If you would have said , "This is what I get from this song," or, "This is what I think it means," I would have respected your post a lot more. I’ll only have said it once but it looks like I’m complaining all the time.
Unfortunately, you chose to beat your idea down everybody's throats, which isn't cool. People also don’t realise that in all the interviews before ‘Nevermind’ come out, and in the first few months afterwards, we had different perspectives on what our band was. We didn’t realise how many interviews we were doing, just knew that we were exhausted every night after talking for hours on end." - Kurt Cobain-Heart Shaped Box was also inspired by Jessica Tandy, the original Blanche Dubois, and Vivian “Leigh” starring in Tennessee William’s A Street Car Named Desire.(Inspired by Blanche’s Seahorse Pin)I listened to a radio interview of Courtney Love in Burbank and when Kurt was across town playing at the Whiskey Go-Go.
Like many people here have said whether in this forum or other song pages countless times, music is an art and art can take on many different meanings to different people, even a different one to every person. Interviewer: "But on "Heart-Shaped Box" the chorus goes "Hey/Wait/I’ve got a new complaint"."That’s just me giving an example of how I’m perceived.
No one's interpretation is wrong because that is what the song means for that individual. People don’t realise that I’ll say something and it’ll be quoted in an article, then it’ll be taken out and used in another article in a different place, and then again, and then again.
I'm thinking though that the line 'I've been drawn into you're magnet tar pit trap' might mean that he had to use heroin to ease his stomach and back pains and then he became addicted and the line 'I've been locked inside your heart shaped box for weeks' could mean that since Courtney gave him that box they started going out and got married and Kurt was stuck with her.I've been a fan of Nirvana since '93 when I was in college and their music got me through some very tough times in my life. No Offense, Orlando, but that is extremely ignorant and pretentious to assume that you know for a fact exactly what this song is about. I can't believe how many of you are so f--king blind..I made it through those bad times and survived into 2013. I'm a musician as well like I said in an earlier post and I don't claim to know any more about Kurt or what he was trying to say than anyone else, I did not know him personally, and even if I did, it wouldn't matter because I don't live in his head. but I guess I only understand him because I am a musician. do you really think he'd want to risk getting killed by saying what the song was about, hmmm?A mother that says I'm being punished for what i did when i was young heroin is dumb...A mother that lies in a hospital bed dying while she gets to know her son, his forever in dept to her priceless advice shocked by all this he wishes she would throw down her umbilical noose so i can climb right back.