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Nirvana or Taylor Swift? Identify the Angsty Lyric

We don't know about you, but we're feelin' pretty 22 this week. Why? Because that's how many years it's been since the release of Nirvana's iconic breakthrough album 'Nevermind.' Take this quiz and see if you can distinguish Kurt Cobain's lyrics from those of another blonde-haired, guitar-wielding emotive singer we know...

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"Loving him is like driving a new Maserati down a dead end street."

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We thought we'd start you off with an easy one.

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"I don't care what you think unless it is about me"

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This classic line is from Nirvana's "Drain You."

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"She should have stood out in the crowd / She should have made her mother proud"

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These lyrics are from "Been A Son" by Nirvana.

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"You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter"

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Taylor Swift sang this gem in "Mine," the lead single from her sophomore album, 'Speak Now.'

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"The way you move is like a full on rainstorm / And I'm a house of cards"

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If there's one person who loves using rain motifs to analogize her feelings, it's Taylor Swift

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"Teenage angst has paid off well / Now I'm bored and old"

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This opening line from "Serve the Servants" has become one of Nirvana's most iconic lyrics.

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"Another name goes up in lights / You wonder if you'll make it out alive"

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Taylor Swift wistfully sings this line in "The Lucky One," a song about a fallen star ravaged by fame.

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"Daddy's little girl ain't a girl no more"

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This line seems like it could easily have been in a T-Swift song, but it's actually from "Negative Creep" by Nirvana.

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"Truth covered in security / I can't let you smother me"

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This line is a refrain from "Lounge Act" on Nirvana's 'Nevermind'

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"Fond gestures are exchanged / And the organ starts to play / A song that sounds like a death march"

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For such a sweetie, Taylor gets grim sometimes.

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"Mom and Dad went to a show / They dropped me off at Grandpa Joe's / I kicked and screamed / Said please don't go"

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These lyrics have a juvenile quality one might associate with a young T-Swift, but they're from "Sliver" by Nirvana.

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"You paint me a blue sky / And go back and turn it to rain / And I lived in your chess game / But you changed the rules every day"

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These lyrics are from "Dear John," a song that Taylor Swift is said to have written about her ex-boyfriend, John Mayer. As far as we know, Kurt Cobain never wrote any songs about John Mayer.

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"I'm so ugly, but that's okay / Cause so are you"

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Taylor has written some brutal things about her exes, but we don't think she's ever called anyone ugly. This one's from "Lithium" by Nirvana.

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"Love you so much it makes me sick / Come on over and do the twist"

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Kurt Cobain and Taylor Swift have both expressed much sadness and also fondness for dancing, but this particular line is from Nirvana's "Aneurysm."

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"You gave me roses and I left them there to die"

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Taylor Swift is a tortured soul.

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"It feels like a perfect night for breakfast at midnight"

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Seriously, she's like, really dark.

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"Never met a wise man / If so, it's a woman"

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Kurt Cobain was quite the feminist.

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"This is looking like a contest / Of who can act like they care less"

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Kurt Cobain famously made apathy sound like poetry, but this line happens to be from "The Story of Us" by Taylor Swift.

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"The finest day that I ever had / Was when I learned to cry on command"

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Crying on command sounds like something Taylor Swift would probably do, but this lyric is from Nirvana's "On A Plain."

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"Before you, I'd only dated self-indulgent takers / That took all of their problems out on me / But you carry my groceries and now I'm always laughing"

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This is a level of candor even Kurt Cobain never approached; the line is from Taylor Swift's "Stay Stay Stay."

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