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 magnet tar pit trap
I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn back

hey, wait, I got a new complaint,
forever in dept to your priceless advice
hey, wait, I got a new complaint,
forever in dept to your priceless advice
hey, wait, I got a new complaint,
forever in dept to your priceless advice
your advice

meat eating orchids forgive no one just yet,
cut myself on angel hair and babys breath,
broken hymen of your highness I'm left black,
throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back

hey, wait, I got a new complaint,
forever in dept to your priceless advice
hey, wait, I got a new complaint,
forever in dept to your priceless advice
hey, wait, I got a new complaint,
forever in dept to your priceless advice
your advice

She eyes me like a pisces when, I am weak
Ive been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks
Ive been drawn into your magnet tar pit trap
I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn back


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    My InterpretationThe second verse of this song has always struck me the hardest. Whenever I hear "meat eating orchids forgive no one just yet" the images of a vagina or bitter, power-hungry female (to me, Courtney Love) immediately comes to mind. Cobain seems to feel manipulated and "eaten up" by women, not only in a metaphorical vaginal sense but emotionally as well. On a side note regarding orchids, Cobain has stated that he always liked orchids because they reminded him of vaginas. "Cut myself on angel hair and baby's breath" always reminds me of how frail, sensitive, and tender-hearted Cobain seemed to be. "Broken hymen of your highness" makes me think that Cobain felt indebted to Courtney for mothering his child, though the use of "your highness" adds a sarcastic twist. "I'm left black" shows me he felt abandoned or rotted with hate or some negative emotion. And, in my opinion, the last and most striking line in the verse shows the depth of desperation and torture Cobain was feeling: "throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back." Similar to how he was drawn to the "tar-pit trap," Cobain was still willing to be put back on the leash of an "umbilical noose" and subject himself to another emotional break of the neck at the hands of a controlling female (possibly Courtney). That all being said, I would first like to say that I have nothing against Courtney and am a fan of her music. In addition to that, most of Cobain's lyrics are ambiguous which is one thing I really like about them. They are open to interpretation and this all just happens to come to mind when I hear this masterpiece of a song.
    itsperfecton January 07, 2009   Link

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