Smells like teen spirit
Nivana Lyrics


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Load up on guns, bring your friends
It's fun to lose and to pretend
She's over-bored and self-assured
Oh no, I know a dirty word

Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello, how low?
Hello, hello, how low, how low?
Hello, hello, hello

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
Yay!

Hey
Yay

I'm worse at what I do best
And for this gift I feel blessed
Our little group has always been
And always will until the end

Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello, how low?
Hello, hello, how low, how low?
Hello, hello, hello

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
Yay!

Hey
Yay

And I forget just why I taste
Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile
I found it hard, was hard to find
Oh well, whatever, never mind

Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello, how low?
Hello, hello, how low, how low?
Hello, hello, hello

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

A denial! A denial!
A denial! A denial!
A denial! A denial!




A denial! A denial!
A denial!

Overall Meaning

Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" has been hailed as a classic rock anthem and a defining song of the grunge era. The lyrics of the song are thought to be inspired by teenage angst and disaffection, which Kurt Cobain wanted to express through the song. The song starts with "Load up on guns, bring your friends," which could be interpreted as a call to arms or a cry for help. The second line, "It's fun to lose and to pretend," is a statement about teenage rebellion and feeling invincible.


The verse continues with "She's over-bored and self-assured, oh no, I know a dirty word," where "she" may refer to the societal expectations or pressure that young people feel. The dirty word could simply be a curse word or something more profound like challenging the authority. The chorus of the song repeats "Hello, hello, hello, how low?" which could be seen as a questioning of one's place or worth in the world. The verse following the chorus includes the lines "With the lights out, it's less dangerous, here we are now, entertain us," which is a commentary on how escapism can offer some temporary relief from the harsh realities of life.


Line by Line Meaning

Load up on guns, bring your friends
Let's take the world by storm and bring everyone along for the ride


It's fun to lose and to pretend
Sometimes it's more enjoyable to not have everything figured out and just wing it


She's over-bored and self-assured
She's bored with the status quo and confident enough to push boundaries


Oh no, I know a dirty word
I'm aware of the rules, but I'm not afraid to break them


Hello, hello, hello, hello
Greeting the world with an energetic entrance


Hello, hello, hello, how low?
Asking how low we can go, how far we can push the limits


With the lights out, it's less dangerous
Sometimes it's easier to be reckless when the lights are off


Here we are now, entertain us
We demand to be entertained, or we'll find our own way to have fun


I feel stupid and contagious
Being a part of this reckless lifestyle sometimes leads to feeling foolishly confident


A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido
A random combination of things that make no sense, but it's cool, man


Yay!
Expressing excitement and joy for no apparent reason


Hey
A casual greeting, unimportant yet affirming one's existence


I'm worse at what I do best
I excel at being mediocre, which is ironically my greatest strength


And for this gift I feel blessed
I'm grateful for this strange combination of skills and attributes that make me uniquely me


Our little group has always been
We've always been outsiders, rebels, and we're okay with that


And always will until the end
We're a family that sticks together through thick and thin


And I forget just why I taste
I'm enjoying life so much that sometimes I don't even remember why


Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile
But whatever, who cares, it's making me happy right now


I found it hard, was hard to find
Sometimes it's tough to figure out what you really want or what's important to you


Oh well, whatever, never mind
But hey, we'll just keep rolling with the punches and see where it takes us


A denial! A denial!
Obligatory meaningless chant to wrap things up


A denial! A denial!
Obligatory meaningless chant to wrap things up


A denial! A denial!
Obligatory meaningless chant to wrap things up


A denial! A denial!
Obligatory meaningless chant to wrap things up


A denial!
Obligatory meaningless chant to wrap things up




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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@gabriel.imagine

Load up on guns, bring your friends
It's fun to lose and to pretend
She's over-bored and self-assured
Oh, no, I know a dirty word

Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello

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

I'm worse at what I do best
And for this gift I feel blessed
Our little group has always been
And always will until the end

Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello

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

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

Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello

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
A denial, a denial, a denial, a denial, a denial
A denial, a denial, a denial, a denial



All comments from YouTube:

@elcoleccionistav9027

Nirvana says goodbye to 2019 with a billion views

@kevinboyle3104

El coleccionista:v and all of the 2010s

@ethanwinters3378

You are a papulince why do use the ";v"

@martinpociecha4287

777 likes i AM NOT GOING to like this

@victorjavierborbonneri8345

Really good for Nirvana, or isn't?

@vadik2k

Xyu

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@gabe3282

1 billion for a guy that died before youtube existed

@Emilyokcool

Ah nevermind

@Reubenator27

@@Emilyokcool Kurt Cobain, he died 29 years ago.

@dusanvasiljevic1916

Legends never die

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