Come as You Are
Nirvana Lyrics


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Come as you are, as you were
As I want you to be
As a friend, as a friend
As an old enemy

Take your time, hurry up
Choice is yours, don't be late
Take a rest as a friend
As an old

Memoria, memoria
Memoria, memoria

Come doused in mud, soaked in bleach
As I want you to be
As a trend, as a friend
As an old

Memoria, memoria
Memoria, memoria

And I swear that I don't have a gun
No, I don't have a gun
No, I don't have a gun

Memoria, memoria
Memoria (no I don't have a gun)

And I swear that I don't have a gun
No I don't have a gun
No I don't have a gun
No I don't have a gun
No I don't have a gun





(Memoria, memoria)

Overall Meaning

The song "Come as You Are" by Nirvana is a track about the freedom of self-expression, and the idea that no one should change who they are to please someone else. The lyrics "Come as you are, as you were, as I want you to be" has a deeper meaning that suggests the main intention of a person or situation should remain constant, regardless of the appearance. The lyrics further develop the idea of non-conformity with "take your time, hurry up, the choice is yours, don't be late" illustrating that being true to oneself takes time and should be done at the individual's own pace.


Kurt Cobain, the lead singer and songwriter of the band, conveyed that the chorus of "Memoria, memoria" does not have a specific meaning, but instead resembles a chant or a mantra. The repetition and emphasis on these words aim to hypnotize and create a meditative state for anyone listening.


Interestingly, the lyrics "Come doused in mud, soaked in bleach" are phrased in a way that doesn't quite make sense. In reality, bleach cancels out mud or dirt rather than soaking it in, which can be interpreted with Kurt Cobain's desire to create a sense of confusion or contradiction through his lyrics.


Line by Line Meaning

Come as you are, as you were
Be yourself, as you were before


As I want you to be
Be yourself, not what someone else wants you to be


As a friend, as a friend
Be yourself, as a friend


As an old enemy
Be yourself, even if I see you as an old enemy


Take your time, hurry up
Don't rush, but don't be too late either


Choice is yours, don't be late
You have the power to choose, but don't let time slip away


Take a rest as a friend
Relax, like a friend would do


As an old
As someone I've known for a long time


Memoria, memoria
Memory, remembrance


Come doused in mud, soaked in bleach
Come as you are, no matter how dirty or clean


As a trend, as a friend
Be yourself, even if it goes against the trend


And I swear that I don't have a gun
I promise that I don't have a weapon


No, I don't have a gun
I truly don't have a gun


(Memoria, memoria)
(Memory, remembrance)




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Written by: Kurt Cobain

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@huggoluccas

Come as you are, as you were
As I want you to be
As a friend, as a friend
As an old enemy
Take your time, hurry up
Choice is yours, don't be late
Take a rest as a friend
As an old
Memoria, memoria
Memoria, memoria
Come doused in mud, soaked in bleach
As I want you to be
As a trend, as a friend
As an old
Memoria, memoria
Memoria, memoria
And I swear that I don't have a gun
No, I don't have a gun
No, I don't have a gun
Memoria, memoria
Memoria (no I don't have a gun)
And I swear that I don't have a gun
No I don't have a gun
No I don't have a gun
No I don't have a gun
No I don't have a gun



@Mike-ss9uv

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GIVE US ALL MONEY

ITS CUNNING.

Galatians 5 " Against such things there is no law."

With God all things are possible

Con Dios Todo es possible

Free from sin



All comments from YouTube:

@Shekel-

Who else is watching this in 1776?

@Wglass90

I am. I saw General George Washington listen to it on his istone as he was signing the declaration of independence.

@dharmirah

hahaha nice one bruh

@d.jgutierrez768

Shekel Thief Sorry, I'm watching it in 1492.

@thotpolice9753

Poseurs! I was listening to this in 3200 BC!

@panscentralexpresspresents4733

when the illumaniti came up with it

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@stoyanstoyanov7657

One of the most unique voices ever existed

@_Listen_to_Solar_Kama_Sutra

and since then often imitated

@archthearchvile

Layne and Chris also had goated voices

@GailMiles-mm6jf

Yes I love ❤ the band and songs 🤗

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