Out here in the fields
I fight for my meals
I get my back into my living
I don't need to fight
To prove I'm right
I don't need to be forgiven

Don't cry
Don't raise your eye
It's only teenage wasteland

Sally ,take my hand
Travel south crossland
Put out the fire
Don't look past my shoulder
The exodus is here
The happy ones are near
Let's get together
Before we get much older

Teenage wasteland
It's only teenage wasteland
Teenage wasteland
Oh, oh
Teenage wasteland
They're all wasted!

Originally by The Who


Lyrics submitted by imilktjesussnipples, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Baba O' Riley Lyrics as written by Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend

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    it's the first verse of baba o'reilly, a song about teenage rebellion, plus a fragment of another that he rewrote to comment on corporate rock crap.

    what he meant about turning into townshend is that he didn't want to go from being part of an original and vibrant band like nirvana and the who started out as, to the crappy middle-if-the-road corporate rock peddler townshend turned into. unfortunately kurt never got the chance.

    vesuviuson March 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    isn't this a cover of a Who song?

    NirvanaSilverchairon May 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    It doesn't have the same feel like the other Nirvana songs.. I was thinking the same thing

    buddah_452on May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    This song was played at least once (1991.12.07) in Europe during the 1991 winter tour. Cobain (drums) and Grohl (guitar) switched places, but Novoselic remained on bass. Grohl sang most of the song, until Novoselic performed the final verse.

    imilktjesussnippleson June 02, 2004   Link
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    its almost a cover of baba oriley by the who...no mention of a teenage wasteland though...its a good who song...havent heard this one, i think theyve tried to "modern" it up

    kenickyon June 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    It's a Who cover with switched lyrics.

    If you guys have heard the recorded performance you could barely understand the lyrics.

    kurtsmyhero88on October 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    funny. always nice to pay respect to the who. 2 great bands 2 great songs.

    queenjaneon November 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    Weird because I heard Pete Tounshend bitching about Kurt when his journals were released.

    meateatingorchidon November 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    i never knew Nirvana did a cover of this song! I have to hear it!

    rockthehobbiton December 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    Then why bother wasting your time telling us how overrated you think they are?

    Ketchup_Suicideon January 27, 2005   Link

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