Breed
Nirvana Lyrics


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I don't care, I don't care, I don't care
I don't care, I don't care, care if it's old
I don't mind, I don't mind, I don't mind
I don't mind, mind, don't have a mind

Get away, get away, get away
Get away, away, away from your home
I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid
I'm afraid, afraid, ghost

Even if you have, even if you need
I don't mean to stare, we don't have to breed
We could plant a house, we could build a tree
I don't even care, we could have all three

She said, she said
She said, she said
She said, she said
She said, she said

I don't care, I don't care, I don't care
I don't care, care, care if it's old
I don't mind, I don't mind, I don't mind
I don't mind, mind, don't have a mind

Get away, get away, get away
Get away, away, away from your home
I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid
I'm afraid, afraid, ghost

Even if you have, even if you need
I don't mean to stare, we don't have to breed
We can plant a house, we can build a tree
I don't even care, we could have all three

She said, she said
She said, she said
She said, she said
She said, she said

Even if you have, even if you need
I don't mean to stare, we don't have to breed
We can plant a house, we can build a tree
I don't even care, we could have all three

She said, she said
She said, she said
She said, she said
She said, she said
She said





Said, good

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Nirvana's song Breed do not follow a cohesive narrative, but rather repeat certain phrases and ideas to create a sense of anxiety and detachment. The repetition of "I don't care" and "I don't mind" suggests a disregard for consequences or emotions, while the repetition of "get away" and "I'm afraid" hints at a fear of something that cannot be specified. The reference to "ghost" in the second verse deepens this sense of unease.


The chorus involves a particularly cryptic set of lyrics that are open to interpretation. The line "even if you have, even if you need / I don't mean to stare, we don't have to breed" could be read as a rejection of societal expectations and norms, as the singer suggests that "breeding" (or reproducing) is not necessary for happiness or fulfillment. The reference to planting a house and building a tree adds to this idea, as it implies finding alternative ways of achieving stability and growth beyond traditional family structures. However, the exact meaning of these lyrics remains ambiguous and subject to varying interpretations.


Line by Line Meaning

I don't care, I don't care, I don't care
I am indifferent and apathetic towards whatever situation or topic is being discussed.


I don't care, I don't care, care if it's old
The age of something does not affect my level of interest or concern towards it.


I don't mind, I don't mind, I don't mind
I am tolerant and lenient, and do not have any objections.


I don't mind, mind, don't have a mind
I do not think much or have a fixed opinion on the matter.


Get away, get away, get away
I want to be distanced and removed from the current situation.


Get away, away, away from your home
I want someone to leave their comfort zone or home environment.


I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid
I am fearful or anxious about something.


I'm afraid, afraid, ghost
I am scared of something haunting or affecting me, either physically or mentally.


Even if you have, even if you need
Regardless of your situation or needs,


I don't mean to stare, we don't have to breed
I do not intend to scrutinize or judge you, and we do not have to reproduce or multiply.


We could plant a house, we could build a tree
We have the potential to create and build something new and permanent.


I don't even care, we could have all three
I am nonchalant about the outcome, even if we have all three options or possibilities.


She said, she said
The female in this scenario has spoken and expressed her thoughts or opinions.


Said, good
She has made her point or comment, and it is viewed positively.




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Written by: Kurt Cobain

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@appleman9531

Lyrics:

I don't care, I don't care, I don't care
I don't care, I don't care, care if it's old
I don't mind, I don't mind, I don't mind
I don't mind, mind, don't have a mind

Get away, get away, get away
Get away, away, away from your home
I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid
I'm afraid, afraid, ghost

Even if you have, even if you need
I don't mean to stare, we don't have to breed
We could plant a house, we could build a tree
I don't even care, we could have all three

She said, she said
She said, she said
She said, she said
She said, she said

I don't care, I don't care, I don't care
I don't care, care, care if it's old
I don't mind, I don't mind, I don't mind
I don't mind, mind, don't have a mind

Get away, get away, get away
Get away, away, away from your home
I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid
I'm afraid, afraid, ghost

Even if you have, even if you need
I don't mean to stare, we don't have to breed
We can plant a house, we can build a tree
I don't even care, we could have all three

She said, she said
She said, she said
She said, she said
She said, she said

Even if you have, even if you need
I don't mean to stare, we don't have to breed
We can plant a house, we can build a tree
I don't even care, we could have all three

She said, she said
She said, she said
She said, she said
She said, she said
She said

Said, good



All comments from YouTube:

@MS-eb8cf

That riff is absolutely monstrous.

@sabbathpriest3755

Kyuss-hurricane if you like riffs like this.

@destubae3271

@@sabbathpriest3755 Kyuss is the tatas

@checktheskies5040

It's fucking class.

@xternalproductions26

Idontcareiddontcareidontcareidontcare.

@CommentSectionAnarchist

the riff is easy, the solo is the hardest part tho

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@jimrenshaw70

At 21 and now 53.
It still hits the same.

@michaelnuell6309

Word. Exact same age as you. Every time I play it it like hearing it for the first time. It still give me chills.

@Lucifer.SamaelMorningstar

Was 31 now 13

@rifugiofiorentino3460

same for me..😅😭

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