I am watching the rise and fall of my salvation
There's so much shit around me
Such a lack of compassion

I thought it would be fun and games (it would be fun and games)
Instead it's all the same (it's all the same)
I want something to do
Need to feel the sickness in you

I feel the reason as it's leaving me, no, not again
It's quite deceiving as I'm feeling the flesh make me bad

All I do is look for you
I need my fix, you need it too
Just to get some sort of attention (attention)

What does it mean to you? (what does it mean to you?)
For me it's something I just do (I just do)
I want something
I need to feel the sickness in you

I feel the reason as it's leaving me, no, not again
It's quite deceiving as I'm feeling the flesh make me bad
I feel the reason as it's leaving me, no, not again
It's quite deceiving as I'm feeling the flesh make me bad

I feel the reason as it's leaving me, no, not again
It's quite deceiving as I'm feeling the flesh make me bad (does it make me bad?)
I feel the reason as it's leaving me, no, not again (does it make me bad?)
It's quite deceiving as I'm feeling the flesh make me bad

Does it make me bad?
Does it make me bad?
Does it make me bad?

Does it make me bad?
Does it make me bad?


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  • +4
    General CommentThis song is about how Jon split up with his girlfriend/wife (I can't remember) because every time he went on tour, he shagged around, and it wasn't fair on her, so he basically told her, "I can't be faithful to you, so you are better off without me".

    The line: "I am watching the rise and fall of my salvation" is talking about how fucking a new girl each night helps him to feel better, if only for a while, (the rise and fall, being her on top of him, I assume).

    The chorus: "I feel the reason as it's leaving me, no, not again ,It's quite decieving as I'm feeling the flesh make me bad" is about him trying (unsuccesfully) to resist cheating, like he starts off telling himself that it is wrong, but as soon as she starts rubbing against him and shit, he looses all sense of reason and right and wrong.

    While I don't really listen to Korn anymore, this is still a really good song, and my favorite by Korn.
    quiffpornon June 23, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree w/ the sex comments. I can relate it to me for sure. It's like this isn't the way he wants it. But after getting you heart broken by someone you truley like you try to fill the void the person left w/ anyone you can get with. I get the impression he doesn't want to do this but it's the only option that makes him feel a little bit better. I feel the same when that happens to me
    nytemunkeyon July 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti dont see the sex part of it all... explain further in depth?
    Shes_got_issueson April 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNo doubt. Who cares? I pretty much cant stand korn but for some reason this song is just really appealing. Peace~
    BarCodeSoldieron August 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's definitely NOT "semen"!
    I think it is about sex in some way but it could mean something else. Very obscure. What counts is just the effect of the song. I don't like the bass in the background of the refrain. I doesn't fit in there.
    The intro is good as usual.
    LordElfstoneon August 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment@nick jones
    Oops sorry. Original version. Yup, you are probably right. "Reason" seems a bit out of place in the context. Would explain that I guess.
    LordElfstoneon August 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTwist it however you want to motherfuckers; but know that its all about cognitive dissonance, ie. doing some shit that you can't help but it rattles your brain and you feel the self-hate/tension/whatever the fuck because you should known better. It doesn't have to be an addiction, doesn't have to be sex, drugs, alcohol, etc. just stupid shit that we all do.

    To me it's fucking a girl (hence "attention" & "feeling the flesh"), having feelings for her even though you shouldn't, and then finally self-destructiveness rearing its ugly head and fucking up what you really wanted. Maybe because sub-consciously you know it's bad - but being humans we get pleasure out of it (admit it!) - and the psyche takes over and influences you to throw all that away. Pick your poison, but we all have ways of unknowingly "saving" ourselves from inevitably bad situations. I mean this can really be good or bad. Just sayin....
    queej19on March 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI believe that this song is defiantly about sex. In concert, Davis sometimes sings "I feel the semen as it's leaving me, no, not again". This song is about how he strives to feel compassion and love in his relationship, but he can only feel anything during intercourse. It is a deceiving feeling, because it feels like something real, but he knows it not. This is what makes him feel bad.
    max12187on December 05, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is purely and simply about fucking, basically its about jonathan davies screwing every girl he gets the chance to screw, just another reason why he is the man
    PayableOnDeathon March 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe wants a dominatrix girl.
    Scary_Valentineon May 01, 2002   Link

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