racists bastards!!! LOL Just ICE, and perhaps a lesser extent Flav, Spoke of Social Injustice, and rebelion...get up stand up if you will.
    The Kingston Sound Is Reggae, and the lyric is actually "they love us for our Kingston Sound"

    And she made off with his last clean rig.
    -whether the song is about herion or Meth or what ever doesn't matter, because in this line, Rig is his Kit for Herion, the spoon, the needle a light and what not. doesn't mean the rest of the song is about herion...I mean if you you are all sitting around doing meth, you are gonna start either going through stuff in the house, or taking part bikes...it's always bikes...anyway
    "Don't want no money fee man don't want no money down."


    I second that emotion by my man William "Smokey" Robinson and Al Cleveland
    Fatrickon September 01, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is absolutely about tweaking on crystal meth... in his secret tweaker pad... where they actually recorded their entire second album and shot the video for this song.

    "i-c-e" = in case u a little out of the drug lingo ice is an extremely common slang term for crystal meth. And in case you aren't familiar with the effects of the drug, it goes something like this: you become delusional and incredibly paranoid, begin to think people are out to kill you - "and I just can't leave the pad, cuz I'd surely wind up dead, cuz I know they're out there waitin', and watchin' for me" , and furthermore it gets your blood pressure sky high and makes you incredibly hyper - when, mixed with delusional feelings of paranoia, may make one feel like, say, burning down their liquor store for no apparent reason.

    The rest of the song he kinda talks about how he has to calm himself down, remind himself he's surrounded by friends and no one's really trying to kill him... to pass the time, and because he's tweaked out of his mind so he can pay attention to just about anything, he wrenches on his car, plays crossword puzzles, and is learning how to cook meth himself.

    then the fear hits him again, this time for more legit reasons. I have heard that the "pad" they were using was illegally registered under their name or something... and even if that's not true, they had a bunch of sketchy-ass junkie motherfuckers coming in and out, and people fucking tripping out and probably causing a huge scene and a lot of noise, and people jacking his shit left and right, and them boys would always play their music loud as hell... and so basically he was shitting bricks thinking the cops were about to bust open the door any second and take him to the booty house, and if you listened to date rape, you know Brad's feelings about the potential for going there.
    jbjacobson December 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti really like this song...i don't really know what he is talking about...but i like it anyway
    Roxylover03on August 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI understand the whole tweak fix (and once i figuered out what the whole stp stood for i grinned) i love the whole random personal lyrics, it makes you feel like you are going to the STP
    AFellowHutchinon April 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentim not sure about finding the stp, i'd probably get killed lol. definitely one of my favorite sublime song. it gives me a mellow feeling like their other songs.
    twephon May 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is about a time in his life when he stayed in his STP and learned a lot of new things, whilst fearing death.
    wassonon October 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin that secret old tweeker place pad where we hide

    i'm even learning how to cook.....SPEEEEEDDDD.......

    Best Song Ever.......
    BECCABABBAYon October 24, 2004   Link

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