"Big Cheese" as written by Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic....
Big cheese make me
Mine says, go to the office

Big cheese make me
Mine says, one that stays

Black is black, straight back
Need more enemies
Show you all what a man is

Big lies make my
Mine says go to the office

Big cheese make me
Message? what is it?

Black is black straight back
Need more enemies
She eats glue how are you?

Big cheese make me
Mine says, go to the office

Big cheese make me
Mine says, one that stays

Black is black, straight back
Need more enemies
She eats glue how are you?

Black is black straight back
Need more enemies
Show you all what a man is

She eats glue how are you?
Need more enemies

Show you all what a man is


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"Big Cheese" as written by Kurt Cobain Krist Novoselic

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  • +3
    General CommentOuch! Oh well, I bet Pee Wee was flattered.
    Bite Meon May 12, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song was written about the two Sub Pop owners (Poneman and Pavitt), it was later added to Bleach when it was re-released when they signed to DGC.
    Stuckinuteroon August 11, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentbig cheese is a phrase used to refer to big bosses/corporation
    2stepson November 30, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI always thought that it was about Sub Pop's pressure on the band.

    Big cheese - make me
    --Self explainitory "MAKE ME!"

    Mike says, "Go [to] the office"
    -- Mike tells them to go to the guys at Sub Pop, sort it out

    Mike says, "What'd they say?"
    --Obviously the first thing you'd ask once you got out.
    Black is black, shade it back
    We weren't enemies
    -- Sub Pop told them to do it the way they heard it, not any different. This makes the band mad, obviously.

    Sure you are, but what am I?
    --"Fine then, You're the boss, so am I your monkey?"

    Big lies - make mine
    --Chad Channing's takes weren't used for Floyd and Paper Cuts.

    Mike said "What'd ya say"
    --Possibly a more impatient Mike saying the same as before.

    She needs glue, how bout you?
    -- About A Girl sounded "bad" to the Sub Pop guys.

    Just my own interpretation... Havn't heard the song in a long time though, just found the studio version on Youtube.
    lazrpo1nt3ron January 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen he says "Sure you are, but what am I?", it reminds me of when Pee Wee Herman would say, "I know you are, but what am I?"
    Bite Meon May 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBy the way, I don't see anyone else with anything to say about this song, Kimmie.
    Bite Meon May 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMore just about Poneman and the "pressures he felt from him ....because he was being so judgmental about what we were recording."
    RehersedInsanityon August 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea well neither did anyone else about spank thru, but u were sure to get me on that one
    KIM04on May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry.
    Bite Meon May 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha, you guys are silly.
    imthecootieon May 23, 2002   Link

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