" 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
There were two videos shot for Creep, the first by director Gus Van Sant
but that video was originally shelved due to its drug and sexual references.
The song's lyrics were written by lead vocalist Scott Weiland
and bassist Robert DeLeo
. DeLeo also wrote the song's music. DeLeo stated the following about "Creep:"
<blockquote>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" - 4:31
- "Crackerman" - 3:12
- "Where the River Goes" - 8:20
German Track Listing
- Dead and Bloated
- Piece of Pie