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Author Claims To Have Found Origin Of Nirvana's "Come As You Are"
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.27.2014



According to The Hollywood Reporter, author Charles R. Cross, who wrote Here We Are Now: The Legacy of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana, claims he has found a possible origin for Nirvana's song "Come As You Are". During a reading of the book on March 20 in Aberdeen, Washington (Cobain's hometown), a fan brought a 1940s ad for the Morck Hotel, which had "Come As You Are" as the motto.

Cross said: "The Morck has been dilapidated for years, but it was one of the many places in Aberdeen where Kurt's friends told me he crashed during his 'homeless' teenage era."

Cobain had a fight with his mother at the age of seventeen and moved out. He spent four months sleeping in various buildings. He would unscrew lightblubs to darken hallways, unroll his bedroll and leave early in the morning before anyone woke up. He wrote about this period of his life in "Something In The Way". The Morck Hotel was where Cobain visited an alcohol he called "The Fat Man" for beer, who made it into several of his early songs, stories and artwork. Once, he bought the Fat Man a toaster and John Dever album at a Goodwill for Christmas and the man cried.

Cross added: "Whether Kurt directly took something from that, or whether it simply stayed in his subconscious a few years later when he wrote the song, is unknown, but it's a fascinating twist, and perhaps an explanation of the genesis of the title of one of Nirvana's greatest songs."

The phrase also appears on a sign greeting those who arrive in Aberdeen. The town recently erected a statue of a crying Cobain at the history museum on February 20.





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