I'm facing the light
But fading to black
I'm offering peace
As I'm stabbed in the back

Yet I'm feeling ignored
My house is made up still
With paper for doors

I've tried to hate you
But feel regret
I'm most uncertain
I've lost the bet
I'm waiting to watch it
I'm waiting to see
Is this my overture? Or obituary?

I'm holding the torch
But melting my fists
I'm first in the line
Yet last on the list

Yet I'm feeling ignored
My house is made up still
With paper for doors

I've tried to hate you
But feel regret
I'm most uncertain
I've lost the bet
I'm waiting to watch it
I'm waiting to see
Is this my overture? Or obituary?

Or obituary!

I tried not to choke you (NO!)
But now you're dead (NO!)
I'm most uncertain (NO!)
Should I feel regret? (NO!)

I've tried to hate you
But feel regret
I'm most uncertain
I've lost the bet
I'm waiting to watch it
I'm waiting to see
Is this my overture? Or obituary?

I tried not to choke you!

Is this my overture? Or obituary?


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Overture Or Obituary song meanings
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    General Commentthis song is awesome. go to youtube and put the song title to listen to it, there's also a link to download it. it's a bonus track off the album that only itunes customers got it who preordered.
    FeelThisDarknesson August 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think its about that opera hes writing. and him thinking fans will hate it

    "is this my overture or obituary?"

    but thats just me
    mario867on August 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think from the title, this song is about the band wondering if by making this album they killed the bands popularity and will ultimately break up, or if this is a new beginning for korn. I think this album is great, i just bought it today and i listened to it 3 times already :P I think this is a new beginning for korn and i hope other people feel the same.
    RedG09on August 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow i just heard this song today, and it is terrible! dont get me wrong KoRn is in my fucking blood. and i will always love them... but wow i was kinda embarassed for them beacause the song is so bad. it just doesnt flow right. i guess im just used to how they always put out great music, that it kinda threw me off to hear a bad song.
    deez_nutson October 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRedGO9, you are about spot on. the song (in my opinion) is about weather this new album will ruin them and create a new begining.

    "I've tried to hate you
    But feel regret"

    Im pretty sure that is talking about Korn's fans.

    Whatever the hell it means, its one of the best songs on the album!!! KoRn4Life
    Lockieon November 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe's saying "My house is made OF STEEL with paper for doors" not "... up still..."
    crazybuson February 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHe sings "My house is made od Steel With paper for doors" actually the doors should be made of steel so that nobody could break in. i guess he wants to say us that he is changing. he changed himself and korn.
    Jon says "Is this my overture? Or obituary?" He is trying smth new/different. he doesnt know if the fans will love the album or not.
    Nazdaqon February 16, 2009   Link

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