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Nirvana – All Apologies lyrics
What else should I be
All apologies
What else could I say
Everyone is gay
What else could I write
I don't have the right
What else should I be
All apologies

In the sun
In the sun I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
Married
Buried

I wish I was like you
Easily amused
Find my nest of salt
Everything is my fault
I'll take all the blame
Aqua seafoam shame
Sunburn with freezerburn
Choking on the ashes of her enemy

In the sun
In the sun I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
Married
Buried
Married
Buried
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...

All in all is we all are (x21)
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    horatio
    A lot of references to Shakespeare's Hamlet in this song: "in th' sun", "all in all", and indirectly (to name one I think) the ever cryptic "Aqua seafoam shame". The play 'Hamlet' has taken on many rewrites over the year in works known as the First Folio, and the First and Second Quarto, and these rewrites are notoriously plagued with misquotes and best guess replacements. Now I think, Kurt being Kurt, with his love for mispelling words, purposely wrote errors into his song. Shakespeare was well aware that future players and theatre companies would basterdize his work - and he would poke fun at this in his plays. Kurt is doing the same, only in his songs. So now the question is, what was the original wording of "Aqua seafoam shame". My best back-tracking guess is "Alack, and fie for shame!" (Ophelia, actiii). He does this also in "Smell's Like Teen Spirit" with the wording "a mosquito"; I think comes from "malicho" as in "Marry, this is miching malicho. It means mischief."(Hamlet to ophelia, actiii) - without getting to deep into it, they would also work contextually.
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    HazelDountLovesBullet
    No, personally, I did not know Cobain. Neither did you, I can assume. Yes, I know he was on drugs and all of that, and sure, I know he had some problems. But I do not see why someone who was one of the most famous and influential people of his time would kill himself over drugs or selfishness like depression (don't take that the wrong way, trust me. I know what depression is like and it f*****g sucks, but there are ways to fix it without killing yourself). I mean, I would see it as selfish because, if it was suicide, he's leaving his bandmates/friends in the cold without him, abandoning his new baby, and - of course - it hurt his millions of fans, all because he felt bad and wanted his drugs.
    As for the B. S about suicide vs. Murder - I just have to say we'll have to agree to disagree because I prefer not to argue over something neither of us witnessed.
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    Is it possible this is a song about pollution and the environment?
    He is apologizing to mother earth, because he sees the damage man is doing but feels helpless to do anything about it.
    He wishes he could be g** (happy) and easily amused because then he could get over the guilt he feels about mans actions.
    A couple of things led me to think this and here they are:.
    Sunburn freezerburn. Coolant (freezer) produces chlorofluorocarbons which in turn opened up a hole in the ozone resulting in uv rays causing sun burns/cancer. (popular topic when he wrote this).
    Aqua seafoam shame is the pollution of our oceans.
    Mother earth is chocking on the ashes of her enemy man.
    But, I don't really have the right to talk about this. Because I am not really doing anything about it and I am man, and therefore contributing to the problem.
    Find my nest of salt. This one has been tricky for me. But I think it's possible he's talking about life on our planet was born (nest) from the salt water oceans. This may sound crazy but, if that's what he's saying, he could consider the oceans/beginning of life the true god (the creator).
    Is it possible that he believes he is one with the creator. And is offering himself up in jesus like fashion to wash away all of the sins of mankind?
    All in all is all we all are. Is this his way of saying everything on this planet is all connected and all we have.
    It's possible I'm off base on a few things but I'm pretty convinced this is a song about the environment.
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    Courtney is a sociospath. She drove him to kill himself because that's what sociopaths do. He had a premonition. That's why he wrote married, buried.
    She envied his talent and success, so she married him to try to ride his coat tails but didn't have an ounce of talent.
    How do I know? I was married to a sociopath and they all do the same things. His ex committed suicide. They will either kill you or drive you to suicide if you don't wake up and escape.
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    HazelDountLovesBullet
    Wow. Married, burried? Oh, the ironic foreshadowing! His wife (at the time) Courtney Love, was the one who killed him (he had no reason to want to kill himself, so I don't believe it was sucide). So, essentially. He was married then burried. I just wish he could have seen it coming. The world suffered an enormous loss, and the infamous 27 list claimed another victim. So sad.
    Hey, um. If you people are going to post a comment, could you please make it legible?
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      A lot of references to Shakespeare's Hamlet in this song: "in th' sun", "all in all", and... Read more →
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      No, personally, I did not know Cobain. Neither did you, I can assume. Yes, I know he was on drugs... Read more →

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