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Song Released: 2005


Twisted Transistor 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

A lonely life, where no one understands you
But don't give up,...

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    mar8d08virginia
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    Apr 29th, 2006 4:12am report


    Transistor is what they used to call a radio back in the 60s. The song is entirely about music. It's not about dildo's, although an allusion is made between them. And there is a dialogue between the girl and the narrator; there isn't just one person speaking here. The narrator is commenting on how dark, twisted music is alleviating the pain and loneliness that this girl and everyone in the world feels. When no one understands you, you have your music, your "radio/transistor" to turn to ...the image of this girl with a radio between her legs gives us her sense of desperation, intimately letting the music "in." She's at her breaking point, finally understanding what everyone gets eventually - the world sucks. So she turns to music for comfort. It moves her emotionally, "reaching and inside you forever preaching." She shares in the anger of the music...the world has fucked her over, and she can say "Fuck you too." She can scream now in her silent, private, and personal rage, comforted by the fact that the music understands her pain. But despite all of this loneliness, the narrator and the music makes her realize you have to fight back or, "the world will eat you if you let it." But for right now, turn to music to ease your suffering and it won't hurt anymore. She cries out to be anesthetized, degrading herself at the same time.



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    KoRnFrEaK313
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    Jan 26th, 2007 1:56am report


    Okay folks, for the last time, this fucking song is NOT about vibrators!! Vibrators have nothing to do with music... This song is about music and the people that get too involved with it and it's fucking up their lives. 'Twisted Transistor' and parts in the song such as 'hold it between your legs, turn it up, turn it up,' are metaphors to the music. The 'twisted transistor' is music; that's what these people use to relieve their tensions (i.e. people use vibrators to relieve sexual tension). So if you take this song literally, don't. It's all one big metaphor.



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    k_juice14
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    Jan 21st, 2006 1:33pm report


    This song is not about transistors. It is about the life that women who spend their lives at concerts and clubs lead.
    there is a comparison between 2 things here: the music, and the transistor. The woman is a socket (or whatever, I don't now the elictrical term) and the music is the transistor. a transistor is something that you INSERT, thus the line:Hold it between your legs." the "wind" is that windy sound that amps make when you plug in a guitar cable. It is all a sexual allusion.

    "A lonely life, where no one understands you
    But don't give up, because the music do "

    this shows the lonely life that these girls lead, where they think that no one loves them. a lot of people submit themselves totally to music becuase they have no one else to submit to (fall in love with).

    "Your scream's a whisper"

    as the music gets louder, which is what she wants (eg, turn it up! turn it up!) it eventually consumes her, and gets so loud that her screams are drowned out.

    "And as your tears fall on
    Your breast, your dress
    Vibrations coming through "

    this part talks about how she has become part of the music, and ceases to exist. It is like when you put a liquid in another liquid: it becomes part of the other liquid. Her tears give proof to this. Sound makes vibrations, and because her tears make vibrations, that means that she is sound itself, she ceases to exist.

    i don't understand this part :
    "Hey you, hey you, this won't hurt a bit
    This won't hurt a bit, this won't hurt
    Says who? Says who?
    Anesthetize this bitch
    Anesthetize this bitch, anesthetize!
    Just let me be
    Between you and me don't fit "

    maybe someone can fill me in



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    anonymous
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    Oct 18th, 2013 10:00am report


    Well, I myself take it as (partially because of something from YouTube), this girl, she doesn't have many friends and all that, then she finds this other person who befriends her. But this new 'friend' is a little bitch and is convincing her to do all this stupid stuff, but in the end, she realizes how messed up the world is and finds her escape from it through music. Dunno, just what I think.



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    greeenkaos
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    Aug 28th, 2013 8:47am report


    In short, I enjoy this song as a layered sort of perfection in the various ways it's possible to interpret parts or as a whole.

    But for starters it's clear to me that 'twisted transistor' is primarily the person/listener, not a radio

    Yes, in the FIRST stanza, 'twisted transistor' refers to a radio. But this is simply to to draw a picture... that literal radio is just a jumping-off point for the fantabulous layers of the song, which to me sing about:

    there is a higher TRUTH in all things, perfectly entwined in even the most 'base' or primal aspects of this world, like MUSIC.

    "HOLD IT BETWEEN YOUR LEGS, TURN IT UP, TURN IT UP"

    This line is referring to how we choose to utilize ourselves, our capabilities as living Transistors, in either lowly/base ways (like gratuitous empty sex), or higher/liberating ways (realizing the dynamics of how the world works)... we, the listener are the transistor, every moment capable of choosing the less or more liberating perspective.

    but whatever we choose, there is a 'higher' message that is so powerful it comes directly through the music (MUSIC DO MUSIC DO), so even if you "HOLD IT BETWEEN YOUR LEGS" and "TURN IT UP, TURN IT UP", the higher message about liberation from the stifling aspects of this world are "REACHING INSIDE YOU FOREVER PREACHING"

    ***
    for one brief example: "HANG ON YOU, TWISTED TRANSISTOR" is part of a dialog, as is "FUCK YOU TOO" a response from the person/the twisted transistor.

    the 'Twisted Transistor' is the PERSON being sung to (the listener), who in some parts responds:

    "HEY YOU HEY YOU, THIS WON'T HURT A BIT",or "HANG ON YOU, TWISTED TRANSISTOR" is the MUSIC speaking to the person/listener.

    "SAYS WHO? SAYS WHO? ANESTHETIZE THIS BITCH" is the person, the twisted transistor also responding (with their shadow aspect that doubts and gets distracted by lower perceptions)


    ***

    In summary,

    "JUST LET ME BE BETWEEN YOU AND ME DON'T FIT"

    is a reference/clue to the layered perfection the lyrics themselves.

    ~Sometimes it's the darkest/lowest bits in life by which we come to know the more liberating perspectives, or higher Truths. But if we put those lower doubts/obsessions/fears between us and our TRANSISTOR, well, it stays twisted until "FINALLY YOU GET IT".



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    anonymous
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    Jan 25th, 2012 1:54pm report


    It's about music, sex-obsessed stupids.

    How it comforts and can help you feel NOT alone about your feelings when the world's being a bloody btch.

    There. :/



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    anonymous
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    Mar 24th, 2011 3:11pm report


    its about having a phone stuck up your ass, and there being no explanation. you don't know how it got there, as it pulses its vibrations through your anus. the "music" is referring to the fact that the phone is playing music because the person calling is a complete and total dick, and decided that it would be funny to play "The Bad Touch" over the phone, because that's what Carl Lindon does in his spare time. You feel alone because most people don't get in situations were phones are jabbed up their ass.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 2nd, 2010 12:44pm report


    If you think this song is about sex, you are one messed up person, because this song is about a radio, and the turning to it when the world seems screwed up around you and you can't do anything about it. The FACT that "the music do" is about how it (the music, not sex, tard) understands and takes the person in, as a way to cope for the messed-up-ness of the world



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    anonymous
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    Sep 21st, 2010 9:29pm report


    twisted is another way to say turn or flip right? well transistor means radio or music. filp the song to find its true meaning. go to youtube... its there.



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    insanity
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    May 14th, 2010 5:56pm report


    I think that this song is very different because it has a completly different meaning than all the other songs. A song about the power of music, one of the greatest things ever invented, and definatly improved by korn. Thank for helping me all these years jonathan davis.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 22nd, 2009 11:17pm report


    This song ain't about booty is about transistor, ya dig?



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    anonymous
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    Nov 2nd, 2009 11:39pm report


    hey K juice it could b a sexual term...it wont hurt a bit...a man trying to reassure the woman that it "wont hurt a bit"



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    anonymous
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    Aug 25th, 2009 8:31pm report


    Alright, you at the top... I would have, WOULD HAVE, believed your story, but..
    "Hold it between your legs, turn it up, turn it up"
    WHY WOULD SHE HAVE A RADIO AND HOLD IT BETWEEN HER LEGS WHILE TURNING IT UP!?!?
    No, if she had free hands to turn the radio up, she would have free hands to hold the radio. And why do you believe, if this was about a radio in between her legs, that it is strictly music-related? As if you were in denial... It's quite possible that she was using the music or bass of vibrations WHILE masturbating. It doesn't have to be strictly music or sex, why can't it be she's having sex and is using music to drown out her moans? Or, hell, using the bass's vibrations as a turn-on. Some people need to be more open-minded when interpreting...



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    anonymous
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    Jun 13th, 2009 6:50am report


    Its a simple song people its a severely depressed girl who trys using music to make her better but we al know music is depressing and he is telling her don't listen just cause its saying fuck you don't absorb everything its saying what the hells wrong with and she is also using drugs to keep herself calm hence the this won't hurt a bit part



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    anonymous
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    May 3rd, 2009 5:02pm report


    well the hole thing with the girl is what the song is about but the actual meaning to the song is in the song


    "A lonely life, where no one understands you
    But don't give up, because the music do
    Music do"

    its saying that the music will be with you

    johnothen davis even said this
    \


    "You know that feeling when you're alone in your room, you feel bad and nothing around you seems to be going well then suddenly when you turn on your radio, you are immediately 'deep in the music'. That's exactly the subject of Twisted Transistor with the lyrics: "A lonely life where no one understands you but don't give up because the music do"



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    anonymous
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    Feb 7th, 2009 2:14pm report


    There is no crazy ass deep meaning to this song! It about life sucks and music will always be there for you!



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    LosSantosddrtf
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    Dec 12th, 2008 12:43pm report


    Dude I think its About Rape.Think about it Hold it between your legs turn it up turn it up
    and your screams a whisper.
    as tear fall on your breast your dress VIBRATIONS coming thro your in a mess thats my opinion



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    anonymous
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    Oct 11th, 2008 10:18am report


    This song is not about happy music power or anything else...If you guys knew korn at least...You would know that Jonathan Davis' songs are all about the dark side of things and sex and controversy... Did you guys know that he sang at a band called SexArt? Well...I cann tell you that's not about how life is great with music -.-

    He IS talking about a vibrator and how that can be the only solution to a lonely girl who has been rejected by society, period.
    Go search for Korn's songs or even their history first. Might help you guys..

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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