"The Man Who Sold The World" Is a song that Nirvana covered at their 1993 MTV Unplugged concert. The song was originally by David Bowie from his 1970 album of the same name. Singer Midge Ure had also covered the song in 1982, 11 years before Nirvana. Kurt had listed "The Man Who Sold The World" as being his 45th most favorite album on a list of his top 50 favorite albums. The song was later released as a promotional single from Nirvana's Unplugged album in the year 1995.

Lyrics:

We passed upon the stairs

We spoke of was and when

Although I wasn't there, he said I was his friend

Which came as a surprise

I spoke into his eyes, "I thought you died alone, a long, long time ago"

Oh, no, Not me

We never lost control

You're face, to face

With the man who sold the world

I laughed and shook his hand

And made my way back home

I searched for form and land

For years and years, I roamed

I gazed a gazeless stare

We walked a million hills, I must have died alone. A long, long time ago

Who knows? Not me

I never lost control

You're face to face

With the man who sold the world

Who knows? Not me

We never lost control

You're face to face

With the man who sold the world

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