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Knife Party Lyrics

My knife - its sharp and chrome
Come see inside my bones
All of the fiends are on the block
Im the new king, Ill take the queen
cause in here were all anemic
In here - anemic and sweet...so...

Go get your knife, go get your knife

  1. anonymous
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    Jul 7th 2020 report

    Wow I thought the song was about using your knife to test the powder. "Get flitty"...you getting powder all over your nose.

  2. anonymous
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    Dec 4th 2017 report

    What is that girl singing near the end quietly in the background that isn’t screaming?

    The song is about a Wiccan fertility ritual practiced in some parts of Germany and Norway. Similar rituals exist in other hedonistic cultures.

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 27th 2017 report

    In witchcraft there is a ceremony called "The Great Rite" The knife he's referring to is an Athame or ceremonial dagger used to direct energy. It's also a representation of the God or a penis while the chalace represents a Goddess or vagina. The Great Rite is a form of sex magick practiced in some covens. Most of the time it's only symbolic. The man sinks the athame into a chalace that the woman is holding. Occasionally the high priest and priestess will actually have sex. This act supposedly raises and releases an insane amount of spiritual energy. He says "I'm the new king. I'll take a queen." In some Wiccan traditions high level priestesses are called queens. There are other lyrics in this song which make me think that that this is what Chino is talking about but I don't have the time to get into it. Also Chinos lyrics from other songs are chocked full of pagan mythology references. Could it be? Just guessing.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 7th 2014 report

    Anyone here who has a knife fascination/fetish might think like I do, its about reaching a level of ecstacy simalar to a high unparallel to what any drug has provided. Check out Boondox "love of my knife". Sick song but may explain in further detail someone who has a deeper seated fascination and/or fetish to that extent.

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 5th 2014 report

    Not sure what Deftones wrote this song about, but their tone from my perception, is definitely about a high. I can play this song over and over and from the tones - of the elevated voice - feel like I'm floating through the ceiling. Their universal language of emotion makes me so elevated, so confident, so anemic, that no feeling could ever be accomplished unless I fall victim to another line. This song not only explains an intoxication, it takes tones and manipulates emotion to the point of relapse.

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 30th 2010 report

    another thing {im the one who just posted the heroin one...and how do i know most of that info about it... i do it.}
    white pony is yes street lingo for coke but thats not the ablums meaning, abe said that he came up with it after haveing a dream of a white pony, looked it up for the meaning, and it is said that when one dreams of a white pony there actually subconsciencly thinking of sex. you guys need to serisouly own up to your deftones history here, lol.

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 30th 2010 report

    first off, the lyrics to this are very simple to understand...chino was shooting up yes, was it meth? nope. coke? nope. he was a big dope-head {dope means heroin}. he has talked about it numerous times. the 'knief' is yes a needle. and when you get high off of it...its amazing. you can 'float there forever'...and when under the influence with your partner, its a very sexual and romantic expreience, hence the line- 'go get your knief, now kiss me' plus the fact that most heroin users are anemic or eveuntally become so.

  8. anonymous
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    Aug 15th 2009 report

    White pony is actually a very good potent cocaine. Not meth. And the song from what I've heard from band members, one member has a large knife collection and was showing it to the rest one time. But make of it what you will. Have your own meaning. Much more helpful.

  9. anonymous
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    Jan 19th 2009 report

    The title of this song is about the dancing with the knives by chi. The actual lyrics of the song are about his hollow marriage and how his wife made him feel. They divorced right after, and after 3 of the bandmates divorces; actually wrote and released their self-titled "Deftones" just to pay for said divorces.

    Also the reference to "my knife- it's sharp and chrome"
    is about syringe. The title of the album is "White Pony" and Chino was using a lot of meth during the writing of most of these lyrics.
    Don't worry, he quit- which explains why he's so fat these days, hahahahaha.

    Good friend of mine toured with 'em and told me lots!
    Happy to spread some knowledge.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  10. anonymous
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    Sep 25th 2007 report

    I heard that chi has an extensive knife collection. and one drunken night he danced around holding a knife

  11. anonymous
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    Aug 12th 2007 report

    Well...ive done a lot of thinking and am really sure on this one. Alright, in Kentucky we have these get togethers where our neighbors bring their knives. We don't call them knife parties but we do call it bargaining. And pretty much we trade knives for other knives. Now the woman screaming in the song...well, I told her to make me some lemonade and she wouldn't! Shes made me lemonade everyday since.

  12. Amy
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    Jan 4th 2007 report

    I see it to be about cutting too. Especially when it refers to anemia. You can become anemic from bloodloss, such as from self-injury. I think anyone who cuts would agree with this interpretation.

  13. anonymous
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    Nov 25th 2006 report

    actually, its from when the band used to have these parties called knife parties where everyone held a knife in their hand for no aparent reason

  14. anonymous
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    Nov 7th 2006 report

    This may sound like a shallow interpretation, but it seems to me like this song is about cutting.

    Cutters have a strange fascination with seeing their blood and releasing feelings when they cut, and with the pain comes a sense of euphoria (we can't touch the floor...).

    It seems to me like this is a song embracing the normally frowned upon act of cutting by acknowledging how the cutter themself feels when they do it.

  15. Toolio
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    Mar 21st 2006 report

    This song was developed when the band was out chillin at a get together. One of their band mates was drunk and whipped out his knife and started dancing around...as did others when they joined in.

    (I think..)

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