Nirvana: Aneurysm Meaning
No tags, suggest one.
Song Released: 1996
Get "Aneurysm" on MP3:Get MP3 from Amazon
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
anonymous May 31st, 2014 5:32pm report
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?
anonymous Dec 9th, 2013 12:10am report
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
anonymous Jun 24th, 2013 6:43pm report
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/
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous Dec 2nd, 2011 12:03pm report
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!
anonymous Dec 21st, 2010 12:53am report
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.
anonymous Jul 31st, 2009 7:29am report
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...
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.
anonymous May 22nd, 2009 5:37am report
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.
anonymous Apr 15th, 2009 4:11pm report
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
anonymous Jun 24th, 2007 6:19am report
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)
anonymous May 24th, 2007 5:34pm report
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.
anonymous Apr 12th, 2007 4:21pm report
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.
anonymous Feb 19th, 2007 2:03am report
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.
More Nirvana song meanings »
Submit Your Interpretation
Related Blog Posts
|Who Are You||anonymous|
|Against the Wind||anonymous|
|She's A Handsome Woman||anonymous|
|A Whiter Shade of Pale||anonymous|
|Talk You Down||anonymous|
|Talk You Down||anonymous|
|Hall of Fame||anonymous|