How do you do all the things
I'll never do to you?
I'll know why you do the things
I'll never do

Sorry 'bout the fire
Sorry 'bout the torch
Sorry I had to have my revenge
Send it in a note
Said you cannot go
Say you were sick, you cant get dressed

Color me on fire
Color me a liar
My dress is the prettiest
Cover me in burns
Everyone take a turn
Color me humiliated

My oh my baby you do reflect the sun
And my oh my baby you were almost golden
My oh my oh how you do reflect the sun
My oh my baby you were almost golden

Sorry 'bout the fire
Sorry 'bout the torch
Sorry i had to have my revenge
Send it in a note
Say you cannot come
Say you are still tied to the bed

When's he gonna come
When's he gonna spring
When's he gonna claw up in for blow
When's he gonna come
screaming bombs away
When's he gonna kill me in this room

My oh my he's in his glory yeah
Watch him tearing me down with such a vengeance
Hold on to me
Yeah baby hold, hold on tight
Yeah we'll just see which one of us gets out alive

Oh Honey how do you do all the things I'll never do to you?

Cover me in fire
Cover me in lies
That's just your entertainment
Sorry I'm obsessed
Walk a block behind
I was stuck and you stormed in a daze

My oh my baby you do reflect the sun
And my oh my baby you were almost golden
My oh my oh how you do reflect the sun
My oh my baby you were almost golden


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  • +1
    General CommentIt's about Ed Norton.
    spit_fire141on February 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song's really pretty.
    tater47on January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe version I have doesn't match the first verse on here :S still a funky song
    niennaon April 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenther way with words..
    glorious_euphoriaon September 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love ms.courtney, and this song!!!
    prestonmon May 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmy favourite :)

    and yeah i think some of the lyrics are wrong

    isnt this "My dress is the prettiest" "murderess is the prettiest"?
    i think thats such a powerful lyric, so
    like
    bitter
    i cant explain
    like saying she's got away with doing what they think she did, but she knows she didnt actually do it, and is saying they are all surprised she is the 'best', or prettiest, although they think its like a cover for how 'evil' she is inside, and it is just so incredibly, for want of a better word, emotional!

    or, it could be nothing to do with that.
    icanfeelthesoilon December 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsooo before i say this i just want everyone to know that i DO NOT believe that courtney killed kurt, but i can see how lyrics in this song are really ironic towards that conspiracy theory

    Sorry 'bout the fire
    Sorry 'bout the torch
    Sorry i had to have my revenge
    (conspiracy theory says that the time before kurts death was a rough patch for their marraige, and that they were in the middle of geting a divorce, but courtney really didnt want one so her "revenge" was to kill him)
    Send it in a note
    ( kurt sent courtney a note a week or so before he died and said he was leaving her and frances)
    Suid you cannot go
    (she said you can't leave me and yoru baby,and i wont let you leave)
    Say you were sick, you cant get dressed
    (i dont know for sure about this one but i think this has to do with kurts addiction)
    Come on be on fire
    Come on be a liar
    My dress is the prettiest
    (sounds like murderess is the prettiest, which might be a play on words, her reffering to the fact that shes a murderer and she got away with it)
    Cover me in burns
    (about all the people who accused her of murder)
    Everyone take a turn
    (agian, about people criticizing her)
    I'm already humiliated
    (she already feels self guilt, people giving her shit doesnt make a difference)

    My oh my he's in his gloriousness
    (saying that kurts in his glory, he wanted to be dead)
    Watch him tear me down with such a vengeance
    (wherever he is, he is enjoying the fact that she is suffering)
    Hold on to me
    Yeah baby hold hold on tight
    (refers to how even though she hates him she still loves him and misses him *refer to song hold on to me*)
    Yeah well just see which one of us gets out alive
    (sarcastic, saying your dead, you lost this battle, fuck you)


    agian i dont believe courtney killed kurt at all. i love both nirvana and hole and i love kurt and courtney, they are both fucking awesome

    and btw, i think these lyrics are a little messed up
    livv3409on May 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti also think it's meant sarcastica bout the fact that people think she killed kurt:

    it think the first lines - "sorry 'bout the things I'll never do to you" - in my eyes she says sarcastic like: "sorry for something i would never do, and in your eyes i did it, somehow i know i would never do it." i know i can't explain it that good, but that's what i think about it.
    WwoEvarron August 06, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationam i the only one who thinks this is about a golden shower?
    [Color me humiliated]
    irinaaishaon October 15, 2013   Link

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