Rape me, rape me my friend
Rape me, rape me again
I'm not the only one
I'm not the only one
I'm not the only one
I'm not the only one

Hate me
Do it and do it again
Waste me
Rape me, my friend
I'm not the only one
I'm not the only one
I'm not the only one
I'm not the only one

My favorite inside source
I'll kiss your open sores
Appreciate your concern
You're gonna stink and burn

Rape me, rape me my friend
Rape me, rape me again
I'm not the only one
I'm not the only one
I'm not the only one
I'm not the only one

Rape me (rape me)
Rape me (rape me)
Rape me (rape me)
Rape me (rape me)
Rape me (rape me)
Rape me (rape me)
Rape me (rape me)
Rape me (rape me)
Rape me



Lyrics submitted by knate15

"Rape Me" as written by Kurt Cobain

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

Lyrics powered by LyricFind


Rape Me song meanings
Add your thoughts

397 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +10
    General Comment:i know what this song means, cuz i read a quote exactly from him. here's the quote so u understand the song- "Basically, I was trying to write a song that supported women and dealt with the issue of rape. Over the last few years, people have had such a hard time understanding what our message is, what we're trying to convey, that I just decided to be as bold as possible. How hard should I stamp this point? How big should I make the letters? It's not a pretty image. But a woman who is being raped, who is infuriated with the situation . . . it's like "Go ahead, rape me, just go for it, because you're gonna get it." I'm a firm believer in karma, and that motherfucker is going to get what he deserves, eventually. That man will be caught, he'll go to jail, and he'll be raped. So rape me, do it, get it over with. Because you're gonna get it worse."
    wild_horses724on April 25, 2002   Link
  • +9
    My Interpretation:to me this song is written in a sort of sarcastic way.. very blunt. cobain said that it was actually an anti-rape song. he also said "It's like she's saying, 'Rape me, go ahead, rape me, beat me. You'll never kill me. I'll survive this and I'm gonna fucking rape you one of these days and you won't even know it.''
    katekavon May 21, 2013   Link
  • +5
    General Comment:This song is actually about how the press wont leave Kurt alone and he feels like his privacy has been raped
    higginite22on February 15, 2002   Link
  • +5
    Song Meaning:A quote from an interview in 1993:
    "You're very concerned about sexism. I like that; that's good. So how do you make people aware of that problem?"
    "By writing songs as blunt as 'Rape Me.' Having to resort to doing something like that is almost embarrassing because people didn't understand when we wrote about a song like 'About a Girl' or 'Polly,' and having to explain that and having misunderstandings about it, I decided to write 'Rape Me' in a way that was so blunt and obvious that no one could deny it; no one could read into it any other way, although some people have."
    alyssadon April 08, 2013   Link
  • +4
    General Comment:Well, I dunno, this is just what I thought, but it's just that the strumming pattern of the central riff is basically Smells Like Teen Spirit. Since Kurt seemed to dislike the fact that that song was so popular and no one listened to a lot of their better stuff, I wonder if he's saying something about being artistically 'raped' by listeners demanding the next 'teen spirit'.

    Just a thought.

    Darren...
    darren_kifon February 26, 2002   Link
  • +4
    Song Meaning:I was watching a video on youtube, and he was talking about the song meaning for this song. He said that this song was an anti-rape message. He was tired of people asking him what his songs meant but it's pointless because he made no sense. He once said melody first, lyrics second.
    daBigCheezon March 24, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:The way I see it..
    A Idea about someone who realized a freind is Using them, but figuring out they like being used, so he says do it some more, We all use people, and we are all being used.
    Rob_98443on February 08, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:Hell NO they aren't OVER-RATED. If anything, they are UNDER-RATED. Kurt had talent, this band was the best thing to happen to music during the time they came out. And this song happens to be one of my favorite Nirvana songs. It's a shame Kurt bit the dust... if he were still here, he would be making his amazing music for all to hear.

    I think this song is mis-interpreted. Who knows what Kurt was saying with it? Frankly, who cares? You can make it whatever you want it to be... just listen to the words.

    If Kurt had a meaning for it, maybe you should go search the internet for it or read a book on him. Every song has a meaning&every meaning is different to everyone.
    vandalizedon May 10, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Ironically, this song was actually written because Kurt wanted people to stop trying to find so much meaning in his songs. hahahah
    Tara180hon December 03, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:To be honest...I think this song is about his heroin addiction...I believe he wrote it as the narrator or the person talking being the heroin addiction... waste me...the mind of the addict crying for the drug... taste me the drug crying out to the addicts mind...Youll always stink and burn at the end being the fact that once a junkie always..not that i would know anything about it. Ill kiss your open sores...if im right dont Heroin addicts have sores and stuff on their arms...from the needles and the skin crawling feel, that can only be subsided by getting the next "fix"
    That is just my point of view... Everyone has their own views on the song, and that's mine...Nirvana really was and still is one of the best grunge bands in history. :)
    BlissfulFallon March 24, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain