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Keep knocking
No one's there
Pouring down
Near be felt

I'm out here
By myself
All alone
Ready to blow my head off

I hurt so bad inside
I wish you could see the world through my eyes
Each day is the same
I just wanna laugh again

Keep hoping
Nothing to spare
So my life
Isn't quite there
Feel like a whore
A dirty whore
Such a whore
Dirty

I'm out here
By myself
All alone
Ready to blow my head off

I hurt so bad inside
I wish you could see the world through my eyes
Each day is the same
I just wanna laugh again

I'll take it
I'll take It
I will take it
Give it to me

You dirty little fuck
Dirty little fuck
You dirty little fuck
Dirty little fuck
You dirty little fuck (I will take it)
Dirty little fuck (I will take it)
You dirty little fuck (I will take it)
Dirty little fuck (I will take it)
You dirty little fuck

I hurt so bad inside
I wish you could see the world through my eyes
Each day is the same
I just wanna laugh again

I just wanna laugh again


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Dirty song meanings
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  • +2
    Song MeaningI've been listening to this album since it came out all those years ago.

    My interpretation of this is struggling with depression, or possibly even some other mental issues that make you feel alone, etc.

    It could very well mean something entirely different, however I've struggled with mental illness and depression and this song has did a well job at explaining how I felt on the daily.

    Thanking korn for making songs that help people through whatever they are going through. You can always feel and hesr the raw emotion in his voice in his songs.
    MissDeeon October 28, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I hurt so bad inside I wish you could see The world through my eyes It stays the same I just wanna live again" - this is one of the most important songs that Korn have written to me. After what i have been through in my life, this is all i jsut wanted to shout at the world. I wish i could express how much Korn means to me ....
    stoogie13on May 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti kno it sounds like hes saying dirty little fuck but hes actually saying dirty little boy, i have the official guitar tabalutures and it includes the lyrics and it ses dirty little boy
    darkpop2Dzombieon June 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdammit ppl i really dont think its about the music industry he wont fucking sing all that shit to say the music industry is bad to him its really about feelings and feeling paint inside and wanting to let it out but u cant cuz ... u just cant
    whereisgodon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs by them... I always like the end song off of every one of their albums. I cried a little the first time I heard it... a beautiful song, really. I've always heard the lyrics as following:

    Keep knocking
    No one's there
    Pouring down
    Near be felt

    *chorus*
    I'm out here
    By myself
    All alone...
    READY TO BLOW MY HEAD OFF!!
    I hurt so bad inside
    I wish you could see the world through my eyes
    It stays the same
    I just want to laugh again
    *Chorus*

    Keep hoping
    Nothing to spare
    So my life
    Isn't quite there

    Feel like a whore
    A dirty whore
    Such a whore
    Dirty...

    (Chorus)

    I'll die again...
    I'll die again...
    I will take it...
    Into me...

    YOU DIRTY LITTLE FUCK!
    DIRTY LITTLE FUCK!
    (repeat)

    (chorus)

    I just want to laugh again...
    Just want to laugh again...

    ...And, there you go. I don't know if those are the real lyrics, but that's what they sound like to me. As for the static... The hidden track on Issues is actually blocked out by the static. 'Am I Going Crazy?' was originally going to be the hidden track. But to be different, they went ahead and played it over 'Dirty', both backwards, creating the static sound. And that's according to kornunleashed.net's thing of facts under 'information'. This song rocks.
    Psychotic Penguinon July 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOkay people... if you really want to hear what he's saying? For all you "KORN FANS" buy the DVD "Live On The Other Side" he performs it there.

    And it's "I just wanna LAUGH again" not love.. and not LIVE

    ugh. you guys are just... wow.
    manduhon October 20, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningAt first I thought it was about drug addiction but the lyrics also could be seen by the sex abuse side, but after hearing "Dirty" lot of times in the last six months, and the most important, after 21 months of addiction into crystal meth, this is my interpretation:

    "Keep knocking. No one's there. Pouring down. Near be felt."

    When desperately you´re trying to buy more drug at your dealer's house despite you know for sure that he's not in home. Then you begin to get down and down because the things aren´t being result as you wish.

    "I'm out here by myself all alone."

    I think this is probably connected to the previous sentence: "near be felt". Because he´s feeling like nobody knows about his problem and never will. Even if somebody may know, he or she wouldn't care, so he's alone.

    "Ready to blow my head off. I hurt so bad inside. I wish you could see the world through my eyes. Each day is the same. I just wanna laugh again."

    This five sentences are the most literally words to me but also the most significant and saddest. The first twelve months my meth use was fine, actually it was delightful, neither physical deseases nor mental illnesses but before you see it coming you're filling that emotional gap using drug so it really hurts so bad inside and the only thing you do day after day is to repeat exactly the acts so each day is really the same, and you want to enjoy and laugh by the effects of meth just as it was in the beginnig even though it's a guarantee you won't. It has been a while since the last time you had a good time using.

    "Keep hoping. Nothing to spare. So my life. Isn't quite there."

    Only if your money gets lost, an accident happens to you or, more probably, you obtain the drug, you will be waiting and hoping inside because there is no other option you can do or want to do.

    "Feel like a whore. A dirty whore. Such a whore. Dirty."

    When you recognize your problem on drug abuse and the lack of will power has been reduced to almost zero you feel too much shame on yourself every time you're using or every time you're connecting drug. You feel sick, worthless and in concrete: dirty.

    "I'll take it. I'll take It. I will take it. Give it to me."
    The relevant moment inside you it's when there is a strong struggle with your thoughts and feelings. Trying not to go out and buy, trying not to fall back onto. But after a few times, that inner struggle decreases and becomes shorter in time. So that shoutings ("I will take it") summarize ten hours you passed thinking that it's for sure you'll quit that drug within five seconds you let doubt come in, and even you think you won't collapse, deep inside you smile at the certainty that you really want to consume so you simply will. It happens maybe in less seconds and sounds weird but an addiction is more than weird.

    "You dirty little fuck. Dirty little fuck. You dirty little fuck. Dirty little fuck.
    (I will take it). (I will take it). (I will take it). (I will take it)."

    A couple of times, hearing this song in my room, I've cried while I'm shouting that lines in the song. To me it's easy understand that Johnny is punishing his weakness, yelling and scolding himself after he felt the same hurt inside because of the decision that he would take it. That couples of times, I was yelling and scolding myself too.

    I ignore if Johnny has or had any addiction and I don´t guarantee this song meaning is what Johnny really wanted to say, but I felt identified with the lyrics every time and I know surely that addiction may center not just in drugs but also in food, sex or whatever that spontaneusly will fill your emotional emptiness, 'cause in all cases addictions are psychological, not physical.
    gerardo116on January 05, 2019   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the music industry how they use him and make all the money off of him it makes him feel like a dirty whore. Kinda like Freak on a Leash.
    King Nothingon April 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPossibly the best Korn song. One of Jonathan's most personal songs. And one that relates to me a lot. Placement on the album makes this song even better ending the album with "I just want to laugh again.." and then static. Fucking awesome
    Life Is Peachyon June 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is my favorite somg from korn (tied up with my gift to you).
    it's amazing that when this album came out, not alot of people i know liked it that much.
    in my opinion, the first 2 albums was a way to break through the barrier. the 3rd was to get noticed more, and issues was to show there more artsy side. i think it's the most artistic album out of the 6.
    oh dear god, how i love korn
    Underdarkon July 06, 2004   Link

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