Heart Shaped Box Lyrics

heart shaped box lyrics - nirvana
heart shaped box lyrics – nirvana

Heart-Shaped Box is a song by the American rock band Nirvana, written by the band’s frontman Kurt Cobain.

It was released as the lead single from their third and final studio album, “In Utero”, in 1993.

The song’s lyrics have been interpreted in various ways, with some suggesting it is about Cobain’s relationship with his then-wife Courtney Love, while others believe it deals with themes of death and the afterlife.

Nirvana Heart Shaped Box Lyrics

Verse 1

She eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak
I’ve been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks
I’ve been drawn into your magnet tar pit trap
I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black

Chorus

Hey! Wait! I got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! Wait! I got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! Wait! I got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Your advice

Verse 2

Meat-eating orchids forgive no one just yet
Cut myself on angel hair and baby’s breath
Broken hymen of ‘Your Highness’, I’m left black
Throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back

Chorus

Hey! Wait! I got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! Wait! I got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! Wait! I got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Your advice

[Guitar Solo]

Verse 3

She eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak
I’ve been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks
I’ve been drawn into your magnet tar pit trap
I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black

Chorus

Hey! Wait! I got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! Wait! I got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! Wait! I got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Your advice
Your advice
Your advice

Facts About Heart Shaped Lyrics

FACTDESCRIPTION
Song TitleHeart-Shaped Box
ArtistNirvana
AlbumIn Utero
SongwritersKurt Cobain
GenreGrunge, Alternative rock
Length4:39
ReleasedAugust 30, 1993
LabelDGC Records
ProducerSteve Albini
Chart PerformanceReached number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart
Lyrics ThemeOpen to interpretation, but often interpreted as being about Cobain’s then-wife Courtney Love or death and the afterlife
Music VideoDirected by Anton Corbijn, features surreal and disturbing imagery
InfluencesCobain cited R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe as an influence on the song’s lyrics
Musical StyleFeatures a distinctive guitar riff and haunting melody, typical of Nirvana’s signature sound
LegacyConsidered one of Nirvana’s most iconic and popular songs, and is often included on “best of” lists for 90s rock and grunge music

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