Kurt Cobain's Saddest Song...

Kurt Cobain's Saddest Song...
Kurt Cobain's Saddest Song... Kurt Cobain's Saddest Song... Kurt Cobain's Saddest Song... Kurt Cobain's Saddest Song...

Kurt Cobain was a once-in-a-lifetime talent. He spoke to you through his lyrics; he made you feel his pain, see through his eyes and into his head. Even with the fame, money, and love, it's seemed that Kurt was destined to burn out. "If you die you're completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I'm not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I've got"- Kurt Cobain

Kurt has written some very powerful/sad songs, but there is one that stands out head and shoulders above the rest and is perhaps his saddest and most powerful of all.

The song is "You Know You're Right"

The first time I ever heard this song, it truly brought tears to my eyes because of how deep the song and music video are. The lyrics in "You Know You're Right" say exactly what Kurt feels and what is going on in his head. You can really hear/feel all the aggression, anger, pain, sadness, torture, and depression in his voice. If you connect the dots and see that the lyrics and music video are referring to his life, it makes the song very emotional. Not to mention that at some point in our lives we or someone we knew were in the deep, dark, black hole of depression and probably contemplated leaving this world. Most overcome it, but there are those who do not and see only one way out! So, everyone can connect to this song, relate to it, understand it, feel it, and recall when you felt as Kurt did. This makes "You Know You're Right" probably one of the most powerful Sadist songs in the history of any form of music.

There's only one way for you to understand this and that's by:

1. Reading the lyrics
2. Listening to the song
3. Watching the music video

"You Know You're Right"

I would never bother you
I would never promise to
I would never follow you
I would never bother you

Never speak a word again
I will crawl away for good
I will move away from here
You won't be afraid of fear

No thought was put into this
Always knew it would come to this
Things have never been so swell
I have never felt this well

(alt:
I have never felt so frail/
I have never failed to feel/
I have never felt to feel/
I have never failed to fail)

Pain! [x3]
You know you're right [x3]


I'm so warm and calm inside
I no longer have to hide
Let's talk about someone else
Sterling silver begins to melt

(alt:
Steaming soup against her mouth/
Steaming soup begins to melt)
Nothing really bothers her
She just wants to love herself

I will move away from here
You won't be afraid of fear
No thought was put into this
Always knew it would come to this

Things have never been so swell

I have never felt this well

(alt:
I have never felt so frail/
I have never failed to feel/
I have never felt to feel/
I have never failed to fail)
Pain! [x5]
You know you're right [x17]
Pain ...

 

"If my eyes could show my smile, everyone will cry as they see me smile"- Kurt Cobain: Who knew it would be his last song (released)? I guess he knew it was coming to an end. Pretty eerie 

Here is the album with the previously unreleased song "You Know you're right" on it. Nirvana

If you have a song/ artist that's impacted you or really made a connection, please feel free to share, I would love to hear it.

Comments

Another song from a tortured soul is Black Orchid by the band Blue October. The singer wrote the song at fourteen and it was the first time he opened up about his depression. Even as he sings it years later you can still hear the pain in his voice. The band is phenomenal, such raw and honest emotion.

When a person is finally ready to face depression and express why the way the felt, the listener can really feel/ sense all of the emotion spewing out. It's not easy going back to the dark time in anyone's life but, for those who do/can, we ask an audience get a glimpse into the artist life and personally what they have been through. Thank you for your recommendation and your comment Savannah

This song about him divorcing Courtney .

Thank you for the comment, it could be a possibility?

I don't think anyone would be able to change my mind on what the words to this song meant. Two or three weeks before his death, he called his attorney and told her he was filing for a divorce and he wanted to take courtney out of his will. He had also planned on leaving town. These words were to courtney now read the words again. Out of everyone that he knew, there is only one who will tell he was suicidal, and she said it so much to the media that everybody believed it.

I can see this song touches you in so many ways, not easy to realize some lyrics are as literal as they are meant to be like this song. Love could be the biggest killer of all? Heart break, disappointment, depression and loneliness, propbably killed more people then anything the world has/will ever see. Of course if the relationship seems to be toxic or serious events happen, like divorce.

Thanks for your comment!

honestly in all nirvana lyrics you learn a little something about Kurt. That is why his fans have such a close sense of attachment to him. He was a tortured soul.

Agree, a little bit or a lot of kurt, lives insides of us in some way or another.

Thanks for your comment sasha

I would love to hear a response Mrs Cobain and would greatly appreciate your effort to writing a little bit on life on lifes terms. And in the end not wanting to deal.. And Ty again best wishes,
Michael

Michael Sandelier very interesting, I think we would all like to know... Stay tune and I'll email her and get her thoughts. In the mean time, please check out the link I uploaded and reading up a little bit more on Rose. It should be in the comment section

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