I'm not gonna make it through
Something else, something new
I'm not gonna make you dream
Something sad, something mean
I'm not gonna make you through
Something else, something new
I'm not gonna make it through
Something else, something new

Hold it in your gut (x8)

I'm not gonna make it croon
Someday sad, someday blue
I'm not gonna make you scream
Someday sad, someday mean
I'm not gonna make it through
Something else, something new
I'm not gonna make you dream
In this hour, something mean

Hold it in your gut (x8)

Hold it in your gut (x8)

Gut! (x14)


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Token Eastern Song Lyrics as written by Kurt Cobain

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  • +1
    General Comment

    1) This song is actually called "Token Eastern Song"

    2) It seems like it's about keeping a friend from hurting themself.

    juffon July 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    could be about over protective parents

    gohashbrownson November 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This song does sound like he's trying to keep someone from hurting themselves.

    I'm not gonna make you cruel Something else, something new I'm not gonna make dream Suicide is something mean I'm not gonna make you cruel Something else, something new

    Hold it in your gut, yah. (x8)

    I'm not gonna make you cruel Suicide is something new I'm not gonna make you scream Suicide is something mean I'm not gonna make you cruel Something else, something new I'm not gonna make you dream Suicide is something mean

    Hold it in your gut, yah (x8)

    halobreakon July 08, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    Yeah, I don't know why I put "Born In A Junkyard", I think I was really tired that night. The song is one of my favorite nirvana songs.

    imilktjesussnippleson October 09, 2004   Link
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    are there two different versions of this song, because the version i have, kurt sings "born in a junkyard" 8x iv bever heard "hold it in your gut" before

    withthelightsouton November 18, 2004   Link
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    nevrmind, i listened to it again, and yea he does sing hold it in your gut

    withthelightsouton November 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    I really can't hear "you may decide it's not that good." It sounds like "something else, something new" to me. Maybe I'm just deaf/crazy.

    idot_on December 18, 2004   Link
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    imilkjesussnipples: The song you're thinking of is actually calles Born In A Junkyard.

    Nirvana kept swapping round titles of songs. consequently thwere are two of Verse Chorus Verse (One now known as Sappy) And two Token Eastern Songs (One now known as Born In A Junkyard)

    LiveWireson December 20, 2004   Link
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    I don't think so. Chad already comfirmed that Kurt never sang "born in a junkyard" in this song, not even in live performances. That is just a bootography misable.
    <<"Born In A Junkyard" was a bootleg title likely based on a poor recording as there is no proof that he actually sang that phrase. Even to this day, many people know exactly which song is being described when this title is used because it was widely accepted/used until Chad Channing commented on the "hold it in your gut" lyric.>> (digital nirvana quote)

    scoffedon January 07, 2005   Link
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    It was once thought that those were two different songs, but now it is proved that it isn't true

    scoffedon January 07, 2005   Link

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