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

It's a FACT that Kurt was leaving Courtney a day or two after he died. He was leaving her for good. He had bought two plane tickets and was going to leave the country with Francis. He was done with Courtney. He knew that she had tried to kill him in Rome. He was done with her then. This song is about him leaving her. He also had ended Nirvana. The band was done by this point both Dave and Chris admitted it. He was done with Nirvana, he was done with Courtney, but he was not done being a father or living his life. "Things have never been this swell I have never felt so well". That was the truth. He admitted that he never been happier or felt better in his life, since he got rid of the stomach pain, gotten off drugs, and had his daughter. He was not suicidal and everyone who was close to him knew it. Watch soaked in bleach. All the evidence is there. He was murdered, and many people have tried to do everything they can to cover it up. Namely Courtney. There is so much information out there online, etc. Do the research. It's all there for you to see with your own eyes.

The lyrics are "pain" , it's pretty clear what he's singing, plus the demo version was "dream" , I doubt that he would trade "dream" for "hey"

I see your point and glad that you pointed that out, thank for your comment!

The actual lyrics to "You know you're Right" is Hey, Hey, Hey... the Pain Pain Pain is misinterpreted through his actual "suicide" i think... But regardless, I think most of these emotions are from his failing marriage. With already having a child into the world, this is the hardest struggle a man can suffer from, making his suicide that much more believable. When in reality, this song should have been reviewed by many as motivation for Courtney's conspiracy in the murder of Kurt Cobain. Especially since it was held secret till it's release in 2001. R.I.P. Kurt

Wow, interesting view and for the majority of us, a failed marriage (broken heart) most certainly has to be our Achilles heel. Love or the lost to be in love can take any of us to our graves. Also, seems to have a lot of conspiracy's around his death, seems like he will never rest in peace...

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.

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