"Best Sunday Dress" as written by Kat Bjelland, Courtney M. Love and Eric Erlandson....
Put on my best Sunday dress
And I walk straight into this mess of mine
Put on my best Sunday dress
And I walk straight into this mess....

Watching you burn....ahh ahh
Watching you burn....ahh ahh
Watching you burn....ahh ahh
Watching you burn....ahh

Pale blue eyes so young
Pale blue eyes so far away
Watch me with his sorrow
Forgive me all his pain

I've come here to confess
To the wind and the rain and the glorious fame
And I've come here all undressed
For the numb and the dumb and they all the same the name

That you burn....ahh ahh
Watching you burn....ahh ahh
Watching you burn....ahh ahh
Watching you burn....ahh

Pale blue eyes so dumb
Pale blue eyes so far away
Take him too the river
Forgive us all his pain

Ooh ooh I'm coming I'm coming oh donny comes from the coal mine
I see you,you shine like a diamond
And curse us all goodnight

Put on my best Sunday dress
And I walk straight into this mess off mine
And I've come here all undressed
All the posion and pain and I take what is mine

And you burn....ahh ahh
That you burn....ahh

Pale blue eyes so young
Pale blue eyes so far away
Take me too his sorrow
Forgive us all his pain

Watching you burn....ahh ahh
Watching you burn....ahh ahh
Watching you burn....yeah ahh
Watching you burn....ahh ahh
Watching you burn....ahh ahh
Watching you burn....ahh ahh
Watching you burn....yeah ahh

Put on my best Sunday dress...


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"Best Sunday Dress [#]" as written by Courtney M. Love Kat Bjelland

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  • +3
    General CommentActually fasterpussycat, I believe you're wrong.
    Courtney was in many different bands before. Sugar Babylon and Sugar Baby Doll were two different bands, but this wasn't their song. The band that originally did this song was The Pagan Babies which consisted of Courtney, Kat, and two other girls. And that version of Best Sunday Dress is quite different. I believe when Hole took this version, Courtney could have written it about Kurt. The Pagan Babies and Hole's version only have the chorus in common. So I do think that this song is about Kurt.
    have2mintson December 18, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFirst of all, I'm so sick of people going on this site to carry on about how Courtney killed Kurt, Courtney's a man, blah blah blah. If you want to talk about that, go to a site discussing that, stop doing it on here.

    The meaning of this song, to me at least, is about walking into a disaster you've created on your own, and having to pretend like everything's okay. Hurting the one(s) you love the most in the process.
    Miss_Buchananon June 16, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis version is about Kurt. The older version's were about Billy and probably others, this one is in fact about Kurt and his death and how she was effected by his loss.

    Just because she wrote a version of it back in the 1980's do not mean that she isn't allow to re-write this version about her late husband.
    Also their are pics of Courtney pregnant, and also if her naked..I'm 100% certain she is a lady.
    NotStorageon July 13, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthere's the lyrics straight from the hole website:

    Put on my best Sunday dress
    And walked straight into this mess of mine
    And I put on my best Sunday dress
    And I walked straight into this mess

    And watching you burn - ai-ay
    Watching you burn - ai-ay
    Watching you burn - ai-ay
    Watching you burn - ah

    Pale blue eyes so young
    Pale blue eyes so far away
    Watch me with his sorrow
    Forgive me all his pain

    And I've come here to confess
    To the wind and the rain and the glorious fame
    And I've come here all undressed
    For the numb and the dumb both say

    The name that you burn - ai-ay
    Watching you burn - ai-ay
    Watching you burn - ai-ay
    Watching you burn - ah

    Pale blue eyes so dumb
    Pale blue eyes so far away
    Take him to the river
    Forgive us all his pain

    Oooh, I'm coming undone
    He comes from the coal mine
    I see you shine like a diamond
    And curse us all goodnight

    And I put on my best Sunday dress
    And I walked straight into this mess of mine
    And I've come here all undressed
    With the poison and pain to take
    With mine that you burn - ay-ah
    That you burn - ah

    Pale blue eyes so young
    Pale blue eyes so far away
    Take me to his sorrow
    Forgive us all his pain

    Watching you burn (put on my best Sunday dress) - ay-ah
    Watching you burn - ay-ah
    Watching you burn (put on my best Sunday dress) - ay-ah
    Watching you burn - ay-ah
    Watching you burn (put on my best Sunday dress) - ay-ah
    Watching you burn - ay-ah
    Watching you burn (put on my best Sunday dress) - ah

    Put on my best Sunday dress
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    this song is beautiful
    plastic tiaraon July 31, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfirst, it's deffinatly NOT about kurt because it was written way before all of that. Second, its sugar babylon, not baby doll
    fasterpussycaton May 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song.
    grrlon November 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Sugar Babylon song has only chorus from this song. The other lyrics are completely different, there's just "put on my best sunday dress and i walk straight into this mess of mine", if I remember right.
    Feels like it's about Kurt.. anyway it's beautiful.
    Katrneyon May 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is one of courtney's earliest carried through from her babes in toyland days with kat bjelland. "A three chord cacophony" as Courtney once described it.
    eatmorefruitandnuton June 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhoever wrote the lyrics up there was thinking of the original version of the song by sugar baby doll.
    MeganBon September 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song! its a complete-me against the world-battle song, one of the best things they ever did
    lolita_stormon May 05, 2003   Link

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