➥ Kurt Cobain described this song as “About people, and what they’re expected to act like.” The lyrics are intentionally contradictory and confusing, with one line rebutting the next.
➥ Nirvana producer Butch Vig says that this is one of his favorites from the album. He told NPR: “I think that song is about acceptance, and about misfits. You’re cool no matter how screwed up you are. Come As You Are is an ode to accepting someone for who they are.”
➥ Nirvana almost named Nevermind, the album Come As You Are is on, ‘Sheep’ - a reference to people who follow the herd.
➥ In Cobain’s hometown of Aberdeen, Washington, they put up a road sign after his death that read “Come As You Are.”