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Dear Rosemary Lyrics

You got away got away got away from me
Now get away get away get away from me

I couldn't grow just living in the shadow
Where do you go when no one's following you?
You ran away ran away it was righ on cue

Shall I go on and on and...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 11th 2012 report

    It is about Rosemary Carroll, Courtney love's attorney, and how she lied to help Courtney Love get away with the murder of Kurt Cobain."Truth ain't gonna change the way you lie", "This was no ordinary lie". These lyrics are very obvious. Although not everything Grohl writes is about Nirvana, this one clearly is. Your welcome.

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    anonymous
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    Jul 29th 2013 report

    This song is about Courtney and Kurts attorney, Rosemary Caroll. She was the first person to say to Tom Grant it wasnt a suicide at all. The letter Tom Grant wrote to Rosemary Caroll at the time he was investigating Kurt's death had this words in the header: Dear Rosemary... This letter was about Tom Grant trying to convince Rosemary to keep helping him with the truth, but she suddenly stopped helping him and threatened Tom Grant with a offensive answer talking about putting her lawyers to make him stop. She was probably been threatened by Courtney Love to stop talking. Thats the truth, BELIEVE it or not.

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    anonymous
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    Jun 6th 2011 report

    Girl gets away, girl comes back, but you realize that you are better off without her, because whatever she did to get away from you now makes you sick to your stomach. As much as you loved her before, you despise her now, and this kinda messes with your head, because as devastating as it was to loseher, you are so thankful she is not in your life now. This recently happened to me, and now I listen to this song with almost religous apprecaiation

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 8th 2015 report

    Maybe it is about Rosemary Kennedy...read about her and what the Kennedys did to her and why. Then listen again and think twice. Maybe the song is some kind of flip-flop picture.

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 19th 2013 report

    In my opinion it's about depression. How it can effect two lives, not just one.

    And that's all I have to say about that.

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 28th 2013 report

    It's about a girl he could not have, and could not stay friends with, due to his circumstances and aptitude. I'm guessing her feelings are still hurt.

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  7. anonymous
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    Sep 28th 2012 report

    What if this song originally had nothing to do with Kurt, but when they were trying to come up with the name of the girl they were like "What about that Rosemary Caroll?" and they just write songs like this to mind rape us. Just saying...

  8. anonymous
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    Jan 14th 2012 report

    I think the song is dealing with a case where someone fell in love with a hooker, who is trying to keep the secret of her 2nd life apart from her relationship. "living in the shadows" He might discovered some evidences and is able to understand her situation in parts: "false start..." But he's also warning: "Pick up the pieces" (of truth?) "coming down around you" , "youth ain't gonna change the way you die" (inside?) In the end he has to leave her to save himself

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  9. anonymous
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    Jan 14th 2012 report

    I think the song is dealing with a case where someone fell i love with a hooker, who is trying to keep the secret of her 2nd life apart from her relationship. "living in the shadows" He might discovered some evidences and is able to understand her situation in parts: "false start..." But he's also warning: "Pick up the pieces" (of truth?) "coming down around you" , "youth ain't gonna change the way you die" (inside?) In the end he has to leave to save himself

  10. anonymous
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    Jan 10th 2012 report

    It's abvious that it's about Rosemary Carroll. Maybe she has the answers for all our questions about Kurt's Death and "she get away".

  11. anonymous
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    Jan 3rd 2012 report

    sounds like a chick cheated on him and he took her back, but this is the last straw. He loves her and would rather give her a chance than deal with the break up pain. People who keep thinking he writes about Cobain are idiots.

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  12. anonymous
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    Dec 31st 2011 report

    Rosemary West, wife of Fred West the notorious murderer

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  13. anonymous
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    Oct 22nd 2011 report

    I think that this song is talking about the sacrifice that one makes for love.You care so much that person and you forgot care yourself.
    Then you realize that she never cared of you.It hurts.You feel betrayed, used, and the inly thing that you can do to stop the bottom of the hole of pain its forgot it.

  14. anonymous
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    Aug 7th 2011 report

    When I read recently that Kurt's lawyer was called Rosemary (Rosemary Carroll) I was like... "You're kidding me right?" but, I somewhat doubt it's about her but it is a possibility. What I want someone to ask Dave in an interview is who the fuck is Rosemary? I personally don't understand why people would interpret a song called "Dear Rosemary" to be about Kurt but whatever. :P

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  15. anonymous
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    Jul 12th 2011 report

    Not everything IS about Nirvana or Kurt, but I do think this is about Courtney, as Courtney really irritates Dave... And I think I heard somewhere he used to like her a lot.

  16. anonymous
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    Jul 11th 2011 report

    I read somewhere that this is could be about Rosemary Carroll..

  17. anonymous
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    Jul 3rd 2011 report

    My first impression was also that of Courtney and Kurt. Good song

  18. anonymous
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    Jun 27th 2011 report

    Not everything Dave Grohl does is related to Kurt Cobain. The Foos have been popular for 15 years. Nirvana was popular for 2.

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