Scentless Apprentice is a song by Nirvana from the album In Utero.


Like most babies smell like butter

His smell smells like no other

He was born scentless and senseless

He was born a scentless apprentice


Go Away! (x3)

Every wet nurse refused to feed him

Electrolytes smell like semen

I promise not to sell your purfumed secrets

There are countless formulas for pressing flowers


I lie in the soil and fertilize mushrooms

Leaking out gas fumes made into perfume

You can't fire me because I quit

Throw me in a fire I wont throw a fit

Go Away! (x7)


  • In With The Lights Out Box Set, there is a nine minute long demo of "Scentless Apprentice".
  • The band played a longer version, almost 10 minutes, at live shows.