[[Music/{{Nirvana}} These godfathers of grunge]] [[TearJerker were never exactly known for having cheerful songs]].
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* "Something In The Way", depends on your mood.
* "Come As You Are", with the lyrics "No, I don't have a gun". Oh Kurt...
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPgWMfRmumQ Civil Twilight's cover]] cranks it UpToEleven. From the instrumentation to the lamenting approach to the above line, it's impossible to not be moved by this version of the song.
* "All Apologies". The final part with the distorted guitar and Kurt singing "All in all is all we are..." is choke-inducing at least.
* The ''Music/MTVUnpluggedInNewYork'' album also has tons of this, especially the chilling "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?".
* On that note, Kurt Cobain's rare "Do Re Mi" demo, on the WTLO box set. It is one of the last songs recorded before his death, and while a lot folkier and more upbeat than his earlier work, it still manages to be tear inducing.
* The acoustic version of "You Know You're Right" is hauntingly stark. Not that the studio version was upbeat or cheery, with lyrics like "things have never been so swell/I have never failed to feel/the pain," but the version that's just Kurt and his acoustic guitar is brutal.
** Not to mention when you realize the actual lyrics go "I have never failed to fail". (If the internet is to believed)
* "Pennyroyal Tea" can really be depressing (it helps if you pay attention to the lyrics knowing Kurt suffered from gastritis and drug addiction).
** "Pennyroyal Tea" is also slang for a home abortion technique.
* "Serve The Servants" A song about Cobain's family and childhood. Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, who had collaborated with Cobain, reportedly said that Cobain was already dead upon hearing the song.
* "Dumb", with the subtle string arrangements and Kurt denouncing himself for feeling happy. "I think I'm dumb, or maybe just happy... I think I'm just happy..."
* Anything regarding Cobain's diseases, ArtistDisillusionment, or death.
** "[[https://twitter.com/KristNovoselic/status/452572889527484416 Dear Kurt,]] It's been 20 years since you left and I think about you every day. Love, Krist"

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