Days of the Week

Album: Shangri-La Dee Da (2001)

Songfacts®:

  • 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). >>
    Suggestion credit:
    James - Dartmouth, Canada

Comments: 7

  • Amanda from Amawalk, NyThis is a good song.
  • 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.
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