What does Crackerman mean?

Stone Temple Pilots: Crackerman Meaning

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Song Released: 1992

Crackerman Lyrics

Kickin' as I'm tryin' to sleep
I got the mud beaneath my shoes
Rubber band, rubberband
Gun in hand, gun in hand
I wanna use

Roamin', roamin', roam
Get away, gotta get away
And I think I think too much
I don't care, yeah and I don't...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 13th 2019 !⃝

    Its about a crack head.

  2. anonymous
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    May 9th 2017 !⃝

    Well to begin with "Kickin' as I'm tryin' to sleep
    I got the mud beneath my shoes" is a direct reference to withdrawal, remember John Lennon Cold Turkey "My eyes are wide open Can't get to sleep...36 hours rolling in pain" please I've been there many times with the mud under my shoes. Now lets look at "get away, gotta get away. And I think too much" all he, or any user, wants is to be free of it all and the thought of it just consumes him day and night.
    Now he's a little confused because this white dealer(the crackerman) has "taken a walk on the wild side" Lou Reed ??? Get the picture, so he is trippin over this transvestite who's hooking him up and he is not sure weather to go for it or not. It is not uncommon to run into this scene in the rock world. Remember The Kinks Lola same thing happened to one of them one night so they wrote about it doesn't mean they, actually, went for it just freaked them out a bit, Paul Mc Cartney "Get Back" same deal Jo Jo was Loretta. Seems to me all he wanted to do was get free from this underground life so like any artist he could put his pain in words. It is just very very sad he lost the battle in the end and is now with Jimmy, James, & Janis G-d bless them all. Peace

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