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Nirvana - Polly Lyrics

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TitlePolly
ArtistNirvana
AlbumLive At Reading [2009], Track 11
Unplugged In New York [1994], Track 7
GenreAlternative, Rock
Duration00:02:53
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Song lyrics
Polly wants a cracker
Think I should get off her first
Think she wants some water
To put out the blow torch

Isn't me
Have a seat
Let me clip
Dirty wings
Let me take a ride
Hurt yourself
Want some help
Help myself
Got some rope
Have been told
Promise you
Have been true
Let me take a ride
Hurt yourself*
Want some help
Help myself*

Polly wants a cracker
Maybe she would like some food
She asked me to untie her
A chase would be nice for a few

Isn't me
Have a seat
Let me clip
Dirty wings
Let me take a ride
Hurt yourself
Want some help
Help myself
Got some rope
Have been told
Promise you
Have been true
Let me take a ride
Hurt yourself
Want some help
Help myself

Polly said
Polly says her back hurts
She's just as bored as me
She caught me off my guard
Amazes me the will of instinct

Isn't me
Have a seat
Let me clip
Dirty wings
Let me take a ride
Hurt yourself
Want some help
Help myself
Got some rope
Have been told
Promise you
Have been true
Let me take a ride
Hurt yourself
Want some help
Help myself

(Note: This is how they sing it on the Unplugged version)
submitted on February 8th, 2005
written by Zamecnik, J.S.
copyright with Lyrics © Warner/chappell Music, Inc., Emi Music Publishing




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 13 Comments
0 likes - like | 25-11-2011 20:45 anggathereds 
anggathereds
 
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0 likes - like | 15-07-2011 01:04 Alindara 
 
1 posts
"In the VH1 Classic Albums documentary about Nevermind, bass player Krist Novoselic remembers Kurt Cobain writing "Polly" after reading a newspaper article about the abduction, torture, and rape of a 14 year old girl who had just finished attending a rock show in Tacoma, Washington."

As per Wikipedia...
0 likes - like | 23-04-2011 17:52 lissielys 
 
20 posts
i love this song.
0 likes - like | 03-06-2010 22:05 blessedvirgin 
blessedvirgin
 
66 posts
Yeah, this song is about rape. And yeah, it's kind of awesome. In order for a song to be anti anything, it doesn't necessarily have to say it clearly. To think that Kurt would sing a song glorifying rape is not something I'd believe.
My interpretation: It highlights the apathy that the rapist has for the act. He doesn't necesarily see it as violent because to him it's not. It's not even fun. he tries to make himself believe that he cares about her; if he doesnt'he's a monster. He tries to tell himself that she's a co-participant for the same reason. No, he's not "out of his mind". He thinks he's being logical. Whether it's obviously violent or it resembles "normal" sex, rape is still rape. He's just trying to justify the act away by pretending to care.
0 likes - like | 13-11-2008 16:16 silverosepetals 
 
11 posts
rape? really? maybe it's just me (and it most likely is) but i always think of BDSM whenever i hear this song...but everyone's claiming rape eh? alright then, i suppose im wrong...it just doesnt seem violent-minus the blow torch...
0 likes - like | 13-11-2008 16:16 silverosepetals 
 
11 posts
rape? really? maybe it's just me (and it most likely is) but i always think of BDSM whenever i hear this song...but everyone's claiming rape eh? alright then, i suppose im wrong...it just doesnt seem violent-minus the blow torch...
0 likes - like | 01-08-2008 00:18 jchv88 
 
53 posts
I like this song from them. I think it has a bit of meaning.
0 likes - like | 28-07-2006 16:53 Maggot7426 
 
13 posts
The song is not really anti-rape. It's written from the point of view of a guy who is in the process of brutally raping a girl. The song also shows that the rapist isn't entirely out of his mind because he included lines like 'she's just as bored as me' and 'maybe she wants some water'.
0 likes - like | 29-06-2006 21:22 Drumage 
 
1 posts
this song is supposed to be anti-rape, though the lyrics say otherwise. definitely one of the best nirvana songs ~ we will remember kurt
0 likes - like | 29-06-2005 02:48 xosummerlove 
 
4 posts
I love the song. Nirvana is one of my favorite bands
0 likes - like | 28-06-2005 23:53 Mien 
 
1,324 posts
"She asked me to untie her/A chase would be nice for a few..."
Fascinating, somewhat unnerving tale of rape and sexual obsession.

0 likes - like | 28-06-2005 22:52 aratquariel 
 
128 posts
I dunno. I love this song myself...
0 likes - like | 28-06-2005 19:41 naynay87 
 
13 posts
How has nobody posted anything for this song?