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Korn: Coming Undone wit It Meaning

Song Released: 2006

Coming Undone wit It Lyrics

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

That's right
Deliverance of my heart


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    May 7th 2006 report

    I think this song is about the inside of jonathen's mind is all twisted from being the lead singer and his childhood, and what not but anyway, hence the line 'keep holding on while my brain's tickin like a bomb, against the black thoughts have come, again to get me' and then he is tired of the posers of the world, hence the line 'sing along mocking bird, you don't effect me' then the lines 'i thought my demons were my friends, getting me in the end their out to get me' might be a possible betraiel of someone in his life, maybe a family or band member... It might also have some refrence to his horrible child life 'since I was young I've tasted sorrow on my tounge' then he wants the pain to stop 'trigger between my eyes, please strike, make it quick now' and then he has second thoughts about suicide, but it turns out to be a failure 'looks like I'm not getting better'... maybe a possible drug usege on 'head is lighter then a feather' or maybe he just overdosed....
    the chorus, I think, is talking about his anger is taking control over him, and its makin him come undone....
    that took like 10 miutes to type, but its just my opinon.... comment bout it, tell me what yall think!


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 11th 2008 report

    I belive this song is about going insane "keep holding on, when my brains tinking like a bomb guess the black thoughts again to get me" ticking like a bomb could mean that even though he is surpressing all of these feelings he's is still going to explode sooner or later "what looks so strong so delicate" even though he puts up a strong front even the smallest discomfort can set him off "joke, joke again, I thought my demons were my friends getting me in the end, they're out to get me" this , I think, shows paranoia, pushing him to think that even his own friends are trying to be rid of him "wait I'm coming undone irate I'm coming undone too late I'm coming undone" he is say8ing it is already too late to save him or themselves from this happening, the weels are already set in motion and it is too late to stop "wait I'm starting to suffocate and soon I anticipate I'm coming undone" he is losing sll that he is, his friends, his family, and his sanity and he can see this happening but he can't stop it all in all this brings me to the same conclusion that the song is about going insane


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Sep 7th 2008 report

    He's stressed somewhat depressed. Had a shitty childhood and everything's getting to him. He's in the midst of a breakdown.

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 7th 2021 report

    It's my life, I've been thinking shit like that for year's. I heard Korn in the 90s and could totally relate to what they were saying(they, Johnathan Davis). I've been going through a lot of depression in my what's left of my my life,I can't take it anymore!!!
    I embrace the end and will feel it when it's here for me! I'm in a bar right now hoping, praying I don't make it home, I'm tired!!!
    I hope it's soon, it's going to be a lonely road with a dead-end! Embrace!!!
    This is not a passing phase, not just one of my bad days! Looking through the pages of my fantasies.
    I just want to go. It hurts too much carry-on,

    interjection!!! (a guy (Rick)just tried to buy me a drink, thanks...too late, thank you, stranger)

    I'm not a liar, no one hears me, it hurt as a child, I'm a good boy, no one hears me, it hurt as a child...
    I have a business that people depend on me to carry on but I can't think about that right now, they will carry on without me, I'm completely broken. I give up, I'm done...goodbye cruel world!!!
    Depression is real, get help before you end up like me. It's ok not to be ok... This is not a suicide note!!! Don't come running, just can't breathe anymore Be good, love passionate!!!

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 8th 2019 report

    This song is about going psychotically and critically insane. Lead singer Jonathan Davis says the lyrics deal with "when you've reached your point and you're like, 'I can't take this anymore,' and you do something crazy."
    - from songfacts

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 8th 2019 report

    To the writer of this song, i only remember Brian Welch's name sorry. Im a guitarist. Here is what i have always heard, from when i was headbanging jumping on my bed from a young age.

  7. MM
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    Apr 9th 2018 report

    I was reading others here on here, Amy Lee, you were not 15 in 1983 you were 2 maybe,and it is annoying when people like you use other peoples famous names in things like this, untruthful things said by others is already enough to deal with. So quit your bs. Had to say that cause I deal with my name being used too by people cause of fame and you people SUCK. So quit before someone holds your eye open until it waters and flicks it. The song is cool, one said its what ever you want it to mean, which agree with that, which does apply to art, which music is. I can see this being related to substances abuse issues, however "since I was young I tasted sorrow on my tongue" part, not everyone with rough childhood have substance abuse issues, nor do I think every substance abuser had bae childhood. Sweet sugar gun could mean anything sweet that could kill you basically right?... So I could see that meaning drugs and alcohol. And illuminati, come on man really...

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 19th 2016 report

    If you've been there before I think these lyrics are clear as day. To sum it up without quoting verses he's "coming down" or/and quitting meth.

  9. anonymous
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    Feb 13th 2015 report

    Hes quitting drinking and drugs... if you have gone through it or watched someone go through it, you would get it.

    Choke choke again - taking incredible amounts of drugs/alcohol, and having them turn against you after too much

    I thought my demons were my friends - drugs/alcohol

    Getting me in the end - if I dont quit Im going to die

    They're out to get me - they are everywhere, everyone wants me to do them.

    Since I was young
    I've tasted sorrow on my tongue - bad things happened

    And this sweet sugar gun - drugs/alcohol

    Does not protect me - destroys you

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 19th 2013 report

    I honestly thought this was a sexual song until I read the lyrics. Lol my bad. XD

  11. anonymous
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    Dec 13th 2012 report

    if you read through it quickly it sounds like it's a guy that gets the "release" before the orgasm. :/ i know it's whack, but that's what it sound like to me.

  12. anonymous
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    Nov 20th 2012 report

    The "Illuminati" is not the Illuminati this isn't an interpretation only truth they are Christians and atheists whom control all the real Illuminati are satanic followers of Christ or Lucifer that are rising to rebel against this great evil so the meek will finally have a home without being slaves ;Just trying to help the truth be heard fight or forever be slaves

  13. anonymous
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    May 21st 2012 report

    When I wrote Coming Undone, I had been writing songs for many years starting at the age of 15 in 1983. I started writing songs for Def Leppard (see Come Undone), INXS, Duran Duran (see Come Undone), Motley Crue and Kiss. "Bitter words" is something I used at times in other forms like when I wrote "Bitter Tears" for INXS and then "Bitter Sweet Symphony" The Verve. Being from Alabama I was inspired to use a reference To Kill a Mockingbird by Alabama Harper Lee. I am Amy Lee and the lead singer of the band I named Evanescence uses my name as her stage name.

  14. anonymous
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    May 4th 2012 report

    Anyone who has experienced in their life, understands quite well.



    Not the entire song meaning, but sort of a theme for other metaphors, ideas, etc.

    But oh yeah, he who has experienced it can listen to the song once, and know.

  15. John Drake Cooper
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    Nov 19th 2011 report

    Put simply the song is the epitome of the struggle to maintain a grip on a reality that is unravelling before your eyes, no matter what you do.

    "Head lighter than a feather" is maybe referring to the escapism that comes a moment before that grip is lost and the mind shuts down...

  16. anonymous
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    Aug 21st 2011 report

    Not sure if it was meant to but it perfectly describes how it feels to slip into a bi-polar or schizophrenic episode,i always feel better when I listen to this song.it reminds me of how far I have come since my last episode. I think its about how your own mind can be your worst enemy n sometimes trusting your own thoughts/the voices in your head gets ya in trouble n no gun can protect ya from that unless u give in to the bad thoughts and end your life in order to find peace.

  17. anonymous
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    Jun 21st 2011 report

    Its pretty simple really.. he's about to lose it.. breakdown and snap.. love the longwinded analysis tho..

  18. Alanman
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    Jan 18th 2011 report

    I think it is him going crazy by supressing memories.that he is not proud of or some emotional distress hence my minds ticking like a bomb so yeah I'm a major korn fan

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