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Nirvana – Half The Man I Used To Be lyrics

Verse 1:
Forward yesterday -- Makes me wanna stay.
What they said was real -- Makes me wanna steal.
Livin' under house -- Guess I'm livin', I'm a mouse.
All's I gots is time -- Got no meaning, just a rhyme.

Chorus:
Take time with a wounded hand -- Cause it likes to heal
Take time with a wounded hand -- Cause I like to steal
Take time with a wounded hand -- Cause it likes to heal... I like to steal..
I'm half the man I used to be
(This I feel as the dawn, it fades to gray).
Well, I'm half the man I used to be
(This I feel as the dawn, it fades to gray).
Well, I'm half the man I used to be
(This I feel as the dawn, it fades to gray).
Well, I'm half the man I used to be..
Half the man I used to be..

Verse 2:
Feelin' uninspired -- Think I'll start a fire.
Everybody run -- Bobby's got a gun.
Think you're kinda neat -- Then she tells me I'm a creep.
Friends don't mean a thing -- Guess I'll leave it up to me.

Chorus:
Take time with a wounded hand -- Cause it likes to heal
Take time with a wounded hand -- Cause I like to steal
Take time with a wounded hand -- Cause it likes to heal. I like to steal.
I'm half the man I used to be
(This I feel as the dawn, it fades to gray).
Well, I'm half the man I used to be
(This I feel as the dawn, it fades to gray).
Well, I'm half the man I used to be
(This I feel as the dawn, it fades to gray).
Well, I'm half the man I used to be..
Half the man I used to be..

Chorus:
Take time with a wounded hand -- Cause it likes to heal
Take time with a wounded hand -- Cause I like to steal
Take time with a wounded hand -- Cause it likes to heal. I like to steal.
I'm half the man I used to be
(This I feel as the dawn, it fades to gray).
Well, I'm half the man I used to be
(This I feel as the dawn, it fades to gray).
Well, I'm half the man I used to be
(This I feel as the dawn, it fades to gray).
Well, I'm half the man I used to be..
Half the man I used to be..
Half the man I used to be...



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    The song is about a guy who gets his legs amputated. Don't remember if it was a procedure that one of the Stone Temple Pilots went through.

    "Take time with a wounded hand - Cause it likes to heal"
    This refers to the subject waiting to heal after the surgery.

    "I'm a mouse" and "Half the man I used to be"
    Refer to the reduction in physical size after the amputation.

    Overall an inspiration in overcoming the depression after life altering surgery.
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