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Korn: Freak on a Leash Meaning

Song Released: 1999

Featuring: Amy Lee

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Freak on a Leash Lyrics

Something takes a part of me.
Something lost and never seen.
Everytime 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...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    May 29th 2007 report

    This song is a metaphor for Jon Davis' feelings toward american politics and the music industry. He feels like a prostitute to her pimp and customers abused and used. He feels "raped" by the corporate world. like a prostitute he does all the work yet he isn't entitled to all the rewards because some other jerk off is out there to take his money...


    #2 top rated interpretation:
    The Lord Nick
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    Jun 18th 2005 report

    Jonathan Davis – “One of the best titles I've heard ever for a song. That's my song against the music industry. Like me feeling like I'm fuckin' a pimp, a prostitute. Like I'm paraded around. I'm this freak paraded around but I got corporate America fuckin' making all the money while it's taking a part of me. It's like they stole something from me, they stole my innocence and I'm not calm anymore. I worry constantly.”


  3. anonymous
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    Mar 23rd report

    "The huge single from that album was called "Freak On A Leash." It was about Jonathan being a freak on a leash--sort of a kinky dominatrix thing." -Brian "Head" Welch

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 9th report

    It's all about everything isn't real, you can see but you can't touch, you can touch but you can't taste, you can taste but you can't swallow
    Feels like I am inmate & don't know when you'll be judged
    It's like your head wanna be explode!

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 13th 2019 report

    It's about completing suicide, severe depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. He hates himself, he thinking of killing himself. He's had enough. This helped me when I was going though all this. Love the video too.

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  6. anonymous
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    Feb 13th 2012 report

    there's a feeling that u can't explain , i'M a freak on a leash, can you?

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  7. anonymous
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    Nov 12th 2011 report

    This is why I love music! For me, this song describes my anxiety disorder, for you it can describe the smell of your socks and for the writer something completely else. The only thing we have together is that we all think its great.

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 23rd 2011 report

    Think that he sings something like "So, fine! somethings they´re meant to be, fine, somethings they die! and so on with a bit of changes here and there!

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  9. anonymous
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    Feb 19th 2011 report

    I think what Jonathan Davis is telling us that he is being controlled by his some assholes(freak on a leash) losing his freedom to the point I think its about fighting for freedom

  10. anonymous
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    Jan 10th 2011 report

    I belive that this song is about an addiction in which makes the speaker want to kill himself as expressed in the lyrics in parentheses and wanting to take away all the pain and tryng in vain. It is also about how he can't live without the addiction expressed in "you and i are meant to be" the next line can be interpreted as having a postitute around him that he feels connected with.

  11. Awesomedude
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    Jul 31st 2010 report

    Feelings Of John Davis.
    (P.S.) Awesome song.
    Strong Lyrics

  12. insanity
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    May 14th 2010 report

    The song freak on a leash is about being molested by priests as a child. The weird (but fuckin awesome) screamo jukebox thing is just showing the repeated insanity of the situation. Another song that helped me live. Thank you jonathan

  13. anonymous
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    Feb 22nd 2010 report

    The music video "Falling away From Me" (Falling Away From Me discusses child abuse and domestic violence from the abused child's perspective) is a continuation on the music video Freak on a Leash".. Can it have the same theme perhaps..

  14. Spartan103
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    Feb 11th 2010 report

    it is about the republican parties inability to accept gays, goths, etc. i care not for polotics but that is what it is about

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  15. anonymous
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    Dec 2nd 2008 report

    I heard it's about his wife being raped... and the shit he felt about it

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  16. anonymous
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    Dec 30th 2007 report

    OK, this song is about his over coming drugs! Come on, "sometimes I can not feel my face" its all about coming down, giving up drugs really fucks you up 4 like 2 weeks after, but its all worth it, much love

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  17. Karebear
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    Nov 29th 2007 report

    It's basically like, he came up with all the lyrics and spent the time putting songs together and he's seen as sooo many things in the media, yet through good publicity and bad, sleepless nights and whatever else he's endured, there's a political sewer line there draining him of EVERYTHING he's worked for. He's worked hard, been the freak show, put his ass on the line sooo many times and THEY reap the benefits of what he sowed. It sucks really.

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