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The emotional peak of the song, Kurt proclaims the ultimate denial (of everything that's been or will be said or done).
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Here we are now, entertain us
I feel stupid and contagious
Here
He still struggles to find the real motivation behind his music and lyrics, but doesn't seem to really care about it.
There's still a lot of speculation about whether this line coined the album name or not. Kurt himself would not go further than this statement:
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Hello, Hello, How Low (x3)
Hello, Hello, Hello

With the lights out, it's less dangerous
He keeps asking himself why he's writing and playing music - obviously, not for money or fans. Guess it makes him smile...
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nevermind

Hello
As one can clearly judge from Nirvana's live performances, Kurt was not a guitar virtuoso (does not necessarily mean he couldn't play the instrument well when sober).
For Teen Spirit solo, Kurt basically copied the vocal melody of the verse and pre-chorus, using Electro Harmonix Small Clone Chorus guitar effect pedal to achieve the signature watery sound (also prominent on such Nevermind tracks as "Come as You Are" and "Drain You").
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An albino
A mosquito
My
I'm not the only one who feels this way - there are millions of futureless teenagers across the globe who have the same "disease" and help spreading it.
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Hello, Hello

With the lights out, it's less dangerous
Nothing can break this chain of events - the youth will always despise the ideals of their parents. Too bad it's not that radical anymore today - many young people choose having a pricier smartphone as a form of protest against old generation. Damn hipsters!
Kurt warned us back in 1992, for that interview he even wore the appropriate glasses. We should've listened...
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How Low (x3)
Hello
One interesting thing about this particular line is that on the album Kurt sings it as "our little group", however on subsequent live performances he chose to replace the word "group" to "tribe". We can only guess why
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group (tribe) has always been
And always will until the end

Hello, Hello, Hello
Similar to the first two lines of the previous verse, Kurt speaks from a twisted perspective of teenager: "If I can't do anything right, no one will come up to me and bother me with stupid meaningless tasks. Which saves me extra time for partying - thank God for that!"
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at what I do best
And for this
Here Kurt is giving us a list of opposites:

mulatto
albino
mosquito (something that's totally unsexual)
libido (a person's overall sexual drive or desire for sexual activity)
As Kurt commented on Teen Spirit, "the entire song is made up of contradictory ideas".

Some sources indicate that Kurt sings "miskito" instead of "mosquito" with Miskito being an indigenious tribe in Central America, however there's no factual proof of that, since Nevermind album booklet did not contain full song lyrics, only collage of those.
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I feel stupid and contagious
Here we
Again, addressing the song's main subject, teenage attitude: we don't wanna know about the problems of the adult world, let's pretend nothing's wrong out there and have fun while we're young and stupid.
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are now, entertain us

A mulatto
A phrase Kurt used when arriving with someone to a party: "Here we are now, entertain us".
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Hello, Hello
Butch Vig who produced Nevermind says it's double-tracked "hello" rather than "how low".
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Hello, Hello
Rhymes pretty cool with "self-assured", but does it actually have a meaning?

On numerous occasions Kurt admitted that "music comes first and lyrics second". He would even describe his own lyrics as "a big pile of contradictions. They're split down the middle between very sincere opinions that I have and sarcastic opinions and feelings that I have and sarcastic and hopeful, humorous rebuttals toward cliché bohemian ideals that have been exhausted for years."
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and self-assured
Oh, no
This line is about Kurt's then-girlfriend Tobi Vail, member of riot grrl band Bikini Kill.
Many of the songs on "Nevermind" touch Kurt's relationship with Tobi. In fact, it was Vail's bandmate Kathleen Hanna who spray painted "Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit" on Cobain's wall, thus coining the song's name. Kurt liked the slogan and thought it had revolutionary vibe. But what Hanna really meant was that Cobain smelled like the deodorant "Teen Spirit", which Tobi Vail wore.
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on guns, bring your friends
It's fun to lose and to pretend
She's overbored
Contrary to the popular perception of the song's meaning as a teenage anthem, it was actually mocking the then-current Generation X, describing the early 90s youth as bored losers, who are somehow proud of having nothing else to do rather than slack around and shoot guns, although the problem of school violence won't reach the spotlight until Columbine shooting in 1999.
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