This tracks is about someone being madly in love with someone, but the other person isnt reciprocating.
James blake explained the meaning behind the track in a recent interview. "Its sort of an in-joke with myself, because I dont have a brother or sister, I dont blame them because they dont exist."
Cobain dedicated "All Apologies" to his wife Courtney Love and their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. Cobain stated that while the lyrics had nothing to do with his family, the song's mood (which Cobain summarized in the words "Peaceful, happy, comfort") was intended for them. http://bit.ly/cpxCQz
Kurt Cobain conceived "Rape Me" as a life-affirming anti-rape song. He told Spin, "It's like she's saying, 'Rape me, go ahead, rape me, beat me. You'll never kill me. I'll survive this and I'm gonna fucking rape you one of these days and you won't even know it.' http://bit.ly/cQ467x
This track was written about a historical horror novel about a perfumer's apprentice born with no body odor of his own but with a highly developed sense of smell,who attempts to create the "ultimate perfume" by killing virgin women and taking their scent. http://bit.ly/aF2eV4
This track was inspired by Shadowland, a 1978 biography of actress Frances Farmer, whom Cobain had been fascinated with ever since he read the book in high school. http://bit.ly/aF2eV4
"Polly" is based on the true story of a female rape victim from Tacoma, Washington. The girl, 14, was abducted in 1987 by Gerald Friend as she returned from a punk rock show. Friend raped and tortured her with razors and a blowtorch. http://bit.ly/diCuha
Cobain's lyrics address the people outside of the underground music scene that began showing up at Nirvana shows after the release of the group's debut album Bleach. http://bit.ly/auxczh
Cobain came up with the song's title when his friend Kathleen Hanna spray painted "Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit" on his wall. Cobain later claimed that he was unaware that it was a brand of deodorant until months after the single was released. http://bit.ly/deMECa
The song addresses Kurts stormy relationship with Tracy Marander, caused by his refusal to get a job, or share cleaning duties at their apartment. During arguments on the subject, he would occasionally threaten to move into his car, at which point Marander would usually relent. http://bit.ly/acsbv8
This song is widely understood to refer to Blur vocalist Damon Albarn's protracted split from long-term lover Justine Frischmann (Elastica's lead vocalist). http://bit.ly/ayDfzX
The song was Radiohead's reaction to "Creep", which also became something of a millstone for Radiohead singer Thom Yorke. The song's caustic, self-reflexive lyrics used the iron lung as a metaphor for the way "Creep" had both sustained the band's life and constrained them. http://bit.ly/bl0KKn
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke wrote the song about a narcissistic friend of his, which on closer inspection is showcased by the imagery in the lyrics. http://bit.ly/db7PBU
In jeffs words "It's a song about a friend of mine, who's led a rather excessive life... He is in trouble. This song is for him. I know what self-destruction can lead to, and I have tried to warn him." http://bit.ly/amCRHy
"Eternal Life" was inspired by anger over "the man that shot Martin Luther King, World War II, slaughter in Guyana and the Manson murders." http://bit.ly/bFEM3e
This song was inspired by the ending of the relationship between Buckley and Rebecca Moore and concerns the despondency of a young man growing older, finding that his actions represent a perspective he feels that he should have outgrown. http://bit.ly/dtCl3z
Jeff wrote lyrics inspired by his saying goodbye to his girlfriend at the airport on a rainy day. "It's about not feeling so bad about your own mortality when you have true love." http://bit.ly/a3YxpY
Buckley stated that the song was about a dream in which a black woman shot up heroin between her toes. http://bit.ly/czr9fN
The song was written as a love song for Joan Wasser, his girlfriend at the time. http://bit.ly/cirQYI
The song is a fictional story of an escape from a US prison. The main idea behind it is that the war is wrong, with a hint of pure indignation towards the treatment of Black people by other parts of American society. http://bit.ly/be3BP2
The lyrics deal with the effects of crack cocaine on African-Americans during the 1980s crack epidemic. http://bit.ly/cO8Czo
The lyrics discuss racism within the American government and the counter-intelligence programs of the FBI. http://bit.ly/cfhGXN
The song's main message is that the American government touts itself as the land of the free, but lies and takes freedom away. http://bit.ly/aPl41f
"Bullet in the Head" refers to the band's belief that the government uses media to control the population, drawing comparisons between typical residences and Alcatraz. http://bit.ly/bZfHqu
This song was written about the revolution against racism in security agencies. With the lyrics "Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses," referencing the allegation that some members of US police forces are members of the Ku Klux Klan organization. http://bit.ly/dsY176
The song's lyrics discuss social inequality, proclaiming that "landlords and power whores" were going to "burn". http://bit.ly/d80RjE
The lyrics in the chorus of "She's Hearing Voices", "Red pill / Blue pill / Milk of amnesia", are in reference to the medications a friend of Okereke's took to relieve the symptoms of schizophrenia. http://bit.ly/drP0N0
The recurring line "We've got crosses on our eyes" is inspired by cartoon characters who have crosses on their eyes when they die. Okereke tried to convey the feelings in a failing relationship, "of being completely disorientated", using childhood metaphors. http://bit.ly/drP0N0
The song was written about a fan named Pauline who had been in a mental institution, where she apparently had been impregnated by one of the male nurses. She had several abortions, which she would describe in detail to John. This affected Lydon enough to write the song. http://bit.ly/a9PKyy
Johhny rotten explained the meaning behind the controversial song . "You don't write a song like 'God Save The Queen' because you hate the English race. You write a song like that because you love them, and you're fed up of seeing them mistreated" http://bit.ly/9M1XPW
The song was inspired by a trip to the Channel Island of Jersey, followed by a couple of weeks spent in Berlin. Although they described the city as "raining and depressing," they were relieved to get away from London" http://bit.ly/9TO1iY
Dont think anyone has summed up being dropped so accurately and beautifully as this. I think everyone can relate to the feelings mike is describing in this song.
For me this song is about settling for less and being unhappy with that. Trying to achieve your goals and reach something better, but people telling you to stick to the routine of 9-5
Lead singer Will Butler explained that the song was inspired by an photo sent to him by an old friend of his from the suburbs of Houston. The image triggering of a lot nostalgic feelings for him, which he wanted to capture in this song. http://bit.ly/9wVabr
Yeah! The songs chorus 'Gabba gabba hey' comes from the a line in the film 'gooble gobble, gooble gobble, one of us, one of us'!
This song refers to a hitler youth member. The hitler youth being a paramilitary nazi group. Seymour Stein complained about the song and insisted that the track was offensive, so alternative lyrics where used on the final album release version. http://bit.ly/cMOO7l
This song is about the kids who lived in Forest Hill, Queens who where always on the lookout for cheap thrills to cure their boredom. http://bit.ly/cMOO7l
I think this song is about Kevin hating his father, and retaliating to his father putting him down when he was younger. I think he is saying that he is not the "cracked up kid who never wins, dying for the little you've got".
Faris explained the meaning behind this song in a recent interview. "This is about a collection I used to have. You always see abandoned gloves on the pavement and I used to collect them, label them with the location and time that I found them and put them in plastic bags". http://bit.ly/cLnlnw