Anka, Paul - Smells Like Teen Spirit Lyrics




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]





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Anka, Paul Smells Like Teen Spirit Comments
  1. Danger Glue

    i cried when i found out this existed

  2. SM9620

    I feel complete.

  3. Drew Peacock

    Ha hahahaha what a lod of auld shite

  4. Alaina Schneider

    Oh yay now I can actually tell what the lyrics are

  5. Mr. W

    God damn. This has got to be the worst thing ever.

    Scenario One: Anka was so completely out of the loop and just wanted to cash in on “what the kids are into”, and had some young producer bring him a list of songs he had never heard. Thus it was a cash grab. He spent too much time talking to Pat Boone and Dick Clark, and no one with an actual career should ever do that.

    Scenario Two: Anka thought this was funny, but forgot that he’s not Richard Cheese. Thus it is literally self-parody which comes off as more pathetic than an exercise in jovial self-awareness.

    I’m stumped here as to which of these two scenarios is the “better” one. Ignorant aging cynicism or willing destruction of a a life’s work and dignity?

    Every crooner from Sinatra to Harry Connick Jr. knows: if you don’t “feel” a song, get a true sense if its purpose, and understand the lyrics, then the result of your performance is crap. Anka supposedly tried to record “Billie Jean” and couldn’t get through one take without laughing. And that’s pretty lyrically straightforward compared to Smells Like Teen Spirit.

    I’m guessing he didn’t laugh at this song because he didn’t get it at all. It was just random words. Fair enough. I don’t get the lyrics either. I don’t think anyone but Kurt Cobain understand what it means. So don’t record a cover of it! This isn’t the jabberwocky or some fun little bit of tongue twisting doggerel. There’s no fun to be had from rolling “a mulatto, a mosquito” “load up on guns and bring your friends” and “I know a dirty word” around in your mouth. The only reason rock covers of this song work is because they get the feeling of the sound and attack right. There are great covers of “It Smells Like Teen Spirit” out there, but no one ever says of them, “You really brought those words to life.” It’s about the attitude.

    MartianManHunter2258

    Your comment is the worst piece of fart sniffing trash I ever read.

  6. Jamyeeee

    who else only knows this guy from gilmore girls??

  7. Run Run Shaw

    I instantly became a Paul Anka fan lol.

  8. Ade siregar

    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

    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

  9. Stephen Andersen

    excellent.

  10. David Abrahams-Edley

    I much prefer the version by Pleasure Beach

  11. Frederick Void

    Who else is here after learning that Hurt by Johny Cash was originally by nine inch nails?

  12. Michael Brodie

    Joe Piscopo says this is a class album that smells like an expensive joint.

  13. Gill Needs a chill pill

    The first time I heard this was when I was eating pizza in a big Y

  14. Wulfhere Cyning

    I heard this on the radio the other day while driving. I only realised it was a cover halfway thru. Fml.

  15. clauditorium

    Mesmerizingly weird.

  16. Graeme Fraser

    Truly horrible. The words are the same but all the feeling has been sucked out of it and replaced by glossy, superficial swing noise. Nirvana was a reaction against this kind of pap which belongs in the Mad Men days of executive America and should be left there. This is anti-grunge.

  17. Christian O

    This is the unironic hell in which Kurt Cobain currently lives, pray for him.

  18. breadpimp

    THIS IS SO THREATENINGLY CALM I HATE IT? THIS IS AMAZING THOUGH

  19. Mel Gibson

    listening for first time while stoned like woah wtf is this

  20. Brown Bomber

    I came here to hate this but I like it

  21. Zev Spencer-Shapiro

    I heard this on the radio two years ago. It shook my core and I have been looking for it since. Thank you.

  22. Stipica Ključe

    "daj dite materi"

  23. Lee Gibbs

    I had to make sure I read the title correct...but this is fantastic ❤

  24. FarFetched Farade

    dafuqisdis

  25. Man de Gaturiss

    But he don't know what it means

  26. Eslam ElAttar

    Nah this ain’t it chief

  27. Asian Caillou

    when you like jazz but also like grunge

    100%CanadianMapleStirUp!

    when genre cant hold back true taste

  28. Sardu Setrakian

    Hmmm, smells like senior spirit.

  29. Tyrel Storm Gamboa

    Pinoy rock songs can be done this way

  30. Stephany Ayon Pedroza

    Me encanta!!!!😍💜

  31. Sticky Steve

    this is literally the worst thing i’ve heard all day

  32. Dan Rebeiz

    I don’t know, man. I just like it. Don’t know why... I just do

  33. Bill Baldwin

    Oh my gosh... it WORKS! I clicked on the link for a chuckle. Figured it would be like Shatner singing (well, "singing") Lucy in the Sky. But Anka actually sells it. Love this version!

  34. Nicky Lascia

    Great Music !!!!

  35. Jimmie Jam Of The Day!

    Just ordered this recently. Can't wait to get it in the mail.

  36. Esteban Yvars

    MEURT STP

  37. web buzz

    oui oui un francais qui kiff grave Mr Paul Anka ca existe lol

  38. Paul McCharmly

    dead sound at the end tho

  39. Dead Monk

    i was *not* expecting that in my spotify playlist

  40. LucasCAPS

    Is _Rock Swings_ a whole rock cover album?

  41. Harry Lawrence

    Absolute trash

  42. not guilty

    This is gorgeous

  43. Story Feet

    I heard this on the radio and said to my friend "that sounds like teen spirit". she just said yeah I guess. And procedeed to ignore my comedy gold.

  44. Сергеев Андрей

    Karaoke version where?

  45. Yosia Wangsajaya

    Please watch and give comments to my jazz experimental cover NIRVANA - Smells Like Teen Spirit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg4yzIrSDK0

  46. Becca Black

    Now.im about to bust out the Richard cheese...

  47. Andrzej Wiszniewski

    fuckin, Wow! optimal shade of swing.

  48. //__//

    This is... unexpected

  49. Henna Roivainen

    Thanks Paul, my son did not remembered me brestfeeding him on rock swing but certainly his smile told me everything when i pressed a button 'play' <3 his current musical environment in a hospital is so boring <3 Bless you <3

  50. Andrew Griffin

    Just goes to show you can play any type of music in totally different styles. Good cover👍

  51. Dave Wray

    This take has been censored. On the album version Paul sings 'Load up on guns...'

  52. Dave Wray

    And this one:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ-opbJ4QzQ

  53. Dave Wray

    I did it before Paul and Richard Cheese. Thank you.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsiP-GrbbD0

  54. Ian Skrivarnik

    what a waste of an amazing song

  55. kathy sanko

    this is beyond horrible

  56. Jeffery goodman

    I wonder if 'Ol Blue Eyes' (that's Frank S. for u younger folks) wdve. ever covered stuff like this, espec. coz he hated rock and roll.

  57. respectalgebra

    I'm here from an article from the internet

  58. Autostade67

    This is the one song on the album where the swing treatment rather collides with the style and content of the lyrics. This is neither a criticism of Mr. Anka nor Mr. Cobain, both singular talents, but a point on the nexus between lyrics and style or genre of delivery. Here it works, mostly, but as is stated below, a bit weird. The other songs in the collection fare much better. Hats of, though for taking this on to reveal its rhythms and musicality.

  59. sundar mann

    Is the bitch called Diana still around to hear this.

  60. milkwad

    Good cover, but, I mean what the hell is Kurt Cobain saying in the actual song? Guess he improvised the lyrics pretty well.

  61. Vári Tüske

    Smells like an old man steels a young man's spirit

  62. Maggie Gee

    My 15yr old is so upset over this, YOUVE RUINED EVERYTHING PAUL WANKA...her words not mine ...but, i have to agree with her side of things i dislike what youve done to this song. THIS SMELLS NOT OF TEEN SPIRIT BUT SOMETHING MUCH FOULER!!

  63. Holotype One

    https://youtu.be/m18BcNSA-CY

  64. Amanda Kamara

    I actually like this version. Wow!!

  65. ewitsrobin

    Every comment is about Olive Garden I’m pissing myself

  66. Alana Dill

    This is even more disturbing than the 101 Strings' cover of "King of Pain".

  67. Charles Jacques

    I like it.. but you won't find it in iTunes, lol.

  68. Gina Inzunza

    wow me encanto

  69. Barbra

    Heard this at the Monoprix near the train station in Arles, France, the other day. Not kidding. I was singing and dancing in the aisles. Freaked the Frenchies out, it sure did.

  70. Leon D

    uuuughhh!!!! are you for real? I am 60, so I am not a snotty flannelette shirt wearing kid, but, this is rubbish!!!

  71. siony

    i like the pepper with the salads but damn should i risk that heart burn after

  72. Anakin Skywalker

    I came here for Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, and Paul Anka.

  73. Maurissio Rodriguez

    Best cover version ever.

  74. Zaners

    "Hey honey, it's our song."

  75. Oof Cam's Bones

    WHY IS EVERYONE COMMENTING ABOUT OLIVE GARDEN WHAT

  76. Louis Gabriel

    What is this song all about?
    Can't figure any lyrics out

  77. happyccool

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  78. Ronnie Roland

    I just imagine Kurt with his hair slicked back singing this with a bow tie and tuxedo in an alternate universe. LOL!

    nightowl a214

    You mean like how he was in the IN BLOOM music video...LOL

    Painis Cupcake

    Check out Mike Patton's "Mondo Cane" and you've pretty much got it

    TheYellowSuperNintendo

    Ronnie Roland search up the nirvana rolling stones cover or the With The Lights Out album cover

  79. Ronie Vasquez

    Just came back from olive garden

  80. MrShiffles

    Love the Paul Anka treatments, I must say just as good as The Cheese :0)

  81. Rodney James

    It's so different, yet it's so awesome!

  82. Chris Pritchett

    This beats the hell out of Nirvana's version. I hated the other version. Paul Anka is first class, great voice, great talent.

  83. SaarkinCho

    my ears are getting whiplash

  84. Dm Kirwin

    Awesome.

  85. THEBOSS

    Yo this is sick

  86. Elizabeth Gardner

    I too came here after Olive Garden. I'd like to buy this but it's not on iTunes? Does anyone know why? This is from his album "Rock Swings" and that album and its songs are not on itunes. What gives?

    Harriet Tubman

    You can always download it with a YouTube to MP3 website

  87. jodi strzalko

    No. No. Funny, but not possibly on purpose. Or, yes? I love him, but not this. Kurt is not swinging to this one!

  88. Kinya Zink

    I work at an olive garden and this song gets really old, really fast. 😒

    Julia Holloman

    Same dude. This one and Wonderwall are the bane of my existence.

    Julia Holloman

    Same dude. This one and Wonderwall are the bane of my existence.

    The Moons

    Yeah, I can see that, I feel for you!

    クリームパイイチゴ

    Hell no I would be happy af dancing around singing along, but you probably don't love Nirvana or Paul Anka like I do🤷

    Typheus

    @Julia Holloman Anyways, here's Wonderwall.

  89. Legendary Hero

    Nirvana

  90. Alumirust

    Gives me Bioshock Infinite vibes.

  91. Damien Polakowski

    wow amazing !

  92. Eduardo Morales

    This is much better than Nirvana version

    Alan Fox

    Here here

    The Moons

    Are you deaf like rdpeach?

  93. America Loveland

    Gooooood WORK

  94. Fernando Molina Argudo

    WTF????

  95. pan dulce

    awesome

  96. Osyrisen

    I've never been to olive garden in my entire life.

    Harriet Tubman

    I went once, and my meal was shit