Your empathy
Inside of me
All I want
Your empathy
I want you
Inside of me
And I know
Your empathy

Baby you're so good and I'm so bad
You get everything I never had
Baby you're so big and I'm so small
You get everything
I get nothing at all

Your empathy
Inside of me
And I want you
Inside of me
But I don't want
Your sympathy
I don't need
Your sympathy

Baby you're so good and I'm so bad
You get everything I never had
Baby you're so big and I'm so small
You get everything
I get nothing at all

Pretty princess, pretty fascist
Tell your bitch to shut up, yeah
Pretty incest, pretty fascist
Tell your bitch to just shut up, yeah
Pretty incest, pretty fascist
Tell your bitch to just shut up


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    General Commentwow...courtney love really sucks...the only good song she ever made was Doll Parts and i'm sure kurt wrote it for her
    ilikefoodon April 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAbout Kurt? I think so. He loved his empathy :*(....sob sob; RIP Kurt!!!
    Teen Spirit 87on July 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentbtw ilikefood Kurt didn't write doll parts, well not the 2nd verse anyway cuz it was from a fax courtney sent to Kurt when they were both on tour and couln't see eachother that often.
    acid angelon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDoll Parts first started appearing in Hole's setlist around 1990/1991 before she met Kurt. Courtney Love isn't the only person in the band or the only person to contribute to songs.
    HappySoulon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis has sexual connotations to me. I think she's refering to this guys dick, when she says empathy, like a fuck from him is gunna make her better and she's jealous of him, but she wants him and she's just disgusted with herself.
    that_sullen_girlon June 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhy does every1 think all her songs are about kurt fuckin cobain.. she did have a life b4 him.. hes an asshole, he left a daughter and a wife.. dickhead. as much as i do love nirvana, WANKER !!
    natty_pieon February 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentEven if this song wasn't written about Kurt, it could still apply to him in some way. Kurt was huge on the empathy thing, at least from what I've read. He was a very empathetic person.

    From the lines "Your empathy / Inside of me / I want you / Inside of me" it sounds like she's talking about having sex with Kurt, although it could be talking about anyone, really.
    XNeverMindon October 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThere are uploads of this on YouTube, it appears to be a live recording from a show in 1993 in Portland, OR, when Hole opened for the Lemonheads. I think the song is pretty obviously about her feeling like an ancillary object in comparison to Kurt, and how they got targeted by people. She sings "Tell your bitch to just shut up" at the end, which is a direct quote from Axl Rose when he told Kurt to "tell his bitch to shut up" when they were at the VMAs the year before.
    scottdoesntknow628on November 30, 2015   Link

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