This time I'm taking it away, I've got a problem
With me getting in the way, my violent side
so i take my face and bash it into a mirror
i wont have to see the pain.
Bleed, bleed!

This state is elevating as the hurt turns into hating
anticipating all the fucked up feelings again

the hurt inside is fading
this shit's gone way too far
all this time i've been waiting
oh i can not grieve anymore
for what's inside awaking
I'm done, I'm not a whore
you've taken everything and
oh i can not give anymore

My minds done with this
okay i've got a question
can i throw it all away
take back what's mine
so i take my time
riding the blade down the line
each cut, closer to the vein

this state is elevating as the hurt turns into hating
anticipating all the fucked up feelings again

My hurt inside is fading
this shit's gone way too far
all this time i've been waiting
oh i can not grieve anymore
for what's inside awaking
im done, im not a whore
you've taken everything and
oh i can not give anymore

I'm here to stay (bring it down)
Bring it down!
Bringin' it down
gonna break it down
Bringin' it down (repeat)
gonna BREAK IT

This state is elevating as the hurt turns into hating
anticipating all the fucked up feelings again

the hurt inside is fading
this shit's gone way too far
all this time i've been waiting
oh i can not grieve anymore
for what's inside awaking
I'm done, I'm not a whore
you've taken everything and
oh i can not give anymore

give anymore


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  • +5
    My InterpretationI LOVE this song. I have gone through that exact phase of fantasizing about suicide... this song sounds soo optimistic to me.(It makes me feel better when I know I'm not alone) But the lyrics are about what he's thinking. It's like a story:
    so he starts off by saying he's got a problem with his "violent side" which I think he is referring to his anger. He hates himself: "I've got a problem/ With me getting in the way"
    "so i take my face and bash it into a mirror/ i wont have to see the pain" I picture him standing in his bathroom staring at himself at the mirror fantasizing about "bashing" his face into the mirror so he "wont have to see the pain" (on his face[I think he might have been crying])"the state is elevating as this hurt turns into hating" He is saying his "pain" (as in a deep sadness) is turning into anger.. and he is "anticipating all the fucked up feeling again" (probably all the evil things he wants to do to the ones that put him in this state)
    "the hurt inside is fading" he is calming down from raging and now he is thinking more logically "this shit has gone too far" "all this time i've been waiting/ oh i can not grieve anymore/ for what's inside awaking/ im done, im not a whore" He was waiting for better days & he's tired of sitting around crying but now he has finally realized he doesnt have to take this sht from anyone.
    "you've taken everything and/ oh i can not give anymore" He has wasted so much time and effort on these people and he is finally done with them because he is completely drained.
    "My minds done with this" (I've made up my mind) So then he starts contemplating if giving up on them would benefit him: "okay i've got a question/ can i throw it all away/ take back what's mine"
    so all the while he has probably been cutting himself then he starts fantasizing again about completely giving up(commiting suicide): "so i take my time/ riding the blade down the line/ each cut, closer to the vein" (I get a vibe off of this that he feels he is slowly going mad) but after contemplating this over and over again he decides: "I'm here to stay" (yay! happy ending; he doesn't kill himself)
    PinkRobot21on September 01, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThis has got to be one of my favorite Korn songs of all time. I interpret it as involving self-destructive behavior, but realizing that you can't let your depression win and just let it kill you. You've got to take control of the hurt, seek revenge on those who've caused it and not let the bastards beat you any more.
    devilslittlesisteron March 16, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm glad to see that they are going back to the style of music they used to be. Theres lots of anger in this album and i love it :) i have the whole album
    duskrider10on April 23, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentKorn kicks ass a fucken good song too...
    viper2001_21on May 02, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti LOVE this song so much and it means a lot to me to just turn up and dance like crazy to when i'm depressed and feel like shit, which i often do.i love it and the video is good too, very creepy, but it shows disdurbing in mother nature too, which i like..
    yackattack8on July 03, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentjon says that this song is about being fed up with people taking advantage of you. its about him being born a nice guy. cuz nice people always get taken advantage of
    wiredmonkiekilleron April 23, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Comment'untouchables' when lstened to closely is almost bordering on optimistic. with other songs such as thoughtless, these songs give hope for any body who feels the way that they are described int this song. A great song, and a very interesting video. i'm not so sure about Jon's ahem..skirt...in this video... but hey, each to their own!
    stoogie13on May 09, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is kinda like saying 'dont get sad, get mad' ("as this hurt turns into hating") my fuckin anthem \\m//
    i am the eggmanon July 02, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentits basically about someone who wants to commit suicide and rethinks it and says 'hey its not gonna beat me i'm here to stay'
    Death_Is_Hereditaryon February 21, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHe is accepting his life as being in existant and is refusing to end it due to the spite of other people.
    Nymphetamineaddicton March 08, 2006   Link

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