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SULK
Found on: The Bends
Lyrics
Notes
You bite through the big wall, the big wall bites back  
You just sit there and sulk, sit there and bawl  
You are so pretty when you're on your knees  
Disinfected, eager to please   

Sometimes you sulk, sometimes you burn  
God rest your soul  
When the loving comes and we've already gone  
Just like your dad, you'll never change   

Each time it comes it eats me alive
I try to behave but it eats me alive  
So I declare a holiday  
Fall asleep, Drift away   

Sometimes you sulk, sometimes you burn  
God rest your soul
When the loving comes and we've already gone  
Just like your dad, you'll never change   

Sometimes you sulk, sometimes you burn  
God rest your soul  
When the loving comes and we've already gone  
Just like your dad, You'll never change
One of Thom's earliest creations, this song was inspired by a ruthless and unexplained killing spree conducted by a lone gunman in Hungerford, England, in 1987. Although its original concluding lyrics were "just shoot your gun," these were changed when the song was recorded in late 1994. This was because the death of Kurt Cobain was still weighing heavily on people's minds while the Hungerford killings were not; Thom chose to change the lyrics so that no one would think the song was about the late Nirvana leader. "Sulk" is rarely heard live: the band played it in concert a few times in 1994, even less often in 1995, and never again after that.
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