She lives in a bungalow
She kills me with rosegarden thorns
She waits for me
My love is unusual
It's painted with roses and thorns
With her I'm complete

She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me
She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me

Visions of Mexico seduce me
It goes to my head so carefully
Memories of candles and incense
And all of these things remember these

She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me
She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me

She comforts me when
The candles blow out
The cake has grown mold
But the memories are sweet
The laughter's all gone
But the memories are mine
The Mexican princess
Is out of my life

She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me
She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me
She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me
She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me
She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me
She lives by the wall
And waits at the door
She walks in the sun to me
She lives by the wall
And waits by the door
She walks in the sun to me


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Atlanta Lyrics as written by Robert Emile Deleo Dean Deleo

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  • +2
    General CommentIt's a neat song, but I wouldn't call it their best. If you want to listen to STP's best, put "Core" on for a spin.
    creedudeon January 13, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTonight my son was playing this song on the guitar and singing it. At first I thought he was singing the Sound of Music tune with a melancholy twist:

    "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
    Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens"

    After that the melody changes. I'm an old fogey and I don't know the Stone Temple Pilots so I pulled it up on my son't itunes.

    I like them.

    I agree they sound a little like Jim Morrison and the Doors.
    norderon January 03, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti remember every 1 jumping on STP for sounding like Pearl Jam, and Scott said, we were aiming foor a Jim Morrison sound..... scott hit it on this one.... gives me the chills
    Mikeyseaon August 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy is it called Atlanta?
    glovejaon October 16, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn response to Mikalee's question about the meaning of "But what do the lyrics mean? Why does she live by the wall and waits at the door? What doe sthat mean??!!". I think Scott expresses a parallel meaning of "mexican princess" (his former wife and heroin). First, the drug waits for him as well and lives for him (he needs it to survive, it needs him). It leaves his life when he enters rehab, "the mexican princess is out of my life". Second, this wife, she waits for him to change. On an interview with Howard Stern (check out YouTube), he talks about how beautiful his wife is. She waits for him to change through impossible odds, but eventually "the candles" go out and she decides she can't live with him anymore.
    PantherJAAon October 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenttheir best song
    seba88argon October 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentabout his marriage gone to shits
    blackrideforyouon June 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenta leftover song from purple they put on No. 4... best song off of No. 4 too i might add
    templeofthepiloton June 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti dont think even scott knows if hes talking about heroin or his first wife... hes just writing abotu the pain he was feeling on that day
    thepurplewagonon June 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics remind me of Scott's solo work. Like the depth!
    DrWeilandon June 11, 2010   Link

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