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Heart-shaped Box
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,
Your advice...



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    KIMBERLYLLMay 29, 2009 at 4:41 pm
    WOO I LOVE THIS SONG IT AWSOME I LOVE IT WHEN HE SAY CUT MYSELF ON ANGELS HAIR AND BABYS BREATH
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    imrodburgandyMar 2, 2011 at 8:22 am
    kurt is talking about his addiction to heroin in the first four lines. he says "she eyes me like a pisces when i am weak".. speaking about coming down off of heroin and being weak from it. the heroin is just eyeing him down until he uses again and is back "up" on his binge.
    "ive been locked inside your heart shaped box for weeks".. his love for the drug has locked his soul into a metaphoric box of only caring about using.
    "i've been drawn into your magnet tar pit trap".. again saying that he is trapped by the heroin(which is a tarry substance) and by using the words drawn, magnet, pit, trap all in the same line he gets the point across of how addicting the substance is to him.
    "i wish i could eat your cancer when you turn black".. he mentions it being cancer which is something that kills people but he says that he loves it and would eat the cancer. its something that he "loves to hate" or atleast he acknowledges how bad it is for him but he still loves the high he gets when using.

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    KaulitzchicHeadbangerJul 28, 2009 at 10:06 pm
    okay so i LOVE the song and the band but could someone tell me what
    "i wish i could eat your cancer when u turn black' i didnt get that.
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    DreamyDancer06Jul 28, 2008 at 8:16 am
    The first line in the song "she eyes me like a pisces" has meaning. A pisces (Kurt Cobain was a pisces by his birthdate) has a need to fit in and feel connected to a person and the world at large. this song is about that. How despite wanting to leave the relationship, he can't because of this need. This woman also "attacks" him when he's weak, and then cares for him after, making him dependant on her. THis gives the effect that he can't live without her, even though he desperatly wants to. The line "your advice" is repeated many times, and this may be why he feels like he can't leave.
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    TheDugganJun 23, 2008 at 11:30 pm
    I think this song talks about false love.. How he was in love but the girl didn't love him back and how he really wanted her to love him because of how much he loved her

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