How did the song "Plush" by Stone Temple Pilots get its name?
The song was apparently inspired by the true story of a girl who was kidnapped & murdered, but the lyric was instead turned into a metaphor for a failed obsessive relationship.
So… pure speculation…
The Plush was a soft toy kept by the lyrics' main character, the only physical reminder left of the relationship.
The word 'plush' means 'a rich fabric of silk, cotton, wool', which could possibly be reference to the fact that the song is fairly mellowed-out and easy-going. The lyrics, however, have been explained, and are a metaphor for a failed relationship. The meaning of the title has never been confirmed by Stone Temple Pilots themselves, so it's impossible to get what would be considered a 'true answer'.