"Celebrity Skin" as written by Courtney M Love, Eric T. Erlandson and Billy Corgan....
Oh, make me over
I'm all I want to be
A walking study
In demonology

Hey, so glad you could make it
Yeah, now you really made it
Hey, so glad you could make it now

Oh, look at my face
My name is might have been
My name is never was
My name's forgotten

Hey, so glad you could make it
Yeah, now you really made it
Hey, there's only us left now

When I wake up in my makeup
It's too early for that dress
Wilted and faded somewhere in
I'm glad I came here
With your pound of flesh
No second billing cause you're a star now
Oh, Cinderella
They aren't sluts like you
Beautiful garbage beautiful dresses
Can you stand up or will you
Just fall down

You better watch out
What you wish for
It better be worth it
So much to die for

Hey, so glad you could make it
Yeah, now you really made it
Hey, there's only us left now

When I wake up in my makeup
Have you ever felt so used up as this?
It's all so sugarless
Hooker, waitress, model, actress
Oh, just go nameless
Honeysuckle, she's full of poison
She obliterated everything she kissed
Now she's fading
Somewhere in Hollywood
I'm glad I came here
With your pound of flesh

You want a part of me
Well, I'm not selling cheap
No, I'm not selling cheap

Lyrics submitted by onearmedscissor, edited by scottdoesntknow628

"Celebrity Skin" as written by Courtney M. Love William Patrick Corgan

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  • +3
    General CommentOk, first off, this site is for discussing the meaning of songs, not arguing about whether or not Courtney killed Kurt!

    Aand.. even though this CD made me a bit sad, since it wasn't the angry grrl rock that Pretty On the Inside and Live Through This was, I think this song is fantastic.

    And some people might accuse her of being a hypocrite, for calling out all the "Hooker/Waitress/Model/Actress"s of hollywood.. but really, she isn't any of the things that she calls out. The difference between her and them is, they have no identity, and SHE knows exactly who she is. Yes, she is a hot mess, but she's also the fairy godmother of angry chick rock, and that means something too.

    This song confirms that.
    laxrougeon August 06, 2008   Link
  • +2
    maliburotguton May 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentClassic for anyone who has ever lived in LA, esp. the "Hooker/Waitress/model/actress... oh just go nameless" part.
    jenwill2on May 01, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh yeah, and i'm not sure kurt cobain himself would appreciate speculations that it was his wife who topped him off
    evil_killer_phoneon April 14, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe courtney killed kurt conspiracy theorists are aaaalways going on about how kurt had 3 times the lethal dose of heroin in his system, so he couldnt have shot himself becos he wouldve been dead in seconds. SECONDS. how long do you clowns think it takes to pull a trigger? its not a complicated process and certaintly could be achieved within the limitations a few seconds.

    and, as evil killer phone said before - why the fuck would someone "murder" someone who has 3 times a lethal dose of heroin in their system anyway? bit of an unecesary risk isnt it? i mean, you people are sooo sure he wouldve died from the heroin anyway arent you? so why shoot him?
    and also, the murder theorists reckon that the bit about suicide in kurts note was in difrent handwriting, so it couldnt be him that wrote it. if you look at kurts journals which were just released, the handwriting completetly changes from one page to the next.
    oh yeah and also someone mentioned on another song's posting that courtney rescusitated kurt when he overdosed a couple of moths before his death, and repeatedly tried to check him into rehab. which is all true.
    so she saves his life several times, then kills him, after hes taken enough heroin to kill him anyway, then writes an added bit to a note that kurt wrote about quitting music. yeah, right, because everyone who quits music always writes a goodbye note anyway.

    leave courtney alone and listen to hole.

    and they didnt sell out, they just, ah, well billy corgan helped them with the album, what did you expect.
    atthedrive-inon November 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is anti hollywood! Its great and im a guy and i love Hole and Nirvana very much. If Courtney Killed Kurt Cobain SHE IS A GENIUS I MEAN REALLY
    she managed to kill her husband escape to L.A. get checked into a hospital of a Heroine od then manage to hire a guy to find her husband and send him on a wild goose chase! I mean if u know the real story it seems like Courtney was trying to keep her detective away from where Kurts body was found why would she do that? She already killed him and has a great alibi if she killed him GREAT CRIME COURTNEY GREAT CRIME!
    BlamedTonight314on April 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHappy memories...loud dancing...wild singing...janie xx.
    selftitledalbumon April 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a good song, and courtney's guitar in the video rules.
    plastic tiaraon June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about LA and all the bullsh*t that surrounds Hollywood and movie stars. End of story. Courtney Love Rocks!!!

    This is my friend's comment not mine, but it's a good song nonetheless.
    oktedson July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttotal chick song! which year was it sung anyway?
    missy blueon July 17, 2002   Link

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