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'''Dumb''' is a song by Nirvana first played as as a demo featured on [[With The Lights Out|''With The Lights Out'']] in 1991 and released in 1993 as the 6th track on Nirvana's third and final album [[In Utero|''In Utero'']]''. ''
   
 
== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==

Revision as of 01:26, 19 September 2018


Dumb is a song by Nirvana first played as as a demo featured on With The Lights Out in 1991 and released in 1993 as the 6th track on Nirvana's third and final album In Utero.

Lyrics

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 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 The day is done But I'm having fun I think I'm dumb Maybe just happy

Think I'm just happy [x4] I think I'm dumb [x12]

Meaning

From an interview with Melody Maker on August 21st, 1993:

Melody Maker: "The lyric for “Dumb” seems peculiarly direct, a song about life’s simple, silly little pleasures. Like “I think I’m dumb/Or maybe just happy.” Is it intended to reflect that new-found optimism you’ve mentioned, or should we be reading it ironically?

Cobain: “That’s just about people who’re easily amused, people who not only aren’t capable of progressing their intelligence but are totally happy watching 10 hours of television and really enjoy it. I’ve met a lot of dumb people. They have a shitty job, they may be totally lonely, they don’t have a girlfriend, they don’t have much of a social life, and yet, for some reason, they’re happy.”

Sources

https://genius.com/Nirvana-dumb-lyrics

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumb_(Nirvana_song)

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