Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart

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"Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart"
Single by Stone Temple Pilots
from the album Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop
B-side "Pop's Love Suicide"
"Ride the Cliché"
Released June, 1996
Format CD single
Recorded 1995
Genre Alternative rock, neo-psychedelia
Length 2:56
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Music: Eric Kretz
Lyrics: Scott Weiland
Producer(s) Brendan O'Brien
Stone Temple Pilots singles chronology
"Big Bang Baby"
(1996)
"Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart"
(1996)
"Lady Picture Show"
(1996)
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop track listing
"And So I Know"
(6)
"Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart"
(7)
"Art School Girl"
(8)
Music sample
Music video
"Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart" on YouTube

"Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart" is a song by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots, featured on their third album, Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop. An alternative rock tune, it was recorded in 1995 and released as a single the following year. The track is also on the greatest hits album, Thank You.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart
  2. Pop's Love Suicide
  3. Ride the Cliché

Composition and meaning[edit]

The core music was written by drummer Eric Kretz, while the lyrics were written by Scott Weiland. Although many fans have different interpretations of the lyrics, Weiland directly stated in a radio interview that the very ambiguous and mysterious lyrics to the song actually alluded to a "very bad experience dropping acid." In his autobiography Not Dead and Not For Sale, he adds that it "reflects my hunger for redemption"[1]

Charts[edit]

(1996) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay[2] 36
U.S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks[3] 1
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[4] 3

Awards and accolades[edit]

The band has had six songs reach the number one position on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, with "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart" being the last of these to reach the top. In 1997, the song received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance at the Grammy Awards.

Appearances of the song[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Not Dead and Not For Sale (Scribner, 2010), pp120
  2. ^ "Radio Songs – Stone Temple Pilots". Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  3. ^ "Mainstream Rock Tracks – Stone Temple Pilots". Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  4. ^ "Alternative Songs – Stone Temple Pilots". Retrieved 2013-03-08. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Until It Sleeps" by Metallica
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single (first run)
July 27, 1996
Succeeded by
"Until It Sleeps" by Metallica
Preceded by
"Until It Sleeps" by Metallica
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single (second run)
August 10–24, 1996
Succeeded by
"Burden in My Hand" by Soundgarden
Preceded by
Pretty Noose by Soundgarden
Canadian RPM Alternative 30 number-one single
July 15 - August 5, 1996
Succeeded by
"Burden in My Hand" by Soundgarden