"Marigold" as written by and David Eric Grohl....
He's there in case I want it all
He's scared cause I want
He's scared in case I want it all
He's scared cause I want
All in all the clock is slow
Six color pictures all in a row
Of a marigold
He's there in case I want it all
He's scared cause I want
He's there in case I want it all
He's scared cause I want
All in all the clock is slow
Six color pictures all in a row
Of a marigold
He's there in case I want it all
He's scared cause I want
He's there in case I want it all
He's scared cause I want
All in all the clock is slow
Six color pictures all in a row
Of a marigold


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"Marigold" as written by David Grohl Dave Grohl

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  • +4
    General CommentThis is one of my favourite Nirvana songs.
    .Deadon May 06, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think the backup is just Dave's voice redubbed over it. Trust me you don't want to hear Chris try to sing it isn't good. Also another interesting side note, on this song Kurt played drums, Dave Bass and Chris guitar.
    Mithas25on July 01, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentDave Grohl wrote this song. He did the singing, the guitar, and the drums. Krist did the bass.

    Kurt wasn't there whatsoever, although it was him who decided to put the song as a B-side to "Heart-Shaped Box". And he did jam on it with Grohl, but it wasn't recorded.

    As for what the song's about, I think it's about the lottery, and the guy has a winning ticket and some other guy is standing next to him and is scared he has the winning ticket. "Six color pictures, all in a row, of a marigold" - the six scratchcard squares all come out the same, so he wins the jackpot.

    Just my interpretation.
    Malteseon January 15, 2007   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationWell, okay, so this I'd MY point, if Kurt wrote it. (I thought he did loloops)
    'He's scared in case I want it'
    He, himself. Is scared his conscious is leading him to kill himself, And 'I want it' meaning, maybe I do want it.
    'He's scared cus I want it all'
    Meaning, He, his conscious is scared that he might kill himself, or, that he want everything (pain guilt, etc) to go away.
    'All in all the clock is slow'
    Meaning, he's waiting. Waiting for his time to be up on this world.
    'Six colour pictures all in a row, of, a marigold'
    We all know Kurt was an amazing artist;loved to draw, it's just maybe a painting idea, that Some how represents a deep meaning.
    SmellsLikeTheOnlySongYouKnowon December 24, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about being tired of the same old. "Six colored pictures all in a row.. of a marigold." this seems to mean that it is repetitive. Plus you can it is boring because when Dave sings with Kurt in the background, they seem bummed. Yes, Kurt Cobain wrote the song and is in the background, no question. Dave Grohl didn't write this song.
    domtrip27on November 09, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is the Greatest song In the world. And Dave Grohl wrote, no question about it
    grungeisdead9921on February 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song.....what is the noise at the beginning of the song (at least on the with the lights out version). Just curious.
    SweetBlondieon February 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh man, another one of their rarer songs...It's awesome..and just kind of relaxing...I'm sure plenty of people would smoke pot to this song...ha, am I the only one who gets the thought in my head? R.I.P. Kurt Cobain
    BLAHness90on June 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment.nevermind, If there is two versions then i have only heard the on with Dave´s vocals, which is on the "Heart-Shaped Box" single and the "With the lights out" box. Whatever.. Very good song in my opinion..
    vakuumeton July 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song its so dark and so light at the same time.
    whiskeyclonehotelon August 22, 2005   Link

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