Smells Like Teen Spirit Lyrics – Nirvana

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"Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana is often considered an anthem of the disillusioned and disaffected youth of the early 1990s. The song, written by Kurt Cobain, captures the angst and apathy prevalent among teenagers at the time. Its title and lyrics reflect a rebellious spirit, while the music itself played a significant role in defining the grunge genre. The song's success catapulted Nirvana and Cobain into mainstream consciousness, symbolizing a cultural shift in music and youth culture. ...Read More

Smells Like Teen Spirit Lyrics

[Verse 1: Kurt Cobain]
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

[Pre-Chorus: Kurt Cobain]
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello

[Chorus: Kurt Cobain]
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

[Post-Chorus: Kurt Cobain]
Yeah, hey, yay

[Verse 2: Kurt Cobain]
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

[Pre-Chorus: Kurt Cobain]
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello

[Chorus: Kurt Cobain]
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

[Post-Chorus: Kurt Cobain]
Yeah, hey, yay

[Verse 3: Kurt Cobain]
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, never mind

[Pre-Chorus: Kurt Cobain]
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello, how low
Hello, hello, hello

[Chorus: Kurt Cobain]
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

[Outro: Kurt Cobain]
A denial, a denial
A denial, a denial
A denial, a denial
A denial, a denial
A denial

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Smells Like Teen Spirit Lyrics Meaning

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Cast & Crew

  • Artist / Band
  • Lead Vocalist
  • Producer(s)
  • Butch Vig
  • Writter(s)
  • Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl & Kurt Cobain
  • Released On
  • September 10, 1991

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FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" song?

"Smells Like Teen Spirit" song is sung by Nirvana (Kurt Cobain is the lead vocalist).

Who is the lyrics writer of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" song?

"Smells Like Teen Spirit" song lyrics written by Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl & Kurt Cobain.

Who is the music producer of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" song?

"Smells Like Teen Spirit" song music composed & produced by Butch Vig.

When was "Smells Like Teen Spirit" song released?

"Smells Like Teen Spirit" song was released on September 10, 1991.