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Lake of Fire Lyrics

Where the bad folks go when they die
They don't go to heaven where the angels fly
Go to a lake of fire and fry
see them again 'till the Fourth of July

I knew a lady who came from Duluth
Bitten by a dog with a rabid tooth
She went to her...


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    Oct 11th, 2014 10:53am report

    Maybe he was afraid that he would go to hell, so he wrote a song about it to pretend like he was able to make fun of it.


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    Jul 10th, 2013 7:05pm report

    He seemed like he was venting frustration at Christianity or merely poking fun at it, you have to understand Nirvana mellowed but they never lost their punk roots. He is saying people die suddenly and instantly and don't have time to think about it (their afterlife) everyone takes life for granted and assumes there is either heaven or hell after death.


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    Apr 8th, 2010 4:55pm report

    I love the fact that when they played songs like the man who sold the world, jesus doesn't want me for a sunbeam and all the meat puppets songs he said they were covers but I kinda think this things are useless as no of us are Kurt Cobain and be for anyone says I'm only here as the link came up cause I need the lyrics for my singer


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    Jan 16th, 2009 1:52am report

    wow 597 song interpretations for this one band alone.
    alotta dedicated fans out there or people who think they know what they are talking about with every song. that my friend is what i call a genius song writer....congrads kurt cobain. pretty damn nifty with those words he was.


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    Oct 21st, 2008 10:10pm report

    I thought everyone knew it was a Meat Puppets song, and that it was obviously a lighthearted look at the concept of hell.Its amazing how many songs are credited to the bands that cover them,and not the original artist. I'm just as guilty though, when I was a kid, I thought "Train kept a rollin" was an Aerosmith original.At the time, I had yet to discover the Yardbirds.


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    Oct 18th, 2008 10:47am report

    This is not a Nirvana song! By the Meat Puppets. It appeared on Unplugged in New York, While the meat puppets played backing guitar.


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    Aug 26th, 2008 8:39pm report

    Lake of fire is the place of burning in fire (hell)
    "where do bad folks go when they die they don't go to heaven where the angels fly, the go to a lake of fire and fry."
    the people who sin and murder, rape etc, go to a lake of fire and fry aka hell so when he's asking where bad folks go when they die he answers they go to a lake of fire (hell)
    people cry and people moan they look for a dry place to call their home, try to find somewhere to rest their bones while the angels and the devils try to make them their own."
    people live their lives and cry and moan and have fun and then they die and rest their bones and the whole time they live angels try to get them to moan (have fun and be happy)and devils try to get them to cry

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