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Damn Good Song... | Reviewer: Corpse | 9/19/09
I've listened to the unplugged version and I almost cried...
Kurt, we miss you, since you died, rock & metal became pretty crappy, man... (except Youthansia)
Your wife is becoming Yoko Ono II, and the original Yoko Ono is annoying...
Rest In Peace, you really worth that like most of the people...
My outlook | Reviewer: william shadixx cobain | 9/2/09
Ok first of all my name is not a fake im changing it to that so i go by it. im changin my last name so cobain cuz im not accepted by my jock loving uncles and kurt is the only mother fucker who has ever made me feel like i belong and im not garbage i love him he is the fvckin greatest if you dont agree blow me i grew up with his music im only seventeen but iv always listened to em here lately in the past six months iv not stopped listenin to them wenever i had the chance this song is anti rape kurt hated rapists and racists and gay bashers he once said if you hate gays or blacks then leave us the fuck alone kurt stood for us under dogs cuz he grew up an underdog rest easy my friend you were and still are loved long live the memory of kurt donald cobain
my stand | Reviewer: corey benci | 8/1/09
its not the meaning, nor even the lyrics that i aspire to in nirvana, as some people might read into the meanings, it could make very little difference to me personally, music is expression of self and emotion, as an artist paints his depiction on a canvas of a rape scenario, kurt seemed to be able to tune his voice into the seeting or mood, along with there instruments, if you listen to the way his guitar is tuned in "where did you sleep last night" (unplugged) there is a distinct difference in that in comparison to other songs they've done unplugged, the guitar, at least to me in my own expression brings about a sense of anguish or misery and maybe even a tint of a question you wouldnt wanna know the answer to, as much as you would, the tone and mood these guys set is uncompareable kurt, in this song could have been speeking in another language, but with that tone in his voice, it would probably still hold that same essence this song expresses, i find such personality and orginallity in there music, while most musicians mix 100's of bits and peices of similar music, to my ear, alot of times, it relatively sounds similar,
another thing about lyrics
the voice is no less an instrument then a grand piano is, your voice is an instrument, and with there lyrics being so "vague" or "making no sense" i feel like its almost a as if your being handed an un-colored coloring book, there substance is virtually your substance, hear what you wanna hear, you ever hear a child try to sing there favorite song to themselves? most of the time it sounds nothing like the song itself, or the lyrics are totally off when they sing it, but in there heads thats what they hear and thats what they like
ive heard before kurt would blow off interveiwers questions of what his lyrics meant or said sometimes he'd laugh and ive even heard he wrote the lyrics to one of theres songs on a napkin 10 minutes before they recorded it, this is brilliance, in an analogy: if you saw an artist in the street, painting, would you focus on the painting, or what the artist was wearing that day, where would your judgement stand?, would u dislike the artist because he was homo-sexual, even though his painting caught your attention in the first place?, if i showed u a nirvana song and someone said it was about rape, would you think thats "horrible" or "disgusting" or would you be interested in the artists depiction?
and if you happened to agree with everything ive stated, and told you i was born with severe cateracts and have been blind since birth
would u suddenly feel "dumb" for listening to a man as blind as a bat
crackers | Reviewer: ijustwantmyphonecall | 7/26/09
for non-english speakers "polly want a cracker" is something parkeet owners teach their birds to say. the way it's used in this song probably means the kidnapper/rapist is mocking his victim for being hungry.
crackers are nothing bad in and of themselves, but it would be very bad if that's all you had to eat. especially if you got very little to drink as they are dry and salty. some smokers say "polly wants a cracker" to say they want their smoke break, but I don't know if that pertains to this song. perhaps the kidnapper tortured the girl with lit cigarettes?
as others said, this is from a newspaper story kurt read. it shifts perspective as most nirvana songs do. there is a liner note clarifying that kurt was on the girl's side, of course. he calls rapists "a waste of sperm and egg" which is only the truth.
there are other meaning you can see as with any song. this song got reworked a lot of times and is on every single nirvana thing I own so it was clearly a very important song to the band.
I love nirvana, but I don't like this song as much as the others. but that is not to say anything against anyone who does like it. I just knew someone who had been raped and murdered, so I tend to skip this one sometimes.
yay to new nirvana fans! some of the stuff between older fans is not against current new fans, but against people who came in only for nevermind in the early 90s and then started listening to new country or something equally vile. haha they liked to make a lot of very, very nasty jokes about kurt so you can see why they weren't well loved. don't let stuff like that scare you away. not that I speak for anybody but me, but I was a early fan and I never stopped being a fan, so there's that. :)
polly:D | Reviewer: unyikabonya | 7/8/09
i'm 15, and i don't know nirvana very well, i only know a few songs off "nevermind", but i like them very much:) this song is one of my favourites...and really, today, the biggest part of "youth" is listening to shit.
Noob Stigma! | Reviewer: Zak | 6/23/09
I've been listening to Nirvana for 4 days, I've known of them all my life and have been prompted to listen to them for just as long. So over 4 days I listened to 4 albums my Dad had and thought hey I change my mind they sound pretty cool. So at this point I decide i'm a 'fan', it seems loads of you would disagree, I read all the reveiws for this song and learned a lot about the fanbase of Nirvana, they are the most dedicated bunch ever! I'd just love to be a part of that but I forget who but people would describe me as a poser, it's written in such a way that suggests if you were not into Nirvana from a really young age you can never be a Nirvana fan, I don't know all the meanings to all the songs but this particular song I kind of got it straight away. I can tell that they have a lot to offer as a band.
It's just a plea to people basically insulting the Nirvana Noobs, how do people expect them to live on if they make people feel like Idiots for not getting it straight away, I mean not everyone is super intelligent (Or mabye that's just me.). Not that there is anything wrong with being insulted, it's not like anything happens right?
Pollys awesome as a song I could listen to it for ages everything about it is perfect, I love all of em' they are musicians among musicians. Man Kurt Cobains death (Suicide/Murder whatever I don't have all the facts.) such a shame, theres really no bands anymore that can connect with people, I don't mean 'Angst Ridden Teens' that terms offensive as hell, I mean everyone gets down right, it makes me feel like... When someone shares their sadness with you it balances you out. Dunno!
Polly | Reviewer: Ally | 6/19/09
I’m 16 years old and I grow up listening to Nirvana (and all off those old-school bands to) because of my father (I can say that I’ve got a great music culture because of him). He has all Nirvana CD’s; it’s just amazing how a band could create so many great albums. Kurt was, and still is a genius (he’s eternal – Love you Kurt!).
I remember that once in primary school, that without my father’s knowledge I brought “Nevermind” in my Discman to the class and started listening to it when the teacher begin to talk (she was a real pain in the ass). Then I think she must have heard some kind of background noise or something and she looked at me, and there I was listening to Polly. She just literally ran at me furious and she took my Discman and put me in detention. I remember that she just sad this:
“Why are you listening to this? This isn’t music! What education are your parents given you? They must be crazy to let her daughter listen to this Stuff!”
I went mad and started kicking her ankles because she was pulling my ear while she lead me to the detention room and also because she wouldn’t gave me my Discman.
The next day my father went to school (I still don’t know what he have said to that bitch) and she brought my Discman back.
Then he said something that marked me for life:
“Be proud of being different and listening to what other people thinks that suck’s. Because if one day someone tells him to jump from a bridge, they will jump and you’ll just laugh at them from top.”
And it’s the truth, I think that the youth of today has been brain washed, they don’t have any culture, they just want to be popular, cool and “In”.
Well, I apologize if my English isn’t the best, I’m Portuguese.
POLLY | Reviewer: Anna | 4/5/09
"Polly" is based on a true story that occured in Tacoma, Washington 1987. A man ironically named Gerald Friend kidnapped a 14 year old girl on her way home from a punk-rock show. After she was raped she was hung upside-down from a pulley attatched to the ceiling of Friends mobile home. Friend totured her with a leather strap, razor, hot wax, and a blowtorch. He dragged her to his car and after stopping for gas she manages to escape.
whore | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/20/09
Cobain was whored by the voices in his head. He was beaten down by self hate. Obcessive compulsive disorder that is primarily obcessional (without rituals) is just negative thought loops that you can't stop. You start to seperate yourself from yourself in order to survive the constant self-analysis. It's very painful.
Polly | Reviewer: Jade | 2/8/09
This song is about a girl who was taken and raped. The girl acts like she likes the rapist so she can escape while his guard was down thats why he says "She caught me off my guard". This song was sung from the rapist point of view
sorry but your wrong | Reviewer: jaremy haynes | 2/5/09
this song is about an incedent that happened in the mid-80's when two teenage girls were tourchered with blow tourches raped and killed and the song "rape me" has nothing to do with love or anything with his family if you read Kurt's journal like i have and his three bio's that you can buy at bourders or any book store it tell you everything anything about kurt, his life, and his positions on rape and murder.
;) | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/30/08
the lyrics is indde aboute the rape of a fourteen year old girl. But many of you seem to belive the song "Rape Me" describes the same event from different perspectives. "Rape Me" is aboute how Vanity 'Fair' attacked his family in a interview with Courtney. After the article a Los Angeles County social worker was able to use the magazine story as evidence to fill a complaint against the couple and their parenting-skills. Kurt felt this as "a rape" of his family, and wrote the song, which in the lyrics suggest he is the one who is violated.
As for the song "Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam", it's a cover of a song by The Vaselines.
My impression | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/29/08
I think, the interpretation, that kurt tries to profile the rapist, who tortures his victim, fits. although it was the first song i played on my guitar, and is still the one that is for me the one and only nirvana-song, at first i haven't had a clue what it's actually about. at first, my native language is germanb, not english, i liked it because the sister of a friend of mine is named polly, and it was funny to sing "polly wants a cracker". i thought cracker was a salty cookie. later, as my english got better, i started wondering what kurt could have tried to say. in my opinion, he tried to get into the rapists head and understand what this man could have felt. if you listen also to the way kurt sings it, it sounds like the man is experienced in this things. it sounds cold. the profile i get from this song shows a cold, shizoid, mad man, and i think, thats what jurt cobain fascinated about him and also scared him.
What the song means | Reviewer: Kevin | 12/14/08
This song is about a rape that happened after a punk show in seattle WA. The girl fought at first then acted as if she liked the guy, and that how she got away. Thats why he say caught me off guard. The song is from the rapists point of view, think of it as the rapist is singing.
Polly--- | Reviewer: AshleyRose | 12/14/08
Yes, this song is about rape-- But As I have read from the Book, Kurt Cobain: "Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind." This song is about a young girl who was captured at a Nirvana show and she was later raped and tortured. The lyrics are written from the eyes of the man who abducted her. He had written this song because Kurt had a softspot for people who have been abused.
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