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Lounge Act Lyrics

Truth - covered in security
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


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    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.

  2. anonymous
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    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.

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 20th 2019 report

    Bruh It's about weed

  4. anonymous
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    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..

  5. anonymous
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    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.

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 19th 2014 report

    About Kurt knowing his girlfriend has cheated or fancies another guy.

  7. anonymous
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    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”).

  8. anonymous
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    Oct 25th 2011 report

    It's all about jealousy. Who is fuckin' jealous (like me) and fighting against it will understand it well.

  9. anonymous
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    Dec 19th 2010 report

    "like you but it couldn't work, trading off taking turns, don't regret a thing"

    song has got to be about a homosexual experience.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  10. boddah
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    May 31st 2009 report

    This songs is absolutly about tobi vail...a girl that kurt loved so much,,but,tobi is a calvinisme..a deem that boy just like a dool..

  11. altfreak
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    Apr 21st 2009 report

    It's about his "friends with benefits" Toni, and how he wants to be more, but she doesn't!

  12. zachlovesnirvana
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    Dec 9th 2008 report

    It is about a relationship where you like who you are with but you have this friend you like also and you try to make everything work but you have bitten off more then you can chew.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway

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