Why can't you ever back down?
Why can't you just shut your face?
Oh god the feelings I feel
Would get me thrown in a cage.
You're the one always screaming at me
I'm the one that keeps your so life care free
What the fuck more do you want me to be?
Why must you do this to me?

Run away, I can't stay
Lead the away, make the Pain

Counting, on me.
Always hoping I'll be
There for all of your problems
and in turn you're never there for me
You sucked the life out of me
You hate everything you see
I can't take this anymore
I always stay when I should leave

You see the pain in my face
While you keep putting me down
Inside the rage starts to build
You push me and I won't go down
You're the one always screaming at me
I'm the one that keeps your so life care free
What the fuck more do you want me to be?
Why must you do this to me?

Run away, I can't stay
Lead the away, make the Pain

Counting, on me.
Always hoping I'll be
There for all of your problems
and in turn you're never there for me
You sucked the life out of me
You hate everything you see
I can't take this anymore
I always stay when I should leave

Can it really be the day, today
Does this make the problems go away
I'm going to hurt just in time

Right now!
- I take in all I can now
Right Now!
- Feel (dunno)
Right Now!
- there is nothing you can do that can stop me
Right now x 9

Counting, on me.
Always hoping I'll be
There for all of your problems
and in turn you're never there for me
You sucked the life out of me
You hate everything you see
I can't take this anymore
I always stay when I should leave x2


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  • 0
    General CommentThe obvious meaning for this is a sour realtionship. But after hearing it a few times I got a new meaning out of it. I think this song is in a way about the fans. A lot of kids who are drawn to Korn most likely feel SOME kind of rage, emotional distress, ect, ect. I think some fans expect them to keeping writing and singing songs about how they feel and issues they go thru, but here he's saying "You need to solve your own issues. I'm not gonna be here forever."
    heirophanton May 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, my fave off of TALITM so far...
    This song seems pretty much obvious to what it's about, yet it can have different meanings to different people...
    in a way I think that yeah, it could very well be about the fan issues they have been seeming to have, with all the 'KoRn sucks now' bs..
    but I find it to be about a relationship with someone who is basically dependent and never seems to be satisfied with you, yet you always try to be there for them when they need you but then you realize that nothing you can do will ever please them.
    runawayintheendon May 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentto me this song simblizes someone who constantly uses you yet is never happy with anything you do ( much life what runawayintheend and heirophant said in there articles above mine) this then leds the person to fucking hate the person whose putting them though this shit.
    wang_mayo_bakeron May 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe first time I listened to the "Take a Look in the Mirror" album I didn't even notice this song. Then after a few more times of listening to the CD I realized that I really, really liked this song. It's like once I started to actually pay attention to the lyrics I could understand EXACTLY what this guy was talking about. In the chorus I think basically what he is talking about is a bad relationship in which someone is co-dependent upon him. The woman in the relationship expects him to always be at her beck and call but in return she gives nothing back to him. This situation is literally destroying him from within (i.e. "you suck the life out of me). I think this is a song a lot of people in "one-sided" relationships can relate to. For me this ties with "Right Now" as the best track on the album.
    DisturbedOne19on June 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti totaly agree with disturbedone . the lyrics speak for themselves.
    david311freakon June 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song!! one of my favs... Korn is my All Time Fav Band!! they rock!! this song is sooo amazing... i would have to agree with you too disturbedone
    Pixxieon November 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think of a couple of GFs ago, when this girl got with me to piss off her ex-dude. and when the girl before her cried on my shoulders forever. we were on and off. she was slutty and always asked me "why do people treat me like trash?"
    asianfetishon December 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentnow..heirophant iz right..the fans..keep a lot of pressure on Jon ,,without realizing that he has a personal life..all that ..created a hate deep inside jon that reflects into his lyrics....KoRn ownz'ya!!!!
    cheeprezahon January 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMAn, I was in a relationship just like that. I hated that chick, but I couldn't leave. She was a sad type, and I was always there for her, but when it was my turn, she was gone. A badass song.
    MrTragedyon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, Munk and Head's guitars kick ass in the chorus.
    drshockon July 27, 2005   Link

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