Music Monday: Stone Temple Pilots “Dead and Bloated” #MusicMonday #StoneTemplePilots #Music #DeadandBloated #Core

Music Monday

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.


Last time I shared: Sigur Rós “Njósnavélin”

This week’s share:

Stone Temple Pilots

“Dead and Bloated”

This was but one of the go-to rock albums in summer of ‘93 for me and still remains my most cherished STP album of all. “Dead and Bloated” is the opening song…


Lyrics: 

I am smellin’ like the rose
that somebody gave me on
my birthday deathbed
I am smellin’ like the rose
that somebody gave me
’cause I’m dead & bloated

I am smellin’ like the rose
that somebody gave me on
my birthday deathbed
I am smellin’ like the rose
that somebody gave me
’cause I’m dead & bloated

Ohh yeah, and she says it’s natural
I feel I’ve come of age
When she peeks I start to run
Ohh yeah, and she says it’s natural
I feel I’ve come of age
When she peeks I start to run

You can’t swallow what I’m thinkin’
You can’t swallow what I’m thinkin’

I am trampled under sole of
another man’s shoes
Guess I walked too softly

Ohh yeah, and she says it’s natural
I feel I’ve come of age
When she peeks I start to run
Ohh yeah, and she says it’s natural
I feel I’ve come of age
When she peeks I start to run

You can’t swallow what I’m thinkin’
You can’t swallow what I’m thinkin’

I run through the world thinkin’ ’bout tomorrow, thinkin’ ’bout tomorrow
I run through the world thinkin’ ’bout tomorrow, thinkin’ ’bout tomorrow

I am smellin’ like the rose
that somebody gave me on
my birthday deathbed
I am smellin’ like the rose
that somebody gave me
’cause I’m dead & bloated

I run through the world thinkin’ ’bout tomorrow, thinkin’ ’bout tomorrow
I run through the world thinkin’ ’bout tomorrow, thinkin’ ’bout tomorrow
I run through the world thinkin’ ’bout tomorrow, thinkin’ ’bout tomorrow
I run through the world thinkin’ ’bout tomorrow, thinkin’ ’bout tomorrow

I am smellin’ like the rose
that somebody gave me on
my birthday deathbed
I am smellin’ like the rose
that somebody gave me, somebody gave me,
somebody gave me on
my birthday deathbed


From the album: Core

Thanks for checking out Music Monday.  Take care and stay safe!

♥️ Mischenko

12 thoughts on “Music Monday: Stone Temple Pilots “Dead and Bloated” #MusicMonday #StoneTemplePilots #Music #DeadandBloated #Core

  1. starjustin

    I have to say the lyrics are definitely different. What is he actually referring to with them?
    I guess, being from an earlier generation doesn’t help with this one. Yikes!
    Great share Jen! 🎶

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    1. You know, everyone seems to interpret it in different ways. Some think it’s about a relationship and some about insecurity. Scott said in an interview that it wasn’t about anything specific, just subconscious thoughts. Interesting! Thanks 😊

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