Waiting on a Sunday afternoon
For what I've read between the lines
Your lies
Feeling like a hand in rusted chains
So do you laugh at those who cry?

Leaving on a Southern train
Only yesterday you lied
Promises of what I seemed to be
Only watched the time go by
All of these things you said to me

Breathing is the hardest thing to do
With all I've said and all that's dead for you
You lied

Leaving on a Southern train
Only yesterday you lied
Promises of what I seemed to be
Only watched the time go by
All of these things I said to you

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Interstate Love Song Lyrics as written by Robert Emile Deleo Dean Deleo

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  • +6
    General Commentthis song is incredible...how could anyone say the lyrics are 'lacking'??? the lyrics are great! i mean, he uses a lot of great metaphors like 'southern train', 'rusted shame', 'sunday afternoon'...what's great is that while he writes down a vision of his own, almost anyone can relate to it...whether it's about escaping a relationship, problems with addiction, whatever...it's clear to me that the song is simply about personal freedom - learning to let go of certain things to make way for other things which are more valuable to your life; and big time kudos to robert deleo for writing the music - man what an unforgettable melody and an abolutely perfect choice of chords - you da man rob!! i will never get over how great this song is
    lp91on October 15, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTedious song.
    Thia007on November 29, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWill be a classic for a long time. Thanks Scott. RIP.
    thereadletteron December 04, 2015   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningLead singer Scott Weiland wrote this song about his relationship troubles and his growing heroin addiction. When he wrote it, he thought about what kind of a liar he had become towards his fiancé, Janina Castaneda, and how he had promised to stay off drugs when they went to Atlanta to record Stone Temple Pilots' second album, Purple. He didn't keep that promise, but in phone calls, would tell Janina that everything was OK.

    The song is written from Janina's perspective, with Weiland imagining her seeing right through his lies.
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon October 21, 2018   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's a great song, i love it to death, but the lyrics are lacking, as is common in most stp songs. not that i dont love the band, you guys rock, but its nothing earth-shattering, simply good, solid rock.
    straydog89on April 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBasically I think this song is about Scott lying to his wife or girlfriend when he would be on the road. Saying things like he sober but really is not and other lies. Thats just my opinion, I could be wrong
    WingJankon May 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat a great classic song... I remember back in middle school rockin to this song... Even after ten years this song is still a hit in my book! I know you will agree.
    EazyESCon March 22, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me, it reminds me of how you lie in a relationship to keep it alive. But in the end it always manages to crumble apart. Or it could be about someone who justs lies to keep someone around not realizing how much better that person deserves. Whatever it is, its a great song and I'm glad to see that after all these years its still a really good song.
    Disgaeaon February 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    MemoryI never watched the music video until just now-- except for maybe when it came out when I was two-- but now I understand why I called it "The Pinocchio Song." Haha wow. Good times. Great Song.
    Cindyloulouon October 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsimply - it makes up for the lacking in lyrics in any other possible way. its suuuch a feel good song.
    peachbabeon May 16, 2002   Link

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