I can't hide, no on the mantle
I'm not sad until I'm home
It's the season I'm all reason
I have seen all I have grown

Sheared at the seams
Cheat on me, cheat on me
Cheat on me and not seen
And not seen and not seen
Cheat on me at the seams

I'm a lantern, I'm a planter
I set something in the garden
In the handle, on my mantle
I love Santa, I met God

Sheared at the seams
Cheat on me, cheat on me
Cheat on me, cheat on me
At the seams, at the seams
At the seams, cheat on me

I'm a lady Can you save me?
It's the sulfur, I have grown
'Tis the season, I'm all reason
I have fleas so run on home

Sheared at the seams
Cheat on me, cheat on me
Cheat on me, cheat on me
Cheat on me, cheat on me
At the seams, at the seams
Cheat on me

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Curmudgeon Lyrics as written by Krist Novoselic David Grohl

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  • +2
    General Commentsounds like a demented delusional person.. nah i dont know im too lazy to go over the lyrics but still. great song tho, as everything by nirvana.
    smashingrocker666on June 10, 2003   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationSounds like a future reflection of living life with children but in a pessimistic view.

    I can't hide, no
    On the mantle (During Christmas stockings are placed on a fireplace mantle)
    I'm not sad
    Tilling that hoe (Implies hardwork/ labor was worth effort or sexual reference)

    It's the season (Winter coming to spring after winter solstice)
    I'm all reason (Implies guilt/blame)
    I have seen (reflects on past experiences)
    All I have grown (Implies an ability to forsee; uncanny intutition)

    Sheared at the seams (castration or feminine )
    Cheat on me
    And not seen
    At the seams (The last lines refer to deities or omnipotency in a masquerade appeareance like Santa Claus)

    I'm a lender
    I'm a planter (These lines show giving/loving but planting a mental seed)
    I put something
    In the garden (Dead Christmas tree that lingered)

    In the handle
    On the mantle
    I'm not Santa
    I'm a god (The implications on kids of pretending to be santa)

    I want a lady
    Can you save me? (Ms. Claus or two parents)
    It's the sulfur
    I have grown (Sulfur the aroma of pine becoming putrid)

    'Tis the season
    I'm all reason (Parents continuing to tell the lie of Chirstmas)
    I have fleas
    So run on home (A simple excuse of why Santa would be missing, Reindeer)
    jakelistenon March 31, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought curmudgeon meant gross old men.. well.. thats what my grade 8 science teacher told us.
    Reilson July 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe is nothing more than he is, so you shouldn't expect anymore, yet he is still human.
    six_white _horseson June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentold dirty man
    floppyon August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like someone looking back on things and reflecting on things on life in general and just being.
    rudetteon October 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe guitars are to wierd for the song they don't go with the song/his voice....idk
    mY_sUgAr_HiGh69on April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe sugaR HI shut kurt cobain rules you
    clit45-kaoos-appleon October 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCurmudgeon: An ill-tempered person full of resentment and stubborn notions.

    good song.
    maggotbrainon November 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song i agree with MaggotBrains theory on the songs meaning.
    toke05on January 25, 2005   Link

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