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Nirvana

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История группы

Сформированная в Абердине в 1988 году Nirvana стала одной из главных групп начала 90-х. В состав группы вошли Курт Кобейн (20.02.1967-05.04.1994, гитара, вокал), Крист Новоселич (16.05.1965, бас) и Чед Чаннинг (ударные). Заключив контракт с сиэтлским лейблом Sub Pop Records, трио записывает свой дебютный сингл “Love Buzz” — кавер-версию песни популярной в 60-е годы группы Shocking Blue. Для записи альбома “Bleach”, стоившего группе всего 600 долларов, был приглашен второй гитарист Джейсон Эверман. Несмотря на то, что его имя упоминается на обложке диска, он фактически не сыграл ни одной партии. Способность совмещать гитарные риффы с мелодичностью саунда быстро сделала группу культовой.

Во время европейского тура Чаннинг уходит из коллектива, и Nirvana долго не может найти ему достойную замену. Когда в группу приходит Дейв Грол (14.01.1969, экс-Scream) стабильный состав восстанавливается. Музыканты заключают престижный контракт с фирмой Geffen Records, на котором и выпускают свой самый известный альбом “Nevermind”, который принес группе мировую известность. Именно после этого альбома о Nirvana узнает весь мир, а «гранжевая субкультура» всплывет на поверхность. Диск попадает на первое место в США в начале 1992 года, потеснив релизы Майкла Джексона и Dire Straits, и безоговорочно признается критиками «альбомом года».

Первый сингл “Smells Like Teen Spirit” попадает на первую строчку в британском хит-параде, еще раз доказывая универсальность группы. В начале 1992 года Курт женится на вокалистке группы Hole Кортни Лав, и у них рождается дочь Фрэнсис. Кобейн пытается разрушить свой сформировавшийся имидж «рупора поколения». Запись альбома “In Utero” проходит с большими трудностями; помимо конфликта между продюсером альбома Стивом Альбини и рекорд-компанией пресса постоянно обвиняет семейство Кобейнов в употреблении наркотиков. После того, как пластинка все-таки выходит, эффект от нее оказывается не таким мощным как от “Nevermind”, несмотря на то, что на альбоме присутствуют такие хиты, как “Penny Royal Tea”, “All Apologies” и “Rape Me”, показывающие, что Курт как поэт постоянно прогрессирует. Однако его склонность к самоуничтожению становится все ощутимее — в 1994 году в Италии он оказывается в коме из-за неудавшейся попытки самоубийства. 5 апреля 1994 года Курт Кобейн покончил с собой, застрелившись из ружья в своем доме в Сиэтле. Человек, долгое время протестовавший против того, что Nirvana всего лишь обычная панк-группа, был уничтожен свалившимся на него успехом.

Немного позднее в том же году был выпущен акустический концерт Nirvana на MTV “MTV Unplugged In New York”. После того, как группа перестала существовать, Дейв Грол вместе с гитаристом Пэтом Смиром сформировал команду Foo Fighters, а Новоселич в начале 1997 года образовал группу Sweet 75. В конце 2002 года после долгих разбирательств между двумя бывшими участниками группы и вдовой Курта Кортни Лав в свет вышел альбом “Nirvana”. Помимо старых хитов в диск вошла ранее не издававшаяся вещь “You Know You’re Right”, записанная Куртом незадолго до смерти. А поклонники Nirvana с нетерпением продолжают ждать выхода альбомов с раритетными записями группы, которыми в большом количестве располагает Кортни Лав.

Дискография

Bleach - 1989
Nevermind - 1991
Incesticide - 1992
In Utero - 1993
Unplugged In New York - 1994
From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah - 1996
With The Lights Out 3 CD - 2004

Отредактировано Rash (2008-04-13 10:02:48)

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Слова песен и краткое содержание (мысль)

Serve The Servants
Автобиографическая песня, расказывающая и подводящая итог того, каково быть в группе, испытывающей одновременно успех и нервное напряжение.

Teenage angst has paid off well
Now I'm bored and old
Self-appointed judges judge
More than they have sold

If she floats than she is not
A witch like we had thought
A down payment on another
One at salem's lot

Serve the servants - Oh no (x4)

That legendary divorce is such a bore

As my bones grew they did hurt
They hurt really bad
I tried hard to have a father
But instead I had a dad

I just want you to know that I
Don't hate you anymore
There is nothing I could say
That I haven't thought before

Serve the servants - Oh no (x4)

That legendary divorce is such a bore

Serve the servants - Oh no (x7)

That legendary divorce is such a bore

Scentless Apprentice
По мотивам романа "Парфюмер" Патрика Зюскинда.

Like most babies smell like butter
His smell smelled like no other
He was born scentless and senseless
He was born a scentless apprentice

Go away - get away, get a-way

Every wet nurse refused to feed him
Electrolytes smell like semen
I promise not to sell your perfumed secrets
There are countless formulas for pressing flowers

Go away - get away, get a-way

I lie in the soll and fertilize mushrooms
Leaking out gas fumes are made into perfume
You can't fire me because I quit!
Throw me in the fire and I won't throw a fit

Go away - get away, get away, get away, get away, get away, get a-way

Heart-Shaped Box
Песня затрагивает различные аспекты взаимоотношений Курта и Кортни, и его пристрастие к ней и к героину. (Еще Кортни коллекционировала шкатулки в форме сердца - прим. Nevermind).

She eyes me like a pisces when I am weak
I've been locked inside your Heart-Shaped box for weeks
I've been drawn into your magnet tar pit trap
I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn back (Alt: ... when you turn black)

Hey! Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! Wait! (Alt: Hate! Haight!)
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Your advice

Meat-eating orchids forgive no one just yet
Cut myself on angel's hair and baby's breath
Broken hymen of your highness I'm left black
Throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back

Hey! Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Your advice

She eyes me like a pisces when I am weak
I've been locked inside your Heart-Shaped box for weeks
I've been drawn into your magnet tar pit trap
I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn back (Alt: ... when you turn black)

Hey! Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice

Your advice (x3)

Rape Me
Rape me рассказывает историю о поэтическом правосудии, когда насильник попадает в тюрьму за свои преступления, и там сам становится жертвой изнасилования.

Rape me
Rape me my friend
Rape me
Rape me again

I'm not the only one (x4)

Hate me
Do it and do it again
Waste me
Rape me my friend

I'm not the only one (x4)

My favorite inside source
I'll kiss your open sores
Appreciate your concern
You'll always stink and burn

Rape me
Rape me my friend
Rape me
Rape me again

I'm not the only one (x4)

Rape me! (x9)

Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
Написана под впечатлением о судьбе Френсис Фармер, о несправедливости от которой она страдала, исходившей от МакКарти'совской Америки и от ее собственных родителей.

It's so relieving
To know that you're leaving as soon as you get paid
It's so relaxing
To hear that you're asking wherever you get your way
It's so soothing
To know that you'll sue me, this is starting to sound the same

I miss the comfort in being sad (x3)

In her false witness, we hope you're still with us,
To see if they float or drown
Our favorite patient, a display of patience,
Disease-covered Puget Sound
She'll come back as fire, to burn all the liars,
And leave a blanket of ash on the ground

I miss the comfort in being sad (x3)

It's so relieving
To know that you're leaving as soon as you get paid
It's so relaxing
To know that you're asking wherever you get your way
It's so soothing
To know that you'll sue me, this is starting to sound the same

I miss the comfort in being sad (x3)

Dumb
Наркотическая тематика песни, основным смыслом которой, являеся вывод "незнание это счастье".

I'm not like them
But I can pretend
The sun is gone
But I have a light
The day is done
But I'm having fun
I think I'm dumb
Or maybe just happy

Think I'm just happy (x3)

My heart is broke
But I have some glue
Help me inhale
And mend it with you
We'll float around
And hang out on clouds
Then we'll come down
And have a hangover

Have a hangover (x3)

Skin the sun
Fall asleep
Wish away
The soul is cheap
Lesson learned
Wish me luck
Soothe the burn
Wake me up

I'm not like them
But I can pretend
The sun is gone
But I have a light
My day is done
But I'm having fun
I think I'm dumb
Maybe just happy

Think I'm just happy (x3)

I think I'm dumb (x12)

Very Ape
О настоящем "мачо" со своими глупыми стереотипами величия.

I am buried up to my neck in
Contradictionary flies
I take pride as the king of illiterature
I'm very ape and very nice

If you ever need anything please don't
Hesitate to ask someone else first
I'm too busy acting like I'm not naive
I've seen it all, I was here first

Out of the ground
Into the sky
Out of the sky
Into the dirt

If you ever need anything please don't
Hesitate to ask someone else first
I'm too busy acting like I'm not naive
I've seen it all, I was here first

(x2)
Out of the ground
Into the sky
Out of the sky
Into the dirt

Milk It
Своего рода это сиквел песни "Drain You". В ней исследуется тема зависимости.

I am my own parasite
I don't need a host to live
We feed off of each other
We can share our endorphins

Doll steak!
Test meat!

Look on the bright side is suicide
Lost eyesight I'm on your side
Angel left wing, right wing, broken wing
Lack of iron and/or sleeping

I own my own pet virus
I get to pet and name her
Her milk is my shit
My shit it is her milk

Test meat!
Doll steak!

Look on the bright side is suicide
Lost eyesight I'm on your side
Angel left wing, right wing, broken wing
Lack of iron and/or sleeping

Doll steak!
Test meat!

Look on the bright side is suicide
Lost eyesight I'm on your side
Angel left wing, right wing, broken wing
Lack of iron and/or sleeping

Protector of the kennel
Ecto-plasma, Ecto-skeletal
Obituary every birthday
Your scent is still here in my place of recovery!

Pennyroyal Tea
Песня об абортах, о тех диллемах и трудностях, которые окружают этот вопрос, аргументы за и против, и о неизбежном чувстве вины, которое наступает после.

I'm on my time with everyone
I have very bad posture

Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
Distill the life that's inside of me
Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
I'm anemic royalty

Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld
So I can sigh eternally

I'm so tired I can't sleep
I'm a liar and a thief
Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
I'm anemic royalty

I'm on warm milk and laxatives
Cherry-flavored antacids

Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
Distill the life that's inside of me
Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
I'm anemic royalty

Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
О маркетинговых технологиях звукозаписывающей индустрии...

- Hmmmmmm ... I just wanna know ... do you like me? - [This is whispered in the beginning]

Use just once and destroy
Invasion of our piracy
Afterbirth of a nation
Starve without your skeleton key

I love you for what I am not
I do not want what I have got
A blanket acne'ed with ciggarette burns
Speak at once while taking turns

What is wrong with me (x3)

I'm gonna do with what you think
If you ever think at all
Bi-polar opposites attract
All of a sudden my water broke

I love you for what I am not
I do not want what I have got
A blanket acne'ed with ciggarette burns
Second-rate third degree burns

What is wrong with me (x2)
What do I think of me ?

Hate, hate your enemies
Save, save your friends
Find, find your place
Speak, speak the truth

What is wrong with me (x3)
What do I think of me ?

Use just once and destroy
Invasion of our piracy
Afterbirth of a nation
Starve without your skeleton key

(x2)
What is wrong with me (x3)
What do I think of me?

Tourette's
Tourette's это название синдрома, который причиняет страдания выражающиеся в резких, отрывистых движениях и криках, плевках, и самопроизвольной и бесконтрольной ругани.

- Moderate Rock!

Mayday every day, in my heart.
Could've had a heart attack, in my heart.
We don't know anything, in my heart.
We all want something fair, in my heart.
Hey!
Hey!
Heyyyyyyy! (x3)

Out of town, out of sight, is my heart.
Queen of lies, everyday, in my heart.
My heart, one more on the phone, my heart.
One more at the phone, at my heart
Hey!
Hey!
Heyyyyyyyyyyy! (x2)

Mean heart, cold heart, cold heart, cold heart
Cold heart, cold heart, cold heart, cold heart!

Uhhhhhhh!

All Apologies
Посвящена Кортни и Френсис.

What else should I be
All apologies
What else could I say
Everyone is gay
What else could I write
I don't have the right
What else should I be
All apologies

In the sun
In the sun I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
I'm married
Buried

I wish I was like you
Easily amused
Find my nest of salt
Everything is my fault
I'll take all the blame
Aqua seafoam shame
Sunburn with freezeburn
Choking on the ashes of her enemy

In the sun
In the sun I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
Married, Maried, Maried!
Buried!
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

All in all is all we are (x20)

Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip
Стихотворение под гитару. Оно о чувстве бессилия и романтического одиночества, которое испытывал Курт, и о том, как он был неудовлетворен звучанием Нирваны в последнее время.

It hurts when you have to press that dull little thing
That you're only supposed to use once and then discard
Where do you put it? In the garbage can, my honest friend
My shyness, pet her flow

She's only been five months late, even though we haven't had sex for a week

A meal a day, a meal, I say
And my heart's made my ...

Somebody else already used the word 'aurora-borealis'
She was tied up in chains, and Sam had helped her in the freezer

She's only five weeks late, but I haven't had a date forever ...
Ever ... ever ... forever!

Wish I had more ... more opportunity,
More chances to remember some things
So I couldn't have so much pressure on my ...
On my ... on my, um ... ah, on my ... um ... um ... head

We'd have so much more diversity,
And so much more input, so much more creative flow,
If we had someone in school, a 'GIT' ...

GIT ... geeks ... in ... town.
Ha! ... Come on, Dave, think of one ... !
- Girls with trouble
It should be GIC, geeks with charvels
No, GWC, fuck man this is a waste of time ...

{laughs}

One more solo? Yeahhhhhhhhh! Yeaaaahhhhh!

You're personally responsible for ...
The entire strip ... to be washed away ...
Cleansed ... as if gallons of, um, rubbing alcohol
Flowed through the strip and were set on fire.

It didn't just singe the hair, it made it straight.
And then Perry Ellis came along with his broom,
And his ... silk ...
And he ... he erected a beautiful city ...
A city of stars

Blew
О том, каково это, катиться по протореной дорожке и не иметь возможности что-либо изменить.

If you wouldn't mind I would like to blew
If you wouldn't mind I would like to loose
If you wouldn't care I would like to leave
If you wouldn't mind I would like to breathe
Is there another reason for your stain
Could you believe who we knew was stress or strain?
Here is another word that rhymes with shame

If you wouldn't mind I would like to blew
If you wouldn't mind I would like to loose
If you wouldn't care I would like to leave
If you wouldn't mind I would like to breathe

(x2)
Is there another reason for your stain
Could you believe who we knew was stress or strain?
Here is another word that rhymes with shame

(x8)
You could do anything

Floyd the Barber
О разлагающейся скрытой паранойе и психозе, которые царят за внешним невинным обликом типичного небольшого американского городка.

Bell on door ring; 'come on in' (Alt: Hello Cobain - come on in)
Floyd observes my hairy chin
Sit down in [the] chair, don't be afraid
Steamed hot towel on my face

I was shaved
I was shamed
I was shamed

Barney ties me to the chair
I can't see, I'm really scared
Floyd breathes hard, I hear the zip
Pee-Pee pressed against my lips (Alt: Beat me, pressed against my lips)

I was shamed
I was shaved
I was shamed

I sense others in the room
Opie, Aunt Bea, I presume
They take turns, they cut me up (Alt: They take turns to cut me up)
I died smothered in Andy's Clutch (Alt: I died smothered in Aunt Bea's muff)

I was shamed
I was shamed
I was shaved

About a Girl
О бывшей девушке Курта, Трейси Мерендер

I need an easy friend
I do ... with an ear to lend
I do ... think you fit this shoe
I do ... won't you have a clue

I'll take advantage while
You hang me out to dry
But I can't see you every night for free
I do

I'm standing in your line
I do ... hope you have the time
I do ... pick a number too
I do ... keep a date with you

I'll take advantage while
You hang me out to dry
But I can't see you every night for free

I need an easy friend
I do ... with an ear to lend
I do ... think you fit this shoe
I do ... won't you have a clue

I'll take advantage while
You hang me out to dry
But I can't see you every night (x2)
For free
I do ... (x4)

School
Сравнивает новую волну гранж-коллективов с тусовками cтаршеклассников.

(x4)
Won't you believe it
It's just my luck

(x3)
No recess

(x4)
Won't you believe it
It's just my luck

(x3)
No recess

(x8)
You're in high school again

(x7)
No recess

Love Buzz
Would you believe me when I tell you
You are the queen of my heart
Please don't deceive me when I hurt you
Just ain't the way it seems

(x4)
Can you feel my love buzz?

Would you believe me when I do you
You are the queen of my heart
Please don't deceive me when I hurt you
Just ain't the way it seems

(x4)
Can you feel my love buzz?

Paper Cuts
О родительской небрежности. Лирика песни касается знакомой Курту семьи, в которой привыкли запирать своих детей в качестве наказания.

At feeding time
She pushed food through the door
And I crawl towards the crack of light
Sometimes I can't find my way
Newspapers spread around
Soaking all that they can
A cleaning is due again
A good hosing down

The lady whom I feel maternal love for
Cannot look me in the eyes
But I see hers and they are blue
And they cock and twist and masturbate!

I said so (x3)
Nirvana (x6)

Black windows of paint
I scratched with my nails
I see others just like me
Why do they not try to escape?
They bring out the older ones
They point at my way
They come with a flash of light (Alt: They come with flashing lights)
And take my family away

And very later I have learned
To accept some friends of ridicule
My whole existence is for your amusement
And that is why I'm here with you!
To take you with me
You're right

Nirvana (x8)

Negative Creep
Символичный образ несчастной, антисоциальной личности.

This is out of our reach (x3)
and it's grown
This is getting to be (x3)
drone
I'm a negative creep (x3)
and I'm stoned!
I'm a negative creep (x3)
and I'm ... (x2)

Daddy's little girl ain't a girl no more (x6)

This is out of our range (x3)
and it's crude
This is getting to be (x3)
like drone
I'm a negative creep (x3)
and I'm stoned!
I'm a negative creep (x3)
and I'm ... (x2)

Daddy's little girl ain't a girl no more (x6)

Fuck! Yeah!
Drone!
Stoned!

Daddy's little girl ain't a girl no more (x14)

Scoff
Scoff (насмешка) относится к людям, которые не верят в таланты Курта и отрицают его музыкальные способности.

In my eyes, I'm not lazy
In my face, It's not over
In your room, I'm not older
In your eyes, I'm not worth it
Gimme back my alcohol (x7)

Heal a million, kill a million (x3)

In my eyes, I'm not lazy
In my face, It's not over
In your room, I'm not older
In your eyes, I'm not worth it
Gimme back my alcohol (x7)

Heal a million, kill a million (x3)

In my eyes, I'm not lazy
In my face, It's not over
In your room, I'm not older
In your eyes, I'm not worth it
Gimme back my alcohol (x7)

Heal a million, kill a million (x3)

Swap Meet
Комментарий относительно притяжения и различий между полами, о том, что их объединяет и что разделяет.

(x3)
They lead a lifetime that is comfortable
They travel far to keep their stomachs full
They make their living off of arts and crafts
The kind with seashells, driftwood and burlap
They make a deal when they come to town
The Sunday swap meet is a battle ground
She loves him more than he will ever know
He loves her more than he will ever show
-- Keeps his cigarettes close to his heart
-- Keeps her photographs close to her heart
-- Keeps the bitterness close to the heart

Mr. Moustache
Ирония по поводу представлений о том, каким должен быть "наcтоящий мужик".

Fill me in on your new vision
Wake me up with indecision
Help me trust your mighty wisdom
Yes I eat cow - I am not proud.

Show me how you question, question
Lead the way to my temptations
Take my hand and give it cleaning
Yes I eat cow - I am not proud.

Is he in an easychair? (Alt: Easy in an easy chair)
-- Poop as hard as a rock.
I don't like you anyway
-- Seal it in a box

I'm new
Now you

Fill me in on your new vision
Wake me up with indecision
Help me trust your mighty wisdom
Yes I eat cow - I am not proud.

Show me how you question, question
Lead the way to my temptations
Take my hand and give it cleaning
Yes I eat cow - I am not proud.

Is he in an easychair? (Alt: Easy in an easy chair)
-- Poop as hard as rock.
I don't like you anyway
-- Seal it in a box

(x2)
I'm new
Now you

Sifting
Антиавторитарная.

Afraid - to grade
Wouldn't it be fun?
Cross, self loss
Wouldn't it be fun?
Wet your bed
Wouldn't it be fun?
Sun felt numb (Alt: Some fear none)
Wouldn't it be fun?

Your eyes ...
Teacher said,
Your eyes ...
Teacher said,
Your eyes ...
Teacher said,
Preacher said

"Don't have nothing for you" (x7)

Spell the smell
Wouldn't it be fun?
Search for a church
Wouldn't it be fun?
Wet your bed
Wouldn't it be fun?
Cold in coals
Wouldn't it be fun?

Your eyes ...
Teacher said,
Your eyes ...
Teacher said,
Your eyes ...
Preacher said (x2)

"Don't have nothing for you" (x7)

"Don't have nothing for you" (x9)

Big Cheese
О давлении, которому подвергаются люди, чтобы угодить своему начальству.

Big cheese - make me
Mine says, "Go [to] the office"

Big cheese - make me
Mine says, what to say?

Black is black, no trading back
We were enemies
Sure you are, but what am I?
We were enemies

Big lies - make mine
Mine says "Go [to] the office"

Big cheese - make me
Message? What is it? (Alt: Message? What to say)

Black is black, no trading back
We were enemies
She eats glue, how 'bout you?

Big cheese - make me
Mine says "Go [to] the office"

Big cheese - make me
Message? What is it? (Alt: Message? Wonder lies)

Black is black, no trading back
We were enemies
She eats glue, how 'bout you?

Black is black, no trading back
We were enemies
Sure you are, but what am I?
We were enemies
She eats glue, how 'bout you?
We were enemies
Sure you are, but what am I?

Downer
Попытка Курта написать политическую песню, рассказывающую о людях, которые верят в скорый конец света, в результате войны или чего-либо еще.

Portray sincerity
Act out of loyalty
Defending your country
Wish away the pain
Hand out lobotomies
To save little families
Surrealistic fantasy
Bad boy, Fight!

Hold me down in restitution
Living out your date with fusion
Is the whole fleece shun in master?
Don't feel guilty, master writing

Somebody said that they're not much like I am, I know I can
Make enough of the words for you to go along and sing your song

Slippery pessimist hypocrite master
Conservative communist apocalyptic bastard
Thank you dear God for putting me on this Earth
I feel very privileged in debt for my thirst!

(Alt: Feeling very frivilous, death in mind. Nurse!)

Hold me down in restitution
Living out your date with fusion
Is the whole fleece shun in master?
Don't feel guilty, master writing

Somebody said that they're not much like I am, I know I can
Make enough of the words for you to go along and sing your song

Smells Like Teen Spirit
О подростках.

Load up on guns and 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? (x3)
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! (x3)

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? (x3)
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! (x3)

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

Hello, hello, hello, how low? (x3)
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 !! (x9)

In Bloom
Посвящена части потенциальной аудитории Nirvana. Также, песня может быть и о лучшем друге Курта, Дилане Карлсоне.

Sell the kids for food
-- weather changes moods
Spring is here again
-- reproductive glands

Hey - He's the one
Who likes all our pretty songs
And he likes to sing along
And he likes to shoot his gun
But he knows not what it means
Don't know what it means, when I say:

He's the one
Who likes all our pretty songs
And he likes to sing along
And he likes to shoot his gun
But he knows not what it means
Knows not what it means when I say aahh ...

We can have some more -- nature is a whore
Bruises on the fruit -- tender age in bloom

Hey - He's the one
Who likes all our pretty songs
And he likes to sing along
And he likes to shoot his gun
But he knows not what it means
Don't know what it means, when I say:

He's the one
Who likes all our pretty songs
And he likes to sing along
And he likes to shoot his gun
But he knows not what it means
Knows not what it means when I say aahh ...

He's the one
Who likes all our pretty songs
And he likes to sing along
And he likes to shoot his gun
But he knows not what it means
Knows not what it mean's when I say:

He's the one
Who likes all our pretty songs
And he likes to sing along
And he likes to shoot his gun
But he knows not what it means
Knows not what it means (x2)
Knows not what it means when I say aahh...

Come As You Are
Изучает противоречия, между тем, что мы говорим и что думаем. Как мы поступаем, и как думаем, мы должны поступать на самом деле. О том, что мы можем воспротивится тому, что нам действительно необходимо. Как установленные общественные нормы влияют на тот образ жизни, который выбирает для себя каждый, приспасабливается и поглощается против своей собсвенной воли.

Come as you are, as you were,
As I want you to be
As a friend, as a friend, as an old enemy.
Take your time, hurry up
The choice is yours, don't be late.
Take a rest, as a friend, as an old memoria
Memoria (x3)

Come dowsed in mud, soaked in bleach
As I want you to be
As a trend, as a friend, as an old memoria
Memoria (x3)

And I swear that I don't have a gun
No I don't have a gun (x2)

Memoria (x3)

Memoria - and I don't have a gun

And I swear that I don't have a gun
No I don't have a gun (x4)

Memoria (x2)

Breed
Критикует классовую систему, средний класс, американское воспитание наедине со своими противоречащими ценностями и моралями.

I don't care (x5)
Care if I'm old
I don't mind (x5)
Mind, don't have a mind
Get away (x4)
Away, away from your home
I'm afraid (x5)
Afraid, afraid of a 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 (x8)

I don't care (x5)
Care if I'm old
I don't mind (x5)
Mind, I don't have a mind
Get away (x4)
Away, away from your home
I'm afraid (x4)
Afraid, afraid of a 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 (x8)

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 (x8)
She said .. good!

Lithium
Использует аналогию нервного расстройства конкретной личности, чтобы на этом примере показать массовое психическое расстройство общества.

I'm so happy 'cause today
I've found my friends ...
They're in my head
I'm so ugly, but that's okay, 'cause so are you ...
We've broken our mirrors (Alt: We broke our mirrors)
Sunday morning is everyday for all I care ...
And I'm not scared
Light my candles, in a daze
'Cause I've found god
Hey, hey hey (x6)

I'm so lonely, but that's okay, I shaved my head ...
And I'm not sad
And just maybe I'm to blame for all I've heard ...
But I'm not sure
I'm so excited, I can't wait to meet you there ...
But I don't care
I'm so horny, but that's okay ...
My will is good
Hey, hey hey (x6)

(x2)
I like it - I'm not gonna crack
I miss you - I'm not gonna crack
I love you - I'm not gonna crack
I killed you - I'm not gonna crack

I'm so happy 'cause today
I've found my friends ...
They're in my head
I'm so ugly, but that's okay, 'cause so are you ...
We've broken our mirrors (Alt: We broke our mirrors)
Sunday morning is everyday for all I care ...
And I'm not scared
Light my candles in a daze ...
'Cause I've found god
Hey, hey hey (x6)

(x2)
I like it - I'm not gonna crack
I miss you - I'm not gonna crack
I love you - I'm not gonna crack
I killed you - I'm not gonna crack

Polly
Это история о похищении юной девушки, которую Курт прочел в газете. Какой-то тип затащил ее в фургон, долго издевался над ней, а потом изнасиловал. У нее оставался лишь один выход - подыграть насильнику и уговорить его, чтобы он развязал веревки. Ей это удалось и она сбежала.

Polly wants a cracker
I think I should get off her first
I think she wants some water
To put out the blow torch

It isn't me
We have some seed
Let me clip
Your dirty wings
Let me take a ride
Don't cut yourself
I want some help
To please myself
I've got some rope
You have been told
I promise you
I have been true
Let me take a ride
Don't cut yourself
I want some help
To please myself

Polly wants a cracker
Maybe she would like some food
She asks me to untie her
A chase would be nice for a few

It isn't me
We have some seed
Let me clip
Your dirty wings
Let me take a ride
Don't cut yourself
I want some help
To please myself
I've got some rope
You have been told
I promise you
I have been true
Let me take a ride
Don't cut yourself
I want some help
To please myself

Polly said

Polly says her back hurts
And she's just as bored as me
She caught me off my guard
It amazes me, the will of instinct

It isn't me
We have some seed
Let me clip
Your dirty wings
Let me take a ride
Don't cut yourself
I want some help
To please myself
I've got some rope
You have been told
I promise you
I have been true
Let me take a ride
Don't cut yourself
I want some help
To please myself

Territorial Pissings
Выпад в сторону стереотипов "настоящего мужика", насаждаемых всяким быдлом.

"Come on people now, smile on your brother and
everybody get together, try to love one another right now"

When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions

Gotta find a way, to find a way, when I'm here
Gotta find a way - a better way - I had better wait

Never met a wise man, if so it's a woman

(x2)
Gotta find a way, to find a way, when I'm here
Gotta find a way - a better way - I had better wait

"Just because you're paranoid, don't mean they're not after you"

(x4)
Gotta find a way, to find a way, when I'm here
Gotta find a way - a better way - I had better wait

Drain You
О сексуальных взаимоотношениях.

One baby to another says -
I'm lucky to have met you
I don't care what you think
Unless it is about me
It is now my duty to completely drain you
A travel through a tube
And end up in your infection

Chew your meat for you
Pass it back and forth
In a passionate kiss
From my mouth to yours
I like you

With eyes so dialated,
I've become your pupil
You've taught me everything
Without a poison apple
The water is so yellow, I'm a healthy student
Indebted and so grateful -
Vacuum out the fluids

Chew your meat for you
Pass it back and forth
In a passionate kiss
From my mouth to yours
I like you
You (x5)

One baby to another says -
I'm lucky to have met you
I don't care what you think
Unless it is about me
It is now my duty to completely drain you
A travel through a tube
And end up in your infection

Chew your meat for you
Pass it back and forth
In a passionate kiss
From my mouth to yours
Sloppy lips to lips
You're my vitamins
I'm like you

Lounge Act
О том, как иногда личные стремления могут встать поперек взаимоотношений. И о тот, как трудно бывает сформировать свою точку зрения и не попасть под чужое влияние.

Truth - covered in security
I can't let you smother me
I'd like to, but it couldn't work
Trading off and taking turns
I don't regret a thing
And I've got this friend, you see
Who makes me feel and I
Wanted more than I could steal
I'll arrest myself, I'll wear a shield
I'll go out of my way to prove I still
I still smell her on you

Don't - tell me what I wanna hear
Afraid of never knowing fear
Experience anything you need
I'll keep fighting jealousy
Until it's fucking gone

And I've got this friend, you see
Who makes me feel and I
Wanted more than I could steal
I'll arrest myself, I'll wear a shield
I'll go out of my way to prove I still
I still smell her on you

Truth! - covered in security
I can't let you smother me
I'd like to but it couldn't work
Trading off and taking turns
I don't regret a thing
And I've got this friend, you see
Who makes me feel and I
Wanted more than I could steal
I'll arrest myself, I'll wear a shield
I'll go out of my way to make you a deal
We've made a pact to learn from who
Ever we want without new rules
We'll share what's lost and what we grew
They'll go out of their way
To prove they still

Still smell her on you (x3)

Stay Away
Протест, направленный потив конформизма, и критика людей, которые сбиваются в группы для прикрытия своих собственных недостатков и страхов.

Monkey see, monkey do
I don't know why I'd - rather be dead than cool
I don't know why - every line ends in rhyme
I don't know why - less is more, love is blind
I don't know why

Stay
Stay away (x3)

Give an inch, take a smile
I don't know why - fashion shits, fashion style
I don't know why - throw it out and keep it in
I don't know why - have to have poison skin
I don't know why

Stay
Stay away (x3)

I don't why (x2)

Stay
Stay away (x3)

Monkey see, monkey do
I don't know why I'd - rather be dead than cool
I don't know why - every line ends in rhyme
I don't know why - less is more, love is blind
I don't know why

Stay
Stay away (x3)

I don't know why (x2)

Stay
Stay away (x3)

Stay away (x5)

God is gay!

On A Plain
Поэтическая попытка выразить неописуемые эмоции, сделать осязаемыми чувства, которые сложно выразить.

I'll start this off without any words
I got so high that I scratched 'till I bled

I love myself better than you
I know it's wrong so what should I do?

The finest day that I ever had
Was when I learned to cry on command

I love myself better than you
I know it's wrong so what should I do?
I'm on a plain
I can't complain
I'm on a plain

My mother died every night
It's safe to say, don't quote me on that

I love myself better than you
I know it's wrong so what should I do?

The black sheep got blackmailed again
Forgot to put on the zip code

I love myself better than you
I know it's wrong so what should I do?

I'm on a plain
I can't complain
I'm on a plain

Somewhere I have heard this before
In a dream of memory restored (Alt: In a dream my memory has stored)
As a defense I'm neutered and spayed
What the hell am I trying to say?

It is now time to make it unclear
To write off lines that don't make sense

I love myself better than you
I know it's wrong so what should I do?

And one more special message to go
And then I'm done, then I can go home

I love myself better than you
I know it's wrong so what should I do?

(x5)
I'm on a plain
I can't complain

Something In The Way
Затрагивет такие вопросы как одиночество, или каково это быть неудачником. Также содержит биографический эпизод, относящийся к тому времени, когда Курту, в молодости, приходилось жить под Северным Абердинским Мостом в течение некоторого времени, пока он бомжевал.

Underneath the bridge
The tarp has sprung a leak
And the animals I've trapped
Have all become my pets
And I'm living off of grass
And the drippings from the ceiling
It's okay to eat fish
'Cause they don't have any feelings
(x3)
Something in the way, mmm
Something in the way, yeah, mmm

Underneath the bridge
The tarp has sprung a leak
And the animals I've trapped
Have all become my pets
And I'm living off of grass
And the drippings from the ceiling
It's okay to eat fish
'Cause they dont't have any feelings

(x4)
Something in the way, mmm
Something in the way, yeah, mmm

Endless, Nameless
Шумовое нагромождение, которое позволяет более глубоко заглянуть в сознание Кобейна. Изначально это была законченая, нормальная песня под названием The End. Но она "развалилась" на Endless, Nameless и Even in His Youth, после того как группа забыла как играть эту песню в оригинале.

Silence
Here I am
Here I am
Silent

Bright and clear
It's what I am
I have
Died

Mother (x4)

Death
With violence
Excitement
Right here

Died
Go to hell
Here I am
Right here

Ow!

No mas (x4)

Death
Is what I am
Go to hell
Go to jail
In back of that
Crime
Here I am
Take a chance
Dead!

Die!

Отредактировано Rash (2008-04-13 10:17:12)

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Нормальная группа...была...

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http://video.nash.net.ua/?film=14356 - фильм про Курта

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Нирвана - для меня не просто хорошая группа, это лучшая группа.Она занимает важное место в моей жизни, ну и, конечно же, не только в моей... Так же она стала легендарной среди рок-музыки.Нирвана будет жить вечно... в наших сердцах и памяти

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Ет просто офигезная группа.. с нее я когдато и начинала, и до сих пор не отказываюсь ее послушать! Храню на компе все их альбомы....)