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Korn - Freak On a Leash


Korn - Freak On a Leash - Meaning of the song


The lyrics were written by lead singer Jon Davis about the music industry, which he compares to an owner walking a dog. While he's being paraded around like a freak, corporate America is making all the money... and it's taking a piece of him.


Korn's Metal alloy became popular in 1998, with the release of the band's third album, Follow the Leader. "Freak on a Leash" was one of the album's two singles. The album was released in August 1998, but the single "Freak" wasn't released until the spring of 1999. On May 1, it peaked at #106 on the Hot 100, which wasn't bad considering how few radio stations played Korn. The album, on the other hand, went to number one, selling over 3 million copies in America at a time when CDs were still around $16.


The video, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, was nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards: Best Rock Video and Best Editing. It depicts a bullet speeding through scenes of children playing and going to school, among other things. It was based on an old gun control public service announcement.


Freak On a Leash - Lyrics


Something takes a part of me. Something lost and never seen. Every time I start to believe, Something's raped and taken from me, from me. Life's got to always be messing with me. You wanna see the light. Can't they chill and let me be free? So do I. Can't I take away all this pain? You wanna see the light. I try to every night all in vain, in vain. Sometimes I cannot take this place. Sometimes it's my life I can't taste. Sometimes I cannot feel my face. You'll never see me fall from grace. Something takes a part of me. You and I were meant to be. A cheap fuck for me to lay. Something takes a part of me. Feeling like a freak on a leash. You wanna see the light. Feeling like I have no release. So do I. How many times have I felt diseased? You wanna see the light. Nothing in my life is free, is free Sometimes I cannot take this place. Sometimes it's my life I can't taste. Sometimes I cannot feel my face. You'll never see me fall from grace. Something takes a part of me. You and I were meant to be. A cheap fuck for me to lay. Something takes a part of me. Boom na da mmm dum na ema Da boom na da mmm dum na ema Go! So, fight! Something on the—dum na ema Fight. Some things—they fight So something on the—dum na ema Fight. some things—they fight Fight. something of the—dum na ema No. some things—they fight Fight. something of the—dum na ema Fight. some things—they fight Something takes a part of me. You and I were meant to be. A cheap fuck for me to lay. Something takes a part of me. Part of me. Oh.



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