"Blew" as written by and Kurt Cobain....
If you wouldn't mind, I would like it blew
If you wouldn't mind, I would like to lose
If you wouldn't care, I would like to leave
If you wouldn't mind, I would like to breath

Is there another reason for your stain
Could you believe who we knew stress or strain
Here is another word that rhymes with shame

You could do anything

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"Blew" as written by Kurt Cobain

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  • +9
    General CommentThe way I see this song, is being about someone who isnt living up to everyones expectations of them. Kurt was a fairly smart kid, but I think the general consensus was that he didnt apply himself to a lot of classes even though he was capable. This is what I think the lines mean;
    'If you wouldnt mind, I would like it blew' Maybe people were saying he 'blew it' and his retaliation is saying thats how he wants it to be.
    'If you wouldnt mind, I would like to lose' He doesnt want to try to be better, or to win.
    Both 'would like to leave' and 'would like to breathe' could be about feeling pressured and smothered and just wanting to relax.
    This one might not make sense, but
    'Is there another reason for your stain?'Could be about parents putting pressure on you because they feel like they failed or for another reason other than wanting you to do well.
    'Here is another word that rhymes with shame' is probably meaning, whoever is putting the pressure on you feeling disappointed and ashamed of you. I dont agree with people who are saying that its supposed to mean shame rhymes with fame, while it makes sense, this was on bleach, so most likely written in 91 or before, I dont think Kurt really had the pressure of being famous then.
    'You could do anything' is kind of obvious, you have so much potential and you could do anything.
    This is just how it applies to my life, it could be completely wrong, but I dont know what kurt was thinking when he wrote it. It makes sense for me though :)
    tothewaysideon February 01, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI own Heavier Then Heaven, the biography. And In it, It says that throughout the album he claims himself a stain. Like he is a stain on his family.
    korie.chanon March 31, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHow much bullshit im reading here. This is a song about the classical punk theme. As Nirvana was a punk band, according to Cobain, they used to writte songs about it. If you would mind, I would like to leave. Here goes another word that sounds like shame... So easy to interpretate it. IT MEANS, GET A LIFE OUTSIDE THE CORPORATE MAJOR WORLD. Fool of you guys. Know nothing about Nirvana
    guilhermecarneiro3on January 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpersonally, i like this song, but i like most of them. I'm not sure what it means though... I have a question, i dowloaded the song "Laundry Room" off the net and i can't find out where it's from (I.E. album, single, unreleased...) Does anyone know???
    kerjaon June 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds like Kurt is being smootherd by someone or something...but I dunno.
    fuckyouallon August 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt definantly sounds like the song is about being smoothered by someone or something. Totally kick ass song. I like the bass riff in it a lot and the live version is totally rockin too.
    scorchoon August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike most songs on the Bleach Session, this was put together right before, so there is really no meaning. It could be to Aberdeen, family, or a girlfriend.
    RehersedInsanityon August 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok but...FAME!you're right,so fuckin right
    whitepoetton September 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLaundry room is....Sappy.In his hands is Verse Chorus Verse
    whitepoetton April 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinterpret it anyway you want but i think it's about being smothered by the pressures of fame.

    fuck that sounded like absolute bullshit didn't it.
    only_the_nameson April 19, 2003   Link

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