Heart-shaped box is the first single that Nirvana take from their album In Utero. Is a song that talks about all the doubts that someone can have when he start a new relationship.
But he don’t know if the other person is the right one.

Maybe all this doubts are generated by the hard relationship that he have with his wife Courtney Love, singer of the band The Holes.

Discover here below, more facts and the deep relations with the meaning of this lyrics.

Lyrics

She eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak
I’ve been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks
I’ve been drawn into your magnetar pit trap trap
I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black

Hey!
Wait!
I’ve got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey!
Wait!
I’ve got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey!
Wait!
I’ve got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice, your advice

Meat-eating orchids forgive no one just yet
Cut myself on angel hair and baby’s breath
Broken hymen of your Highness, I’m left back
Throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back

Hey!
Wait!
I’ve got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey!
Wait!
I’ve got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey!
Wait!
I’ve got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice, your advice

She eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak
I’ve been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks
I’ve been drawn into your magnetar pit trap trap
I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black

Hey!
Wait!
I’ve got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey!
Wait!
I’ve got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey!
Wait!
I’ve got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice, your advice, your advice, your advice





Heart-shaped box – Nirvana – Meaning

 She eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak
I’ve been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks 

All the song talks about the relationship between Kurt and Courtney Love.

And in this first verse he use the astrological signs to show and explain their relationship.

Pisces are a sign that are well know to be sensitive and intuitive. Idealistic and imaginative.

So he start thinking that when he was weak, she looked at him like if he was a fish.

Because he think that she see him like a weak person.

This is more powerful in the second line.

The heart-shaped box was a gift maded by Courtney.

But for him, this little box was more.

Was a cage, where she can locked him .

Maybe he thinks that she was not really in love like instead Kurt was.

The idea of be in love was more strong in Courtney and romantic.

 I’ve been drawn into your magnet tar pit trap
I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black 

Again Kurt thinks that the real master inside the relationship was Courtney.

Here we can see a more sexual meaning, because maybe she are using sex to chain the will of Kurt.

When he write “eat your cancer”, he refer to the astrological sign again.

And we can see the strong of their relationship.

And  the fact that he really love her.

When the caratteristics of her sign come out, he can make she well.

When she fall in the black side of her personality.

When she turn black.

Kurt was there.

To help her.

 Hey! Wait! I got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Your advice 

I’ll write the meaning of this words later.

If you want to leave your interpretation, write your thoughts in the comment below.

I’ll insert them here with mine (and with your name).

Thank you.

 Meat-eating orchids forgive no one just yet
Cut myself on angel hair and baby’s breath 

I’ll write the meaning of this words later.

If you want to leave your interpretation, write your thoughts in the comment below.

I’ll insert them here with mine (and with your name).

Thank you.

 Broken hymen of ‘Your Highness’, I’m left back
Throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back 

I’ll write the meaning of this words later.

If you want to leave your interpretation, write your thoughts in the comment below.

I’ll insert them here with mine (and with your name).

Thank you.

Conclusion

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