Nirvana: Lounge Act Meaning
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Lounge Act Lyrics
I can't let you smother me
I'd Like to, but it couldn't work
Trading off, taking turns
Don't regret a thing
And I've got this friend, you see
Who makes me feel and I
Wanted more than I could steal
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jan 26th 2015 report
This song is about Tobi Veil; a woman Kurt dated while writing some of "never mind".
She was dating a friend of Kurt, while having an affair on that man with Kurt. But Kurt is well-aware that she is cheating on his friend.
"I'd like to but it couldn't work" means he would LIKE to be in a relationship with her, but it wouldn't work out given the situation.
"Trading off, taking turns" means he is sharing time with her between her boyfriend. They see each other every other night or something like that.
"Dont regret a thing" means he doesn't regret being with her even though it's "wrong"
"I've got this friend you see, who makes me feel." They call each other friends, but he grows feelings for her.
"I wanted more than I could steel" shows he wanted MORE than an affair, he wanted to be with her all the time, but he couldn't b/c she needed to be with her boyfriend.
anonymous Jun 23rd report
I honestly thought this song was about Kurt being in a gay open relationship and he’s jealous that his gay lover is constantly seeing a girl. Lol but now Ik it’s about a girl named tobi or whatever.
anonymous Oct 20th 2019 report
Bruh It's about weed
anonymous Sep 9th 2017 report
I always thought it was the other say around. Like the song was about HIM cheating. I guess hes just swithing points of view..
anonymous Jan 1st 2017 report
I like the meaning of this being about a girl however I really enjoy Nirvana's music.
This song is about being an being in a relationship with an addiction and making a deal with with the devil.
anonymous Jul 19th 2014 report
About Kurt knowing his girlfriend has cheated or fancies another guy.
anonymous Mar 19th 2012 report
This song was written about Bikini Kill co-founder, Tobi Vail “Kurt’s Ex“. It's actually the only song Cobain admitted was about her. This is also a song about heartache in a relationship. It contains a reference to Teen Spirit ("I still smell her on you") and a tattoo Kurt had on his forearm, which was a shield with letter K on it - K records logo(“I’ll arrest myself / I’ll wear a shield”).
anonymous Oct 25th 2011 report
It's all about jealousy. Who is fuckin' jealous (like me) and fighting against it will understand it well.
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