The 25 Best Damn Korn Songs

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In anticipation of Korn’s 9th studio album, which we’re holding our breath for until it’s released in June, 2010, let’s take a look back at some of the best songs by this band as they continue to add to their catalog of hits.



25

When Will This End?
Take a Look in the Mirror

This is at the end of the album and followed by a cover of Metallica’s One on the same track. That’s the only annoying part about listening to this song off the album… there’s a delay in between the songs.

Best lyrics:
I can’t seem to get away
I feel I’m here so you can play
With my head
There’s nothing I can say
I keep feeling like I’m to blame
When will this end?


24

Play Me
Take a Look in the Mirror

To me, this is Korn’s best collaboration with a rapper, and the reason I am now a Nas fan.

Best lyrics:
Everybody’s an Enemy
telling me lies and it’s killing me
why they all they want to get rid of me
Everybody’s my enemy
Several try to disguise the devil in them
Wanting to get into my cerebellum but I’m
Ready and willing to tell them that I can’t f with them
Exhale so hard it got my chest swelling
like my dick does watching naked women
do sick stuff on my porn collection on television


23

Evolution
Untitled

The Untitled album didn’t sell well but overall it’s not bad music, and this is one of the few tracks that stands out on its own.

Best lyrics:
And I
I do not dare deny
the basic beast inside
It’s right here, it’s controlling my mind
And why
do I deserve to die?
I’m dominated by, this animal that’s locked up inside

iTunes sales rank: #4


22

Reclaim My Place
Follow the Leader

There’s something similar about the beginning of this song and the beginning of Justin.

Best lyrics:
In the past I was known as a freak.
Had no friends, picked on ’cause I was weak.
Save my ass, I got into this band.
Never thought the band would pick on the man.


21

Justin
Follow the Leader

See above.

Best lyrics:
Fuck all that bullshit!


20

Good God
Life is Peachy

Best lyrics:
You came into my life without a single thing.
I gave in to your ways, which left me with nothing.
I’ve given in to smiles, I fell for all your games.
I wish so bad right now, I hadn’t let you win.


19

Alone I Break
Untouchables

This is also on the list of Gunaxin’s Best Songs About Suicide

Best lyrics:
Now I see the times they change
Leaving doesn’t seem so strange
I am hoping I can find
Where to leave my hurt behind
All the shit I seem to take
All alone I seem to break
I have lived the best I can
Does this make me not a man?

iTunes sales rank: #18


18

Twisted Transistor
See You on the Other Side

Like other Korn songs, this took some getting used to. First I heard it was on Saturday Night Live but didn’t warm up to it until listening to the album several times.

Best lyrics:
Hey you, hey you, Devil’s little sister
Listening to your Twisted Transistor
Hold it between your legs
Turn it up, turn it up
The wind is coming through
Can’t get enough

iTunes sales rank: #3


17

Somebody Someone
Issues

Best lyrics:
I need somebody, someone
Can’t somebody help me?
All I need is to be
Loved just for me


16

Open Up
See You on the Other Side

Best lyrics:
Open up now
Head in the sky
Here’s the tongue that
Keeps telling lies
Feelings in my mouth
You breathe in but can’t breathe out


15

Hollow Life
Untouchables

Korn’s look up to the stars and ponder about life song.

Best lyrics:
Is there ever any wonder why we look to the sky?
Search in vain, asking “why?”
All alone, where is God?
Looking down, we don’t know


14

Did My Time
Take a Look in the Mirror

The best part about this song was Angelina Jolie.

Best lyrics:
I am the one who chose my path
I am the one who couldn’t last
I feel the life pulled from me
I feel the anger changing me

iTunes sales rank: #21

Also good on this album: Right Now, When Will This End and Play Me with Nas


13

Throw Me Away
See You on the Other Side

This song sounds much better on the MTV Unplugged album.

Best lyrics:
Don’t let them throw me away
Keep me and I’ll be okay
Skipping a beat but it plays
Don’t let them throw me away
Don’t let them throw me away

iTunes sales rank: #36



12

Last Legal Drug
See You on the Other Side

Best lyrics:
So please, when you die, could you scream
Mercy, mercy for you and me
It’s true what they say, fuckin’ for love
might be the last legal drug
So please, when you cry, let it flow
I might make you stay, let you go
It’s true what they say, fuckin’ for love
might be the last legal drug


11

No One’s There
Untouchables

This is my personal favorite Korn song ever. Watching them play it in concert in 2002 took my breath away.

Best lyrics:
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
Far from things that hang above me
To a place where I can cry


10

Coming Undone
See You on the Other Side

Best lyrics:
Keep holding on
When my brain’s tickin’ like a bomb
Guess the black bots have come Again to get me
Sweet bitter words
Unlike nothing I have heard
Sing along mocking bird
You don’t affect me

iTunes sales rank (#1)


9

Trash
Issues

Best lyrics:
Your feelings
I can’t help but rape them
I’m sorry, I don’t feel the same
My heart inside is constantly hating
I’m sorry, I just throw you away

iTunes sales rank: #27


8

Blind
Korn

Korn’s first big hit. I’ll admit when I heard it, I thought, not bad but didn’t think the band would become as big as it did.

Best lyrics:
This place inside my mind, a place I like to hide
You don’t know the chances. What if I should die?!
A place inside my brain, another kind of pain
You don’t know the chances. I’m so blind!

iTunes sales rank: #7


7

A.D.I.D.A.S.
Life is Peachy

One of the most creative titles I’ve seen.

Best lyrics:
I don’t know your fucking name
So what? Lets fuck!

iTunes sales rank: #9


6

Make Me Bad
Issues

This song sounds great on the MTV Unplugged album as Jonathan Davis sings this mixed with the Cure’s In Between Days with Robert Smith.

Best lyrics:
I feel the reason as it’s leaving me, no not again
It’s quite deceiving as I’m feeling, the flesh made me bad

iTunes sales rank: #19


5

Freak on a Leash
Follow the Leader

Amy Lee sings this song beautifully with Davis on the MTV Unplugged album, and the Dante Ross remix also sounds great.

Best lyrics:
Something takes a part of me
You and I were meant to be
A cheap f*** for me to lay
Something takes a part of me
Part of me, part of me
Part of me

iTunes sales rank #2


4

Falling Away From Me
Issues

Best lyrics:
Hey, I’m feeling tired
My time is gone today
You flirt with suicide
Sometimes that’s OK
Do what others say
I’m here standing hollow
Falling away from me, falling away from me

iTunes sales rank: #5


3

Here to Stay
Untouchables

Best lyrics:
The hurt inside is fading
This shit gone way too far.
All this time I’ve been waiting
No 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.

iTunes sales rank: #15


2

Thoughtless
Untouchables

This song blew me away the first time I heard it and it never ceases to do so. The fade-in at 3:34 of the track followed by the chorus is like an explosive discharge of raw musical power that few bands are capable of doing.

Best lyrics:
Thumbing through the pages of my fantasies,
Pushing all the mercy down, down, down.
I wanna see you try to take a swing at me.
Come on, gonna put you on the ground, ground, ground.

Best lyrics #2:
Oh, all my hate cannot be found.
I will not be drowned by your thoughtless scheming.
So, you can try to tear me down,
Beat me to the ground,
I will see you screaming.


1

Got the Life
Follow the Leader

Korn’s most in-your-face song that got popular on MTV. Like other Korn songs, this also sounds great with the Josh Abraham remix. I could’ve done without it on the MTV Unplugged disk as just can’t sound good acoustically.

Jonathan Davis says…

“That’s a song baggin’ on myself. How everything’s always handed to me. How I look up to God and don’t want this anymore. Like I want something more out of life than all this. And I’ve got everything I really need but I sometimes don’t like. I don’t know how to explain it. I have to let it sit through the songs more to actually get into what I write. I truly know, really, the meanings of the songs almost. That’s what I’m getting out of it right now.”

Best lyrics:
Hate, something, sometime, someway, something kick off the floor for…
Mine? Something, inside.
I’ll never ever follow.
So give.. me.. some.. thing.. that.. is.. for.. real.
I’ll never ever follow.

iTunes sales rank: #11



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