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Birds are circling above
They're called back to a waiting glove
Oh, why don't they fly away?

Surely they have guessed by now
There is no gun to shoot them down
And still they stay
For what they say

(Chorus)

Are we killing them with lies?
Are we fighting for the life?
Killing them with thoughts?
Can we never get enough?
Killing them are we killing killing every single feeling?
It's a trained response

Birds are circling above
They're called back to a waiting glove
This Sordid game
It fears my name
I have worshiped some false Gods
I run to them like pavlov's dogs
Hide my shame
It fanned the flame

Chorus

Are we killing them with lies?
Are we fighting for the life?
Killing them with thoughts?
Can we never get enough?
Killing them are we killing killing every single feeling?
It's a trained response

We're all preset to reset to dumb(Repeat)


Somebody told me once
Beat them 'til they start to get used to it
Next thing they’re lining up

Are we killing it?


Lyrics submitted by OutlawAdidas, edited by leeterryjr

Killing song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentAbout being in a position where you are being hurt, but instead of getting out, you believe it's easier to stay.

    "They're called back to a waiting glove
    Oh, why don't they fly away?"

    Like a bird being called back, it's just a trained response.

    "Somebody told me once
    Beat them 'til they start to get used to it"
    ampliveon August 01, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentjon needs to use that death metal voice a lot more its freakin sick!
    ded0liftedon August 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment@MikeLB

    Theres something people must know, officially, the new Korn album isn't called "Untitled". Thats just the best way to tag some sort of name to it. Korn intended the title to be whatever the fans wanted it to be. The same goes for a lot their songs in the new album. Literally, "Killing" is about no matter how much shit a person takes, they tend to stick with their bad situation, as amplive said. An example would be abuse, etc., or in your paradigm, the stubborn enemy. The meaning of songs can be whatever you interpret! :)
    Ross3on August 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst comment! This is definately the best riff, and maybe the best song off Untitled. I think the cover could be based on this song, what with the birds and stuff.
    Joe_Dullon July 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is killer. Love the death metal vocals also.
    FeelThisDarknesson July 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAm I the only one who sees this as a song about the war in Iraq, from the eyes of an american soldier?\

    think of these lines...
    "And still they stay
    For what they say"
    jihadists thinking they're fighting for their god
    "Are we killing them with lies?"
    With the whole war being the lie...
    "Next thing they’re lining up"
    Suicide terrorists.
    MikeLBon August 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen jon sings surely they have gangs by now, i hear surely they have guessed by now. just a though.

    this might be off, but it think its about religion, and how people are trained to worship, and sometimes fear god, and even though they can leave, they are kept there by lies, like damnation or something.

    no offense to anyone whos religious, just my opinon
    purified_in_fireon August 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm almost going with MikeLB on this one. The lyrics do shine eerily on the war we are involved in. Except I think...

    "Somebody told me once
    Beat them 'til they start to get used to it
    Next thing they’re lining up"

    Could be talking about how stupid people are for lining up and giving their lives for this war after the government has been killing off our soldiers for years.
    enayem90on August 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWatch the DVD from limited edition album! Fools!!
    Ross3on August 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentam i the only one who pictures an obese kid running through people in order to get some food when that opening riff plays
    ded0liftedon August 14, 2007   Link

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