That is why the music and sequence structure of the two songs are so similar (quiet verses building to loud chorus and then backto quiet verses, plus the final repeated two word climax of the song at the end , screaming 'Rape Me! Opening your heart and soul to strangers, the penultimate 'media whore'.
but I'm from Seattle) I still am here too, and now old, unlike poor Kurt. My female peers and I had such a defensive, one dimensional view of his lyrics when he was with us.
Rape Me was written before Nirvana became famous on the their first popular album 'Nevermind'.
All the crap about it having been written in reaction to paparazzi etc. Nirvana were an unknown little bar band traveling around in vans when Rape Me was written.
Anyway, it's a fantastic song The industry hype around Cobain as a 'genius' is just marketing crap spewed out all year , every year, by all the people still selling the Nirvana brand.
Rape me was not about fame, and dealing with media etc., because it was written before Cobain even became famous.