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Nirvana — In Bloom
Album: Nevermind
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Released: 1991
Length: 4:12
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Sell the kids for food, weather changes moods
Spring is here again, reproductive glands

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
And 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 mean, knows not what it means
And I say, yeah

Mmm
Mmm
Mmm

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

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
And 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
And I say, yeah

Mmm
Mmm
Mmm

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
And 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
Knows not what it means, knows not what it means
And I say, yeah

Mmm
Mmm
Mmm
Comments (54)add comment
 drover wrote:
AC wrote: I guess I'm on the other side of the coin. I get Nirvana musically, even though I'm not completely on board. I was a Pixies fan for a couple years before Nirvana burst onto the scene and I can appreciate the musical influence the former imparted upon the latter. And while I generally cringe at the very mention of Nirvana, we can at least thank them for steering hard-edge music away from the fag-metal hair bands (Poison, Motley Crue, et al.) that had an iron grip on the MTV and radio rotation at the time. It's exactly the tortured, self-abosrbed "lonely genius" that GenX 2.0 (of which I am a member) was supposed to identify with that turns me off. When Nirvana came out and so many kids were like, "I can totally identify!" all I could do is look around at my neatly manicured upper-middle-class white suburb and think to myself, "what the hell are you people whining about? We've got it pretty good, folks..." To me Nirvana will always represent the pointless, baseless disaffection of a generation of narcissistic brats that had virtually nothing to be disaffected about.


I see you're not getting a lot of love for your comment there, drover. I'm in the exact demographic you are describing & after all the passing years, all that's said & done, I tend to agree with you.
 JAKLAUGHING wrote:

fecking ear ache...gibberish...wannabe oasis...


Pah! This sounds nothing like a reedy whiny version of The Beatles!
 CCSandman wrote:

"Come on, people now!..." every song on this album is at least a 9, personally 👌



I  Agree!
fecking ear ache...gibberish...wannabe oasis...
I'll never forget making the full-of-Fall-colors drive from Back Bay, Boston to Walden Pond in early November back in '91 and this came over the radio of the rental, and hell, yes, I had it CRANKED! Truly a major force in Music that ended too soon...but Kurt's spirit shall live forever as long as we rock his songs and remember his eternal spark with a bit of awe amidst the darkness of the loss!
RP Rock Mix love it. Found my self going back time an time agina. :-)
 fncll wrote:

Sometimes the comments here show such a limited vision of music that I wonder why there are on RP at all, much less listening to the Rock Mix and complaining about Nirvana.




Well stated! I Agree!
Sometimes the comments here show such a limited vision of music that I wonder why there are on RP at all, much less listening to the Rock Mix and complaining about Nirvana.
 icuski2 wrote:

Is screaming at the top of your lungs really music?



I dunno.... maybe ask James Brown, Robert Plant, Frank Black, Roger Daltry.... you know you're listening to the Rock channel, right?
 drover wrote:
AC wrote: I guess I'm on the other side of the coin. I get Nirvana musically, even though I'm not completely on board. I was a Pixies fan for a couple years before Nirvana burst onto the scene and I can appreciate the musical influence the former imparted upon the latter. And while I generally cringe at the very mention of Nirvana, we can at least thank them for steering hard-edge music away from the fag-metal hair bands (Poison, Motley Crue, et al.) that had an iron grip on the MTV and radio rotation at the time. It's exactly the tortured, self-abosrbed "lonely genius" that GenX 2.0 (of which I am a member) was supposed to identify with that turns me off. When Nirvana came out and so many kids were like, "I can totally identify!" all I could do is look around at my neatly manicured upper-middle-class white suburb and think to myself, "what the hell are you people whining about? We've got it pretty good, folks..." To me Nirvana will always represent the pointless, baseless disaffection of a generation of narcissistic brats that had virtually nothing to be disaffected about.


You do know not everyone grew up in an upper-middle-class suburb, right? Sounds like you're the narcissist, thinking your experience is universal and invalidating everyone else because they aren't like you...
 icuski2 wrote:

Is screaming at the top of your lungs really music?




You kids get off my lawn, dagnabbit!!
 ToddyWoddy wrote:

Butch Vig was a genius producing the album. Gave the band that needed punch



Every day that I bring my kids into school I pass by the studio where this was produced. It is older two story brick building that is is rather plain in all regards. As new M.U.D. after new M.U.D. rises closer and closer to that humble corner I wonder when this little chunk of Gen-X and music history will fall. Sad day that will be.   

https://goo.gl/maps/EcchWReB5J...
"Come on, people now!..." every song on this album is at least a 9, personally 👌
 drover wrote:
I guess I'm on the other side of the coin. I get Nirvana musically, even though I'm not completely on board. I was a Pixies fan for a couple years before Nirvana burst onto the scene and I can appreciate the musical influence the former imparted upon the latter. And while I generally cringe at the very mention of Nirvana, we can at least thank them for steering hard-edge music away from the fag-metal hair bands (Poison, Motley Crue, et al.) that had an iron grip on the MTV and radio rotation at the time. It's exactly the tortured, self-abosrbed "lonely genius" that GenX 2.0 (of which I am a member) was supposed to identify with that turns me off. When Nirvana came out and so many kids were like, "I can totally identify!" all I could do is look around at my neatly manicured upper-middle-class white suburb and think to myself, "what the hell are you people whining about? We've got it pretty good, folks..." To me Nirvana will always represent the pointless, baseless disaffection of a generation of narcissistic brats that had virtually nothing to be disaffected about.


Well. I guess someone just completely skipped their teenage years.

Also, "fag-metal"? We just . . . letting this one go? Nothing? Huh. 
F' YES!  Just what I needed this a.m. - 10 Baby!
 drover wrote:
AC wrote: I guess I'm on the other side of the coin. I get Nirvana musically, even though I'm not completely on board. I was a Pixies fan for a couple years before Nirvana burst onto the scene and I can appreciate the musical influence the former imparted upon the latter. And while I generally cringe at the very mention of Nirvana, we can at least thank them for steering hard-edge music away from the fag-metal hair bands (Poison, Motley Crue, et al.) that had an iron grip on the MTV and radio rotation at the time. It's exactly the tortured, self-abosrbed "lonely genius" that GenX 2.0 (of which I am a member) was supposed to identify with that turns me off. When Nirvana came out and so many kids were like, "I can totally identify!" all I could do is look around at my neatly manicured upper-middle-class white suburb and think to myself, "what the hell are you people whining about? We've got it pretty good, folks..." To me Nirvana will always represent the pointless, baseless disaffection of a generation of narcissistic brats that had virtually nothing to be disaffected about.


Wow!!!
Crank up the amps✌️
 joejennings wrote:

Thanx RP!! It is 5am & my coffee is starting to kick in. Great way to start the day!!  GREAT TUNE!!!



ANOTHER early morning "wake up call"!  EST zone here! Thanx RP!!!
Thanx RP!! It is 5am & my coffee is starting to kick in. Great way to start the day!!  GREAT TUNE!!!
 icuski2 wrote:

Is screaming at the top of your lungs really music?




Hit the SKIP BUTTON & go listen to Michael Bouble'! ...and then shut up!
 icuski2 wrote:

Is screaming at the top of your lungs really music?



Perhaps the Mellow Mix is more your speed. Give my best to James Taylor. 
6:30 am est. wake me up! ...thanx RP! 
 icuski2 wrote:

Is screaming at the top of your lungs really music?



Sometimes, if that's what's inside...
 icuski2 wrote:

Is screaming at the top of your lungs really music?



?
Seriously?
?
 icuski2 wrote:

Is screaming at the top of your lungs really music?



Oh, Kurt could scream much louder than this.  And, yes.
Is screaming at the top of your lungs really music?
Grunge
Butch Vig was a genius producing the album. Gave the band that needed punch
Love it! {#Cool}
AC wrote:
Well, it's almost July again and, frankly, I don't get it. I mean, I'm glad all the disaffected kids of GenX 2.0 had a tourtured, self-absorbed "lonely genius" to identify with and everything, but musically..... I just don't get it.
I guess I'm on the other side of the coin. I get Nirvana musically, even though I'm not completely on board. I was a Pixies fan for a couple years before Nirvana burst onto the scene and I can appreciate the musical influence the former imparted upon the latter. And while I generally cringe at the very mention of Nirvana, we can at least thank them for steering hard-edge music away from the fag-metal hair bands (Poison, Motley Crue, et al.) that had an iron grip on the MTV and radio rotation at the time. It's exactly the tortured, self-abosrbed "lonely genius" that GenX 2.0 (of which I am a member) was supposed to identify with that turns me off. When Nirvana came out and so many kids were like, "I can totally identify!" all I could do is look around at my neatly manicured upper-middle-class white suburb and think to myself, "what the hell are you people whining about? We've got it pretty good, folks..." To me Nirvana will always represent the pointless, baseless disaffection of a generation of narcissistic brats that had virtually nothing to be disaffected about.
Originally Posted by Leslie: Annoying, at least to my ears tonight. I'll give it a more objective listen next time. Well it's July and this song is still annoying.
Well, it's almost July again and, frankly, I don't get it. I mean, I'm glad all the disaffected kids of GenX 2.0 had a tourtured, self-absorbed "lonely genius" to identify with and everything, but musically..... I just don't get it.
Originally Posted by rgj13: Me too. And I like to sing along. ;)
Do you like to shoot your gun, too? :D
aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh.............perfection this is one of my favorite bass lines to play
Mine too!!!
Originally Posted by gypsy222: It sure is mine!!
Originally Posted by FeatFanMike: Definitely not my thing.
It sure is mine!!
Definitely not my thing.
One of my favorite Nirvana songs. I\'ve never really bothered with attempting to put any meaning behind any of Cobain\'s lyrics... (Maybe I am one to whom Cobain was adressing this song? ) I just love the whole distorted pop sound, with the angry harmonies, and especially that oh so dischordant (but amazingly good sounding) guitar solo. Q - funny video too
dot likes rock where brains are still drying. DF. dot
There are lots of great Nirvana songs. This one isn\'t one of them. :roll:
Originally Posted by ScottFromWyoming: I like all their pretty songs.
Me too. And I like to sing along. ;)
I like all their pretty songs.
What else can be said about Nirvana that hasn\'t been said already? They were truly something unique. Tone down all that distortion and (sometimes) angry vocals, and you\'ve got a delicious pop number. No wonder so many people like them.
Re tlem\'s comment that Nirvana was unique. Might explain why I thought no other so-called grunge band ever sounded as good as Nirvana. There\'s no substitute for writing good songs.
Annoying, at least to my ears tonight. I'll give it a more objective listen next time. Well it's July and this song is still annoying.