What does Aneurysm mean?

Nirvana: Aneurysm Meaning

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Song Released: 1996

Aneurysm Lyrics

Come on over and do the twist
Overdo it and have a fit
Loving so much it makes me sick
come on over,undo the twist
Beat me outta me - Beat it! beat it! [x7]
Beat me outta me

Come on over and do the twist
Overdo it and have a fit


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Aug 29th 2006 !⃝

    I think this song is about doing heroin with a friend and doing so much that they almost overdosed. (when you oerdose you go into fits and vomit) and aneurysm is what can come outta all of the heroin


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 19th 2007 !⃝

    this song is about heroin obviously.
    it is also about his relationship with toby or watev.
    it is named after certain consequences that can occur when overdosing on heroin, a blood clot in the head/brain.
    get it?
    yo x

  3. anonymous
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    Dec 13th 2020 !⃝

    I thought it was about meth and heroin because he says "come in over donthe twist, over do it and have a fit" sounds like twisting a meth pipe and doing so much that you "have a fit" lol and "come on over shoot the shit, love you so much it makes me sick" sounds like heroin use lol

  4. anonymous
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    May 31st 2014 !⃝

    It's clearly about self-loathing,
    & struggles with his growing heroin addiction
    "Come on over & Shoot the Shit"- is a reference to IV heroin
    "Love you so much, it makes me sick"- mental & physical withdrawal & amalgam of love & hate

    "Beat me outa Me" speaks for its self .

    What dumb ignorant people would interpret this
    To be about a girl?

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 9th 2013 !⃝

    Omfg you guys its about Tobi Vail, one of his exes, when they broke up he went on a spur of angry writing which resulted in Lounge Act, Drain You and Aneurysm. In any detailed documentaries about him they talk about this

  6. anonymous
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    Jun 24th 2013 !⃝

    I love breaking down lyrics of different songs and coming up with really complex explanations but I honestly think this song is about a hand job and compares it to the process of an aneurysm to the build upp and release of an orgasm. If you listen to the song there is a point where the music get louder and faster until it reaches a climax while Kurt screams. I know it sounds silly but think about it/

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 2nd 2011 !⃝

    Every one here says some thing but could this be a love song in a way? I'm in a relationship now and some times i feel like i might get sick when I think about my girlfriend. In a good way of course, but do the twist could be about sex and and over do it could be fucking hard. shoot the shit could be having an orgasm. Beat me outta me could mean you would rather you get beat down than her and she keeps it pumpin strait to my heart could be she pumps her love strait into her heart. ha I know I'm very wrong but y make Kurt seem like he is obsessed with heroin. There was much more to him than that and it would be nice to imagine different things than drugs!

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 21st 2010 !⃝

    Hm. nice interpretations. But If you look at the title, it says Aneurysm. So I guess the song is about an Aneurysm. With every heartbeat the aneurysma get's bigger till it explodes and all the blood comes out. Love you so much, it makes me sick is in the view of the aneurysma talking to the heart.

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 31st 2009 !⃝

    He was doing heroin before he even formed Nirvana, and you don't need to be addicted to write about it...sounds like it is about doing heroin...love you so much it makes me sick? Well...he did have a love/hate relationship with heroin...

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  10. gg
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    Jul 23rd 2009 !⃝

    ...he wrote in parallels. :)

  11. gg
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    Jul 23rd 2009 !⃝

    i feel that this song and almost all his songs talk about one thing, through things he's experienced and his reactions to these experiences, when behind the words it's just him and his whole state of mind and being in certain moments. it's like automatic writing. and when he wrote a lot of his songs, he probabally wasnt aware of himself. like when you write a diary or have a dream and cant understand it, so you write it down and after a long period of time passes, and that situation is 'past' then you get it. you understand yourself better. and this is the way he wrote, he wrote words he thought and felt and the song became his essence and so much more than him. his music was bigger than him in a way, and it out grew him.

  12. anonymous
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    May 22nd 2009 !⃝

    Just hear me out. Although the lyrics to this song say "beat me outa me" I swear when he sings it (not live)he says "beat beat outa me." yes, there are several times when he clearly does say "beat me outa me," but there are times he doesn't. it makes sense too. He suicided because he didn't feel the thrill of life and music anymore, feeling guilty for it. "beat beat outa me" would exhibit his agony and frustration of not enjoying music anymore, hoping for someone or something to help him enjoy music once more. I know that I may be looking at it too much, but I think its a cooler way of interpreting the song.
    listen and tell if you agree.

  13. anonymous
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    Apr 15th 2009 !⃝

    This song is only about drugs, love you so much it makes me sick, even someone on heroin knows drugs at the very least make you sick
    overdo it and a fit is again the least of your worries

  14. anonymous
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    Jun 24th 2007 !⃝

    Actually he developed an addiction around 90/91 worsening with success and pressure, but he had done heroin and percodan (a milder opiate similar to heroin) before, starting around 86, it seems he started drugs because of chronic stomach pain, only opiates eased his sufferings saying he would have "blown his head" without drugs (source : wikipedia)

  15. anonymous
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    May 24th 2007 !⃝

    This song is not actually about his experience with shooting heroin because he wrote this song in 1988-9 before he had a heroin habit but indeed it is about heroin and Toby Vail.

  16. anonymous
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    Apr 12th 2007 !⃝

    It is a known fact the song IS about Toby Vail, and Kurt said that the "love you so much it makes me sick" part is about how he was once on a date in high school and accidentally threw up on his date.

  17. anonymous
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    Jan 2nd 2007 !⃝

    The song is about his relationship with Tobi Vail of Bikini Kill.

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