"Talk to Me" as written by and Kurt Cobain....
Shake it down easy, shake it down sleazy, come on
Shake it down easy, shake yourself, Suzy, come on

Don't let me detain you
Try to ride along
Don't you lie, knowing
I am not sad
I am not silly
I am not chippin'
I am not chippin' away

Talk to me
In your own language, please
In your own
Talk to me
In your own language please

Shake it down easy, make it sound seamy, doll man
Make it sound now, make it full house, sad man

Leader of the band
Makes a mental hell
I won't weather it well
Well I never
Saw it with my arm
Paint it with my heart
Paint it with my eyes and make it right

Lay down easy, lay it down seamy, sad man
Lay down easy, lay it down seamy, sad man

You don't want to hear this
Nothin' but a whore
I will play the leader
With pain
Now you know I'm needy
Lay them down easy
Lay them down easy

Talk to me
In your own language please


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"Talk to Me [DVD]" as written by Kurt Cobain

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  • +1
    General CommentOne of my many favorite Nirvana songs...
    kurtcobainon July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKurt actually wrote this song for Iggy Pop. He wanted iggy to have it. Its basically a song about nothing.
    Stuckinuteroon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the best songs
    The Blandeston March 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of favorite nirvana songs ever
    withthelightsouton November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a really great song, but does anyone have any idea of what it means? I thought it was Kurt talking somehow about himself but then I read it was written for Iggy Pop. It must have a meaning
    scoffedon December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy was it not studio recorded? Its by far my favourite live-only Nirvana song.
    Deecee Won January 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song,the melody is very catchy,I dunno what it means...some lines are pretty interesting and seem to talk a lot about kurt's situation with fame and stuff,I dunno if the lyrics are correct but it has some pretty interesting lines that seem to deal with kurt's fame and how everyone expected many things from him "Leader of the band
    Makes a mental hell
    I won't weather it well
    Well I never
    Saw it with my arm
    Paint it with my heart
    Paint it with my eyes and make it right" maybe is about being yourself and getting away from all the fakeness that fame has and try to be honest to yourself...I dunno
    neurotic dreameron January 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLonleyness, lack of communication, takeing a few shots at himself, the rest is just catchy
    The Amazing Jeffon February 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey look it's my song! I dont think I have a favorite nirvana song, but Talk to Me comes pretty close.
    Talk to meon February 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti know what you mean about not having a favourite nirvana song, at the mo i like verse chorus verse [boxed set version, Neither side is sacred.....] the best
    comebackkurton March 06, 2005   Link

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