Dead Bodies Everywhere
by Korn

Album: Follow The Leader (1998)

Songfacts®:

  • This song tells how lead singer Jon Davis' dad wanted him to stay out of the music industry, since he experienced it himself. He wanted Jon to "become something I can never ever be" as depicted in the lyrics. Jon Davis told Artist Direct: " It's about me working in the mortuary at the coroner's office [Laughs]. It's also about my parents not wanting me to be a musician." >>
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    Danny - Clifton, NJ
  • Korn are about sound more than anything else, and Brian "Head" Welch's high chime-y melody plus James "Munky" Shaffer's Peter Frampton-esque guitar talkbox was a memorable combination. Welch recalled to Artist Direct: "I was going for a toy box sound. You open up a jewelry box or one of those little kid things and it does that sound. It's all pretty. Then, the dark thing Munky did with the effect is chilling. That eerie, evil sound with that toy box thing was one-of-a-kind. I love that."

Comments: 16

  • Zero from Nowhere, NjI'm pretty sure the intro is Munky playing on the high strings of his guitar with a harmonizer effect. It's all original too.
  • Connor from Pittsboro, NcWat is the beginning tune it is very creepy is it from a horror movie or wat?
  • Najora from Modesto, Cattttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt
  • Najora from Modesto, Cai don't like this song but other people do they sing it all the time
  • Richard from Pittsburgh, PaThe correct lyrics are, "I sing my words, i'm f*cked at dealing, with your life, Dead Bodies Everywhere... You, really want me to be, a good son, why? Do you make me feel like no one, Dead Bodies Everywhere..."
  • Matt from Uniontown , PaAre the provided lyrics really corect? cause for the life of me, i just cannot derive "i sing my will"...it sounds like theres a 'th' sound at the end....also, "i thought that dealing with your life" sounds different...
  • Daniel from Ada, Okin my opinion this song is about family problems and how you feel like killing your whole family because they want you to be something you could never be
  • Kevin from Independence, Mojohn davis never worked in the cemetary, he worked in the mortuary. I am pretty sure that dead bodies everywhere is symbolic for the way his father treated him. That the dead bodies represent times in his past that he was forced to change so drastically that he died.
  • Jake from Houston, TxHe did work in a cemetary for a while. so this somewhat seems to fit the place based on the names. But you have to listen a lot more carefully to the lyrics. You will see what is above is true.
  • Harley from Auckland, New ZealandJon Davis used to work in mortuary. Something to do with the song maybe?
  • Kaern from Decauntessville, OtherThere are actually two different choruses, but both of them sound almost exactly alike. The only part that obviously sounds different between the two is "a fight" and "f--ked." Kornkids used to have the lyrics with both choruses, but eventually it was changed to just one chorus multiple times. *Easiest to tell if you are a lipreader*
  • Nick from Paramus, NjIf you look on KoRnKids.com or many other KoRn sites you can see that it is about what his father wanted.(KoRn Kids didn't update their site in like 4 years but the info is still accurate.)
  • Brad from Manteca, CaThis is my favorite song, and i am defintetly impressed by the simple guitar part at the beginning. The lullaby nature of that guitar part leads me to believe Danny, that it did involve things his father said to him as opposed to his job as a morticians assistant in bakersfield california, which he did have.
  • Brian from Mayfield Heights, OhThe fact is right... philip is wrong. Just so you know...
  • Nick from Paramus, NjI tried my best with the chorus to the song. If you have a better interpretation feel free to correct the lyrics.
  • Philip from Swansea, WalesIn this song Jonathan Davis tells the story of the unpleasentness he expirienced during his job while working as a coroners assistent.
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