Lead singer Scott Weiland wrote this about how he felt when he got out of prison; he spent five months in jail in 1999 for violating his probation from a heroin conviction. Every day he was faced with new challenges and new insecurities.
This was released as the first single from the fifth Stone Temple Pilots album, Shangri-La Dee Da. The band wanted the harder-edged "Coma" to be the first single, but their record company insisted on "Days of the Week," deeming it more commercial.
Weiland: "A rock 'n' roll feel of Zeppelin during the Presence period, but melodically and lyrically where I was coming from was Elvis Costello or Joe Jackson."
In the video, the band is portrayed as door-to-door salesmen who escape their monotonous lives by turning into astronauts and blasting into space. Weiland was a door-to-door salesman when he was 19.
In the video, Scott Weiland is floating in space through the airlock. This is a reference to Stanley Kubrick's epic movie 2001: A Space Odyssey when David Bowman, the main character in the film, is denied access to the ship by HAL 9000 (the ship's main computer).
Spog Zallagi from Blue Hill, MeI had no idea this was based on Zeppelin which just so happens to be my favorite band of all time. I'm glad I found this song. All I did was search World Wide Suicide by Pearl Jam on Google and stumbled upon it.
Seth from Hebron, KyDon't care for the song but music video was awesome.
Tom from Auckland, New Zealandgreat song.
:( big empty and big bang baby arn't here?
they're my favourite
Ashley from Moncton, CanadaThis is a good STP song, and when it goes into that little trippy part near the end, I love it. But where is Interstate Love Song? It's one of my all-time favourite songs!
Luke from Manchester, Englandapparently, everything about scott weiland appears to be about his addictions to people who don't kno anything about him...
Sp from Winnipeg, United StatesThis song appears to be about his heroin addiction.