What does Rape Me mean?

Nirvana: Rape Me Meaning

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Album cover for Rape Me album cover

Song Released: 1993


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Rape Me Lyrics

Nirvana
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. anonymous
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    Jan 6th 2007 !⃝

    Well, I'm not sayin' this is the actual meaning of the song. I think it is amazing how Kurt wrote his songs, they were so complex and genius. And they could relate to about anyone depending on how you take the lyrics. He might have had a spicific meaning or inspiration for the song, but people can look at it different ways. To me, the song isn't about anyone getting raped. It's about all the troubles of life and when he says rape me, to me it is talking about all the hardships life can bring and people being mistreated by people or life all in general. Go ahead and do it again could mean that he is use to life mistreating him and he dosn't care anymore. I'm not the only one could mean that he has that "Why me?" feeling and he's trying to assure himself that he's not the only one going throw a tough life. When he is saying my friend, he could be saying that life is soposed to be good and friendly, "his friend" but it's repeadidly mistreatin him for no particular reason. Thats just what I see in the song, I'm not saying that's what he ment or what he intended it to be about, just what I see. But think of it how you want, put your own meaning on it. Nirvana forever....

  2. anonymous
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    Dec 24th 2006 !⃝

    This song has many. Personally I think it might have something to do with the media, because Kurt hated it more than anything/anyone. But I also agree with some of the interpretations above.

    RIP-K.D.C.

  3. anonymous
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    Dec 18th 2006 !⃝

    It's about Kurt saying to a hot chick "Rape me because I am very vulnerable". Reverse psychology. ^^

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  4. anonymous
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    Dec 14th 2006 !⃝

    In Kurt's words, the song is a sort of poetic justice. a guy rapes a girl. He ends up in jail and is raped there.

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 11th 2006 !⃝

    Kurt lied about the meaning of his songs a lot. The song is directed at mtv,partially, (and tabloids) and they knew it, that's why they wouldn't let him play it. Remember that he started to play it and then went into lithium.

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 23rd 2006 !⃝

    I think you are an idiot. If anything Kurt loved women, he wasn't a jock. He saw that jocks would cheat on girlfriends not worship them.
    But besides that, the song is about a guy who rapes a girl and then goes to jail and gets raped there

  7. anonymous
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    Oct 21st 2006 !⃝

    I've read a lot of books and they said in many that this song is a way for Kurt to apologize to women for the way he and other guys have treated women as a whole...Also because he basically raped a mentally challenged person when he was younger but ran out in the middle of it because the smell of her vagina disgusted him.

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  8. anonymous
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    Oct 19th 2006 !⃝

    I think that guy who first talked about talent to virginity is right.
    It would be really smart if the song was about his fans and t.V raping him of his talent.
    But he said it himself
    the song is poetic justice a guy rapes a girl adn then the guy gets raped in jail

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  9. anonymous
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    Oct 16th 2006 !⃝

    It's about a girl that got raprd.An actual girl.True story. Not about Kurt or anyone in the band being depressed. There's another part of this song called poly.
    I think that was the name of the girl who got raped.


    Macayla

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  10. anonymous
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    Sep 24th 2006 !⃝

    It's about a rapist who went to jail and was raped there himself.

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  11. anonymous
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    Sep 15th 2006 !⃝

    Yall are all stupid! Rape Me is about MTV selling Kurt & Courtney out to vanity fair. MTV was an inside source that provided info for the article. "My favorite inside source" It's not about an actual rape

  12. anonymous
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    Sep 13th 2006 !⃝

    I feel this song doesn't really have a female or male connotation, but is merely a comment on other humans taking advantage of others. The fact that he considered changing the lyrics to waif me suggest this.

    Bryce perrett

  13. anonymous
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    Jul 29th 2006 !⃝

    This song should be open for any interpetation. So I think rape me could be about how Kurt felt his orchastative talents are raped and mis used and misinterpetated as well.In the lyrics"rape me my freind" I think he is talking about his fans raping him of everything he had to offer. I think he feel's talent is like virginity. And in a ironic twist our magigcal apostle of grunge interpetated his talent to virginity. And people are using up his talent, and raping his virginity

  14. anonymous
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    Jul 14th 2006 !⃝

    ...it could mean a LOT of different things..he was depressed on drugs and may have(I heard) had multiple personalitys, so there ya go my opion on it is that it's about bad karma,him being lower then others and they can do what ever they want to him and such ;)

    I agree with who said you can not interprete his songs 100%

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  15. ILuvKurtCobain
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    Mar 25th 2006 !⃝

    First of all, I own journals, books almost everything of Kurt Cobain's and this song is about a time in his life when he was depressed in rehab, and the media was really on him bad. So Rape me was a song that let out his feelings. Kurt did a lot of songs on his feelings and mind.




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