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Stone Temple Pilots – Hello, It's Late Lyrics 7 years ago
This song has a bitter yet explanatory taste of what his wife sees when he is gone.....

Hello, it's late (I cant believe you are still awake)
You know I've tried to stop the rain (the "rain" as in the bad news that always used to surrond him."
Did you read about it? (in the paper, on mtv)
Did you think about it? (after she heard what did she think"
Did you cry but nothing came? (nothing came because its the same old story)

Hello it's late (now he is saying he cant believe this news keeps her up every night)
I know we tried to win the game (win by getting married, having a baby, and living a "normal" existance"
Did you hear about it? (how he has changed his life)
Did you dream about it? (she dreams of him being clean)
I know you cried but nothing changed (she cries because she sees him almost overdosing but he will not stop)

Nothing matters again (he relapsed)
I didn't think it'd last that long (he didnt use for a long time, but now that he has he cant believe that he is dependant again)
But I'm just sittin' on this merry-go-round, (meaning he is spinning and passing his wife)
And the music is too loud (for him to listen to her tell him to stop using)

It's just a game (game=he uses, she tells him not to)
That we used to play (used to as in when they were dating she couldnt stop him)
I didn't think we'd (keep playing)
Take it all the way (all the way meaning she planned on trying to stop his drug use even if it killed her)
It kills me just because "it hurts for him to relapse now because people depend on him.)
It can't be erased - (his child)
We're married (his marriage, before he didnt care if she left him cause he was using, he cared about the dope more, but now they are married and happy he is dissapointed that he has relapsed again)

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Stone Temple Pilots – Seven Caged Tigers Lyrics 7 years ago
I am going to take a crack at this one, let me start by saying that this song is COMPLETELY ABOUT DRUG USE and his interpretation of how his life is almost meaningless in some ways because of it.

Pass the time kickin' as time rips by (kickin as when you take that first hit...you wait for it to "kick" in, time rips by cause for a junkie it feels like forever)
Neither goose nor the gander fly (babble)
Buy a minute spend an hour burnin', burnin' (It takes a minute or so to tie off but for a junkie it feels like that heroin is burning on the spoon for hours before it can be put in the syringe)

Take a peek as the model earns it, earns it (now he is high, and horny, but he wants nudity "earning it")
Walk a mile as it keeps crawlin', crawlin' (when you are on h everything can feel like a crawl)
Clean the politician, wash with everpure (now he is high and he needs "everpure" to cleanse his insides as well" (get more fucked up)"

So the answer gets harder, harder (he cant find that first high)
And the truth's getting farther and farther (now he has to turn to other drugs to help him)
And the bottle keeps churnin' and churnin' (at least alcohol never lets him down)
Seven caged tigers fly (this is a double reference, he "sees" seven caged tigers fly cause he is messed up but also this refers to him feeling like a "tiger" but being caged up 7 days of the week by the h"

Wastin' time chasin' those cows that fly (now he cant sleep so he counts cows, but his fly)
Churnin' out all that butterfly sugarboost (butterfly sugarboost refers to coffee)
Track the blade as it sweeps downward and onward (he is cutting because he has no other answers)
Take a pill it'll kill at the martyrs, martyrs (martyrs as in his doctors who tell him to take his meds so he doesnt have to deal with these problems)
Passin' time rippin' as time kicks by (now he is doing heroin but he either cant inject or snort anymore cause he has done too much)
Pass the umbilical cord down for this fly by (umbilical cord refers to now he has to shoot it all or snort it all, and this fly by means this push)
Take a sneak while the model earns it earns it (a sneak means he can barely stay awake now)
Hike a mile as it keeps crawlin' on crawlin' on (deep down inside he feels like he can hike a mile, but he knows that he can barely crawl....)

see what i mean

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Stone Temple Pilots – Too Cool Queenie Lyrics 7 years ago
This is what the song is about to the best of my recollection.....

There was this girl
Who lived not too long ago (courtney love)
As a matter of fact I think
She lives still (still alive)
She knew she could do no wrong (her music was mostly about partying and being a diva)
Just singin' those songs (in Hole)
That we all knew (because Hole was on MTV because Courtney was with Kurt)

She would always crash the party (party as in when scott and kurt were doing heroin)
It was no surprise (they both knew of there drug dependency because they were best friends)
It was for her (she was not aware, she always thought they did it for a good time)

Too Cool Queenie (she was too cool to join the "party")

There was this boy (kurt cobain)
He played in a rock-n-roll band (nirvana)
And he wasn't half-bad,
At saving the world (Nirvana changed the way people listened to music, grundge became cool)
She said he could do no right (courtney used to tell kurt that he would never get anywhere cause he was an abuser)
So he took his life (his suicide)
His story is true (this is obviously about kurt cause its the only time he uses the word he, usually its him)

It's ok cause what goes around, comes around (75% of people(or anyone who knew the true nirvana story) hate/blame courtney for kurt's suicide)
It's all right cause what goes around, comes around

And now this girl,
Yeah she got real famous (famous for being his widow)
And she made lots of money and (off royalties, her band, and his book)
Some of his too (mostly from his book)
But still she thinks she can do no wrong (still in Hole at this time)
Just playing those songs (although she was in mourning her songs were still about partying and being a diva)
She's all too cool (kurts suicide barely effected her)


i have been listening to stp for 15 years......

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