Nirvana: Polly Meaning
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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...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:
Alright, this is a song Kurt wrote after he read a newspaper where the headlining story was about a man named Gerald Friend who abducted a girl after a concert in Tacoma. The man brought her back to his trailer where he tied her up and tortured her repeatedly with a whip, razor, and blow torch as well as raping her.
"Think I should get off her first"-tells the listener that he had raped her non stop.
"Think she wants some water"-tells of how he gave her little if not any water at all. as well as how she wanted to stop him from using the torch("To put out the blow torch").
"Maybe she would like more food"-tells the listener that he pretty much starved her.
"She caught me off my guard
Amazes me, the will of instinct"-shows how the girl escaped when she caught him off guard. She supposedly pretended that she fell in love with him, and when he let his guard down and untied her, she escaped and warned the authorities. this was the part that inspired Kurt most and that is why he wrote the song.
The whole song is spoken from the the kidnapper's point of view.
"Polly said..." was added when Kurt sang to early during recording, they just decided to keep it in.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:
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
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
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:
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.
anonymous Apr 4th 2018 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.
anonymous Nov 1st 2017 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.
anonymous Jul 15th 2017 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.
anonymous Jul 14th 2017 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.
anonymous Jul 14th 2017 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 Oct 5th 2014 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.
anonymous Jul 26th 2014 report
Well generally I knew it was about rape and torture from the lyrics but reading more about it is like.... Woah. Damn, son.
anonymous Apr 23rd 2012 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
anonymous Dec 29th 2011 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.
anonymous Jul 30th 2011 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.
anonymous Mar 15th 2011 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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