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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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    HazelDountLovesBulletFeb 16, 2009 at 8:56 pm
    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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    ShaNeegraNov 17, 2008 at 11:45 pm
    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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    UnregisteredJul 1, 2012 at 3:11 am
    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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    HazelDountLovesBulletAug 5, 2009 at 4:11 am
    So at least we agree that he was an amazing, influential genius, missmindfreak2010.
    I don't know every little detail because I'm not like a csi or anything. So. Whatever. But I just find it odd that as soon as Kurt was gone, she tried like a madwoman to get the rights to millions of dollars worth of the band's music and albums and everything. There was lengthy court battle between her and Dave Grohl (former Nirvana drummer, current Foo Fighters frontman) for the rights to all things Nirvana. Fortunately, Grohl won.
    Yes, I do understand that his lyrics have a twisted feel to them. Actually, a lot of songs by other bands do, too. Maybe not in quite the same way, but twisted none the less. He was a genius, and maybe he really was mad. But I still say the pieces don't connect for suicide.
    Oh, and Van Goh was truly an amazing artist. I love his work.
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    missmindfreak2010Feb 17, 2009 at 3:55 am
    Okay to the person below me:.
    You are right about one thing only, that he was one of the most influential people of his time. Now wether he was making fun of Guns N' Roses, I don't care. I love both bands. But his wife didn't kill him. He od'd. Courntey was in absolute, heart-wrenching, sickening love with Kurt. He was like the butter to her toast. There was no way she killed him. He killed himself.
    Because if you haven't noticed, most of Kurt's lyrics have that "psychotic, out there" vibe to them. And that's because he was insane. And don't get me wrong, he was also genius. But most geniuses are insane. I mean look at Vincent Van Gogh, he was a f*****g awesome painter, but he killed himself. Kurt killed himself. That's all there is to it.
    Thanks for reading.

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