Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart
|"Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart"|
|Single by Stone Temple Pilots|
|from the album Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop|
"Pop's Love Suicide"|
"Ride the Cliché"
|Released||July 2, 1996|
Music: Eric Kretz|
Lyrics: Scott Weiland
|Stone Temple Pilots singles chronology|
"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.
- Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart
- Pop's Love Suicide
- Ride the Cliché
Composition and meaning
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"
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay||36|
|U.S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks||1|
|U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||3|
Awards and accolades
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
- Cover version is featured in Guitar Hero II and Guitar Hero Mobile.
- Master track is featured in Guitar Hero: Smash Hits and downloadable content for Rock Band series.
- Since their 2008 reunion it has frequently been the band's closing song in concerts.
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