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Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit lyrics

[Verse 1]
Load up on guns, bring your friends,
It's fun to lose and to pretend
.
She's overbored and self-assured,
Oh, no, I know a dirty word.

[Pre-Chorus]
Hello, hello, hello, how low,
Hello, hello, hello, how low,
Hello, hello, hello, how low,
Hello, hello, hello

[Chorus]
With the lights out, it's less dangerous,
Here we are now, entertain us!
I feel stupid and contagious,
Here we are now, entertain us!

A mulatto,
An albino,
A mosquito,
My libido
.
Yeah!

Hey... Yay
Yay

[Verse 2]
I'm worse at what I do best,
And for this gift I feel blessed
.
Our little group (tribe) has always been,
And always will until the end
.

[Pre-Chorus]
Hello, hello, hello, how low,
Hello, hello, hello, how low,
Hello, hello, hello, how low,
Hello, hello, hello

[Chorus]
With the lights out, it's less dangerous,
Here we are now, entertain us!
I feel stupid and contagious,
Here we are now, entertain us!

A mulatto,
An albino,
A mosquito,
My libido.
Yeah

Hey... Yay
Yay

(Guitar solo)

And I forget just why I taste,
Oh, yeah, I guess it makes me smile
.
I found it hard, it's hard to find,
Oh well, whatever, nevermind
.

[Pre-Chorus]
Hello, hello, hello, how low,
Hello, hello, hello, how low,
Hello, hello, hello, how low,
Hello, hello, hello

[Chorus]
With the lights out, it's less dangerous,
Here we are now, entertain us!
I feel stupid and contagious,
Here we are now, entertain us!

A mulatto,
An albino,
A mosquito,
My libido.

Yeah a denial
A denial! (x9)



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    I think this song is about how it is to be a teenager. That everyone wants to be cool but the singer wants to be different. He realises "how low" the level from the kids is who want to be "Bad" because it is cool. "guns" represents the kick which the teenager wants to have. In the chorus he mentions creatures which seem like they are not fitting in. And that is the way he feels too.
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    ShaNeegra
    Well. He died for a good reason. If I remember correctly, he quoted something along the lines of; He wanted to be huge in history. He wanted to make amazing music. And kill himself. And I found his Exact quote.
    “ I'm gonna be a superstar musician, kill myself and go out in a flame of glory, just like Jimi Hendrix”.
    You know what? He did exactly that. :) Yeahh, it's sad that he killed himself, he could've done more. But I'm glad he accomplished what he wanted to do. :) I love this song. I love Nirvana. Aha. Even Kurt. He's amazing.
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    It_Doesn't_Matter_Who_I_Am
    I don't care if he killed himself or if his wife killed him, all I care about is that he did and still does influence bands today and actually speaks to people through his music even now that he is gone. He is a musical genius, one of the best and the world will never forget him. No matter the reason for this song or why it was made, it's still a great song and it did change music for the better. All I know is that Nirvana is one of the greatest bands of all time, and whoever doesn't believe this can shut their f*cking mouths and go strait to hell.
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    HazelDountLovesBullet
    First - wtf to whoever wrote that crap about the pie. Seriously, get a life.
    Nirvana was an awesome band and it sucks that his idiot wife killed him because he was one of the most influential people of his time.
    He wrote this song not only to vent a little, but also to make fun of Guns N' Roses. The chorus "a mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido" refers to the members of gnr directly. I can't remember which title went to which person, but I'm pretty sure the mosquito was Axle.
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    This song is a joke. The lyrics are entirely sarcastic/nonsense that's supposed to make fun of the very idea of a rebellion. The title is derived from a friend of kurt's who spray-painted "kurt smells like teen spirit" in his bedroom. He misunderstood it as some rebellious slogan, unaware that teen spirit was actually a brand of deodorant. When he finally found out, he didn't even care, because the song was a joke anyway. Also, the riff is totally just a small variation of the riff from boston's "more than a feeling".
    They never expected this to be a popular song, and when it became just that, they resented it. Sometimes they'd actually lead into it with "more than a feeling" just to make it painfully obvious that this song is a joke.
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