You and me, we have no faces
Soon our lives will be erased
Do you think they will remember
Or will we just be replaced?
Oh, I wish that I could see
How I wish that I could fly
All the things that hang above me
To a place where I can cry

So, why can't it be?
No one hears because
Echoes back at me
No one's there

To all these meaningless feelings
I can't deal with in my life
To all these greedy people
Trying to feed on what is mine
You've got to fill your hunger
And stop fucking with my mind
I know it's time to leave these places far behind

You and me, we have no faces
They don't see us anymore
Without love as they had promised
And no faith for what's in store
Oh, I wish that I could see
How I wish that I could fly
All the things that hang above me
To a place where I can cry

So, why can't it be?
No one hears because
Echoes back at me
No one's there

To all these meaningless feelings
I can't deal with in my life
To all these greedy people
Trying to feed on what is mine
You've got to fill your hunger
And stop fucking with my mind
I know it's time to leave these places far behind

Where are all these feelings hiding?
Dancing in and out my mind
Burning up all that I long for
Feeding me till my decline
Where are you?
My soul is bleeding, I am searching
Am I blind?
All alone and bound forever
Trapped inside me for all time

To all these meaningless feelings
I can't deal with in my life
To all these greedy people
Trying to feed on what is mine
You've got to fill your hunger
And stop fucking with my mind
I know it's time to leave these places far behind
To all these meaningless feelings
I can't deal with in my life
To all these greedy people
Trying to feed on what is mine
You've got to fill your hunger
And stop fucking with my mind
I know it's time to leave these places far behind


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  • +9
    General CommentI think these are the correct lyrics (sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/No-One's-There-lyrics-Korn/…):

    "So why can it be?
    No one hears me call
    Echoes back at me
    No one's there

    To all these nameless feelings
    I can't deal with in my life
    To all these greedy people
    Trying to feed on what is mine
    You've got to fill your hunger
    And stop fucking with my mind
    I know it's time
    To leave these places far behind"

    This song was an instant favorite from "Untouchables" for me, along with "Alone I Break". I think it's because I was going through especially hard times, dealing with depression and problems at school. It was especially hard because I could not relate to anyone in general and about my pain especially. This song was, and still is, a great consolation, because it, like a lot of Korn's songs, understands my pain and expresses it accurately, both with lyrics and melody.

    Interpretation:

    You and me we have no faces
    Soon our lives will be erased
    Do you think they will remember?
    Or will we just be replaced

    I agree with RadioKoRn that "'You and me...' is him talking to whoever's out there that can relate to what he sings about, and disagree with Drumz13 that "Its about two people looking back on their life". He is saying that we, those who suffer from depression or other great distress, "have no faces"--are not understood by others, and that "Soon our lives will be erased"--we will die, either by suicide or natural death, and nobody will take note. We will just be replaced by other people, and that those that used to know us will forget about us, subconsciously erasing us from their memory, and occupy their memories with new people. This is Jon reflecting on how meaningless our lives are, and how we have little significance in others' lives.

    Oh I wish that I could see
    How I wish that I could fly
    Far from things that hang above me
    To a place where I can cry

    Jon wishes to find a place where he can find peace (a place where I can cry), away from the people and responsibilities that he can't deal with (things that hang above me ) which cause him unbearable pain. But his saying "wish" and "fly" suggests that he still hasn't found that place, and it might be out reach, a hopelessnesswhich contributes to the desperation of these lines.

    So why can it be?
    No one hears me call
    Echoes back at me
    No one's there

    To all these nameless feelings
    I can't deal with in my life
    To all these greedy people
    Trying to feed on what is mine
    You've got to fill your hunger
    And stop fucking with my mind
    I know it's time
    To leave these places far behind

    He is crying out "why" in desperation. Why is no one's there to understand and to comfort him? He is crying out in pain because he can't find rest, but it seem s like no one responds and no one cares. The "echoes" are his own cries resonating back, with no one hearing them, no friends, no family, no god, no one. The "nameless" feelings are the feelings that he feels that have no names, because they are so intense and uncommon, and have not been experienced by enough people in the society to even warrant a name. Only he feels them, and nobody else can understand these feelings and even relate. These feelings are so intense and unknown to him that he does not have the emotional resources not energy to address those feelings. He also says that people are taking advantage of his inability to cope with his state, which hurts him even more. This theme returns in their next album "Take a Look in the Mirror" with the song "Countin On Me" ("You see the pain in my face While you keep putting me down"). He tells them to satisfy their hunger to mess with him elsewhere and leave him alone. He says that he can't bear this anymore and wants to end the pain by leaving the places where people are causing (some of) the unbearable feelings.

    You and me we have no faces
    They don't see us anymore
    Without love as they had promised
    And no faith for what's in store

    He says that our (his and the listener's) lives have already been "erased" by those malevolent people. They betrayed him by not giving their promised support and love.

    Where are all these feelings hiding?
    Dancing in and out my mind
    Burning up all that I long for
    Feeding me to my decline
    Where are you?
    My soul is bleeding
    I am searching
    Am I blind?
    All alone and bound forever
    Trapped inside me for all time

    This is my favorite part, because it captures my frustration with not being able to identify the source and, therefore, the cure for my debilitating feelings, which cause great distress. These feelings "burn up" my ambitions and take away all joy in life, without an outlet for them to leave because they are engraved in my mind forever. No one's there means that he is helpless and there is no hope.

    In conclusion, this song has nothing to do with him being angry at people copying his music for it is much deeper than that. He is talking about those around him who are supposed to be supportive, but who instead show insensitivity and take advantage of him.
    retry4zon July 30, 2009   Link
  • +6
    General CommentMy interpretation of this song can be summed up in the one paramount line that the entire song builds up to: "Trapped inside me for all time." According to the famous psychologist Viktor Frankl's existential analysis, each of us are alone; we are the sole inhabitors of our minds, lives, and physical bodies. Since your mind, body, and life is all you have, he said, you should work to improve them. However, if you don't like yourself, your life, or your body, well that just sucks because you aren't gonna swap them with anyone else.

    Another concept in this song is meaninglessness. Many people equate the meaning of life with wealth or fame, all of which will be lost upon death. The "greedy" people who keep "fucking with" people's minds do so in vain, for they will lose it all upon death.

    Ofcourse another meaning could be suicide despite the fact that that's what people say for every other KoRn song. It could also mean simply moving away from troubles and the people that cause them.

    Whatever the meaning, this song kicks ass, and you didn't need a renowned psychologist to tell you that!
    bananaphone05on December 16, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIts about two people looking back on their life and basically telling everyone to leave them alone because when they look back everyone screwed them over and how their life was meaningless and how if they died would anybody remember them
    Drumz13on June 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto me...i think it describes how f*cked up life is. and how much of a nobody you really are. cuz when your life is over, you'll just be replaced
    cubus_lenteon June 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the placement of this song matters a lot. It's the final track on the album. To me it seems like this song indirectly refers to the entire album.
    He sings all these songs about hate and depression. In the end "Noone's there" to listen to him. It's all in vain. Purposeless. A clever song and my personal favorite on Untouchables besides smash hits like "Here to Stay" and "Thoughtless". A perfect conclusion to the album.
    LordElfstoneon August 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"To all these meaningless feelings "

    I think it's "To all these nameless feelings"

    This is my favorite song on the album. Very awesome ending song, just like "Dirty"
    dsgfsdgson June 24, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfukin wiked riff
    imsoblindon May 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti didnt noticed that song from the first time, but now i think it kicks ass
    akiron January 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone of my fav korn songs
    freakyshe_freakymeon January 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is really amazing... Korn always seem to throw all their anger n hate ect. on their last songs and just end up making an awesome track... I Love Korn!
    They help ya through the hard times...
    My fav line in this song is "You’ve got to fill your hunger, And stop fucking with my mind". It means so much to me :)
    Peace
    AfricaPunkDudeon June 18, 2006   Link

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