She wasn't perfect
She had some trips of her own
He wasn't worried
At least he wasn't alone
Too late
He sleeps with angels
Too soon
He's always on someone's mind
He sleeps with angels
Too late
He sleeps with angels
Too soon

She was a teen queen
She saw the dark side of life
She made things happen
But when he did it that night
She ran up phone bills
She moved around
from town to town
Too late
He sleeps with angels
Too soon
He's always on someone's mind
He sleeps with angels
He sleeps with angels


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  • +1
    General CommentI think the song is pretty much just about the life of courtney and kurt "she saw the dark side of life" ... "he's always on someone's mind" meaning he'll never be forgotten.. and we always think about him. R.I.P Kurt.
    Reilson June 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentKurt quoted Neil in his suicide note "It's better to burn out than fade away"... this affected Neil, who has even noted Kurt as one of HIS influences, even though Neil was making music since before kurt was born... Anyways he felt bad that kurt took his lyrics so deeply and decided to write a song about him, and a sort of a tribute album
    Mykul88on January 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentVery much about Kurt. The opening lines talk about Courtney Love's impact on Kurt. "She wasn't perfect/She had some trips of her own/He wasn't worried/At least he wasn't alone/Too late/He sleeps with angels/Too soon" Saying Courtney wasn't the trophy wife, and had many troubles, but she completed Kurt and now he had someone to be with him through his journey that understood him. And yes, he is now with the Angels, very much too soon. Rest in Peace Kurt.
    bLiTz_2k5on February 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCobain.
    Bowieon October 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's the first thing I think of when I hear this song. The rugged distortion sound is the next.

    Does anyone know how the lyrics relate to Cobain?
    elwyn5150on January 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgree with the people above.

    A fantastic song by the amazing Neil Young. Cobain was greatly influenced by Neil Young and Nirvana is one of Neil's fav bands.
    River Wolfon February 01, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWhen I read it I think about how kurt and courtney did drugs which brought them to the dark side of life and when she tried to help it was too late.
    Meljaon January 28, 2005   Link

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