"Hello, It's Late" as written by and Scott Richard/de Leo Weiland....
Hello, it's late
You know I've tried to stop the rain
Did you read about it?
Did you think about it?
Did you cry but nothing came?

Hello it's late
I know we tried to win the game
Did you hear about it?
Did you dream about it?
I know you cried but nothing changed?
Nothing matters again
I didn't think it'd last that long
But I'm just sittin' on this merry-go-round,
And the music is too loud

It's just a game
That we used to play
I didn't think we'd
Take it all the way
It kills me just because
It can't be erased,
We're married

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"Hello It's Late" as written by Robert Emile Deleo Dean Deleo

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI think the song is about what his wife hears about him on the news and people who judge him on what they hear.
    sethynatoron September 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti saw the video for this song on the "thank you" dvd.....what album is it from? anyone know?
    mr.self destructon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is from the Shangri La Dee Da album. Scott once said that he wrote this song after an argument with his wife, Mary. I remember him saying that you could love someone with all of your heart and still feel bitterness or anger or sadness towards them.
    daydreamer3325on March 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is Scott's shocking epiphany of a realization that he is married. It was just a relationship "just a game that we used to play" but it turned into something that can't be erased. the title "hello, it's late" is reminiscent of a married couple, single people usually live alone and are alone when it's late.
    STPforeveron June 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti LOVE this song.
    i always thought it was about failing as a spouse.
    and how he has regrets about being married.
    bkcycloneon April 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI believe Scott told Rolling Stone that this was left over from the Purple era until the band figured out how to make the song work. It wouldn't suprise me if the lyrics were altered to fit in with his life with Mary. In fact, I would assume they were.

    "Nothing matters again..." - Flashback to "Nothing seems to matter, really" from "Black Again."

    Interesting how Scott described his love life with his first ex-wife as a rollercoaster on "And So I Know" and "Sour Girl", and now, he's talking about a merry go-round. I suppose it's a euphemism about time going by too slow, and the "music" being a shouting match.

    And a self-realization, holy crap, we're married. And he didn't expect "the game" - the relationship - to last. Or, perhaps, the game means mind game.

    I also accept the connection about the media and how they have portrayed Scott. His fourth possession charge comes to mind, as does the domestic violence charge. Evidently, Mary lied about the latter, but it gave the media an excuse to attack Scott.
    $p$on October 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentscott weiland wrote this after having an argument with his ex wife
    deadandbloateddon May 25, 2010   Link
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    General Commentsuch a good song... defitnly one of the best Stone Temple Pilots has ever done
    easyman316on May 30, 2010   Link
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    General Commenttheir best soft song
    ChicagoCubs88on June 01, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthey said this was made back in the purple era... but then released it on shangri... which is weird because then orignally this song was about scotts first wife then i suppose he changed it later on to fit his new wife at the time
    thewho9001on June 01, 2010   Link

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