Creep (Stone Temple Pilots song)
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"Creep" is a song by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots, appearing as the seventh track off the band's debut album, Core and later released as a single. The song also appears on the band's greatest hits album, Thank You. A live version featuring Aaron Lewis is included on The Family Values 2001 Tour release.
European commercial CD release
|Single by Stone Temple Pilots|
|from the album Core|
|Released||November 1, 1993|
|Genre||Alternative rock, grunge|
|Length||5:33 (Album version)|
4:31 (Radio edit)
|Songwriter(s)||Music: Robert DeLeo|
Lyrics: Scott Weiland & Robert DeLeo
|Stone Temple Pilots singles chronology|
In a November 2014 interview with Songfacts, Scott Weiland said, "That's just the idea of being a young person somewhere, caught between still being a kid and becoming a young man. It's that youth apathy, that second-guessing yourself, not feeling like you fit in."
There were two videos shot for "Creep". The video that aired was directed by Graeme Joyce after a version by director Gus Van Sant was shelved due to its drug and sexual references.
Musically speaking I was thinking about a song along the lines of "Heart of Gold" by Neil Young, which is in the key of D-minor, the saddest key of all. Scott was thinking about the lyrics, and at that time in our lives we were struggling very much. What Scott was writing about was a real-life situation. Also about me, the thing about the gun. "Creep" is a very demeaning word. It was one of those instances where we looked at ourselves, looked in the mirror.
- "Creep" [New Radio Version] - 4:31
- "Crackerman" - 3:12
- "Where the River Goes" - 8:20
German track listingEdit
- Dead and Bloated
- Piece of Pie
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay||59|
|U.S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks||2|
|U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||12|
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