"Smells Like Teen Spirit (Box Set version)" as written by Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic....
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

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, yeh

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

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


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"Smells Like Teen Spirit" as written by David Grohl Chris Novoselic

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    General CommentWhoo! First to comment and I actually put this up so yay.

    Uhm, this song, if you listen to it, is more garage-sounding and all together WAAAY more awesome and less commercial than the other Teen Spirit. I think it shows way more emotion. To me, it's about people who go crazy at parties, or something like that. Or "scene" people who think they're so awesome, but really, they're just stupid or shallow.

    As I said, I think this version of the song better comes through on the actual meanings of the song. If you haven't listened to it, but like the other Teen Spirit, I highly reccomend you listen to this version.
    TaytorToton April 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis version is a better then the studio ver cause this is what kurt wanted the lyrics to be and it wasnt good enough for them bastards sub pop so he had to change them
    nirvana444on September 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionthis lyrics are fuckin awsome
    but a dont have the chance to listen to it
    please somebody tell me where i can download SLTS with this lyrics!!!!!
    franosmaron May 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts about the shallow people who posted the 1000 comments on the other version of SLTS this is about coming out-I.E Kurt was all for gay pride but also coming of corporate America and making up the rules forgetting everything and living life the free way its like Kurt wishes it could be that way for 1 day just a day and he would be happy. Kurt has alot of mixed messages but they are never as deep as they seem.
    BlamedTonight314on May 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love going, "Wanna listen to Smells Like Teen Spirit?" to all those "Teen Spirit" Nirvana fans and then blasting this one. I think this one is a more real version of what the other one was trying to say and Kurt's view on his own popularity "we're so stupid/ and we're famous" and stuff. But, as the person above me said, he sent a lot of mixed messages but they weren't as deep as people dig them out to be.
    .Three.Lefts.on May 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentumm im pretty sure your retarded if your not kiddingabout them comming out of retirement. Kurt is dead sadly but his music lives on and they will be one of thoses bands that everyone listens to for generations

    One thing about this song tho is after it became soo famous they hated it because thats all people would think of when they heard nirvana so i think they changed it on the box set because they hated how much attention it got before and they wanted to make it saound better so the people who acctualy apreciated there music could enjoy it more

    thats what i think anyways
    haileybobby2on August 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh yea and nirnana IS NOT POP!!!!!! they were Grunge or some people call them 90's punk or just rock
    haileybobby2on August 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpurevolume.com/…

    I figured that true fans of music would search out this version of the song; I hope that you will take what I've made for what it is.
    soccerdudegyon August 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this version of Teen Spirit. This version was played at the OK Hotel in Seattle on April 17, 1991, with Kurt also playing "Come As You Are", alongside Bikini Kill (whose lead singer, Tobi Vail, was Kurt's girlfriend at the time). There are different lyrics in this version, which I like better than the original.

    If they took this version and made it studio-quality, it would be twice as better as the Nevermind SLTS.
    Malteseon September 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti hate u screed
    waifedleachon December 21, 2006   Link

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