There you are alone
With no hope of ever having
Something to be proud of
Something earned without begging
Yes, I know you're a person
A person close to me
Who do think you are?
And what more do you want from me?

Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)

Why are you at home
Buried in your self-pity?
Why do you insist on
Living the life clean out of me?
Yes, I know you're the person
The person that took time with me
Does it give you the right to expect
Your life revolves around me?

Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue!

You were my brother (where does our friendship end?)
You were my brother (where does our friendship end?)
You were my brother (where does our friendship end?)
You were my… (I'm not gonna give in)
You were my brother (where does our friendship end?)
You were my brother (where does our friendship end?)
You were my brother (where does our friendship end?)
You were my… (I'm not gonna give in)
How can you fucking doubt me? But not again (There you are alone)
How can you fucking doubt me? But not again (With no hope of ever having)
How can you fucking doubt me? But not again (Something to be proud of)
How can you fucking doubt me? But not again (Something earned without begging)
How can you fucking doubt me? But not again (Yes, I know you're a person)
How can you fucking doubt me? But not again (A person close to me)
How can you fucking doubt me? But not again (Who do think you are?
And what more do you want from me?)
How can you fucking doubt me? But not again!

Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)
Ball tongue! (Scat vocals)

Ugh!
Ugh!
Ugh!
Ugh-aah!
Ugh-aah!


Lyrics submitted by me109cito, edited by MetalheadMike

Ball Tongue song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentit's actually about a guy Korn had to work with on a t-shirt design. He either had a pierced toungue or a wart or something and he treated the band like shit.
    King Nothingon April 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentif anyone tries to say that jon is actually saying something in this song when ball tongue is being screamed they need to be put down. Numerous websites as well as some old interviews on Much Music have confirmed from jonathan himself that he isn't saying anything. IT'S GIBBERISH!!!!!
    But, it's creative nontheless.
    nick joneson May 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe story about the t-shirt desing is true. The guy become obsessed with Jonathan.
    At the end of the song, Nick Jones is right: it's just a lot of words screamed like "Twist".
    Deadon May 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJonathan sings about a guy with a pierced tongue who were the bands friend, but he fucked them over, and then they weren't friends anymore.
    silasandon October 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Balltongue" was actually their manager at the time. It says so in the skrapbook of the TALITM CD.
    king nothing2on April 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo much fuckin' emotion in this song. I love it.
    Mokushion October 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthat's one of my fight songs by Korn
    asianfetishon December 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentkorn is fucking great. favorite band. with them id still be listening 2 pop-punk...but they saved me years ago
    sisterfister69on February 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDude...what the hell is up with aunt fe fe? Do you even like KoRn, cuz every damn song I've looked at by them, you've been there with some sick shit to say. I just wonder...
    killswitch916on March 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe whole album kicked ass but this song just has so much raw emotion in it
    Chickenbowseron May 07, 2006   Link

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