As he often did with the lyrics he wrote for Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland
bared his soul on this track, where offered a glimpse into psyche. Weiland, who died of a drug overdose in 2015, suffered from bipolar disorder, which plays out in the lyric, which is full of contrasts, starting with the opening lines:My friend blue he runs the show
With hot pink purple china glow
By this time, he was a bona fide rock star and dealing with the machinations that came with it. This plays out in lines like:Corporate records' fiscal year
Down the river, down the river
A rather poignant line is, "Sell more records if I'm dead."