I can't eat, I can't sleep
I can't live, I can't cry
I can't die, I can't walk
I can't talk, I can't booze
I can't booze, steal your shoes so I can move
Tumble in the rough
Tumble in the rough
Tumble in the rough

I'm looking for a new meditation
Still looking for a new way to fly
Don't want any plastic validation
Not looking for a new way to die

I made excuses for a million lies
But all I got was humble kidney pie
So what?
So what?

I can't eat, I can't sleep
I can't live, I can't cry
I can't die, I can't walk
I can't talk, can't booze
I can't booze, steal your shoes so I can move
Tumble in the rough
Tumble in the rough
Tumble in the rough

I'm looking for a new stimulation
Quite bored of those inflatable ties
I'm looking for a new rock sensation
Dead fish don't swim around in jealous tides

I made excuses for a million lies
But all I got was humble kidney pie
So what?
So what?
So what?
So what?

Can't hold you when I miss you (tumble in the rough)
Left on a summer intermission (tumble in the rough)
Can't hold you when I miss you (tumble in the rough)
Left on a summer intermission (tumble in the rough)

I can't eat, I can't sleep
I can't live, I can't cry
I can't die, I can't walk
I can't talk, can't booze
I can't booze, steal your shoes so I can move
Tumble in the rough
Tumble in the rough
Tumble in the rough

I made excuses for a million lies
But all I got was humble kidney pie
I made excuses for a million lies
But all I got was humble kidney pie
So what?
So what?
So what?
So what?


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Tumble in the Rough Lyrics as written by Dean Deleo, Robert Emile Deleo, Eric Kretz, Scott Richard Weiland

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    In this one, he's sayin he trying to find a new outlet besides drugs because they're fuckin him up.And hes sayin his life sucks going thru withdrawl so he feels he cant do anything like eat ,sleep,ect.He's payin the price for all the lies and excuses he made.

    Ciyaak Boyon May 01, 2003   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaning

    it just about not caring anymore. he knows his life sucks but he doesnt care because hes happy with it

    SludgeGarden13on November 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    call me crazy but this is my all time favorite STP song

    RKellypeedonmymotheron May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    goddamnit..its been 5 years and nobody has commented on this..?

    Ciyaak Boyon May 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    yea... 5 years :| it's like a really amazing song too, probably cause it's hidden in Tiny Music~ it's not the most popular STP album

    Jimmehboion June 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    sounds like scott was having a late night withdraw

    maroon5isreallygayon May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    vintage stp right here.... great song this song even charted without being released as a single... i think the only other stp song to do so is dead and bloated

    thewho9001on June 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    dead fish dont swim around in jealous tides love that line!

    blackrideforyouon June 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i always wondered the meaning of this song and i think the people here have got it right.... its scott talking about his addictions melodically with the music

    aliceinchains67on June 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i cant believe theres not more comments on this song its great.... i suppose theirs not too much to say about its meaning but still there should still be a shit load of stupid comments saying how great it is =)

    templeofthepiloton June 03, 2010   Link

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