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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Song Review : Come As You Are by Nirvana

The song begins with Cobain playing an unaccompanied guitar riff for eight seconds. Cobain used an Electro-Harmonix Small Clone guitar chorus pedal to give his instrument a "watery" tone during the verses and pre-choruses. He is joined by the rest of the band for the first verse, which is moody and subdued. Once the band reaches the chorus, the song reaches full volume. The shift in dynamics is a technique Nirvana used on many of its songs. The song features one of Cobain's longest guitar solos. "Kurt really did not play a lot of solos," Vig said. "This one is more of a melodic part based on the vocal melody. It's not trying to show off pyrotechnics. It complements the melody of the song."
"Come as You Are"
Cobain uses a chorus pedal when playing his guitar, creating a "watery" effect.
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Cobain described the lyrics of "Come as You Are" as contradictory, and said the song was about "people and what they're expected to act like".Pointing to the line "Take your time, hurry up, choice is yours, don't be late", essayist Catherine J. Creswell writes that in Cobain's lyrics, "phrases clump into strings of empty clichés whose own ostensible meaning is forced into contradictions or simple rhyme sound". (Credit : Wikipedia)



Come As You Are Album Cover by Nirvana


Come As You Are by Nirvana


Kurt Cobain


Kurt Cobain,Nirvana



COME AS YOU ARE LYRICS

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
The choice is yours,
Don't be late.
Take a rest as a friend,
As an old memory, ah
Memory, ah [3x]

Come dowsed in mud, soaked in bleach
As I want you to be
As a trend, as a friend, as an old memory, ah
Memory, ah [3x]

And I swear that I don't have a gun
No I don't have a gun [2x]

Memory, ah [3x]

Memory, ah - and I don't have a gun

And I swear that I don't have a gun
No I don't have a gun [4x]

Memory, ah [2x]

Song Review

The song begins after a few guitar notes accompanied by drum beats.There is nothing else,no instrumentals used(for the MTV unplugged in New York version) and I am amazed at how nicely Cobain managed to sing this.I am not in general a huge grunge fan but there are quite a number of songs from this genre and especially performed by Nirvana that I like.The singer has sung the song with complete involvement in the song,which I have seen in most of the songs performed by Kurt Cobain,which I absolutely love.The tune is rhythmic and so it is going to be a treat for most of the rock fans out there. The lyrics are great,especially the second and third part of the song.The characterisation of a person as an old memory is absolutely beautiful.The scores go here - 

INSTRUMENTALS - 5/5
LYRICS - 5/5
MELODY - 4/5
THE VOICE BEHIND - 5/5

As A Song - {(19/20) * 100 %} = 95%

Note that - I don't usually review a song unless it appeals to me as a song that has potential to get a good score.That is the reason you don't see any song reviewed here having a score too low.

Disclaimer - The photographs used here don't belong to me.
Lyrics - Read the Music section in the What is a Perspective? page.





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