Hey this life is never fair
The angels that you need are never there
But sometimes he comes to me
In the dead of winter, dead of night
He’s all that I can see

Hold on to me (4X)

We all get our glory
Our little bit of fame
But there’s no truth at the heart of any of it
Just the brilliance and the passion and the bitterness remains

Hold on to me (4X)

Oh how he brings me down
Oh, down into the ground
I never will get out
I never will get out

I'll protect you from the night, it will never fall
I'll protect you from the truth, you won’t hear it all
I am the center of the universe,
i am the center of the universe
i am the center of the universe

When you're in the whirlpool and they try to suck you in
Remember you aren’t gonna drown baby til you are out of life
hang on to me forever baby, I could always swim

Hold on to me (8X)

Hush your highness don’t you breathe
No, baby hold me in your arms I’m shivering
But what’s all that for
If I was the battle baby, you have won the war

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  • +1
    General CommentI think that this is about Kurt, even though i usually hate it when people say that all of Courtney's songs are about him. But, the line that says when you're in the whirlpool and they try to suck you in seems to mean that Kurt's rockstar lifestyle was what killed him because of how much he hated it. This song is really really beautiful and it is one of my favorite songs on america's sweetheart.
    squee_4_meon September 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentshe rules.. i love all her songs.. shes amazing..like this song..
    safetyxpinon January 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song.......Courtney rocks and the lyrics i think are about Kurt and how he was the only one that truely understood her.
    Live_through_fearon February 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful, really emotional but its like, I can totally understand what she means, she wants to help someone through something, someone that she cares about (maybe Kurt, maybe Frances, but not the point). Like maybe, their doubting her or don't want her help, but she's trying to convince them that it'll all be okay if they just take her hand. It's really a beautiful song though.
    karen123on August 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti'm not one to gossip about celebrities but i really admire courtney love bc by reading her bios and just listening to her music she's gone through so much shit to come out writing hellava good songs and raising kobain's daughter well...she's misunderstood quite alot...
    GrungyBeatleon October 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'If i was the battle baby you have one the war' i really love this part.... he controls her pretty much because of how much she cares about him... he's everything to her... and she cant stand the idea of him letting her go, because then she'd have nothing.
    'When you're in the whirlpool and they try to suck you in
    Remember you aren’t gonna drown baby til you are out of life
    hang on to me forever baby, I could always swim' and she promises she will always be there, even if she is talkin about her husband, she loved him wth everything she had.
    lovemeon January 31, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis about Frances and Kurt.
    NotStorageon July 14, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti see this as having some connection to her daughter (Frances) and to Kurt and his death some how....
    VintageCutieon May 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsquee for me, i never thought of that line as being about him before but it hink u r right.... i especially like the bit
    "sometimes he comes to me in the dead of winter dead of night hes all that I can see"
    "How he brings me down, oh down into the ground"
    defin8ly about kurt im afraid. i sued to hate courtney love, then read her biography after i got into her music. she rocks.
    riotgrrrlpunkarmyon November 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love her too, I don't know if this is about kurt though, it's not like he was the only person/thing in her life
    clasy_sluton March 09, 2005   Link

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