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Polly - Nirvana

Polly

Nevermind
Grunge rock Nirvana alternative 90s


Polly is a song by the American rock band Nirvana. It is the sixth song on their 1991 album, Nevermind. Dating back to at least 1988, "Polly" stands alongside "About a Girl" and "Been a Son" as one of singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain's earliest forays into unfiltered pop songwriting. It was originally titled "Hitchhiker", and later "Cracker", but was renamed to "Polly" some time in 1989. It was left off Nirvana's 1989 debut album Bleach because Cobain believed it was not consistent with the band's heavy grunge sound of the time. However, it found its way onto the band's second album Nevermind two years later, and remained a part of the band's regular setlist until Cobain's death (and Nirvana's dissolution) in April 1994. It also stands as Chad Channing's only contribution to the album, having left the band before the recording of Nevermind. The song is about the horrific kidnapping of a 14 year old girl at gunpoint as she left a punk gig in Tacoma. the abducor, Gerald Friend raped her repeatedly and tortured her with razors and a blowtorch in his mobile home. The girl eventually escaped and Friend was imprisoned. Writing from the perspective of the abductor, Cobain manages to convey not just the repugnance of the ordeal, but also something of the abductor ("she's just as bored as me").


There are multiple artists tracked as "Nirvana" on Last.fm. Following are six, listed in order of prominence: 1) Nirvana was a popular and highly influential American grunge band. The band formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987, and it was part of the Seattle grunge scene of the late 80s, alongside bands like Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. As their popularity rose, alternative rock became a dominant genre on American and Canadian radio and music television during the early-to-mid '90s. Show more ...

Polly - Nirvana

Polly wants a cracker
Think I should get off her first
I think she wants some water
To put out the blow torch

Isn't me
Have a seed
Let me clip
Your 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 more food
She asked me to untie her
A chase would be nice for a few

Isn't me
Have a seed
Let me clip
Your dirty wings
Let me take a ride
Hurt yourself
Want some help
Help myself
I've got some rope
Have been told
I promise you
Have been true
Let me take a ride
Hurt yourself
Want some help
Help myself

Polly said...

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

Isn't me
Have a seed
Let me clip
Your 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
I want some help
Help myself



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