Ring around the rosies
Pocket full of posies
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down

Nursery rhymes are said, verses in my head
Into my childhood they're spoonfed
Hidden violence revealed, darkness that seems real
Look at the pages that cause all this evil

One, two, buckle my shoe
Three, four, shut the door
Five, six, pick up sticks
Seven, eight, lay them straight

London bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down
London bridge is falling down, my fair lady

Chorus

Nick nack paddy wack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

Mary had a little lamb who's fleece was white as snow

Mary had a little lamb who's fleece was white as snow
(Baa baa black sheep have you any wool)
Mary had a little lamb who's fleece was white as snow
(Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full)
Mary had a little lamb who's fleece was white as snow
(Baa baa black sheep have you any wool)
Mary had a little lamb
(Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full)

Ring around the rosies
Pocket full of posies
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down

Chorus

Nick nack paddy wack, give a dog a bone


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  • +2
    General CommentNursery Rhymes that kids sing and think they are really nice songs... but their about fucked up nasty shit and have hidden meaningss.
    KiLLOggSon March 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentring around the rosie was about the plauge, not london bridge is falling down...london bridge was about london bridge actually starting to collapse which is why the original was moved brick by brick to nevada or arizona by some rich fucker...other than that little correction, I have to agree with king_nothing...and the drug one makes no sense at all there pal
    i_love_lianaon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJonathan Davis wrote this song because of all the nursery rhymes the little kids sing on the playground, they really have deeper, darker meanings, like for example, "London Bridge" is really about the Black Plague. Kids are singing them and they're all happy and they just don't know what they really mean.
    King Nothingon April 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentKorn is touring with Deadsy. 2 great metal bands. What a show. I hate that I missed it when it came by here!
    PTW Convergeon June 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so great, the bagpipes.. are so awesome
    empty_satireon June 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah...korn is one of the few bands that can really rock out with bagpipes
    i_love_lianaon June 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hate deadsy myself...what the fuck is with that god awful gramercy park song? but anyways, sorta off topic here
    i_love_lianaon June 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song kiks, my fav song in the whole damn world!
    superbeast_121314on July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI WENT TO THAT CONCERT
    foreignmanon July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNursery rhymes and brutality have much in common sometimes. Look at fairy tales. They are not made for children and always feature violence and profanity.
    Due to these facts this song is close to brilliant.
    The intro is smashing.
    LordElfstoneon August 24, 2002   Link

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