nirvana song meanings.
Although kurt stated twice that his lyrics meant nothing, he later admitted that it was an attempt to cut interviews short. It's a well-known fact that there is meaning behind nirvana songs, and krist novoselic stated the following on october 19th, 1993.
Blew- the song conveys feelings of entrapment.
About a girl- kurt wrote the song about his then-girlfriend, tracy marander, who threatened to kick him out if he didn't get a job in the years before nirvana.
Paper cuts- the song is about a family who kurt used to live with, who would lock their children in their rooms for days at a time and were generally abusive.
Negative creep- about kurt's experiences at school.
Mr moustache- attacks the stereotypical male macho image.
Sliver- a child-like view of being deserted by your parents.
Been a son- a song based on a true story about parents who killed their baby daughter because they wanted a boy.
Smells like teen spirit- about the apathy of some of our own generation.
In bloom- an attack on people [specifically rednecks] who listen to music for the wrong reasons.
Breed- about being trapped in middle class america.
Lithium- a first-person narrative of a nervous breakdown.
Polly- kurt wrote the song based on the true story of a 14 year old girl who was kidnapped, tortured and raped.
Lounge act- about certain visions of a relationship, and being smothered.
Stay away- an attack on any conformist clique.
Something in the way- a song that kurt wrote about his experiences whilst living under a bridge in aberdeen.
Serve the servants- about the witch hunt on courtney love and frances, and his experiences living with his father.
Heart-shaped box- the entire song is about co-dependency.
Rape me- an attack at the media about their vindication of frances and their invasion of kurt's privacy.
Frances farmer will have her revenge on seattle- a song about the life and death of frances farmer.
Pennyroyal tea- contains lyrics that depict the toughness of making a decision, and the guilt that goes along with that.
All apologies- originally a letter that kurt wrote to courtney and frances.
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Grandma take mehome.