Nirvana: Tourettes Meaning
Song Released: 1991
Could've had a heart attack, in my heart.
We don't know anything, in my heart.
We all want something fair, in my heart.
Out of town, out of sight, is my heart.
Queen of lies,...
anonymous Mar 17th 2020 report
Clearly about his soon to be ex wife, she has the cold heart, mayday everyday while with her.
anonymous Jun 26th 2017 report
Kurt once said of this song, "I don't want to end up a 70 year old man with Tourette's Syndrome screaming my fucking head off. I don't want to be that guy who had an interesting past but is now just insane." Tourette's Syndrome does indeed involve outbursts of screaming, which is most likely represented in the screaminess of this song. Tourette's (the song) takes you on an emotional ride, much like the syndrome. I believe this song is named after what the disease does to people. This is a quote from the website on Tourette Syndrome: "Tourette Syndrome (TS) tics are sudden, intermittent, repetitive, unpredictable, purposeless, nonrhythmic, involuntary movements or sounds. Tics that produce movement are called “motor tics,” while tics that produce sound are called “vocal tics” or “phonic tics.” Tics can be either simple or complex.
Simple motor tics involve one muscle group and include eye blinking, lip-licking, shoulder shrugging, and head jerking. Complex motor tics involve a coordinated movement produced by a number of muscle groups. For example, touching objects, jumping, or spinning around. Complex motor tics may also include imitating someone else’s actions (echopraxia) or exhibiting inappropriate or taboo gestures of behaviours (copropraxia.)
Simple vocal tics include sniffing, grunting, throat clearing, uttering single syllables (e.g. uh-uh-uh) and humming. Complex vocal tics include uttering linguistically meaningful utterances (words and phrases), or changing the pitch and volume of voice. Complex vocal tics may also involve repeating a phrase he/she has heard over and over (echolalia), repeating one’s own words (palilalia) or uttering obscenities or socially taboo phrases (coprolalia)."
From this quote I hope you see my interpretation of this song.
anonymous Aug 26th 2014 report
The screaming is probably associated with Tourettes Syndrome outbursts.I would have to say the lyrics for the In utero version are about Courtney as they were on verge of divorce around that time.
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