Soup

Songfacts®:

  • Blind Melon lead singer Shannon Hoon wrote this song about Kurt Cobain, the Nirvana frontman who took his own life in April 1994. Like Cobain, Hoon also struggled with drug addiction, and on October 21, 1995 he died from a drug overdose.

    In our interview with Blind Melon guitarist Christopher Thorn, he said: "When he sang the lyric, 'I will pull the trigger and make you all go away,' I knew it was about Kurt Cobain. I had goose pumps for days after hearing that - and still do when I hear the song now."
  • Soup is also the name of Blind Melon's second album. This song was written for it, but didn't make the cut. Shannon Hoon died a few months after the album was released, so the song was included on their 1996 album Nico, which was cobbled together from unfinished songs the band completed without Hoon and various completed but unreleased songs. The album is named after Hoon's daughter, Nico.

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