Beautiful Son (2:27)

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“Beautiful Son” is a song by American alternative rock band Hole, written collectively by frontwoman Courtney Love, lead guitarist Eric Erlandson and drummer Patty Schemel. The song was released as the band’s fourth single in April 1993 on the European label City Slang. To coincide with the song’s lyrics, Love used a photograph of her husband, Kurt Cobain, at age 7 as the single’s artwork.


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You look good in my dress
I'll get your friends to clean the mess
You look good in my clothes
I can feel you where the doctor goes

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  • beautiful_mute

    I played this at my guitar recital when I was in 8th grade. My dad was pissy for the whole month.

    3 Oct 2014 Reply
  • kitsunee


    27 Apr 2012 Reply
  • puppyhand

    I remember the awesome performance on 'The Word' too. Their first ever UK TV appearance I think? Eric chucks his guitar on the floor. It was all brilliantly shambolic.

    7 May 2011 Reply
  • xXPyrophorusXx

    Always so beautiful!

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Grunge_girl24

    So brilliant always. God bless Courtney and Hole

    21 Jan 2011 Reply
  • ghouldilocks

    My current favorite Hole song.

    10 Nov 2010 Reply
  • scottdoesntknow

    He had ribbons in his hair, and lipstick was everywhere.

    12 Aug 2010 Reply
  • GazGod

    The performance of Beautiful Son on 'The Word' is legendary! I think it was the first time I'd seen Courtney and the gang on TV, performing live. I remember it well. Me and my older sister (the big Hole fan) were sitting on the floor, huddled around a crappy gas fire, praying that the TV aerial wouldn't fail on us and make the picture go all fuzzy (like it often did back in the day). Managed to watch it properly and my sister still has the VHS recording of that performance somewhere. Happy days!

    18 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Morrisyn


    6 Feb 2010 Reply
  • footsteps

    finally get to hear this again after something like 3 years and I love it.

    24 Nov 2009 Reply
  • xXPyrophorusXx

    Yes she is....

    27 Jun 2009 Reply
  • jdhilton

    Courtney, you are the best!!

    20 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Meecrob39

    Yes, every song ever is about Kurt.

    16 Jan 2009 Reply
  • sssisko

    Hole at its best

    7 Jan 2009 Reply
  • JipStoop

    This song is about Cobain. Pretty sweet.

    11 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Beat_C

    great sog. catchy, but not polished.

    11 Jul 2008 Reply
  • absolia

    i love when clove does that cutesy sweet thing with her voice

    20 Dec 2007 Reply
  • Bozfly

    One of my favourites.

    3 May 2007 Reply
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