Stone Temple Pilots: Big Empty Meaning
Song Released: 1994
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Big Empty Lyrics
falling farther from just what we are
smoke a cigarette and lie some more
these conversations kill
falling faster in my car
time to take her home
her dizzy head is conscience laden
time to take a ride
anonymous Jun 14th, 6:46pm report
Isn't it obvious friends?
This tune is totally about a trip out of white plains New York in the best time Bryan adams life...
anonymous May 2nd, 5:38pm report
I think the song is about date rape drugs wearing off while he takes her home and he cant have any conversation with her because he doesn't want to be caught but he wants so bad to wait too long so she'll wake up because hes falling in love with her during the drive
anonymous Sep 5th, 2017 9:43am report
Weiland, he explained that many of his lyrics are put together from various images that come to mind, and it's up to the listener to piece them together. - No need to know
anonymous Sep 4th, 2017 9:25pm report
Got his girl drunk and it didn't stick. Trying to get laid but her conscience won't let her give in. Conversation is killing his chances. He doesn't want conversation he wants sex. Smoking cigarettes and lie some more. Playing along with the conversation hoping he can score. It's not working. Time to take her home. Better luck next time. He's a little disappointed with his life now. This is what it's come to. Walking forever and never getting anywhere. Tripping so much that his souls worn thin. There's no turning back now though. He's gonna stay on this path. But he's done for the night. It's not gonna happen. Time to take her home. He'll try again maybe with another girl. This one is too good for what he wants.
anonymous Jun 8th, 2017 6:57pm report
Its a song about a man, tired in a relationship. exhausted from working during his middle years to establish a new career, he is tired from running around trying to get things done. Probably married. There is a young "dizzy" girl he madly desires, so he is rushing through the day to make love to her at night. Her name is his drug. Her conscience is full of his needs, she understands him. They don't need conversation for their passion. These conversations kill he refers to his family and wife suspecting he is cheating and threatening him. He wants to warn her to act casual in front of others, to keep their love a secret, because if discovered it would have to end. Waiting too long means it took him so long to find the perfect soul to compliment his. Also the day becomes endless waiting for the night so they can be together. He fears losing her and wants to keep her hidden from scrutiny.
anonymous May 30th, 2017 5:02am report
This song always remind's me of nights out at bars and when female's get so intoxicated that it's time to bring them home to safety or to your home.A time when the party is over and to be alone with someone or in bed.
anonymous Apr 11th, 2017 4:05am report
He's sees what every man eventually sees
CarolineRose Dec 22nd, 2011 12:52am report
Ha ha ha to the previous interpretation... funny one! Another "relationship going down the tubes fast" song; there's no conversion, it's just a "big empty"... her conscience is laden (what has she done? Played around? Shafted her best friend?) Whatever... but it's clear he's hittin' the road...
anonymous Dec 21st, 2011 12:12pm report
This song was about how sex in the backseat of a car can ruin a relationship.
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