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I need an easy friend. I do, with an ear to lend.
I do think you fit this shoe. I do, won't you have a clue.

(Chorus) I'll take advantage while. You hang me out to dry.
But I can't see you every night, free.

I'm standing in your line. I do hope you have the time.
I do pick a number two. I do keep a date with you.

(Chorus)...

(Solo)...

I need an easy friend. I do, with an ear to lend.
I do think you fit this shoe. I do, won't you have a clue.

I'll take advantage while. You hang me out to dry.
But I can't see you every night. No I can't see you every night, free. I do. (x4)



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  • k-dog13
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    k-dog13Apr 15, 2009 at 11:26 pm
    andydog1 is actually right. in a biography, he said when he was writing songs, people asked why he wasn't writing them about his then-girlfriend, Tracy. when his friends asked him what it was about, he simply said, "About a girl," so the name stuck...
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    UnregisteredMar 24, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    It is about tracy marander. The name does come from nirvana's original drummer chad channing conversation with kurt. When asked what the song was about kurt, said "it's about a girl" and the name stuck. It was not on bleach because they did not want to alienate the "grunge" fans. So, it was written well before he was with courney love.

    Heart shaped box is about courtney love and the title comes from a heart shaped box courtney kept her personal things at home. So that may be what you are thinking about in regards to a song about love.

    Also, kurt cobain did not start using heroin until the last years of his life. Remember nirvana was not really in the spot light very long. They achieved fame from about 92' until his death in 94'. Amazing what someone can accomplish and throw away in such a short time.
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    katiexxxdoaApr 29, 2010 at 3:51 pm
    NO, kurt wrote this song for Tracy. In says so in heavier than heaven. and it does not have a double meaning for heroin...he wasnt on herion when he wrote this song.
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    autopilot234Jan 10, 2010 at 12:10 am
    its a song for kurts girlfriend. he didn't have a title for the song so when chad channing (Nirvana's drummer at the time) asked what it was about, kurt said "It's about a girl."
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    rockrgirl1020Jun 26, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    i think he wrote it about his girlfriend...(obviously). nocemisions is right cuz the lyrics are random and in a way confusing. this is a great song though!

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