It is the 12th and final song on their album Nevermind not counting the secret track included on most CD editions of the album, "Endless, Nameless".
According to Vig, Cobain had originally wanted to Quiero - Polvo Disco - Nostalgia Oceania the song with the full band, but when initial attempts at this were unsuccessful, Cobain sat on a couch in the control room of studio A and played the song for Vig on acoustic guitar, to show him how he thought it should sound.
This became the core of the recording, with the first vocal take being used for the verses. Novoselic also had trouble tuning his bass to Cobain's guitar, a string Stella acoustic with five nylon guitar strings that Cobain had never tuned, and Grohl had to play more quietly than he was used to, to match the song's gentle mood. Something In The Way - Nirvana - Nevermind the final day of the Nevermind sessions, Kirk Canning, a friend of the band's they had met through L7added cello to the recording,  although he too had difficulties tuning to Cobain's guitar.
This electric version, which featured heavy drumming during the choruses, was more reminiscent of the way the song usually sounded when performed in concert. According to Heavier Than HeavenCobain was indeed homeless at times as a teenager, but spent this time sleeping at the houses of his friends, where he also left his possessions in cardboard boxes.
He also allegedly slept in waiting rooms of hospitals in the town. However, Cobain did spend time under the bridge. In Heavier Than Heavenboth Novoselic and Kurt's sister Kim Cobain confirmed that What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? - Various - Eternas (The Best Jazz Vocals) it was unlikely that Kurt slept there, it was a popular recreation area for local teenagers, probably including Kurt.
Cobain himself suggested that the song wasn't necessarily autobiographical, telling Michael Azerrad that the song was "like if I was living under the bridge and I was dying of AIDSif I was sick and I couldn't move and I was a total street person. That was kind of the fantasy of it".
In Azzerad's biography Come as You Are: The Story of NirvanaCobain claimed that he used to fish from the Wishkah River, which may have inspired the lyric, 'Its Something In The Way - Nirvana - Nevermind to eat fish, cos' they don't have any feelings'. InRolling Stone listed the song at number five on their ranking of Nirvana songs.
Into mark what would have been Kurt Cobain's 50th birthday, the Phonographic Performance Limited released a list of the top twenty most played Nirvana songs on the TV and radio in the UK in which "Something in the Way" was ranked at number seventeen. The Nevermind version appears in the war drama Jarheaddirected by Sam Mendes.
According to Universal Pictures president of film music Kathy Nelson, Mendes had insisted on the song, but a then-ongoing dispute between Cobain's widow, Courtney Loveand surviving Nirvana members had made the licensing of Nirvana songs difficult at the time.
However, Love allowed the song's use due to being a "huge fan" of Mendes and actor Peter Sarsgaard. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nirvana, The Stories Behind the Songs. Classic Rock Albums: Nirvana - Nevermind. Schirmer Trade. Retrieved June 15, Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 9, The Guardian. Retrieved June 23, Retrieved March 3, Retrieved September 27, The Spokesman.
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