"Vasoline" as written by Dean Deleo, Robert Emile Deleo, Eric Kretz and Scott Richard Weiland....
One time a thing occurred to me
What's real and what's for sale
Blew a kiss and tried to take it home

It isn't you, isn't me
Search for things that you can't see
Going blind out of reach
Somewhere in the vasoline

Two times and it has rendered me
Punch drunk and without bail
Think I'd be safer all alone

Flies in the vasoline we are
Sometimes it blows my mind
Keep getting stuck here all the time

It isn't you, isn't me
Search for things that you can't see
Going blind out of reach
Somewhere in the vasoline

You'll see the look
And you'll see the lies
You'll eat the lies
And you will

Flies in the vasoline we are
Sometimes it blows my mind
Keep getting stuck here all the time

It isn't you, isn't me
Search for things that you can't see
Going blind out of reach
Somewhere in the vasoline


Lyrics submitted by dsfire, edited by Tannz0rz

"Vasoline" as written by Eric Kretz Dean Deleo

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  • +5
    General Commenti think that vasoline is about every human..we are the flies and the vasoline is life..no matter how hard we try we are always missing something and we can't see it untill it's way too late,
    harmonicaplayeron July 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti believe its about looking for something you cant find, no matter how hard you look..
    HalfLifeSuicideon May 01, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne, of my very favorite songs!!
    XXX729on May 28, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningOh and..the song is about "feeling like an insect under a magnifying glass.
    XXX729on May 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGotta love this song. The vocals are very sweet and I just love the whole cd. Its classic for Stone Temple Pilots.
    bug_zapperon January 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat's not to love about this song? or stp for that matter? scott weiland should be worshipped for his genius and voice!!! this is their classic style at its best
    stonetemplechickon February 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I don't quite have the message of it figured out, but im getting there. Scott is a lyrical genious, and I love everything that comes out of this band.
    Dredenon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song sounds like it could be a reference to beating it to porn. what's real and what's for sale....he realized that actual sex is different from looking in girly mags and spanking it. then of course the talk of vaseline, and the going blind line....hey that could be a reference to how people used to say you go blind if you wack off too much.

    seriously, i'm kidding. i doubt scott weiland would devote an entire song about that, and then release it as a single.

    also why do they spell it vasoline with an o?
    suckmykisson July 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim not real sure what this song is about, but i think it has somethin to do with whats real and whats fake. he's tryin to figure out the difference between the truth and whats being advertised to us. it reminds me of a commercial or something advertising a product and how it's so great but they say all that bs just to sell the product and it's not necessarily the truth. he says how we are all stuck in between what's real and whats not (flies in the vasoline we are).
    VVesley9on July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this about how we always manage to get stuck in the same situations even though we see them coming.
    belli67on August 02, 2002   Link

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