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Polly wants a cracker
Think I should get off her first
Think she wants some water
To put out my blow torch

Isn't me... Have a seed
Let me clip... dirty wings
Let me take a ride... cut yourself
Want some help... please myself
I got some...

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    dumbfucks
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    Jan 7th, 2007 1:38am report


    you must be a bunch of dumbshits

    this wasn't about the rape of polly klaas
    that was in '93 nevermind, along with polly [the song]were released previously in '91.

    polly was written about a girl 14 years old coming out of a gig, kidnapped by gerald friend. He tied her up in his mobile home [upside down] and raped / tortured her with a leather whip, razor, blow torch and hot wax, she gained his trust by saying the torture was boring her and such lies [ which would have been exetremely hard to do assfucks ] and while he stopped for gas she got out of the vehicle and made a scene attracting attention from surrounding people friend was arrested and rape me is believed as a polly hitback which Kurt says is just 'poetic justice' about a man who rapes a girl and goes to jail and while there he gets raped.

    any more question shitheads you can't get anything right stop trying

    p.s.

    IS NOT ABOUT POLLY KLAAS

    &&

    GOOGLE SEARCH COMES UP TO VERY LITTLE ANSWERS

    stop making shit up it isn't funny it's serious stuff dumbasses IT'S RAPE



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    slutkissgirl
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    Jan 10th, 2006 1:29pm report


    I don't think the real girl's name was polly. I think Kurt just used it because at first, I thought this song was about a parrot. I'm serious. But then I watched the making of nevermind dvd, and dave grohl (I think) said that Kurt read in the newspaper that a girl (14 year old I think) was kidnapped and raped after a concert. She pretended to like what the rapist was doing to her and gained his trust, and then he took her out for a ride and he trusted her so much that he left the car unlocked and she got away. Kurt read that and was totally fascinated about how she controlled her kidnapper and wrote a song about it.... "amazes me the will of instinct"



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    blue
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    Nov 4th, 2005 11:19pm report


    I don't think you guys should use this site like a chat room...

    Anyway, this song is about a 14 year-old girl named Polly from Tacoma, Washington, who was returning from a concert in 1987, when a man named Gerald Friend abducted her and kidnapped her. He took her to his mobile home and raped her, then tortured her with a blowtorch, a whip, and a razor. Then he took her for a drive in his car, and when he stopped for gas, she escaped and reported him. Then I guess Kurt heard about it and wrote this song. All the lyrics describe what happened.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 4th, 2018 4:57am report


    There are aspects of this song to my very open mind & unique perception of this song that to me speak of struggle, getting high & why (wants a cracker...water... my back really f*ING hurts... Untie me... I get that was not how it was intended, but it speaks to me & touches me on a profound spiritual level at the core of my base struggle with pain & needing to be released. I love the music & Kurt's soul.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 1st, 2017 11:31pm report


    The song is a sham conspiracy.no rape ever occurred.the 14 yr. was "on the stroll" and would do anything for a "hit".Polly wanted a cracker (crack).The both of them a match made in heaven.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 15th, 2017 7:32am report


    The song isn't about a girl called Polly. It seems Kurt just chose that because he was comparing a kidnapping rapist view of his victim to someone keeping a pet, in this case a parrot.

    It seems there was a rumour that the 14 year old victim of rape and torture that included use of a blow torch, feigned boredom to trick her captor. A rumour that isn't really substantiated. "Let me take a ride" and "she caught me off my guard" refers to the fact he decided to take a ride with her all tied up and stopped for gas. He didn't think to lock the door and she was able to roll out of the car and into the gas station. He drove off to try and escape but was caught the next day.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 14th, 2017 7:28am report


    Also let me take a ride...she escaped during a ride. He had her on the floor tied up but he got out to put gas in the car and didn't lock the door and she wriggled out so people saw her fall out so he drove off to escape in his car but was picked up the next day. And yeah he used a blow torch and a razor to cut her. :-( And his last name was friend hence "rape me my friend" in Rape Me.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 14th, 2017 7:24am report


    Once you've read the story of Gerald Friend both Polly and Rape Me are utterly explained. Except for the people too dumb to get that Polly is just because the kidnapper and rapist is treating the victim kind of like a pet at his mercy. Polly is from the rapist's point of view. The Rape Me is from the victim's point of view because people didn't get Polly he said he'd be more blunt. "My friend" the guy's name was Friend. And obviously "I'm not the only one" is about the fact that the police let out Friend after he raped and tortured the 12 year old girl so the 14 year old sued the police.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 9th, 2015 12:10am report


    The band would sacrifice and kidnap girls. From what others said.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Oct 5th, 2014 10:39am report


    To Kurt this song was, probably, about a girl who got raped. To others it may mean that, or it can mean something else. That is the beauty in music, song meaning is what you think it is about. Especially in Nirvana songs you can't trap yourself in thinking what the writer had in mind. You have to think what it meant to you, and there is not only one solution, it can have infinite meanings.



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    kurtcotalia
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    Aug 6th, 2014 8:51pm report


    she was actually twelve... awkward..



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    anonymous
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    Jul 26th, 2014 7:32am report


    Well generally I knew it was about rape and torture from the lyrics but reading more about it is like.... Woah. Damn, son.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 23rd, 2012 4:01pm report


    actually i read a blog from someone who said that that they were on the jury for this case and what really happend was a girl named polly who was a 14 year old runaway ran away from home and was living in friends closets and then she was hanging out at this place i forgot the name for it but anyway it was a popular place for hookers and she willing got into the car with gerald friend and he took her back to his place were he raped her and tied h
    er hanging her upside down and he burnt her with ciggs and a blow torch he also cut her with a razor and i also heard she never came on to him but i belive she did which was actually really smart in a way but he took her for a ride and he untied her cuz she gained his trust and she escaped from the car and ran into the gas station and jumped over the counted and was cowering behinde the guy who was working there and friend actually got into his car and drove off but they cops obviously found him and he was on parol because he has kidnapped children b4 if u google it then ur gonna find more stuff its kinda confusing and its a lot to of info to take in but kurt is refrencing to that girl in the song



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    anonymous
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    Dec 29th, 2011 12:47pm report


    The two sick men who raped a girl, did not sing the song polly, they did it at a concert while kurt sang polly. the song however, is not about polly klaas.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 30th, 2011 7:12pm report


    Anyway, this song is about a 14 year-old girl named Polly from Tacoma, Washington, who was returning from a concert in 1987, when a man named Gerald Friend abducted her and kidnapped her. He took her to his mobile home and raped her, then tortured her with a blowtorch, a whip, and a razor. Then he took her for a drive in his car, and when he stopped for gas, she escaped and reported him. Then I guess Kurt heard about it and wrote this song. All the lyrics describe what happened. Kurt was amazed.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 18th, 2011 4:30pm report


    The bass player said the song was about a raping. Kind of an anti rape song. The bass player is anti crime, anti rascism ect.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 18th, 2011 4:30pm report


    The bass player said the song was about a raping. Kind of an anti rape song. The bass player is anti crime, anti rascism ect.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 15th, 2011 3:22am report


    I was in class today and my teacher was like to me a girl was obessessed with Nirvana and she went to their concert one night and the concert ended at 2 am and it was in a bad neighbourhood and she was just so excited while she was walking out and she didnt realise to watch out and someone took her and brought them back to his house and he raped, straved, tortured her and after 10 days she gained his trust so he unlocked her and then she escaped...and then a policeman rang kurt and told him one of his fans/followers was kidnapped and thats why he wrote the song....but that was the reason i got



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