I'm Cobain but living
I'm "Don't Explain" Billie Holiday's, spirit, you feel it...
In your veins, heroin addict conceal it like the pain I revisit every time I do a line
Jean compares her musical abilities to those of two memorable icons, both of whom had noted problems with heroin. Note also Jean’s pun on “do a line”, in both the rhymesaying and drug senses of the term
Billie Holiday was one of the most well-known jazz singers of all time, and the co-writer and best-known interpreter of the standard “Don’t Explain”. Holiday (b.1915) started using hard drugs in the early 1940’s, and a 1947 arrest for narcotics possession severely hindered her recording and performing career
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