"Token Eastern Song" as written by and Kurt Cobain....
I'm not gonna make you croon
Something else, something new
I'm not gonna make you dream
Suicide is something mean

I'm not gonna make you gruel
It's something else, it's something new
I'm not gonna make you through
It's something else, it's something new

Hold it in your gut, hold it your gut
Hold it in your gut, hold it your gut
Hold it in your gut, hold it your gut
Hold it in your gut, hold it your gut

I'm not gonna make you croon
Something sad, something blue
I'm not gonna make you scream
Suicide is something mean

I'm not gonna make it through
Something else, it's something new
I'm not gonna make you dream
In this hour, it's something mean

Hold it in your gut, hold it your gut
Hold it in your gut, hold it your gut
Hold it in your gut, hold it your gut
Hold it in your gut, hold it your gut

Hold it in your gut, hold it your gut
Hold it in your gut, hold it your gut
Hold it in your gut, hold it your gut
Hold it in your gut, hold it your gut

Gut
Gut
Gut
...




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"Token Eastern Song [Demo]" as written by Kurt Cobain

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  • +1
    General Comment1) This song is actually called "Token Eastern Song"

    2) It seems like it's about keeping a friend from hurting themself.
    juffon July 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song does sound like he's trying to keep someone from hurting themselves.

    I'm not gonna make you cruel
    Something else, something new
    I'm not gonna make dream
    Suicide is something mean
    I'm not gonna make you cruel
    Something else, something new

    Hold it in your gut, yah. (x8)

    I'm not gonna make you cruel
    Suicide is something new
    I'm not gonna make you scream
    Suicide is something mean
    I'm not gonna make you cruel
    Something else, something new
    I'm not gonna make you dream
    Suicide is something mean

    Hold it in your gut, yah (x8)
    halobreakon July 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, I don't know why I put "Born In A Junkyard", I think I was really tired that night. The song is one of my favorite nirvana songs.
    imilktjesussnippleson October 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcould be about over protective parents
    gohashbrownson November 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentare there two different versions of this song, because the version i have, kurt sings "born in a junkyard" 8x iv bever heard "hold it in your gut" before
    withthelightsouton November 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnevrmind, i listened to it again, and yea he does sing hold it in your gut
    withthelightsouton November 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really can't hear "you may decide it's not that good." It sounds like "something else, something new" to me. Maybe I'm just deaf/crazy.
    idot_on December 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentimilkjesussnipples: The song you're thinking of is actually calles Born In A Junkyard.

    Nirvana kept swapping round titles of songs. consequently thwere are two of Verse Chorus Verse (One now known as Sappy) And two Token Eastern Songs (One now known as Born In A Junkyard)
    LiveWireson December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think so. Chad already comfirmed that Kurt never sang "born in a junkyard" in this song, not even in live performances. That is just a bootography misable.
    <<"Born In A Junkyard" was a bootleg title likely based on a poor recording as there is no proof that he actually sang that phrase. Even to this day, many people know exactly which song is being described when this title is used because it was widely accepted/used until Chad Channing commented on the "hold it in your gut" lyric.>> (digital nirvana quote)
    scoffedon January 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt was once thought that those were two different songs, but now it is proved that it isn't true
    scoffedon January 07, 2005   Link

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