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What were you thinking, I guess I'll never know
See your eyes blinking, pupils begin to grow
Grilling you softly
Pulling you in
Making your mind up
What's sick or a sin

Open up now
Let it all go
I'm quiet certain
Say it ain't so
Your corrupted by
Some sick fuck
Oh no

Open up now
Head in the sky
Pierce the tounge that
Keeps telling lies
Feel it in my mouth
You breath in but can't breath out

What you been taking, it makes you talk real slow
How come I'm thinking, you'd be the last to know
Choking you gently
Gaining control
Hand you the shovel
To dig your own hole

Open up now
Let it all go
I'm quiet certain
Say it ain't so
Your corrupted by
Some sick fuck
Oh no

Open up now
Head in the sky
Pierce the tounge that
Keeps telling lies
Feel it in my mouth
You breath in but can't breath out

Choking you gently
Gaining control
Hand you the shovel
To dig your own hole

Open up now
Let it all go
Open up now
Let it all go
Open up now
Head in the sky
Pierce the tounge that
Keeps telling lies
Feel it in my mouth
You breath in but can't breath out
You breath in but can't breath out


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    General Commenti couldnt believe my ears the first time i listened to open up. its so awesome and weird. i found it amazing that it went straight to acoustic, then to bagpipes, and then to jonathan doing some of his infamous scat sounds. i really like this song.
    nrokon January 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentya it's the best song on the new album in my opinion
    Insainliamazingon January 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree about the song being about drugs,Awesome song
    tormented_love666on March 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow...so at first i thought this song was about Deven Davis. I agreed with Proserpina that it was about being abused, turning to drugs and now that she's with him she can't open up. She breathes in (takes everything in) but can't breathe out. (let it out to him)...BUT...now i believe it was about Head. It completely makes sense. If you listen to Heads testimony..he says he left because he was in a bad place when he was with the band and that he fooled everyone because they didn't know...he said he was doing drugs and they were ruining his life and he tried everything to stop, but he couldn't until he found "God."

    Therefore, in reference to the song, Head was taking drugs (that made him talk real slow) Jonathan was thinking he'd "be the last to know" (meaning he'd prob. die if he continued on and would not even know he was putting himself in that position.) then Head was makiing his mind up. "what's sick or a sin?" (notice the use of the word SIN..which derives from religious terms in the sense of morality) "Open up now, let it all go" means telling the band...Head himself said he was doing all kinds of drugs and the band didn't know. "i'm quite certain, say it ain't so" Jonathan knows Head has turned to religion. "you're currupted by, some sick fuck, oh no" I think we all know what Jonathan thinks of organized religion(if not check his tattoos), so it means he's been converted by some "sick fuck." "grilling you softly" is like trying to convert him...pulling him in. "Head in the sky, here's the tongue that keeps telling lies" Head made it seem like KoRn was responsible for his problems, and so he left. But it was he who actually was creating his own problems.the drugs were slowly killing him "choking you gently, gaining control, hand you the shovel to dig your own hole" Jonathan sarcastically says he is givng him the drugs to kill himself. He's mocking Head for telling these lies. As i said in the beginning, "you breathe in, but can't brethe out" means he keeps it all in...but doesn't let them know.
    aeonstaron October 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfuckk this song is awesome
    vannapin_edon February 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so awesome. to think that a metal song could be so beatiful
    olvewon April 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like this song its so perfectly disturbing
    soadfan8on January 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentum this song is different trying to figure this song out i want to say that the person just makes problems for their own self but its time to let it all out and death comes
    daoyugiohon December 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's a song about drugs methinks.

    "You breath in but can't breath out" - The person's inhaling the drug but cant get it out of him/her, he/she can't breathe it out.

    "What you been taking, it makes you talk real slow
    How come I'm thinking, you'd be the last to know
    Choking you gently
    Gaining control
    Hand you the shovel
    To dig your own hole"
    - The drug's taking control of the person making him/her talk slow, it's taking control of him/her and is killing him/her.
    implosivefireon December 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song at first was a little difficult to describe but after a couple of times i listened to it i think it means that people taking drugs start choking gently and they start to think about death and in the end after they start tripin they can breath again.
    LdPtxon December 13, 2005   Link

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