"Verse Chorus Verse (Version 1)" as written by and Kurt Cobain....
And if you save yourself,
You will make him happy.
He'll keep you in a jar,
And you'll think you're happy.
He'll give you breather holes,
And you'll think you're happy.
He'll cover you with grass
And you'll think you're happy.

[Chorus:]
Now...
You're in a laundry room.
You're in a laundry room.
The clues they came to you...

And if you cut yourself,
You will think you're happy.
He'll keep you in a jar,
Then you'll make him happy.
He'll give you breather holes,
Then you'll think you're happy.
He'll cover you with grass,
Then you'll think you're happy.

[Chorus:Repeat x2]

And if you fool yourself,
You will make him happy.
He'll keep you in a jar,
Then you'll think you're happy.
He'll give you breather holes,
Then you will seem happy.
You'll wallow in the shit,
Then you'll think you're happy.

[Chorus]


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"Verse Chorus Verse" as written by Kurt Cobain

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    General CommentKurt actually wanted to name In Utero "verse chorus verse" because he was sick of playing music of that style and was looking to change on the next album. He worked with this music for YEARS trying to get the right lyrics for it. YES it was a reject for Nevermind, but if you listen closely to Stay Away, you may hear the same guitar chords. Wrap your mind around this...listen to verse chorus verse Outtake from With the Lights Out and then listen to Aneurysm...do you hear it again? Same with Sappy. If you play guitar you will notice how close all these are, variations of the same song. Watch the unedited version of Unplugged, between Pennroyal Tea and Dumb (One of my personal favorites), you see Krist walk over and talk to Kurt. Kurt tells him "play them back to back it doesn't matter they'll edit it for TV anyway". He then turns to the audience and tells them that Krist was worried about playing them back to back because "they are the same song". Again, if you play guitar, he's right. It is only the way the chords are played that is different clean, distorted, acoustic, or speed in which played they still come down to the same thing. Kurt was famous for making the same song different. So what if the posted lyrics here don't match what some think they should be, they were different every time he tried to get that song the way he wanted it. Kurt always sang songs different when live anyway, that he keeps you guessing to this day is a tribute to his creativity and passion. Just appreciate it and quit arguing about it.
    imnotlikethemon May 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis seems to be about someone who is dying slowly of a terminal illness.
    juffon July 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about Kurt getting tired of being a "rock star" and also about his chronic stomach illness due due scoliosis (sp?)
    gohashbrownson October 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is, by far, a greater song than, so many songs of nirvana, why the fuck are they just two comments about it, i love this song , it is about somebody dying in his room,lol, and this is the best verse,
    "see the stab wouns in his hands"

    this song is "in his hands"
    TSHon October 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is called "Verse Chorus Verse"
    scoffedon November 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea this is verse chorus verse, its an out-take from nevermind
    withthelightsouton November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've never heard it, but it looks way cool, any thing kurt wrote is good
    slurpie_godon November 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhoever calls this song in his hands of in his room is stupid
    withthelightsouton November 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI fully agree with the lights out. imilktjesussnipples, you fucking idiot.
    uncle_fe_feon November 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow withthelightsout and uncle fe fe, you guys must be really fucking bored. Haven't you ever heard of a miss-lable? Obviously not. You guys should get a life and stop acting like little 3 year olds, it's really noticable.
    imilktjesussnippleson December 05, 2004   Link

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