"Heart-Shaped Box (Box Set version)" as written by and Kurt Cobain....
She eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak
I've been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks
I've been drawn into your magnetar pit trap trap
I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black

Hey!
Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey!
Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey!
Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice, your advice

Meat-eating orchids forgive no one just yet
Cut myself on angel hair and baby's breath
Broken hymen of your Highness, I'm left back
Throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back

Hey!
Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey!
Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey!
Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice, your advice

She eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak
I've been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks
I've been drawn into your magnetar pit trap trap
I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black

Hey!
Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey!
Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey!
Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice, your advice, your advice, your advice


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"Heart Shaped Box" as written by Kurt Cobain

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  • +1
    My OpinionI hate it when people judge courtney!!! would u just shutup..you don't know what happend...ok,neither do i..but at least i keep my mouth shut...how would you feel if somebody was accusing you for murdering a member of your family??? lets just leave that to police!and it's already bad for Frances that her dad killed,but to listen that her mom did it..it's ur opinion..keep it for yourselfs!!!
    CocainGrrrlon April 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyay i'm first 10 points to me
    anyhoo this is virtually the same as the finished version just darker, though where he replaces 'for weeks' with 'too many weeks' i think that's really clever, though it woulsnt sound right in the finished version
    fade_out_againon April 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHooray for you, double hooray for me..I posted it whoo!

    Yes, the lyrics are a bit doomier, so the all over effect is a little more effective.

    RIP KURT COBAIN! Twelve years ago today, he died. May he rest in peace and may his music go on.

    BTW - Did you know Layne Staley, the lead singer of Alice in Chains, died on the same day as Kurt Cobain, just eight years later? So RIP Layne Staley as well, just four years ago today.
    TaytorToton April 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow i'm listening to it right now. Kurt totally made his own world. First i was listening to RiotGrrrl(wich rocks too) then this song can on... and it pulls you into a different dememsion.
    beatiful song.

    sorry i sound stoned i just feel somber in the moment
    grunge girlon August 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRIP KURT..
    this is the best song ever. courtney love is like weird. no offense
    drummerchik4lifeon November 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this version alot more than the finished one.
    it sounds tons better.
    i don't actually know what this one is about tho.
    could be about him being in a loveless relation with Courtney Love.
    or
    He said it was about kids with cancer in an interview.
    either one I guess.
    zolofon March 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlike this version more. more rAw.
    swiinglifeawayon July 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak
    (a child looks at him sympathetically or compassionately when he is really emotional, hes probably touched that someone so young has cancer and it is even more touching that a person in such a life or death situation could still have empathy for another)

    I've been buried in a heart-shaped box for weeks
    (hes been searching himself for weeks, that or the opposite..hes been closing off his feelings)


    You done undid my magnet tar pit trap
    (she took down all his defenses and really got to him)

    I wish I could eat your cancer when I am weak
    (he wants to take away her pain, hes really truly upset)



    Hey
    Wait
    I've got a new complaint
    Forever in debt to your priceless advice

    I asked me like a Pisces like when I've been weak
    I've been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks
    And in a magnet tar pit film on your trap
    I wish I could catch your cancer when I am black

    She eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak
    I've been locked in heart-shaped coffins for too many weeks
    You've drawn me into your magnet tar pit trap
    I wish I could kill your cancer when I am black
    hayjay3530on October 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment this verion is a lot better than the finished one, even though it's its darker. It sounds less "oh, let's just please everyone." That's cool.
    Deadsyon May 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcourtney love has said on many occasions this song is about her and her private regions.
    i dont know why people keep saying it's about kids with cancer.
    alexandra2702on July 24, 2010   Link

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