"Korea" as written by Chino Camilo Moreno, Chi Cheng, Abe Cunningham and Stephen Carpenter....
I taste you much better
Off teeth taste
Of white skin on red leather
Check the claws we got

Night time, cavity, come in
Downtown, pony, work your pitch

I came to in feathers
Like leaves taste
You rub me together
With claws like we got

Night time, cavity, come in
Downtown, pony, work your pitch
Daytime, dancer, I'll come inside
Got my, teacher, now and carve your niche

Check the claws

It's yours
It's yours
Your turn to come inside

Night time, cavity, come in
Downtown, pony, work your pitch
Daytime, dancer, I'll come inside
Got my, teacher, carve your niche


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"Korea" as written by Abran Cunningham Abe Cunningham

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    General Comment"This was the first song we wrote for the record. its a little heavy. it talks about the white pony, strippers, and drugs and shit." - Chino
    nayron April 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn the bridge Chino whispers "Check the Clouds"
    Crazy fuckin song!!!
    deftonesworldwideon April 28, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Night time cavity come
    In downtown pony
    Work your pitch"

    Read the lyrics for Tic by Helmet, this line is kindof a tribute to them.

    Also another tribute to Helmet on this album is "Street Carp", where Helmet has a song called "Street Crab".

    Kinda interesting. My two favorate bands (Deftones, and Chevelle) are huge Helmet fans.
    Curmudgeon5462on February 12, 2007   Link
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    My Opinionamong all their songs, Korea has always been the most ambiguous to me so far as the title is concerned. the lyrics themselves are more or less straightforward to me, but the title seems completely irrelevant. my first interpretation was that Chino wrote the song when they were partying in Korea, touring or whatever, or was reminiscing about a time there.

    and then...I came across "chorea". yep, the nervous system disease/illness, defined as being 'characterized by jerky, involuntary movements, chiefly of the face and extremities.' this might be an analogical depiction of the high from cocaine, or just losing one's mind to the music. I dunno but I thought it was pretty possible, especially since they've named a song of theirs "Rickets" (another illness; from ATF album).
    CheckTheClawson November 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt has much to do with the label and I like it for the mere fact that is is a good song. This song sound like it means is chino talking a little weirded out but still clear enough to seee the surrounding or what si happening.
    moshprofessionalon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love the little break after he says something like "Take the pulse". The little break is great for jumping up and down to or whatever. I hope you know what I mean and you don't just think I'm rambling! :(
    Harry Manbackon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsongs about prostitution, read the lyrics
    3 to 6on June 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the bridge Chino whispers "Check the Clouds"
    Crazy fuckin song!!!
    deftonesworldwideon April 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the bridge Chino whispers "Check the Clouds"
    Crazy fuckin song!!!
    deftonesworldwideon April 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me want to jump around and break random shit.

    Chino also awakens my unknown leather-fetish with that line... just the way he says it is so vivid, I imagine my girl in red leather on the bed on her knees crawling toward me... *passes out*
    SenselessNoiseon May 08, 2003   Link

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