"Dying" as written by Courtney M Love, Eric T. Erlandson and Billy Corgan....
You see the cripple dance
Pay your money, baby
Now's your chance
Eyes like cyanide

I am so dumb
Just beam me up
I've had it all forever
I've had enough

Remember, you promised me
I'm dying, I'm dying, please
I want to, I need to be
Under your skin

Our love is quicksand
So easy to drown
They steal the gravity, yeah
From moving ground

Remember, you promised me
I'm dying, I'm dying, please
I want to, I need to be
Under your skin

And now I understand
You leave with everything
You leave with everything I am
Withering

And now I know that love is dead
You've come to bury me
There's nothing left here to pretend
Anything

Remember, you promised me
I'm dying, I'm dying, please
I want to, I need to be
Under your skin

I'm dying, I'm dying, please
I'm dying, I'm dying, please
I'm dying, I'm dying, please
Under your skin

Under your skin


Lyrics submitted by ShiverForMe, edited by scottdoesntknow628

"Dying" as written by Eric T Erlandson William Patrick Corgan

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  • +4
    General Commenti love this song, it's my favorite song from hole. makes me really emotional. for me, it's about giving up, hopelessnessand feeling like everyone has betrayed you. sometimes you just feel so alone that you would do anything to be loved by someone, anyone really, but at the same time you have stopped believing in everything beautiful. i've been battling with depression for about five years now, and this song desribes really well what i feel on the not-so-good days...

    i have kind of a weird relationship with Hole, because although i've never liked Courtney Love as a person, i absolutely love her voice and her musical talents in general. but Hole's songs have also helped me see a whole different, more sensitive and humane side of her.
    Yvaineon September 08, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti can't help but have to think about Kurt D. Cobain when hearing this song.. kinda like Northern Star
    insectkinon May 28, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think it's all about kurt ~You leave with everything~
    i also don't think that she killed him...
    k. cobainon October 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthey were so in love, then they broke up and she feels dead without him, he gave her life, now he's gone... she wants to be under his skin like he is with her.
    A sexy suicideon April 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song...courtney didn't fucking kill kurt by the way. all of those theories are bullshit.
    squee_4_meon October 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy do so many Courtney Love conversations go to her killing Kurt Cobain? It's not the place. Talk about the song.

    I love this song. It seems really sad to me but it's such a great song. Hole was a genius band.
    tater47on January 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a very moving song. i persnally believe that Courtney Love is one of the best lyricists in the ever - and she is an intelligent and talented person (regardless of what you think of her antics). The funny thing about writing about what shemeans in her songs is that she has said in numerous interviews that it is nobody's business what she feels or is writing about. It is obvious that many of her songs are about Kurt (this might not necessarily be one of them though..), he was her husband afterall... but why do people insist on this site and others that she killed her own husband who wrote a suicide note, injected himself with heroin and shot himself in the head. If you are the Kurt Cobain fans that you say you are you would know thta he was a suicidal person, he attempted to take his life on a number of occasions. Those stupid theories about Courtney killing him have been totally thought up by Hollywood ("Kurt and Courtney" - that stupid movie where people who were supposedly 'close' to the two thought up some stupid conspiracy theory - including Courtney's father who she doesn't get along with and who abadoned her as a child... he's not 'close' to her at all!). Courtney has had the most extraordinary life, read her biography, there is little wonder why she is in trouble with drugs, etc - she is doing well to be alive with everything that she has been through since her childhood. Remember that she is an INCREDIBLY intelligent individual - for you to say that you 'hate' her when you really know nothing about her is a reflection on your own self and ignorance. I love both Courtney and Kurt - they are both highly talented and amazing individuals and icons of rock - stop abusing them on this website.
    machupicchuon October 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with insectkin. Reminds me of kurt, but this is my favorite song of all time. It's just so breathy and somber. It fits my mood like 89%, but perhaps i'm a bit morbid
    kerjaon June 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*~This is my all time favorite song. There's this guy that I like a lot, and it's our song. He says it reminds him of me and I know it reminds me of him. My favorite part of the song is,"i am so dumb, just beam me up, i've had it all forever, I've had enough." It just fits the way i feel about shit perfectly. the, "I want to, I need to be, under your skin," is the part that reminds me of this guy i like*~ Heaven Leigh
    FuckinTrashGirlon July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood, good song. It means alot to me. I think it's about somebody she loves[Kurt?] but for some reason it doesnt work..and she thinks she deserves to be taken back, because he promised her they'd always be together or something, and she feels she's dying without him..["Remember, you promised me...I'm dying I'm dying, please..."]
    plastic tiaraon July 12, 2002   Link

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