Stone Temple Pilots – Sour Girl

The song made it to #3 in the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks in 2000. I liked the song the first time I heard it. The video for the song features  Sarah Michelle Gellar who was a big fan of the band.

The song was written by Scott Weiland and Dean DeLeo. Weiland was a gifted lead singer who also sang for Velvet Revolver until 2008. He passed away in 2015 from substance abuse.

From Songfacts.

Scott Weiland wrote the lyric about his first wife, Janina Castaneda. They got married in 1994, just as Stone Temple Pilots were becoming one of the biggest bands in America. Weiland admitted that he put her through hell with his capricious behavior that stemmed from his addictions.

When he wrote the song, the couple in the midst of a divorce, which was finalized in 2000. In this song, Weiland sings about how she will soon be free of him, “a happy girl the day that she left me.” In his memoir, Weiland wrote, “She had finally rid her life of a man who had never been faithful.”

In the line, “I pay the ransom note to stop it from steaming,” the ransom note is Weiland’s divorce settlement, which he said “took forever and cost me a fortune.”

 

Sour Girl

She turned away, what was she looking at?
She was a sour girl the day that she met me
Hey, what are you looking at?
She was a happy girl the day that she left me

What would you do?
What would you do if I follow you?
What would you do? I follow

Don’t turn away, what are you looking at?
He was so happy on the day that he met her
Say, what are you looking at?
I was a superman, the looks are deceiving

The rollercoaster ride’s a lonely one
I pay the ransom note to stop it from steaming
Hey, what are you looking at?
She was a teenage girl when she met me

What would you do?
What would you do if I follow you?
What would you do? I follow

What would you do?….

The girl got reasons
They all got reasons

What would you do?….

Hey, what are you looking at?
She was a happy girl the day that she left me
The day that she left me The day that she left me
She was a happy girl the day that she left me
The day that she left me The day that she left me
She was a happy girl the day that she left me

 

 

 

 

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

10 thoughts on “Stone Temple Pilots – Sour Girl”

    1. Thank You! I don’t if I know that many bloggers…does it have to be 11?
      Again I appreciate it so much that you thought of me. I’m happy that someone likes what I do.

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      1. You are very welcome. Like a cup of coffee every morning, I look forward to reading your (and hans) blogs. You can nominate as many as you would like, it’s yours to do as you will 🙂

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      2. Sorry for my ignorance… can I do it later this week? I didn’t know if there was a time limit. I’m kinda new to blogging. I started last year but didn’t seriously start until May of this year.

        You are so kind to say that and I appreciate it. Blogging has helped me learn a lot about different things….like poetry for instance with yours and writing in general.

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      3. Sure you can do it later this week. I really enjoy writing and reading and music. Blogging is a way to immerse oneself in all of them. Glad you decided to start a blog. Those old toys and the music history are awesome.

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      4. Thank you…I’m a collector also of anything seventies. It is a release for the useless trivia I have stored up.
        Thank you again.

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