Interstate Love Song

Album: Purple (1994)
Charted: 53 18
  • Waiting on a Sunday afternoon
    For what I read between the lines
    Your lies
    Feelin' like a hand in rusted shame
    So do you laugh at those who cry?

    Leavin' on a southern train
    Only yesterday you lied,
    Promises of what I seemed to be
    Only watched the time go by
    All of these things you said to me

    Breathing is the hardest thing to do
    With all I've said and all that's dead for you
    You lied
    Good bye

    Leavin' on a southern train
    Only yesterday you lied
    Promises of what I seemed to be
    Only watched the time go by
    All of these things I said to you Writer/s: DEAN DELEO, ROBERT EMILE DELEO, ERIC KRETZ, SCOTT RICHARD WEILAND
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 29

  • Alex from UsaSeth, riot act is pretty good too.
  • Seth from Shreveport, LaJimmy from CA, your crazy Pearl Jam has double the hit albums. VS and Vitalogy.
  • Rotunda from Tulsa, OkGreat song from '94 off their "Purple" album. One of STP's best. Hey, earlier this year (May 2013) the band fired Scott then all was chaos when both sides sued the other! Scott was said to have legal ownership of the STP name, which caused problems for the band. Then months later I heard Scott was doing OK for himself. But not the band. They seemed to go underground or in "hiding" after the lawsuits. What gives? There's still bad blood going on??? Anyway, I still hear this song on this area's alternative rock radio stations. Good for them!
  • Randy from Fayettevile, ArI love this song & STP, even tho it came out in '94 which is way before I was born. Love it though. My Dad & uncle "Horneigh" loved it when it was out in '94 as they attended University of Kansas. They said STP was huge at KU. Lately, STP has been making news for firing Scott who is said to legally own the STP name. Don't know how they can go on without his approval & use the name. Anyway, I love STP mainly because of their popularity on alternative FM radio now. Rock on.
  • Anonymous from Someplace, LaGreat song, good hook and ear-pleasing rhythm. One of STP's more 'mainstream' songs.
  • Brian from Boston, Maalec Mayes, Berwyn, PA I agree 100% I knew I heard this riff somewhere before and I just now listened to I got a name by Jim croce the riff is identical
  • Matt from Houston, Txalso don't forget about tiny music. very under rated
  • Matt from Houston, TxActually pearl jam has a number of great albums[ten,vs., vitology, etc.] They just weren't as mainstream. Oh well, they still kick a$$.
  • Jimmy from Emeryville, CaThe song that opened my eyes to STP. People used to say that they ripped off Pearl Jam, but PJ had one great album (10), STP had two (Purple & Core).
  • Julius from Chicago, Ilthis song is about opiod enemas
  • Eric from Lake Orion, MiAfter my dad introduced me with STP i suddenly fell in love with a new band(interstate love song fricken owns!!!!!!!!!!!)
  • John from Pittsburgh, PaPurple is the best album ever and Interstate is the best song ever.
  • Patrick from Greenville, Scbest song off the one of the best hard rock albums of all-time
  • Yes from Bellflower, CaI broke up with my fiance and moved to get away from everything and everyone, and on my way here I listened to this song over and over again... I can truly relate to it
  • Kevin from Memphis , Tnstp+ils=super hit (#1 for 15 weeks on Modern Rock chart)
  • Frank from Brampton, Ontario, CanadaI love STP! The opening riff to this one is way cool. This tune is perfect for cruisin' down a road or highway with the top down and playing this one full blast baby!!
  • Chris from New York, NyOne of the best intros to a rock song in history. this song is touching and sad in the fact that it was inspired by heroin
  • Tyrone from San Francisco, CaFor a little history on the riff for this song, one must listen to Led Zeppelin's "For Your Life" from the Presence album. For Your Life has to be the inspriration for this song's main riff.
  • Sunshine from Houston, TxThis song is awesome!!! STP were truly one of the great rock bands.
  • Dana from South Range, WiMy favorite STP song. Its such an awesome song. I can listen to it over and over. I practically grew up with STP.
  • Tara from Wittenberg, WiI think this is one of the best songs ever made.. Maybe that's just in my opinion. I mean listen to it, what a jam!
  • Daryll from Shillong, IndiaI heard this songs first in 1994 like the video clips, then i like the melody of the song and now the meaning and reason behind this songs, the song of my life,
    daryll, shillong, india
  • Adrian from Brookings, SdThis was the song that got me into STP. It's just full of great hooks and the song has an energy that is not easily matched. Awesome, awesome track. I actually was wondering whether or not Scott's heroin addiction settled in before or after Purple. I was already leaning toward before because the lyrics of "Lounge Fly" just sounds like he's describing a heroin addiction, or just addiction in general.
  • Alec Mayes from Berwyn, PaIt seems to me that the main riff from this song and Jim Croce's "i got a name" are almost identical.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScI gree with eth. Despite the subject matter, this song seems quite up-tempo, and it has a great beat along with great lyrics.
  • Shelly from Loserville, Nclove just gives you a feeling of idk a mixture of mello,cool,and wierd love problem...stp rox..i agree with sam
  • Seth from Hebron, KyGreat intro and a classic song.
  • Sam from Austin, Txi cant beleive how few comments STP has on all of there songs. i think they are the most underrated band of the 90s. Interstate Love Song is amazing, one of their best.
  • Matt from Millbrae, Caamazing song...really takes you back to the 90's.
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