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Nirvana: Rape Me Meaning

Tagged: Rape [suggest]

Song Released: 1993

Rape Me Lyrics

Rape Me

Rape me
Rape me, my friend
Rape me
Rape me, again

I'm not the only one[4x]

Hate me
Do it and do it again
Waste me
Rape me, my friend

I'm not the only one [4x]

My favorite inside source
I'll kiss your open...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Mar 14th 2006 report

    Actually in a interveiw kurt's exact words were "it is an anti let me repeat that anti-rape song" he later on said it was a "Just reward for a man who rapes a women violates her and then goes to prison and gets raped there himself"


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    Feb 11th 2006 report

    I always thought it was about the media taking and saying what they want and doing what they want to your life exposing everything you've ever done that you didn't want anyone else to know and he's not the only one that it's happening too.But I never saw anything about the meaning of this song in his journals.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Jun 1st 2006 report

    Kurt was such an enigma, that it is hard to interpret his songs 100 % correctly, but I feel this song speaks for itself more than any other he wrote.

    The song is about what he viewed as unfair treatment by the media. Especially in regards to the Vanity Fair article that reported that both mommy and daddy were shooting up heroin before and during the pregnancy.

    This nearly took their child away from them so Kurt wrote a song that was intended to be a direct slap in the face of the media, in true punk fashion.

    "My favorite inside source/ I'll kiss your open sores/ I appreciate your concern/ You're gonna sink and burn"

    Also note the mocking tone of the song. "Rape me... Rape me my friend."

    If you feel like telling me just how wrong I am, hit me up at foohalo27@yahoo.com

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 5th report

    Isn't it funny that he says rape me my friend cause if u ask your friend to rape you it's not rape (not a interpretation just popped up in my head)

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 28th 2020 report

    he was quoted as saying he wrote this song because he wanted to write something so obviously on the nose as he was tired of people asking him all the time about what his lyrics meant. And rape me was a blantant middle finger essentially to the status quo of what a popular song could be and cheered for.

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 23rd 2017 report

    The thing that irritates me the most is that People often listen to a song or someone speak and hear what they want to hear and then talk crap about it when they don't understand the whole concept of what they heard. When you go to listen to something and don't fully or don't understand what that person said go look it up or ask another person BEFORE you even utter a single word. Cause your bound to make someone mad just a head's up. Even I had to look it up first BEFORE i said anything. P.S y'all really must have messed up when you have to take advice from a thirteen year old teen.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 9th 2017 report

    I think it's about the people who you love the most, they hurt you the most. In a ironic way (Rape me, rape my FRIEND)I don't know I just see it that way.
    Also, no matter what they do you won't give up (Hate me,do it and do it again)
    And it could be an anti-rape song as well

  8. anonymous
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    Jan 17th 2016 report

    And someone can tell me something about the full rape me song? You know the acoustic version "Rape me, rape me and then father just take me rape me again etc..." Cuz I listen this all time and I have some thinks but I'm so curious yours.

  9. anonymous
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    Nov 23rd 2015 report

    Put simply this song is about tape hence the name. It also takes a play on the way that he does not care what you t him a about him. Hit me up for grungy talks~~ jakeprendi@icloud.com

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  10. anonymous
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    Oct 5th 2013 report

    It's a sarcastic anti-rape song...obviously.

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  11. anonymous
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    Oct 23rd 2011 report

    rape me was no doubt about the record conmpany raping him of the cash "im not the only one" and he had experience of the record companys from the 1st album which he hated.

  12. anonymous
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    Sep 26th 2011 report

    Ppl kurt cobian said in his own words that it's an anti rape song his exact words were "this is an anti I repeat anti rape song".

  13. anonymous
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    Sep 3rd 2011 report

    This song is actually about the process he uses to write his music. Not his lyrics mind you, but his guitar playing. Most guitarists have an individual system to their sound. Green Day (Billy Joe) and AC/DC (Angus) for example, have both got repeating patterns in probably 90% of their stuff. It is in fact about him raping himself, but he couldn't tell the feminists that. If you listen to teen spirit you will see rape me is a rythym match but not a note match (opposite steps). He did this on purpose to cement the irony, after hearing critism about how all the songs on nevermind kind of sound the same. Do it and do it again, his inside source, am I the only one?... No Cobain, you're not the only one, lots of us do it. RIP to the Lizard Prince. -MrMojoRizing

  14. anonymous
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    Jun 23rd 2011 report

    Wow a lot of you guys are retarded. Kurt cobain did say this song was an anti-rape song. He also said 'I hate how people always try to find some deep interpretation to my lyrics... I make no sense.' just watch a couple of youtube interviews about him and/or read his journals before you start typing everything you think you know about him because he not jusg some depressed guy. oh and by the way go to justiceforkurt.com

  15. anonymous
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    Jun 13th 2011 report

    He's talking about being used by the illuminati and when he says I'm not the only one he's saying that there are others being used just like him over and over again that's the meaning of this song

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  16. anonymous
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    Jun 8th 2011 report

    I heard that the song Polly was about a girl being raped by a guy whom's last name was Friend. Could refer to that as well?

  17. anonymous
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    Jan 18th 2011 report

    It's an anti rape song, people just took it out of context.

  18. sultan
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    Aug 8th 2010 report

    I'd never known Kurt had a plan to shoot a video for the song.My general feeling about this song kept on changing due to the continuous pieces of news I get to know what with Kurt himself saying,'It's an anti-rape song',and that its a reaction to the misinterpretation of Poly where it was originally intended to be an anti-rape song and many such views.But what I actually stick to is the what it felt to me when I first heard it.I had no idea it was an anti-rape song.All I could say was it was a guy who was being continuously mistreated and he hated this world and it suited me very well then and it still does!!!

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