Malibu (3:50)

Cover of Celebrity Skin

From Celebrity Skin and 32 other releases

“Malibu” is the second single by Hole from the Celebrity Skin LP and was written about Kurt Cobain’s stay at a rehabilitation clinic in Malibu, California. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal field, losing to Put Your Lights On by Santana. The lyrics were written by Courtney Love, and the music was co-written by the band with Billy Corgan.


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Crash and burn
All the stars explode tonight
How'd you get so desperate?
How'd you stay alive?

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  • lakebolt

    How are you so burnt when you're barely on fire?

    16 Feb 1:00am Reply
  • elf-culture

    20 Oct 2014 Reply
  • LanaDuques

    Amor incondicional por essa música.

    3 Aug 2014 Reply
  • LanaDuques

    Cry to the angels I'm gonna rescue you I'm gonna set you free tonight... ♥

    3 Aug 2014 Reply
  • atraso

    Has Billy Corgan's fingerprints all over it [2]

    25 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    this song is beautiful

    1 Jun 2014 Reply
  • St8of_Emergency

    "Oceans of angels, Oceans of stars, Down by the sea is where you drown your scars" no can deny how great of a lyricist Courtney is.

    31 May 2014 Reply
  • LostImeem

    Even people who dislike Hole or Courtney Love have to admit that this song is gorgeous. I happen to Love her and this band, so I think that this song is even more gorgeous.

    12 May 2014 Reply
  • southstarmusic

    this band has had some very fine moments ...this being one of them ♫♥♫

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • estrellascaidas

    TE AMO

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • EmilyTheAnomaly

    This song makes me so sad, but I love it.

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • lavenderpixie

    Every non-Hole fan I know mentions this as the only Hole song they can tolerate.

    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • hungarianpaprik


    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Leifdistad

    Still hits home... every time. Not a big Courtney fan, but this song never disappoints.

    18 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Scentless3

    I should hate this song, but I can't help but love it. [3]

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • BeNgEE4

    Sounds like Billy Corgan wrote these lyrics [2] Love whenever this tune pops up, radio, internet, every 3 or 4 years I hear it

    7 Aug 2013 Reply
  • rozzav88

    Sounds like Billy Corgan wrote these lyrics

    2 Jul 2013 Reply
  • southstarmusic

    i thought the album "live through this" was a masterpiece.....however f@#ed up her life may at this time,its amazing that she can such great songs and sing it like she means it :)

    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • benx92

    Good song

    11 Jun 2013 Reply
  • CoraLyra

    One of my favourite songs by Hole: ♥

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
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