My girl, my girl
Don't lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night
In a patch, in a patch
Where the sun never shines
And my body shivered all night
My girl, my girl
Don't lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night
In a patch, in a patch
Where the sun never shines
And my body shivered all night
Her husband was a hard working man
Killed a mile and a half from here
His head was found on a driving wheel
And his body never was found
My girl, my girl
Don't lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night
In a patch, in a patch
Where the sun never shines
My body shivered all night
My girl, my girl
Where will you go
To a place where the cold wind blows
To a patch, to a patch
Where the sun never shines
And my body shivers all night
My girl, my girl
Don't lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night
In a patch, in a patch
Where the sun never shines
And my body shivered all night


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Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Lead Belly cover) song meanings
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    General Commentjesus some people need to get a life instead of checking out lyrics to a person who they view as a bitch and a murderer, its fucking pathetic, keep ur views to urself no one wants to hear outdated conspiracy theories from people who just wont believe that kurt killed HIMSELF because of course they know sooo much about him, he had an illness, he was a drug addict and he hated being a rockstar, GET OVER IT
    Angel99on August 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDAMN YOU PEOPLE ARE STUPID.
    She killed him cos he was more famous than her? WELL THEN THAT FUCKING SOLVES THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION FOR US!!!
    Kurt had issues his whole life. He was depressed, insecure, narcisistic and narcoleptic, and he had a rare stomach disorder that made his life hell. He tried to commit suicide 4-5 times in the years before that, but someone managed to keep him alive. Guess who that was? (Hint: it was not Dave Grohl.)

    Here's a couple more reasons why you people are stupid fucking dicks:


    1. Let's say, as some of you dumbasses already have, that courtney wants some money. Despite her big fucking house and all the loads of shit she has, she still wants more. She has 2 options: A) Allow her husband to continue topping the charts and bringing in the big money with his platinum albums or B) Kill the fucker. Leave with nothing.

    2. She killed him cos he was more talented than her? That is just so fucking ignorant that i simply cannot believe you have somehow managed to live this long. If it were up to darwin, evolution would have eliminated you and your kind aeons ago.

    3. The heroin: Firstly, Kurt had been on smack for years, so naturally he's built up somewhat of a tolerance to it. Secondly, it's not like turning on a lightbulb, it takes a while for it to take effect. If he already had the shotgun with him, he would have had no trouble. WHo are these *experts* that are telling you this anyway?

    4. She hired someone to kill him? She was in another state at the time, and he escaped from rehab just hours before he died. How the hell do you think she would have planned that out?

    5. She wanted the spotlight? After the vanity fare case situation, she wanted to stay the hell out of it for a while. SHe got plenty of publicity just being his wife. Anyway, if she really needed to get in the magazines, all she needed to do was go get drunk on a plane, flash herself and then attack someone. As she does now.

    6. She wanted Frances to herself? Yes, cos every woman dreams of someday being a widowed single mother. Particularly the one's who are addicted to drugs and have to fly all over the planet all the time.

    All your 'motives' are both circumstantial and irrelevant. Try bringing this case into a court, the judge'll hold you in contempt for being an ignorant fuckhead. Everything you people have said (with the exceptions of angel, morgen and meanpeoplesuck) is complete bullshit. What exactly is it that automatically makes you disbelieve the simplest and most plausible explaation and search for the stupidest conspiracy theory you can find? I'm not saying you shouldn't try to consider any possibilities, i'm saying that if something is extremely unlikely and makes no sense, and there's already a good, reasonable explanation, maybe you shouldn't take the ignorant theory and proclaim it to be the gospel fucking truth.

    'Face the facts' you say? The only fact i have observed so far is that you are not smart people.
    shadowwiththeeyeson June 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIT WAS SUICIDE. Kurt was unhappy his whole entire life. He loved Courtney and if you ever did any real research you'd find out that she really loved him too. Come on...That stupid justiceforkurt site is complete bullshit. For Christ's sake, there are so many fucking spelling errors on that site. How could you trust someone who can't spell for shit?
    Morgen19on April 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdang, am I in the wrong place? I thought this is where we talk about song meanings....hmmmm.... is this the conspiracy theory website? weirrrrdddd...
    tankboiiion April 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment.....hate to break it to you but arguing over it won't bring him back.
    mec17on May 23, 2007   Link
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    General Comment*Yaaawwwwwwwwn*

    You fuckers bore me.

    I like Courtney's cover of this song. Not quite as much as Kurt's cover (I'm only comparing Kurt and Courtney because they both covered this, NOT because I senselessly hate one of them), but I still think she did a great job and has one of the coolest voices I've ever heard.
    pleasebeatme92on May 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, angel99, shut the FUCK UP. he had more that twice the fucking amount of heroin in his body that could have killed him at the time of his MURDER, but somehow he managed to put the needle and syringe back in the case and close it and lift up a HEAVY pistol when it's been found that people on heroin have trouble lifting up a lead pencil. courtney killed him. that's a fucking fact. she had ALL the motives: he was more talented than she was, his band was more famous than hers was, more people admired him over her, she'd get thrust into the spotlight if something happened to him, she'd get the money, the child, everything. face the fucking facts. she did it.
    iknowimsopatheticon March 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHEY hoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww about you all shut the fuk up. NO one knows how he died. Also the way you are all talking about courtney, did u forget that she is the only person he truly loved??? If it wasnt for her he would of been gone along time before 94. SOO just wake the fuk up ok.
    mean_people_suck86on April 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI didn't know this was all meant to be about how Kurt Cobain died or Courtney's personal life. But i didn't know Hole covered this song. Ah well, never mind. I bet Courtney's voice sounds amazing on this version of it. I don't know what the song means but i did like Nirvana's version.
    Licion October 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentshadowwiththeeyes - thanks for being sane, intelligent and informative. No doubt it wasted on these so-called Cobain fans, but I appreciated it regardless.
    zeroglitteron November 22, 2004   Link

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