"Dive" as written by Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic....
Oh
Pick me, pick me yea
Live alone, lone single
Atleast, atleast yea
Everyone is hollow

Pick me, pick me yea
Everyone is waiting
Pick me pick me yea
You can be the baby

Hey
Dive
Dive
Dive
Dive in me
Dive
Dive
Dive
Dive in me
Dive in me
Dive in me
Dive in me

Kiss this, kiss that yea
Live alone, lone single
Atleast, atleast yea
You could be my hero

Pick me, pick me yea
Everyone is waiting
Hit me, hit me yea
I'm real good at hitting

Hey
Dive
Dive
Dive
Dive in me
Dive
Dive
Dive
Dive in me
Dive in me
Dive in me
Dive in me

Dive
Dive
Dive
Dive in me
Dive
Dive
Dive
Dive in me
Dive
Dive
Dive
Dive in me
Dive in me
Dive in me
Dive in me
Dive in me
Dive in me
Dive in me


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"Dive" as written by Kurt Cobain Krist Novoselic

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  • +3
    General CommentI believe he says

    Pick me Pick me yeah
    have a long long signal
    (aww) he said she said
    everyone is hollow
    pick me pick me yeah
    everyone is waiting
    pick me pick me yeah
    you can even pay them
    heeeeyyyyyy
    dive dive dive dive with meeeee 3x

    kiss this kiss that yeah
    have a long long signal
    (aww)he said she said
    you can be my hero
    pick me pick me yeah
    everyone is waiting
    hit me hit me yeah
    im real good at hateing

    dive dive dive dive with me... 3x

    this song to me, is about kurt being at school when he was a kid. kurt often spoke about childhood and had such an anger towards it for being a so called "geek" or being poor, or being in a broken family.
    its only natural to have songs about that.
    he would probably say it has nothing to do with anything, but with kurt he seems to be a liar and a thief alot of times

    great song, i hope my idea helped.




    Cleanrusson September 26, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAhhhh so many wrongly printed lyrics!! The second line is "let a long, low signal." The eighth line is "you can even pay them." He does not say "hey" (except in some live versions) he is actually screaming "pain." And before he says "you can be my hero" he says "at least, at ease, yeah." Also, it's "I'm real good at HATING" not "hitting."
    Teen Spirit 87on July 07, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthow has no one commented on this! it's one of my favourite nirvana songs and the way he sings it so raw, it's like he's bleeding it - it fucking rules! not sure what its about but i don't care because it kicks. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston July 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song fucking rocks... definately my favorite. I thought I'd add some comments on it, since no one else can. I believe it too be about Kurt's Grade School/High school experiences. Pick me? I think he is reffering too being picked first... or last. Hit Me? Probably being picked on also or beaten up. But that's what it means too me
    poop123on July 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti totally agree, this is one of nirvana's best songs. i could be wrong, but i think this song may be about prostitution. i 'm almost sure that i'm right though, because on the boxset dvd he replaces "you can be my hero" with "i would even swallow". just something for you guys to think about...
    mfan4lifeon June 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me, "Dive in me" equates to FILL ME UP...help me to feel good about me. Very clever song and a very good band.
    UseSomeoneElseon May 07, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI mostly agree with cleanruss. Kurt's singing is quite hard to understand anyway. And yea kurt often spoke about his songs meanings he said they mean nothing but i believe he lied. Every time he spoke with interviewers he was telling different stories. But listen to Dive's music how much angriness and all. I think music in every nirvana song is really important too. And I think this song is about something that really makes him angry. maybe it is has references with his childhood.
    p.s sorry for bad english.
    denial25on December 28, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always took this song to be about longing for a relationship and trying to encourage someone to just "Dive in" to it.

    I think hes got cynicism going on in the lines:

    Everyone is hollow - basically he sees a lot of other shallow people in happy relationships

    I'm real good at hating - here it's like he's commenting on how some people are in abusive relationships and if the target of the song wants to be abused(even though he would view it as ridiculous) he can do that too.

    and then he's got the lines:

    You can be the baby - I think he's saying he could do all the work and take care of the target of the song if that person would just accept him.

    You could be my hero - He's saying that he could be saved(made happy) by a relationship with this person.
    Lofighon January 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont know what this song is about. The person above me is probably pretty accurate. This was Courtney Loves favorite Nirvana song.
    Stuckinuteroon August 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is kool although i read somewhere that Kurt didnt write it.... :S
    but yer anyway doesnt matter who wrote it, its a fucking Wicked song and It has the best riff!
    roborton September 22, 2002   Link

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