Throughout you know the same
Every night you know her name
No one knows you by your name
You've been raped still, just the same

I'm on my time with everyone
I have very bad posture

Sit and drink pennyroyal tea
Distill the life that's inside of me
Sit and drink pennyroyal tea
I'm anemic royalty

Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld
So I can sigh eternally

I'm a liar and a thief
I'm so tired I can't sleep
Sit and drink pennyroyal tea
I'm anemic royalty

I'm on warm milk and laxatives
Cherry-flavored antacids

Sit and drink pennyroyal tea
Distill the life that's inside of me
Sit and drink pennyroyal tea
I'm anemic royalty

I'm a liar and a thief
I'm so tired I can't sleep
Sit and drink pennyroyal tea
I'm anemic royalty


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Pennyroyal Tea (Nirvana cover) song meanings
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    General CommentYes, it is a Nirvana cover. With incorrect lyrics. The original first verse was "I'm on my time with everyone, I have very bad posture"
    punkmeansfreedomon September 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentActually,not entirely a cover. Courtney Love co-wrote it with Kurt Cobain. The beginning of the song is called,"Just the Same",(a short,unreleased song by Courtney often used as the opening to Pennyroyal Tea when played live).

    As far as the meaning goes...there are things that most likely refer to drug use,(heroin causes anemia). I think it's about someone who is just depressed and is looking for comfort. Maybe about someone who feels everyone makes a bigger deal out of them than they deserve.
    tillyannon August 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentNirvana cover
    cjohnsonon March 23, 2007   Link

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