Plateau Lyrics


writers: C. Kirkwood
album: Track 10 in album MTV Unplugged in New York
release date: 1994-11-1
popularity : 26 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Grunge/Alternative Rock/Country Rock
length: 3:39
drums: Dave Grohl
lead vocals: Kurt Cobain
guest background vocals: Cris Kirkwood
background vocals: Dave Grohl
guest guitars: Cris Kirkwood and Curt Kirkwood
bass guitar: Krist Novoselic
composer: Curt Kirkwood
lyricist: Curt Kirkwood

Cover Art

Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York cover art
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Many a hand has scaled the grand old face of the plateau
Some belong to strangers and some to folks you know
Holy ghosts and talk show hosts are planted in the sand
To beautify the foothills and shake the many hands

There's nothing on the top but a bucket and a mop
And an illustrated book about birds
You see a lot up there but don't be scared
Who needs action when you got words

When you're finished with the mop then you can stop
And look at what you've done
The plateau's clean, no dirt to be seen
And the work it took was fun

Well the many hands began to scan around for the next plateau
Some said it was in Greenland and some in Mexico
Others decided it was nowhere except for where they stood
But those were all just guesses, wouldn't help you if they could

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 About a Girl
  • 2 Come as You Are
  • 3 Jesus Doesn’t Want Me for a Sunbeam
  • 4 The Man Who Sold the World
  • 5 Pennyroyal Tea
  • 6 Dumb
  • 7 Polly
  • 8 On a Plain
  • 9 Something in the Way
  • 10 Plateau
  • 11 Oh Me
  • 12 Lake of Fire
  • 13 All Apologies
  • 14 Where Did You Sleep Last Night?