Radio Friendly Unit Shifter

by Nirvana

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“Released on 21st September 1993. My favourite Nirvana album. ”

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Lyrics for Radio Friendly Unit Shifter by Nirvana:

Verse 1
Use just once and destroy
Invasion of our piracy
Afterbirth of a nation
Starve without your skeleton key
I love you for what I am not
I do not want what I have got
A blanket acne'ed with cigarette burns
Speak at once while taking turns

Chorus
What is what I need?
What is wrong with me?
What is what I need?

Verse 2
This had nothing to do with what you think
If you ever think at all
Bi-polar opposites attract
All of a sudden my water broke
I love you for what I am not
I do not want what I have got
A blanket acne'ed with cigarette burns
Second-rate third degree burns

Chorus
What is what I need?
What is wrong with me?
What do I think I think?

Bridge
Hate your enemies
Save, save your friends
Find, find your place
Speak, speak the truth

Chorus
What is what I need?
What is wrong with me?
What is what I need?
What do I think I think?

Guitar Solo

Verse 3
Use just once and destroy
Invasion of our piracy
Afterbirth of a nation
Starve without your skeleton key

Chorus
What is wrong with me?
What is what I need?
What is what I need?
What do I think I think?
What is wrong with me?
What is what I need?
What is what I need?
What do I think I think?

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Song Facts

Charles R. Cross recalled the following in his 2001 Kurt Cobain biography, titled Heavier Than Heaven:

Prior to entering the studio, Kurt had a list of eighteen songs he was considering; twelve from the list would ultimately end up on the finished album, but with their titles shifted considerably. The song that eventually was called ‘Radio Friendly Unit Shifter’ started life as ‘Nine Month Media Blackout,’ Kurt’s not-so-veiled response to the Vanity Fair piece. ‘All Apologies’ was originally titled ‘La, La, La…La’ while ‘Moist Vagina,’ a B-side, began with a far longer and more descriptive name: ‘Moist vagina, and then she blew him like he’s never been blown, brains stuck all over the wall.

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