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Stone Temple Pilots - Creep


Stone Temple Pilots - Creep - Meaning of the song


This early '90s Grunge classic has some intriguing lyrics: Take time with a wounded hand 'cause it likes to heal Take time with a wounded hand 'cause I like to steal The "Wounded Hand" could belong to Jesus Christ, simply because Jesus was a healer and of course he had nails driven through his hands. Also, you could say that in the song he wants to be healed of any tragic flaws, indicated by the line "'cause I like to steal." Scott Weiland explained:

"That's just the idea of being a young person somewhere, caught between still being a kid and becoming a young man. It's that youth apathy, that second-guessing yourself, not feeling like you fit in."

"Creep" is a track from Core, the first Stone Temple Pilots album. The album would sell over 8 million copies and become a landmark of '90s rock, but many critics were far from enthralled by the effort, possibly wary that STP was simply a Pearl Jam clone who earned their record deal because they had a similar sound. Here's a section from the review in Creem: "Weiland's mid-range growl does not set him apart as a hard rock shrieker, and DeLeo's catalog of chunky riffs is fairly limited."


Creep - Lyrics


Forward yesterday

Makes me wanna stay

What they said was real

Makes me wanna steal

Livin' under house

Guess I'm livin', I'm a mouse

All's I gots is time

Got no meaning, just a rhyme


Take time with a wounded hand

'Cause it likes to heal

Take time with a wounded hand

'Cause I like to steal

Take time with a wounded hand

'Cause it likes to heal, I like to steal


I'm half the man I used to be

This I feel as the dawn

It fades to gray

Well, I'm half the man I used to be

This I feel as the dawn

It fades to gray

Well, I'm half the man I used to be

This I feel as the dawn

It fades to gray

Well, I'm half the man I used to be, half the man I used to be


Feelin' uninspired

Think I'll start a fire

Everybody run

Bobby's got a gun

Think you're kinda neat

Then she tells me I'm a creep

Friends don't mean a thing

Guess I'll leave it up to me


Take time with a wounded hand

'Cause it likes to heal

Take time with a wounded hand

Guess I like to steal

Take time with a wounded hand

'Cause it likes to heal, I like to steal


I'm half the man I used to be

This I feel as the dawn

It fades to gray

I'm half the man I used to be

This I feel as the dawn

It fades to gray

I'm half the man I used to be

This I feel as the dawn

It fades to gray

I'm half the man I used to be, half the man I used to be


Take time with a wounded hand

'Cause it likes to heal

Take time with a wounded hand

Guess I like to steal

Take time with a wounded hand

'Cause it likes to heal, I like to steal


I'm half the man I used to be

This I feel as the dawn

It fades to gray

I'm half the man I used to be

This I feel as the dawn

It fades to gray

I'm half the man I used to be

This I feel as the dawn

It fades to gray

I'm half the man I used to be, half the man I used to be,

Half the man I used to be

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