Continuing the theme of riot girl summer is Hole’s “Doll Parts” from their 1994 album, Live Through This. This album, and this song (along with “Violet”), were a key part of my life soundtrack and state of mind, in 1994. I was working at Tower Records. I was a single mom. I was trying to find myself and find a life for the two of us (my daughter and I), and, yes, live through it all.
you will ache like I ache.”
Courtney Love has said this about the song, “Doll Parts” (originally titled “Doll Hearts”):
“The song ‘Doll Hearts’ is an homage I wrote in 20 minutes in a girl named Joyce’s bathroom in Cambridge, Massachusetts,” Love said. “I had to write most of the lyrics on my arm in sharpie as I ran out of paper. People were pounding on the door as I wrote it. It was played for the first time an hour later, at the Virgin megastore in Boston.” – from, dazeddigital
The last few years have been a lot to live through. The hits keep coming, but I keep getting back up. My own doll parts are older now, but they are still scrappy and ready to persist, to survive, to live through this.