The Man Who Sold The World Lyrics - Nirvana

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We passed upon the stair, we spoke in was and when
Although I wasn't there, he said I was his friend
Which came as a surprise, I spoke into his eyes
I thought you died alone, a long long time ago

Oh no, not me
We never lost control
You're face to face
To The Man Who Sold The World

I laughed and shook his hand, and made my way back home
I searched for a foreign land, for years and years I roamed
I gazed a gazeless stare, we walked a million hills
I must have died alone, a long long time ago

Who knows? Not me
I never lost control
You're face to face
With the Man who Sold the World

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Who knows? not me
We never lost control
You're face to face
Of the Man who Sold the World



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question about kurt cobain | Reviewer: kurt cobain fan | 12/25/13

i like music but i dont feel it inside my mind for me much gets me confused and iwanna know you get in touch in his music lyrics i know when you hear his music you feel somone asunque expression of big minded small heart american productive anarchist hes sht was hard in music but how peoples get in touch of lyrics

I love this song because its the honest I know... | Reviewer: FoXZuni (Simone) woman | 9/20/13

nirvana the song is one of the most honest and beautiful sound I know...there are many other beautiful songs...but this one tell us a true and you must find it in yourself, because everyone of us sold the world en everyone of us will sold the world because we are human being and we have feelings inside us..who lets us think and feel...but not everyone will see these feelings our thinkings...so we all met a man or woman who sold the world. sorry if this tekst is nog written correctly but I am from Belgium and live in the Netherlands, my english is not quit very good:)))Nirvana is the most beautiful...

I sing it for different reason | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/13/13

As a Muslim, I sold the world. I look around I dont make girlfriends(though I can because god made me handsome) , no liqueur, no fornication, no porn, no smoking no music, all the wrong things though I used to listen to music before and thats why I know this song. Now I just sing it between me and myself with similar lyrics,
"For doing what I am made for, to reach the greater door"
"who knows my pain", "I never lost control"
"Your days ,on base,
to be the man who sold the world"
"This is my place these days" "For years and years alone"
"I ask God to hold me fast or I will be lost again and dragged"
"To where I was before, before I had this goal"
"My life is hard and sore, but it has this peaceful shore"
"cause your days, on base,
to be the man who sold the world"

I will be like "who knows my pain" (when I see guys get their girlfriends to their room, and I can but I say no now looking for marrying the right person, or holding my gaze down in front of a beautiful woman) then I will say "I never lost control" I mean by that, that I am still strong and in control though of the pain. the "for being the man who sold the world" (that is my situation right now.) then "This is my place these days" though I live in Dubai but It does not matter to me, I just to be a slave who do the right thing not what I like. "For years and years alone"I also used to live in LA and the same thing never even visited a club, so not a lot of people share interest and I lost many of my friends. "I ask God to hold me steadfast or I will be lost and dragged" dragged back to the pleasure life with no happinies. "To where I was before, before I had this goal"..

I love Kurt and Nirvana | Reviewer: Natasha | 7/26/13

I have heard both the versions of this song and I love the Nirvana version. Kurt just made this song more lively and amazing. It touches my soul. I wish you would be alive Kurt, to see how you have inspired generations and that how much people love you. There are millions who think about you everyday and wish you could come back. You rest in everyone's heart, Kurt. And I love you to the core.

just a cover song | Reviewer: hanzel | 3/3/13

i think the man who sold the world is about the writer's alter ego. this person seems to have suffered from multiple disorder or something in which he is unaware of what he was doing coz he's been switching from one identity to another. as stated "Although I wasn't there, he said I was his friend. Which came as a surprise, I spoke into his eyes. I thought you died alone, a long long time ago", it seems like his alter ego existed long time ago and now has been haunting him due to personal reasons or unfinished business or something. so, in my own personal stupid opinion, alter ego is like your past self whos been dead long time ago and reincarnated.

Alot of life lived by kurt in only1 chance | Reviewer: Sushan kharal | 2/25/13

Kurt just dont live in his body which was burried,,,he was living ,,he is living n he will b living in millions of grunge youngstars body,,,so i believe he,ll b never dead,,,,,,,wish u were here kurt,,,,

Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name | Reviewer: anonymous | 11/26/12

Its obvious isn't it? lol YOU sold the world, all of you, all of us! He is talking to himself, his mirror reflection, in everyr face he meets, along every street yadda yadda. You do it to yourself, and that's why it really hurts

Rofl | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/21/11

@Janelle

Lol if you don't think Bowie was bi, you don't know that he met his wife while they were shagging "the same bloke."

Anyhoot, they're both fantastic versions, I love both of them. They each offer something the other just couldn't quite give; Bowie with the polish and layering of sound, Cobain with his broken emotional take on the song. Both are good in completely different ways, and that's what makes a great cover of a great song.

kurt.... | Reviewer: franklin perez | 12/20/11

hi, my friends, is a difficult situation here with all friends that we have shared this page, i hope that all one time in our life we can do something better to help the new genarations of cubain.... i love be part of this group....congratulation for us, becouse we've knew to kurt cubain and his band, the best one........

kurt.... | Reviewer: franklin perez | 12/20/11

hi, my frinds, is a difficult situation here with all friends that we have shared this page, i hope that all one time in our life can do someting better to help the new genarations of cubain.... i love be part of this group....congratulation for us, becouse we have knew to kurt cubain and his band, the best one........

Nirvana rocks | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/16/11

nirvana one of my favourite band.Nirvana have many heart touching songs which also change the mood of person who has depressed or in tension.This song shows the kurt's interest about the music

kurt wasnt alone. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/18/11

lots of the people here are saying just what kurt has done. krist novaselic and dave ghrol are a big part of nirvanas success. remember this. all are amazing.
love nirvana and you can love the world

Zaidi | Reviewer: Zaid khan | 8/7/11

Kurt cobain,,,the best singer,and guitarist i ever seen....his every song touchs my heart,,,,,i believe he waz a drug addicit,,but i think it waz drugs which made him ,great and high...,.luv u kurt..
R.i.p

Unplugged was my first CD | Reviewer: Ian Stanus | 5/14/11

When I was 15, my dad gave me a gift. Of course, he give me an "Unplugged" CD.
Well, I was confused for the first time. And my dad said, "Everyone just live for a while, but look what Kurt was doin'."
And just it, I dont really know what my dad trying to say!

In April 4th 2009 my dad was died. And I remember about his. I think what my dad trying to said is "If u really want to be a great person, just make a different world with your own way. It doesn't matter how people looking at you, the most important thing is we love what we doin'. At least some people will approciate what we've done, Son! "

thanks dad, thanks Kurt.

You're both was my Inspiration.


R.I.P


RIP | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/14/11

This is an original David Bowie song BUT I like the cover more then the original.
Kurt Cobain was a wonderful man. He really was... My dad and my mum think that he is just a drug addict but he is way more than a depressed grunge singer!! He is so sensitive, loves people a lot, thats why he killed himself, because of thinking he is not enough for us... I totally agree "shadow"s comment. Kurt you were, are and will be enough for us. REST IN PEACE... :(

ps: sorry for my english, its my foreign language.


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