"Na Na Na" as written by Karin Elizabeth Dreijer Andersson and Olof Bjorn Dreijer....
I've got soul in my bones
Got a home, a dog and a man to call my own
Every month
I've got my period
To take care of
And to collect in blue tampons

Na na na
Na na na

I've got mace, pepper-spray
And some shoes that runs faster than a rapist rapes
What I need is chemical castrations, hope and godspeed

Na na na
Na na na

What I need is chemical castrations, hope and godspeed...


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"Na Na Na" as written by Olof Bjorn Dreijer Karin Elizabeth Dreijer Andersson

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    General CommentKarin said in an interviwe that the song is sung by a "scared housewife"....

    What could this woman be suffering we don't know...
    zitoon August 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is just a skew perspective on the average housewife as zito brings out. This can be applied in any area of the world, but this one really seems to lean more towards the Oriental part of the world because of the key used and the way that the harmonies are constructed. I would even go as far to say that I see this from a Chinese woman's perspective. She puts her family first even in lyrical succession. Her environment seems threatening and similar to the way China would treat women.
    barney18on December 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen i opened this page to read the meaning of this song, all the "ads by GOOGLE" boxes were about domestic violence
    Spiceron August 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPersonally, when I hear this song I picture an average housewife (as with everyone else) going for a run down her block or whatever and she's just reviewing her life.
    "I've got soul in my bones,
    got a home, a dog, and a man
    to call my own"

    and then she goes on to talk about her period and everything that comes with it. The period could represent regularity/security because it comes "every month" and it's never not there.

    As she's running, she thinks of what she has with her:
    "I've got mace, pepper-spray
    and some shoes that runs faster than a rapist rapes."

    The shoes that runs faster than a rapist rapes line is what leads me to believe that she's running or jogging. The run or jog in itself could represent this woman running from her own problems or her own fears of her rape or being raped again.
    Again, I go back to the idea that she's reviewing her life because she begins to talk about what she needs.

    Verse 1: What I Have,
    Verse 2: What I Think I Need to feel safe.
    End of Verse 2: What I Know I Need to feel safe;
    chemical castrations the hope to keep moving on and Godspeed to get away if it should ever happen again.

    That's just what I picture.
    KillHaterson April 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPersonally, when I hear this song I picture an average housewife (as with everyone else) going for a run down her block or whatever and she's just reviewing her life.
    "I've got soul in my bones,
    got a home, a dog, and a man
    to call my own"

    and then she goes on to talk about her period and everything that comes with it. The period could represent regularity/security because it comes "every month" and it's never not there.

    As she's running, she thinks of what she has with her:
    "I've got mace, pepper-spray
    and some shoes that runs faster than a rapist rapes."

    The shoes that runs faster than a rapist rapes line is what leads me to believe that she's running or jogging. The run or jog in itself could represent this woman running from her own problems or her own fears of her rape or being raped again.
    Again, I go back to the idea that she's reviewing her life because she begins to talk about what she needs.

    Verse 1: What I Have,
    Verse 2: What I Think I Need to feel safe.
    End of Verse 2: What I Know I Need to feel safe;
    chemical castrations the hope to keep moving on and Godspeed to get away if it should ever happen again.

    That's just what I picture.
    KillHaterson April 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont think this is just about average housewives but women in general.
    we have to go through periods and the fear of being raped almost everyday.
    and the ways she sings it makes it seem like its not big deal seeing how she has to deal with it everyday.
    I agree with everyones opinion on the song.
    ankerxweetokon March 03, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a woman who has either been a victim of or narrowly escaped being raped. i'm more inclined to believe it's the latter because these lyrics kind of support that idea:

    I've got mace, pepper-spray
    And some shoes that runs faster than a rapist rapes
    What I need is chemical castrations, hope and godspeed
    houseofblowon June 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song strikes me resilient while listening to the album. When it reaches this song the mood completely changes from a bouncy techno induced fantasy into a scary dark corner of ambient pulsations. I definitely agree that this song has feminist themes to it. While listening to the first verse I envision a typical housewife (mostly a woman who may be seen as too nice and not capable of defending herself). Then the cynical 'na na na' plays and the tables have turned. The next verse is much more dominant, and very clear.. basically "fuck with me and I'll retaliate." The part about castrations resonates beyond. Someone suppressed by sexual identity.
    joeymolinaon April 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is a wonderful feminist anthem about the likes of a woman who feels threatened by rape and womanhood.
    She describes her "period" and says she has to "take care of it" to higlight the inconvienince.
    She outlines how she has "mace and pepper spray" to fend off any rapist and "shoes that run faster than any rapist rapes", just in case she is one time attacked.
    And she wants "chemical castrations" to avoid the idea of getting pregnant to her rapist.
    lyricsbusteron September 23, 2016   Link
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    Song MeaningThis turned from a cutesy filler I forget about but don't mind to intense and unforgettable when I heard the lyrics properly.
    It's a woman who is afraid of her husband. The song draws you in with the narrative of her with a man and a dog. Quickly the settled image starts getting puzzling with the period lines. Looking back, we can tell these refer to her hoping she doesn't get pregnant with her abuser at home. When she gets her period, she's not pregnant. She's less stuck.
    In real life she has mace and pepper spray and can outrun any rapist. It's at home she is defenseless and hence needs chemical castration, hope and godspeed.
    Aaaaand chills every other time hear NaNaNa after realizing what she's saying...
    (Sadly this is reality for so many women. Millions of child brides for one...)
    blackalisson January 29, 2018   Link

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