He met her blowing smoke rings
Under a "No Smoking" sign
She cut right there in front of him
Said "suckers wait in line,"
Turned off by your walkman
You try to say hello
Now that I come to think of it
He never could say no

Careful, don't give her an inch
She'll take half your world
Why does he love that kind of girl?

And all of her exes, they could form a band
To play the kind of music
That she could never stand
Country's just for bumpkins
That's what she always said
And she likes Smashing Pumpkins
She'll smash one on your head

Careful, don't give her an inch
She'll take half your world
Why does he love that kind of girl?

My photogenic memory
Ran out of film today
I never knew what not to do
Just knew what not to say
And she can play the victim
And she can victimize
She'll play you off your brother
Right there in front of your eyes

Careful, don't give her an inch
She'll take half your world
Why does he love that kind of girl?

She gave him rocks for his head
And promised him a pearl
Why does he love that kind of girl?
Why does he love that kind of girl?


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    My InterpretationI'm surprised no one has made the presumptuous comment yet that I'm about to make below. After reading Everett True's "Nirvana: The Biography," and finding Mary Lou Lord's self-titled album at a thrift store, I listened to it and could not shake the thought that a number of songs on this album are about Kurt Cobain.

    This particular song seems pretty likely to be about his relationship with Courtney Love. I think it's clear that she mistreated him pretty poorly and had ruined the friendship between Mary and Kurt, and that shows up a lot in the lyrics here. What really convinces me most that this is about Courtney is the line about Smashing Pumpkins. Courtney had been involved with Billy Corgan of the band, and had reputedly cheated on Kurt with him. This song feels to capture that feeling of injustice toward their relationship.

    I don't want to just assume Kurt eats up Mary's whole discography (MLL? If you see this, can you confirm or deny this?), so I'll just say that this is my interpretation...
    Albumon July 20, 2012   Link

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