Drain You is a song by Nirvana
Interpretation #1: Like most of the songs on the album Nevermind, this is about Kurt Cobain's life in and around Olympia, Washington. At the time he was seeing a girl named Tobi Vail of the band Bikini Kill and the line, "It is now my duty to completely drain you" was a phrase she said to Kurt and the time of their breakup. It's unclear whether she broke up with him or vice versa. (thanks, Mark - Minneota, MN)
Interpretation #2: This is about Kurt Cobain's struggle with heroin:
- "I travel through a tube and end up in your infection" - The infection is the unreal world of heroin and the tube is simply the needle.
- "In a passionate kiss, from my mouth to yours" - The first "mouth" is the mouth of the needle. The second mouth is Kurt's vein, which is how the heroin is feeding him.
- "You're my vitamins" - Heroin was all he needed. (thanks, kennon brooks - Orlando, FL)
The band used a rubber duck, chains, and an aerosol can instead of guitars for the bridge. (thanks, bonnie - islip, NY)
This was one of Kurt Cobain's favorite songs (along with "Aneurysm," one his favorites to play live) but he didn't think it would fit as a Nirvana song and considered recording it as part of a side project called The Retards. (thanks, bbb - brook park, United States and Jared - North Smithfield, RI)