"Curmudgeon" as written by and David Eric/cobain Grohl....
I can't hide, no
On the mantle
I'm not sad
Tilling that hoe

It's the season
I'm all reason
I have seen
All I have grown

Sheared at the seams
Cheat on me
And not seen
At the seams

I'm a lender
I'm a planter
I put something
In the garden

In the handle
On the mantle
I'm not Santa
I'm a god

I want a lady
Can you save me?
It's the sulfur
I have grown

'Tis the season
I'm all reason
I have fleas
So run on home


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"Curmudgeon" as written by David Grohl Dave Grohl

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  • +2
    My InterpretationSounds like a future reflection of living life with children but in a pessimistic view.

    I can't hide, no
    On the mantle (During Christmas stockings are placed on a fireplace mantle)
    I'm not sad
    Tilling that hoe (Implies hardwork/ labor was worth effort or sexual reference)


    It's the season (Winter coming to spring after winter solstice)
    I'm all reason (Implies guilt/blame)
    I have seen (reflects on past experiences)
    All I have grown (Implies an ability to forsee; uncanny intutition)

    Sheared at the seams (castration or feminine )
    Cheat on me
    And not seen
    At the seams (The last lines refer to deities or omnipotency in a masquerade appeareance like Santa Claus)

    I'm a lender
    I'm a planter (These lines show giving/loving but planting a mental seed)
    I put something
    In the garden (Dead Christmas tree that lingered)

    In the handle
    On the mantle
    I'm not Santa
    I'm a god (The implications on kids of pretending to be santa)

    I want a lady
    Can you save me? (Ms. Claus or two parents)
    It's the sulfur
    I have grown (Sulfur the aroma of pine becoming putrid)

    'Tis the season
    I'm all reason (Parents continuing to tell the lie of Chirstmas)
    I have fleas
    So run on home (A simple excuse of why Santa would be missing, Reindeer)
    jakelistenon March 31, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsounds like a demented delusional person.. nah i dont know im too lazy to go over the lyrics but still. great song tho, as everything by nirvana.
    smashingrocker666on June 10, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought curmudgeon meant gross old men.. well.. thats what my grade 8 science teacher told us.
    Reilson July 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe is nothing more than he is, so you shouldn't expect anymore, yet he is still human.
    -m
    six_white _horseson June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentold dirty man
    floppyon August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like someone looking back on things and reflecting on things on life in general and just being.
    rudetteon October 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe guitars are to wierd for the song they don't go with the song/his voice....idk
    mY_sUgAr_HiGh69on April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe sugaR HI shut kurt cobain rules you
    clit45-kaoos-appleon October 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCurmudgeon: An ill-tempered person full of resentment and stubborn notions.

    good song.
    maggotbrainon November 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song i agree with MaggotBrains theory on the songs meaning.
    toke05on January 24, 2005   Link

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