Gallons Of Rubbing Alchohol Flow Through The Strip

Album: In Utero (1993)
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Songfacts®:

  • A loose jam of a song, it seems to hang around the theme of writer's block and bad relationships.
  • This was a hidden track on Nirvana's third studio album, In Utero. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Matt - Millbrae, CA, for above 2

Comments: 16

  • Jules from OregonIf Dave G hates her....there must be a damn goid reason. She's a pig.
  • Johnny from Pittsburgh, PaIt is only a hidden track on import copies of In Utero
  • Nina from Helsinki, FinlandThe first line/lines refer to a needle (for drugs, obv.) that's been used and re-used even tho' the syringe packages usually state clearly 'USE ONCE AND DESTROY' (sounds familiar, eh?) . -nina-
  • Matt from London, EnglandRalph, his stomach pain was diagnosed in 1993 as a stomach ulcer. Don't try and talk bad about people when they're dead unless you actually research your claims. : )
  • John from Pittsburgh, Pawtf my in utero doesn't have this song on it
    is it only with some copies?
  • Kane from Vancouver, WaThe song, like all of Nirvana's songs pretty much was making fun of the pop music of the day. Kurt was using different opposites to make a point that musicians try to hard sometimes.
  • Ralph from Newton, MaQuit whining about Courtney Love. Kurt was a big boy who made his own poor decisions.

    "I only take heroin because of my undiagnosed stomach pain. If only the doctors would stop saying nothing's wrong with me I'd stop shootin up."

    Yeah, OK.
  • Ed from Chodania, Flthe first line sounds like he may be talking about a tampon >>(It hurts when you have to press that dull little thing that you're only supposed to use once then discard Where do you put it in the garbage can, my honest friend,)<< and courtney being pregnant and not getting her period (She's only been five months late). but idk, thats just me
  • Paul from Zion, IlIt's not about lack of sex, look at the lyrics, it's about pregnancy. It could even be about his daughter, who knows.
  • Kieran from Essex, Englandi think this about kurt getting annoyed that courtney was away so he couldnt have sex
  • Marc from Niagara Falls, Canadagreat song ,really out there though.
  • Dustin from My Home, InCOURTNEY KILLED HIM(well acuyaly she hired a hit man)she only mareid kurt to be the queen of grunge i hate courtney love wiht a passion
  • Kurt from D.c, Dcthis song is about having a pregant wife...and then having to raise a family..(ex: your personaly responsible for..ect) and then he sings about a possible abortion using rubbing alchohol that burns her pubic hair
  • Michelle from Forest Grove, OrThis song should be called Courtney Love is a giant whore.
  • Tristann from Huddersfield, EnglandThis song is basically improvised so probably just some loose ramblings that Kurt thought of at the time
  • Matthew from Fayetteville, NcI believe that this song is lack of sex (ex:Even though we haven't had sex for a week), romantic loneliness (every teen knows that feeling), and deep depression brought on by a loved one, I believe that this song was brought on by Kurt's feelings of abandonment and such by the one and only Miss Satan herself, Courtney Love.
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