Something takes a part of me.
Something lost and never seen.
Everytime I start to believe,
Something's raped and taken from me... from me.
Life's got to always be messing with me. (You wanna see the light)
Can't they chill and let me be free? (So do I)
Can't I take away all this pain. (You wanna see the light)
I try to every night, all in vain... in vain.

Sometimes I cannot take this place.
Sometimes it's my life I can't taste.
Sometimes I cannot feel my face.
You'll never see me fall from grace

Something takes a part of me.
You and I were meant to be.
A cheap fuck for me to lay
Something takes a part of me.

Feeling like a freak on a leash. (You wanna see the light)
Feeling like I have no release. (So do I)
How many times have I felt diseased? (You wanna see the light)
Nothing in my life is free... is free

Chorus

Boom na da mmm dum na ema
Da boom na da mmm dum na ema
Go!
Some...die!! something on the...
Die...some things they fight
So...something on the...
Die...some things they die
Die...something of the
No...some things they die
Die..something of the...
Fight...some things they dddiiee
Chorus
Part of me...
Oh...


Lyrics submitted by kevin, edited by retry4z

Freak on a Leash song meanings
Add your thoughts

506 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +12
    General Commentduke724, are you from the magical land of twats and bell wipes? If you don't shut the fuck up I'm going to piss in your eye sockets and shit down your neck you arse boy. I bet you'd like a good bum raping you little freak.I can slag you off as good as you can slag us off you little bicth.
    SongMeaningson May 23, 2002   Link
  • +8
    My InterpretationI think its about being different and how society wants everyone to be the same
    Panama904on January 28, 2011   Link
  • +6
    General CommentThis song's about being treated like a freak on a leash (and hence the title). Its about being suppressed and abused and at the same time being paraded around in a cage for everyone to see...
    The chorus of the song is, in my opinion, one of the best ever.

    This song is regarded by many as not just the best Korn song but the best in the genre of nu-metal.
    Dreadlockon March 21, 2010   Link
  • +6
    General CommentTo be true with that Duke guy (If he is still pathetic enough to be reading this shit.) I really am a goth, and I really am a Satanist. Korn, is NOT a satanic band. Far from it. Mayhem, Marduk, Behemoth, Gorgoroth THESE ARE SATANIC BANDS! I was Brain washed as a child in school to follow Christainty like a sheep. As I grew older I started to see the Truth (IMO). So I'm a Satanist now, what of it? We don't really eat babies and sacrifice virgins and drink their blood. We are like most other religions (Except Christanity which is all "Shun The Heretic!" "Kill the Muslims" "Gays and Unbelievers will Suffer and burn in a fire untill the end of time!") we are actually a peace loving religion.

    Back to the case of Korn Being Satanic...
    Korns lyrics are mainly about bullying at school and stereotyping (Which I can relate to).
    Let Me Enlighten You:

    "Anger inside, comes within my body.
    Why do you hit me? What have I done?
    You tried to hit me!
    Try and hit me again, if you like!
    Throw your hate at me with all your might!
    Hit me cause I'm strange. hit me!
    Tell me I'm a pussy and your harder then me...
    What's with you boy? Think hard!"

    While satanic bands sing about...well I don't know SATAN?!?!?!

    Go Listen To Linkin Park and CRY
    Yoda2287on August 21, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentTo Duke724, if you don't like korn why are you here?
    It's not fair to come here and verbally abuse these fans,
    they are not Satan worshippers and neither are Korn
    (spelt with a backwards k!).If you hate Korn thats fine
    but why do you have to start the third world war over it?
    SongMeaningson May 21, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentLOL what a knob you are Duke724! Just because KoRn are rock/metal does not make them Satanist and if you listen to this music does not mean you are a Satanist. You obviously belive a very crap sterotypical view on this sort of music. I bet you think Scottish people go around in kilts going "Och aye the noo" and that Welsh people shag sheep. Get a life. Did you not think that the people who are posting at 6:16am might be in a different time zone!? You are a naive piece of shit.
    RedArmyon May 27, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentim not a stupid ass duke i know that my name combines to make heather.....hahaha seriously...im sorry for what i said earlier....but i dont understand why ur being so steriotypical.......???? i can understand why someone as close minded as u can think that we worship satan. Its all about insecurity and generalizing. Ur grouping one person with the other just because they listen to the same music....i understand that there are metal heads and punks and goths but seriously why is there a label put on it? I am like the biggest preppy girl in the world and i listen to KoRn as well as cradle of filth and slipknot. What does that tell u??? i went to church yesterday??? what does THAT tell u??? so just think about what ur saying......i hope u understand...
    ~heather~
    hea-thyron May 27, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is great, and all korn haters can so stick their opinions in all orifices for all i care, JD wrote about personal demons, how he cant control whats happening in the world, and no point trying, and also mentioning the fact that no matter the issues there are always worse ones out there, and to everyone labelling korn "nu-metal" "alternative" and whatever, JD has said time and again, they dont like being labelled and they dont play to a particular genre, they push the boundaries of rock and fuse all types of styles, fieldy plays rap/hip hop bass influence, munky got his roots from band like zeppelin, sabbath, metallica etc, and JD can sing in melody, scream his guts out and growl like a v12 with a kickass muffler, cant label this band, if you think you can argue me on it, feel free
    korniejosh88on September 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou must be naive to call everyone who listens to KoRn satanists. If you must know I'm acctually a Christian and i have been baptised. Looks like your sterotype has been destroyed by me. Your the fucking loser.
    RedArmyon May 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentpeople are immature.
    i wanted to come to this page and see how people intemperate the song.
    too bad everyone's having a korn vs. no korn debate.
    go somewhere else and do that.
    someone please post an actual song meaning.

    if anyone cares i think this song is about his efforts being stepped on and he feels like he's being held back.
    maybe its about his own fame (the cheap fuck part suggests groupies) and how he wants to do more with his/their music. maybe its about the struggles of becoming successful in the music industry. obviously they did become successful but they started out like every other band just trying and its a lot of work. maybe he finds the fame overrated and wasn't what he thought it was going to be when he first aspired to get to this point.
    marymaryyon March 19, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain