The meaning of In bloom, a song recorded by Nirvana, is founded on the criticism about the people that come to their shows, but are not part of the underground music scene. The more the band become famous, and more this weird characters come to their concerts.
Two  are the really fun things on the video of In bloom:
  • to  provoke the homophobic crowd this song targets, the band wore dresses in the original video;
  • the clip begins with the band appearing on a ’50s-style variety show, with the clueless host hyping them but mispronouncing their name.

Lyrics

Sell the kids for food
Weather changes moods
Spring is here again
Reproductive glands

He’s the one
Who likes all the 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 mean
And I say
He’s the one
Who likes all the 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 mean
And I say yeah

We can have some more
Nature is a whore
Bruises on the fruit
Tender age in bloom

He’s the one
Who likes all the 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 mean
And I say
He’s the one
Who likes all the 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 mean
And I say yeah

He’s the one
Who likes all the 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 mean
And I say
He’s the one
Who likes all the 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 mean
And I say yeah





In bloom – Nirvana – Meaning

 Sell the kids for food
Weather changes moods
Spring is here again
Reproductive glands 

Kurt believed his parents didn’t care about him.

That sell the kids for food talk about the way he see his parents.

Sometime they kick out of house Kurt, and he must go to live under a bridge on the Wishkah river.

That experience is written in the words of the song Something in the way.

But the times must change and the spring arrive.

And the things can go in the right way, and the mood is good.

With all that flowers that are the sign that spring is come.

But flowers are weird , because what that makes them beautiful, are their reproductive glands.

 He’s the one
Who likes all the 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 mean
And I say 

Sing along with them blindly.

Kurt Cobain think this about many people that go their shows.

This sing-a-long type chorus that he wrote, is like a trap, for all that people that sing it without understand it.

All that people that know Nirvana only after their success, and come their concerts only because is trendy.

The boys with the guns, are the type of people that Kurt hate the most.

Their are not interested at all in artistic things, and can go with all that grunge scene, only because can be an excuse to go crazy.

 We can have some more
Nature is a whore
Bruises on the fruit
Tender age in bloom 

This is the ecologist side of Kurt, with this words that make a statement about the nature, that become a whore in the hands of the men.

Like if she can give an give and give again, following our desires.

But nature one day will ask us back all that things that we take from her.

But maybe mother nature, give us what we must have.

With all the fruits of life, and with the children too, that can become damaged by the environment and by the mutations of their bodies.

Conclusion

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