Dumb Lyrics - Nirvana

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I'm not like them
But I can pretend
The sun is gone,
But I have a light
The day is done,
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)

Sit in the sun
Fall asleep
Wish away
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,
I'm having fun
I think I'm dumb
Or Maybe just happy

Think I'm just happy (x3)


I think I'm Dumb (x12)






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I think I'm dumb too.. | Reviewer: Casa | 7/3/14

This song to me means once the day is done and the sun is gone and we are left alone, thats the time you feel the best, when your alone. When we feel pain and use drugs to make everything better, or have more fun. With or without someone it'll "help" mend those pains or pretending, then "we float around, hang out on clouds, when we come down" well obviously have a hangover. I think I'm dumb for feeling this way.. maybe this feeling is happiness.. idk.. but that's dumb anyway..

over rated | Reviewer: Mike | 5/26/14

I don't mind Nirvana but to me they were the worst band outa seattle...AIC was way more talented and so wasn't PJ...I don't think Soundgarden was as talented as a whole but Cornell himself blows Cobain outa the water

i love this song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/31/13

I think that for every song, especially nirvana, the lyrics are what they mean to you and your personal translation of them. But can someone help me what does kurt mean by dumb I think it means when you don't understand other people and they don't understand you but in when the word was first used in English it meant unable to speak and now it means stupid

Relate | Reviewer: JoeriVDE | 8/10/13

I can relate to so many people here. I'm not the stupidest person, but that makes me worry waay too much about stuff and other people partically. I try to understand other people, but they just put so much value in things I don't give a thing about. And that's where the line 'I'm not like them, but I can pretend' does it for me.

The other part about flying, not giving a damn, I can relate to as being drunk (druggs from Cobains perspective). It is like the only time I can act like a retard and let life pass by in happiness. Therefore 'I think i'm dumb or maybe just happy' meant a lot to me. Especially in my high school years when I wasn't sure who I was. Being drunk has always brought the true me to the surface and I gues it always will.

I will always be in love with the bands music, emotions and art.

It reaches out | Reviewer: JW | 5/2/13

This song really reaches out to me. Not because I am 'dumb' but because it connects to the part of me that knows I am different. The line "I'm not like them" shows that this person could never really fit in with people or even understand what they are talking about. Of course, kurt never wanted anyone to know what his lyrics were about, or he didn't intend them to mean anything. So really, all I'm saying is my own connection to this song is the fact that I don't fit in with people, I can't understand them, its hard to talk to them and I feel isolated. So yes, that one line 'I'm not like them' for me sums up the song, its for people who are different and don't fit in for whatever reason.

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*hm* | Reviewer: SarcasticSmartass | 10/24/12

Well, you see, I can understand these lyrics perfectly even without being on anything drug-related.
Ever heard of "Ignorance is bliss"? Well, if you haven't, you're a living proof.
It seems like Kurt had and he didn't find himself that blissful.

Sorry for the double post... | Reviewer: SarcasticSmartass | 10/24/12

...I forgot to mention my huge interest in why the hell does everybody write at least two sentences about how Kurt is dead and he should rest in peace and all that?
I dare to say pretty much everybody noticed he's not alive anymore. So what it is that this unfortunate fact has to do with his lyrics? As far as I know he wrote them while he was alive.

... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/8/12

I think in order to fully understand him you should have tried bein on sumething!
because when your depressed as a result of drug abuse your nerve system doesn't function properly! so the only thing that can make you feel normal and maybe happy is the drugs.
that must be so difficult!! :(

why mike? | Reviewer: gabriel | 8/22/12

Kurt Cobain was troubled, sure. But I think we all are in a way. Maybe this was his way of reaching out to all of the other troubled people out there. I don't understand why Mike has to straight-up insult Kurt. You flat-out disrespected him and his memory, Mike. Maybe you don't care for this music. That's cool and all, but don't degrade what you obviously don't understand. Drugs do stuff to your mind and body and most are not good. Still, if Kurt did drugs, it was his way to deal with his problems. Whether it was the right way, or wrong, I don't know. But he and Nirvana made music that will last forever. A lot longer than Mike will last, that's for sure. Dumb is a beautiful song that should be respected and admired. I love the song. Mike, you're the one with the real issues.

Love that song | Reviewer: DS | 8/16/12

I don't think Kurt meant to put himself(if you see him as the narrating person) above other people nor did he think he was better than others.
I think he meant he couldn't be simply happy but he could pretend to be so he appeared to be happy for others.
At the moment he wrote that song he might really be happy but when noticing that he already thought again about it, if he can be happy or is and as an alternative, he thought he just might be dumb because he never could be easily happy otherwhise.

It's just my interpretation because i act the same way. If i'm actually happy i'll be thinking about it and with that i destroy it again.
But unlike Kurt i don't take drugs to be happy although i can be happy when i'm drunk for example.
It's weird and it sucks ;)

Apart from all that stuff i love that song since i listened to it the first few times.
Most songs people don't know are far better than those people know because they're popular.

to mike... | Reviewer: Yours Truly, Kayla | 4/26/12

Dear mike, i fucking hate you and your goddamn opinion. Kurt was fucking amazing and you are just a jealous ass retard who can't make a fucking thing that is important to anybody. He and Nirvana had amazing talent and you are a no good loser nobody that should go and blow their fucking brains out!!!!! I fucking hate you, you goddamn piece of shit asshole!!! Go rot in hell you dumbass!!!!!

please read | Reviewer: anonymous | 4/26/12

Hey! Kurt Cobain is the most amazing person in the world! I agree. But one thing he hated more than publicity was people misinterpreting his songs!!!! Don't try to analyze it and to figure out what it means. Dude just listen to it and enjoy it. Yes I understand it is very intriguing, but just enjoy his music. He is my idol and the person I look up to he most. So instead of everytime you listen to one of his songs and try to guess its meaning, just sit and listen and headbang and enjoy it.
Thanks! :)

"I think I'm dumb!" | Reviewer: Mahir Haque | 1/19/12

This is one of my favorite Nirvana songs. It really grabs someone inside the song and make him/her see what Kurt had felt and dealt with during his time. He was a legend and always will be remembered in our hearts. Kurt Cobain...We salute you!

One of my favorite Nirvana songs | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/22/12

Kurt really wrote an amazing song, explaining his experience and all. As I play this song on my Ipod again and again, it feels like Kurt's right beside me singing it. He really grabbed me inside his world. Rest in peace, Kurt! You were an awesome singer and a crazy guitarist.


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