"Marigold" as written by and David Eric Grohl....
He's there in case I wandered off
He's scared because I warned
He's scared in case I want it all
He's scared 'cause I want

All in all the clock is slow
Six color pictures all in a row
Of a marigold


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"Marigold" as written by David Grohl Dave Grohl

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    General Commentthis is a song dave wrote when he first joined nirvana. it is a b-side to nirvana's heart-shaped box single. dave sings lead vocals.
    peace_love_empathyon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFirst off I think the last line is "He's scared 'cause I won't."

    With that said I think this song is about a girl watching a boy fall in love with her.

    He's watching her and making sure she doesn't leave him like she said she might.

    At the same time he's scared that she may want it all (his love) and that is like taboo to him, you just don't talk about it. The flip side of that is that if she doesn't want everything, then "what do I do now."

    And as they sit there studying each other, seeing if she'll fall for him and he seeing if she'll run away, the clock ticks away. Nothing is happening to better or worsen the relationship "the clock is slow."

    The six colored pictures of a marigold just reiterates that point because nothing changes between the six different pictures of a flower.
    scottypon April 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJUST BECAUSE DAVE GROHL SINGS THIS SONG DOES NOT MAKE IT AN EFFIN FOO FIGHTERS SONG!

    THIS WAS DONE BY KRIST NOVOSELIC, KURT COBAIN, AND DAVE!

    AKA NIRVANA
    nirvana_calion September 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo nirvana_cali,
    True that.
    But Dave sings it with the Foo Fighters on Skin and Bones with, i guess, makes it a cover, and people put up cover lyrics all the time.
    So yeah. I agree though.
    t3gan7on December 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhich*
    t3gan7on December 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDG wrote this song while with Nirvana and Kurt heard him playing around with it and loved it (that is from a DG interview) so Nirvana cut it.

    I think the best way to categorize it would be it is a Dave Grohl song. Foos usually play it in concert.

    However you think of it, Nirvana or Foo, it is a tremendous, very emotional song.
    taylormccon February 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh yeah, it is also the only Nirvana song that does not have a Kurt Cobain writing credit. That is pretty incredible.
    taylormccon February 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti like this song. the meaning for me is kind of personal, but this is what i think:
    its about two friends, the singer ("I") is suicidal while the "He" in the song is not suicidal. the singer wants to commit suicide but the other friend is always there to keep the singer from doing it, and the friend is scared that the singer is going to get hurt. and in the chorus, it is just saying how time is going by without changes so the non-suicidal friend cannot freely live his life and be happy.
    knosound911on November 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti like this song. the meaning for me is kind of personal, but this is what i think:
    its about two friends, the singer ("I") is suicidal while the "He" in the song is not suicidal. the singer wants to commit suicide but the other friend is always there to keep the singer from doing it, and the friend is scared that the singer is going to get hurt. and in the chorus, it is just saying how time is going by without changes so the non-suicidal friend cannot freely live his life and be happy.
    knosound911on November 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentActually this song was written by Dave Grohl way back before he joined Nirvana. It was on a demo tape which he called "Live! Pocketwatch". And it's know as the "Pocketwatch"-demos. The last recording session Nirvana ever did, Dave and Krist recorded early outtakes on Foo Fighters songs because Cobain didn't show up some days later than expected.
    Pundanon January 12, 2010   Link

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