What does You Know You're Right mean?

Nirvana: You Know You're Right Meaning

Album cover for You Know You're Right album cover

Song Released: 2002


You Know You're Right Lyrics

I will never bother you
I will never promise to
I will never follow you
I will never bother you

Never speak a word again
I will crawl away for good

I will move away from here
You wont be afraid of fear
No thought was put in to this
I...

  1. anonymous
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    Aug 15th 2007 !⃝

    This song is about Kurt leaving the music business, It is not about suicide because Kurt did not kill himself,He was murdered, I think it is a song about him leaving Courtney and music, I also think You won't be afraid of fear are lyrics for Bean It is his swan song from breaking away from Courtney and the music business and telling Bean to be strong and he is leaving for her so she is not in a spot light the rest of her life.

  2. anonymous
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    Aug 6th 2007 !⃝

    I believe he wanted to escape his life, but no by suicide. He wanted to escape the fame and start fresh with Frances. I believe he was planning on leaving Courtney too? I think he just wanted peace away from everything that had hurt him. Whether or not he killed himself... I'm sure he's at peace now... I think this is song is a message to everyone that he was going to escape from it all

  3. anonymous
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    Jul 9th 2007 !⃝

    This song is about the thoughts of leaving Courtney and even the music industry. That's a fact; suicide was PROBABLY never a hard fact in Kurts mind, if at all.

    Mischa.

  4. anonymous
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    May 17th 2007 !⃝

    BIGGEST NIRVANA FAN EVER!
    http://www.myspace.com/evil_asylum
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    That's Proof!

    That's My Page.
    THIS SONG IS ABOUT:

    *leaving the music business
    *working things out with Courtney love (he didn't want to hurt her)

    ++++
    "never speak a word again...i will crawl away for good"
    "lets talk about someone else"
    *he wants to quit music
    ++++
    ^^^
    NOT ABOUT SUICIDE.
    DAMN!
    NAIVE PPL SAY THAT!
    HE EVEN WROTE IN JOURNALS HE VALUED LIFE.
    HIS "SUICIDE NOTE" ALSO REVEALS HE WANTED TO RETIRE.
    FORGET FIRST LINE AND LAST FOUR OF "SUICIDE NOTE" B/C THOSE HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO BE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE ELSE.

    ---
    1)Please, Quit trying to figure songs out. I've defaced at least three websites by telling them that interpretation is not important.
    2)RESPECT HIS MUSIC. If you are coming on and saying "Nirvana sucked, ruined metal hair (etc.,)" THEN WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING UNDER THIS ARTISTS' NAME?
    GET THE FUCK OFF.
    ----
    THANKS

  5. wednesdaynight
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    May 11th 2007 !⃝

    Fuck you all are wrong.

    I saw once again on HIS documentary that HE SAID HIMSELF that he had once more song to write to finish he's album so he wrote this song as a goodbye I'm sorry letter to everyone cause he was gonna suicide because when he wrote Rape Me a girl got raped the next day and he felt that it was he's fault so he wrote this song and then he overdose then Courtney brought him back to life. BTW all these are facts, there's no way in hell you can argue with me.

    Oh yeah after he was brought he performed these song and his new album then he went to the hospital.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  6. anonymous
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    Apr 20th 2007 !⃝

    This song might be a good-bye letter from Kurt.He was going to stop his music career, leave Courtney, and the audience who loved him too much. "I will never bother you.I will never promise to.I will never follow you.I will never bother you." this could mean that now he is going away from the spot light that he hated and live a solo,silent life. "Never speak a word again" means not to complain against his decision of leaving. "She just wants to love herself." means nothing more than what Kurt thought of Courtney. "PAIN!" This is the symbol of his life, what he felt and had to go through. "I am so warm and calm inside, I no longer have to hide." means he is pleased and happy and no longer need to be as twisted and negative. Finally, "You know you're right." This is very special. It means that whatever we predict of him are right. He just wanted to let go of everything. We are all correct in a way and our opinions are never to be disagreed. Kurt wanted people to know that. It was his last word to the people he was going to leave behind.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 3rd 2007 !⃝

    It means that he was going to be done with Courtney hence I will crawl away for good, and "pain" that he has to go.

  8. JLB
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    Mar 27th 2007 !⃝

    Kurt was sarcastic, and this song really shows that.
    "no thought was put into this"possibly meaning this song.
    I think towards the end he was sick of his career and torn between Courtney and his daughter.

  9. anonymous
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    Jan 22nd 2007 !⃝

    i think this song is about 2 things


    1)i don't think this song is about him about to commit suicide.He was very depressed so he was suicidal.
    commiting sucide and being suicidal and two very different things(commit suicide-the act of killing oe's self)
    (being suicidal-thoughts of suicide)

    and/or

    2)it can be about him wanting to leave courtney.maybe that's why it was realeased nearly a decade after his death.

  10. Thorn495
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    Jan 5th 2007 !⃝

    For me, this song expresses the death of a relationship.

    You ever been in one that was going so well and then, for whatever reasons, "poof?" You're alone again. You try desperately to get back together, but the other half isn't feeling it, doesn't want listen to you, wants nothing to do with you anymore, doesn't let it get to her, makes you think you're at fault. You can't help how you feel. You can try to deny it, but "PAIN." She goes on her merry way, but it never really goes away.

  11. anonymous
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    Dec 4th 2006 !⃝

    Ok It might be about his suicide or about him leaving Courtney and the music industry. Kurt's great uncles both committed suicide and he always joked as a kid about having 'suicide genes'. Kurt also said he was going to quit music and open a art gallery. He also asked for a divorce from Courtney, but it never happened. If it's about suicide its probably just Kobains twisted humor towards suicide not his actual one. It also could be about Courtney and his role in music. Depends on how you look at it.

  12. anonymous
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    Nov 16th 2006 !⃝

    First it would have been 2 years ago. Second, go to justicforkurt.com doosh bag! he didn't kill himself! there is no way he could. It's about him leaving Courtny and the music industry.

  13. anonymous
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    Oct 23rd 2006 !⃝

    Macayla and anonamous dude

    this song is about suicide
    all the lyrics say that he has benn planning it(to kill himself). Even if he performed it a year earlier.

    "I always knew it would come to this"

    it is very obviouise that this song is about suicide.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  14. anonymous
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    Oct 17th 2006 !⃝

    I agree with the anonymous dude. I don't think that Kurt killed himself. Even if he did die about three months after he wrote the song. Courtney took the band to court after the death of Kurt. I'm pretty suspicious. She lost didn't she? My cousin, T.J.,he loves nirvana like so much,downloaded this song to my computer for me. He's such a sweet-heart. Okay,maybe not. The point is,that she fought so hard because she wanted the world to believe that her and Kurt were happy together wih frances bean.

    Macayla

  15. anonymous
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    Oct 1st 2006 !⃝

    By the way people, tis song first surfaced at a gig shortly after the release of nevermind so saying that it is about him saying he is going to commit suicide are incorrect




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