"Desperation #5" as written by and Scott Richard Weiland....
She takes a swim then takes a dive
She takes a swing and she can hit
Muddy water
Dirty ditch

Take a swim and walk with me,
Make a steal, the Christmas Tree
Hold the water, hold my hand
Takes its time and time again

Oh, there is no reason
Time to go, oh there is
No reason, play the show
Oh there is no reason

Desperation number five
She takes a swim
Then takes a dive
She tries to hold her, hold

Her hand, the down the muddy
Hand again


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"Desperation #5" as written by Scott Richard Weiland

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    General CommentI don't know... I think it's basically about it's basically about getting out of drug use, like the come with me and take a dive such... muddy water dirty ditch... the things to come... I don't know...
    johnamatronon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit IS about drug use...I read an interview with Scott from shortly after this album came out and he said that he wrote and demoed this song within hours of leaving detox. he was all strung out on methadone, slurring his words, barely able to sing and play and that's how he wrote the song.
    Halo Apeon June 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds absolutely nothing like STP.
    creedudeon March 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYour guess is as good as mine, but I think it has to do with his then wife, and he is asking her to "carry his watter" and accept his baggage.

    She took "a dive" into his life, and it was "dirty water, [a] muddy ditch."

    Good song.
    $p$on September 17, 2009   Link

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