"Pen Cap Chew" as written by and Kurt Cobain....
Mmmmm, lies again
Mmmmm, lies
Mmmmm, mmmmm

You go, you give, you get, you get to me
All the years of tyrants such an easy way to go
You go, you give, you get, you get to me
Hide the struggle under the scaling of fingernails

Mmmm, lies again
Mmmmm, lies
Mmmmm, mmmm

You're lonely

Waste your time by saving worthless gullibles
Give up all additions in there where it's cold
This decade is the age of rehashing
Protest swine, go to jail, the travesty

Two minutes slow
Oh


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"Pen Cap Chew" as written by Kurt Cobain

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  • +2
    General CommentThere was a longer version, it is mentioned in kurt cobain's jurnals (worth buying btw), and the lyrics according the his writings are:-

    oh lesser god, oh loathe me
    oh lesser god, oh you're lonely
    oh lesser god, oh bore me
    oh lesseer god, oj

    you get you get you get, you get to me
    holy is the time, it's such an easy way to go
    you get you get you get, you get to be
    hide the struggle in the skin under a fingernail

    oh lesser god, oh loathe me
    oh lesser god, oh lonely
    oh lesser god, oh loathe me
    oh lesser god, oh lonely

    waste your time by saving worthless gullibles
    kill a politician and then wear his clothes
    this decade is the age of re-hashing
    protest and then go to jail for tresspassing
    go home (x4)

    (verse not included)

    can you see the reason for my entropy
    is there something wrong without society
    has your conscience got to you for building trends
    is that why unnoticing you eat your pens?
    go home (x8)

    It's on page 57 of my version of "Journals" if you have it, very useful for cleareing up lyrics
    liam_hunton March 29, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPen Cap chew--has your conscience got to you for building trends, is that why unnoticing you eat your pens. once again about the human condition. People pick up habits (trends) from other people. Thats why those who realize that they can control/manipulate people are good at advertising and creating clothing styles. People are so....retarded. We wear stuff cause people say it's cool. I'm not sure what the lesser God he is talking about, does anyone know? It could be a number of things. Kurt was always an independent thinker and a rebel. He just wants to be set apart from society. In the early 90's there was alot of protest and riots, thus "this is the decade for rehashing, protest then go to jail for tresspassing" and "kill a politician then wear his clothes".
    Nittyon January 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah, I agree with everyone who says it's "kill a politician and then wear his clothes... like even before I saw the lyrics, its sounds too much like that.. but I could see how they made the mistake.
    jkcclarkie27on September 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it could be about stress. coz lotsa ppl (like me) chew their pens or whatever they can find when their stressed, it could also be about him being stressed about having to write another song and hes chewing his pen cap coz hes fustrated
    themuffinmankillson February 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't have this song, but it's the only one with zero replies and I just took any chance of anyone else being first. Win.
    BeatJunkie08on May 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics are defenatly wrong. The verse is -

    "Ooooo lesser god oooooo I"

    And the 2nd chorus is -

    "Waste your time by saving worthless gullibles,
    Kill a politician and then wear his clothes,
    This decade is the age of rehashing,
    Protest and then go to jail for tresspassing".

    The "Two minutes slow...slow...slow...oh" part is correct though.
    imilktjesussnippleson May 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the song is about a bad relationship with someting
    but thats just my opinion
    Kurdt-Kobainon June 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNirvana was once called Pen Cap Chew in their early days. This song is awesome, I love it.
    subterranean_summeron June 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*gulp gulp*
    Oh, lies again (alt. lesser god)
    Oh, lies (alt. less)

    You get, you get, you get, you get to me
    Holy is the time its such an easy way to go
    You get you get you get you get to be
    Hide the struggle in the skin under a fingernail

    Oh, lies again (alt. lesser god)
    Oh, lies (alt. less)
    Oh, your lonely

    Waste your time by saving worthless gullables
    Kill a politician and then wear his clothes
    This decade is the age of re-hashing
    Protest and then go to jail for trespassing
    Throw me inside

    Oh
    withthelightsouton November 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard that there was a longer version to this song, that it fades away because they ran out of tape.
    imilktjesussnippleson December 11, 2004   Link

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