"Gutless" as written by Courtney M Love and Eric T. Erlandson....
All my friends are embryonic
All my friends are dead and gone
All my friends are microscopic
All my friends wake up alone
Girl germs eat your little virus
Revolution come and die
Will you lead us into virus
Sleep with me, wake up alive
Gutless
You're gutless
You're gutless
You're gutless
You can try to suck me dry
But there's nothing left to suck
Just you try to hold me down
Come on, try to shut me up
Step and fetch, grease my hips
I don't even have to part
I don't really miss God
But I sure miss Santa Claus
Gutless
You're gutless
Gutless
Your gutless
Gutless
You're gutless
Gutless
You're untrust
You're gutless
You're gutless
You're gutless
You're untrust


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"Gutless" as written by Courtney M. Love Eric T Erlandson

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    General Comment"i don't really miss God but i sure miss Santa Claus" is one of my favorite lines ever. it's brilliant.
    i'm an atheist now, but i used to be a christian, but now that i think of my younger years, i feel like i really do miss believing in santa way more than believing in god. i feel that santa is a good metaphor for the innocence of childhood whereas god is a metaphor for living in denial.
    Yvaineon September 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningnah guys, this song is a dig at Riot Grrrls, just like Olympia/Rock Star. Girl Germs was a Riot Grrrl zine created by members of the band Bratmobile. "Revolutions come and die" is Courtney dissing the RG "Revolution", a concept which she has always very been critical of. The first verse seems to refer to the loneliness and isolation of young women in the Riot Grrrl scene, putting all their hopes in a Revolution announced by zines but which, in the end, failed to materialise.
    Courtney refers to Riot Grrrls as "gutless" and presents herself as a defiant figure standing alone on the rock scene after the RG movement folded.
    louhotchkisson September 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea. im the same person as smells like girl. but, for some reason, songmeanings seemed to delete me, or something. anyway, this song really rocks. one of my favorites. then again, im a hole fanatic...
    x_cunt_xon September 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis isn't my favourite Hole song. They have so many better ones. But the chorus is great to scream along to and the lyrics are clever. It just gets a bit annoying after a while. I'm not really sure of the meaning, either. But hey, never mind.
    Licion October 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is about a girl that has been around the block a few times and now one particular guy that she wants, does not want her becuase he is worried about catching something and she is therefore pissed off and calling him gutless! (How's that for a run-on sentence?)
    pikkion April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwait nope courtney wrote this song. it's so awesome anyways.
    alex_0203on January 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaha try getting you're facts straight when you're trying to make a short, curt point. Courtney Love doesn't get enough credit as an artist, although I prefer Celebrity Skin to Live Through This...but this is still a pretty good song.
    .Three.Lefts.on June 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeems to me that the first verse is about a woman who is totally alone in the world because she has no spine, and the second verse is the narrator describing herself, a brave, unstoppable individual.

    The first verse -- "All my friends are embryonic/All my friends are microscopic..." seem to point that this woman's only friends are, oddly enough, bacteria and viruses, since those are the only things that are unavoidable, and herself -- "All my friends wake up alone." Her own fears of standing alone as an independent woman -- "girl germs" -- stop her from asserting her own identity. She instead chooses to submit to men -- "Sleep with me, wake up alive."
    Throw.Back.on June 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally agree with Yvaine!

    This song has some of the best lyrics ever. Besides the Santa Claus line, I also like it when she sings "Girl germs eat your little virus, revolution come and die." Just sounds catchy.
    NeverXMindon November 28, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, btw it was written by courtney and kat bjelland(babes in toyland)
    supervixenPgrrlon December 07, 2010   Link

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