Trapped in a Heart-Shaped Box

Ten years ago today, Kurt Cobain killed himself.

I’m not like them
But I can pretend
The sun is gone
But I have a light
The day is done
But I’m having fun
I think I’m dumb
Or maybe just happy…
My heart is broke
But I have some glue
Help me inhale
And mend it with you
We’ll float around
And hang out on clouds
Then we’ll come down
And have a hangover…
Skin the sun
Fall asleep
Wish away
The soul is cheap
Lesson learned
Wish me luck
Soothe the burn
Wake me up

— Kurt Cobain, “Dumb

I’m so happy ’cause today
I’ve found my friends …
They’re in my head

— Kurt Cobain, “Lithium

Monkey see, monkey do
I don’t know why I’d – rather be dead than cool

— Kurt Cobain, “Stay Away



April 5, 2004
12:50 pm

I can’t help but wonder if the allegations about his widow, Courtney Love, have more to do with her outspoken stance against the RIAA than any actual suspicion.


April 5, 2004
4:21 pm

I was a freshman in high school when he died. I remember sitting around a cafeteria table with a bunch of friends during a school dance a few days afterward and talking about Kurt Cobain all night. I cut out the story from the newspaper and put it in my diary, too.