Nirvana: About a Girl Meaning
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Song Released: 1994
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About a Girl Lyrics
I do... with an ear to lend
I do... think you fit this shoe
I do... about you have a clue
I'll take advantage while
You hang me out to dry
But I can't see you every night
I'm standing in your...
anonymous Aug 14th, 2008 8:41pm report
This song was written about Tracy. They had been arguing and fighting, and basically it's his way of saying he still loves her. "I can see you every night, free" was taken straight from an argument he and Tracy had. "I need an easy friend" he needs her, "I do with an ear to lend" he needs her to listen, "I do think you fit this shoe" he thinks that she's the one that can help and listen to him, "I do, won't you have a clue" he's asking if she realizes how much she means to him.
The story of how they got the name of the song is a good one so I'll just put it out there. Kurt wrote the song and showed to Chad and Krist, they liked it and asked what it was called Kurt said he hadn't given it a name yet so Krist asked "what's it about?", Kurt replied "It's about a girl" and then they decided it would be called About A Girl.
anonymous May 23rd, 2011 5:43pm report
This song is about a girl.
anonymous Dec 2nd, 2017 12:13pm report
I always felt he was secretly proposing by the many i do,s.i do.i doooooooooooooooo
anonymous Apr 27th, 2012 4:01am report
She would bring back McDonalds bags
anonymous Nov 12th, 2011 11:16am report
I like love songs that are written by ppl who don't usually do lovesongs because they're less likely to use dry chliches and may instead portray the essence of it in an unusual way.
I wonder how that chick reacted when she found out this was written for her. They had long since separated, and he'd gotten a wife in the mean time, but if you found out someone you used to care for told the whole world how much he cared about you (by making a very popular piece of art, at that) and he'd died without you noticing about it, I imagine that this would cause the old feelings to resurface at least for a moment...
anonymous Jul 23rd, 2011 7:51pm report
The lyric is actually, "i can't see you every night, for free" kurt and tracy fighting over kurt not having a job, and he would be the one getting fed up with it and threatening to live on the streets tracy didnt want to see him do that so it was a never ending cycle till he left her
anonymous May 4th, 2011 5:19pm report
Actually the lyrics to that are "I do pick up number two."
anonymous Apr 11th, 2011 4:56am report
I hated the unplugged version of this song at first, but I'm really loving this song now! What's it mean by "I do have a number to"?
anonymous Apr 11th, 2011 4:55am report
Why do you people insist on repeating an interpretation? I don't honestly understand the point in it! Or, why do you people post stupid crap?
shanon2885 Jun 14th, 2010 6:59pm report
This song is indeed about kurt's girlfriend at the time tracy. actually Kurt had been homeless and tracy took him in. Kurt was not working and paid nothing toward rent or upkeep but often did things around the apartment...as per tracy's own words. Kurt relied on the relationship for support but also claimed that tracy was the only girl he ever loved, until he met courtney. Tracy took care of him and he often gifted her bizarre items such as dolls he would make, or a collage of disease infested vaginas and slabs of meat. you can see more about Kurt and tracy's relationship and this song meaning from tracy's interview in the documentary "kurt & courtney". RIP KURT
anonymous Sep 13th, 2008 9:49pm report
It is about Kurt's girlfriend Tracy. She was upset because he never wrote a song about her, so he did. He never told her it was about her. When coming up with the title they asked what it was about. Kurt said,"It's about a girl." That is how it got the name.
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