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Nirvana: In Bloom Meaning

Song Released: 1992


In Bloom Lyrics

Sell the kids for food
--weather changes moods
Spring is here again
--reproductive glands
yeah!
(chorus)
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 don't know what it...

  1. anonymous
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    Jun 17th 2009 report

    Listen none of us have actually talked to Kurt Cobain so we really have no idea but I've always thought of some macho redneck listening to this song and singing along with it but he has no idea what Kurt's talking about.

  2. thedancingbear
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    May 8th 2009 report

    It's about how what we should care about, we don't anymore; and what we shouldn't care about, we do. Line by line it goes:

    Sell the kids for food---we no longer care for the youth as long as we profit
    Weather changes moods-we're too wishy-washy
    Spring is here again-----nature will take it's courst
    Reproductive glands----...even when the course ist taboo

    He’s the one---------------The whole chourus is about what many call
    Who likes all our pretty songs--"the man", which is basically just society. He
    And he likes to sing along-----doesn't apriciate art for what it is anymore,
    And he likes to shoot his gun--it's all just a show
    But he knows not what it means
    Knows not 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 yeeeaaahhh

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    We can have some more---Here, he's either saying we take too much, or we ---------------------don't take enough.
    Nature is a whore--------Nature keeps on giving.
    Bruises on the fruit-------We're damaging our youth, during their...
    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
    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 yeeeaaahhh

    *Guitar solo*

    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

    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 yeeeaaahhh

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 26th 2009 report

    This song is about Cobain's best friend Dylan Carlson the guitarist in the drone band Earth.

  4. anonymous
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    Feb 19th 2009 report

    I agree with the whole thing about people listening to music to be cool. But i also think this song is a bunch of random phrases. And that just goes to show that you dont have to have such complex lyrics to make a great song

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 10th 2009 report

    I don't know if this is right, but i read some where it's about him making fun of how people like his melodies and stuff but dont really know what he's saying becuse he kinda mumbles when he sings. I don't know what the verses are about.

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  6. anonymous
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    Dec 25th 2008 report

    yeah, i agree with what most people are saying...that this is about people who just listen to a type of music for appearance, when they dont even know what it means.

    but are people supposed to just automatically understand lyrics when they hear it and only like the song because of the lyrics? what if somebody just likes the sound of the guitar and the way the music goes...you don't have to have an amazing understanding of the lyrics to be a fan of a band and it's music.

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  7. anonymous
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    Nov 30th 2008 report

    dont get me wrong, i love nirvana and i love the matrix, but your intrpetation makes no sence. this song was relessed on nevermind which was released on September 24, 1991. kurt was murdered in 1994. the matrix came out in 1999 if im right. so this makes no sence at all. there is a 8 or 5 year gap!
    like alot of nirvana songs this one makes alot more sence years after it is written. because, think about it, before nevermind, nirvana was a small alternative underground band with one album under thier belt, not the mtv superstar it was after nevermind. i agree that this song sounds like it mocks the people who listen to their music just to fit in, but at the time this song was writen not to many people listened to nirvana.

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  8. jtg08
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    Oct 12th 2008 report

    Does sound like posers that just like music because its popular and Kurt was cool. I like nirvana cause he seems to really means a lot of his songs hen he sings them especially the sad ones. So lets LEt It be.

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  9. anonymous
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    Sep 5th 2008 report

    He is depressed and on crack, So he whines about the government

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  10. anonymous
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    Jun 22nd 2008 report

    He is saluting the people who like Nirvana

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  11. anonymous
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    Sep 12th 2007 report

    The opinion Kurt is angry at all the people listening to nirvana because there mainstream isn't exactly correct. The songs on the album Nevermind, and prior to the release and especially 1990 when he wrote it approx. The band was not mainstream at all. And none of the people in Nirvana or around Nirvana had any clue they were going to be near as big as they would be.

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  12. YourFan
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    Aug 29th 2007 report

    This song is about Nirvana's fans who listen and sing along to their music without knowing what the lyrics mean. also Nirvana had a dislike for arena rock, and were disgusted that some of those who listened to that were now fans of their music.
    although many didn't know what their songs were about, due mainly to Kurt's vocals, there were still some "fans" who just listened because they were mainstream. And what's funny about this, is that these "fans" would still sing along to this song not knowing what it means.

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  13. anonymous
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    Jun 17th 2007 report

    Yeah it's about people who listened to his music and didn't get it and didn't understand his music but just listened to it just because it's mainstream.

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  14. anonymous
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    Apr 1st 2007 report

    Ok first of all I don't understand people getting personally offended by that interpretation about the matrix thing.... I love Nirvana, I think Kurt Cobain was amazing and wrote incredible lyrics I just don't think he would take offense to what that person said. Entertainment and amusement maybe... I agree that this song is about people pretending they like something only because it sounds good to other people, is on the radio etc. You should appreciate music for your own taste not for anyone elses'. Not being honest about your opinion of an artists' work is much more harmful than what interepretation you find in it, however strange it may be.

  15. anonymous
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    Mar 30th 2007 report

    First of all hopelesserik needs to be kicked outta this place..u'd rather be in some some matrix blog talkin crap n interpreting sh*t.As far as this song is concerned its actualy about idiots like you..who don't know shit about nirvana and still can't stay from talking, so do ya self a favor n listen only to some Matrix ost and spare nirvana

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