The first track on the debut Stone Temple Pilots album Core
, "Dead & Bloated" seems to be about feeling betrayed in a relationship. "I am trampled under soles of another man's shoes because I walked to softly" could mean how he never stuck up for himself in arguments. "And she says it's natural," means how she feels about the whole thing.
These interpretations are not what Scott Weiland had in mind when he wrote the lyric though. "It's not really about anything," he said in his Songfacts interview
. "It's just stream-of-consciousness words. I mean, at the age of 21, 22, I didn't have a whole lot of life experiences. So it's more about the vibe, the angst and that kind of a thing."