My Gift To You
by Korn

Album: Follow The Leader (1998)

Songfacts®:

  • Jonathan Davis wrote this for his then fiancée Renee Perez. They were married on November 28, 1998, but divorced in 2000.
  • Davis: "Renee always wanted me to write her a love song and that's why I called it "My Gift To You." It's my gift to her, you know how I get sick. I always had a fantasy of f--king her and choking her to death. I fantasize about what it would look like me in her body and watching me do it. So it's like a really sick f--ked up song. I did it totally like, I love her so much, I want to take her out of this world. It's really strange. She used to leave notes on my pillow like 25 ways she'd like to kill me. She's got this weird death fetish. We're kinda f--kin' freaky. She got it. She's all 'Thank you that's kinda f--ked up. I was expecting a f--kin' I love you, baby kinda song.' I'm all, 'No, you know me.' I mean I can't do that." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Nick - Paramus, NJ, for above 2
  • Jon Davis put a lot of energy into singing this song during Korn's live performances. Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer recalled to Artist Direct: "We did that song every night in 1999 on one of our tours. Every time we did it, he'd say, 'Man, I can't do that song anymore.' He would give so much. I saw some old videos of him freaking out on the ground during that song. He channels that. Man, you find that energy and raw power in the music, and it propels me to push as hard as I can ever night when I'm performing the songs."

Comments: 7

  • Zero from Nowhere, NjOn the studio recording, Jon plays the intro with the bagpipes while the rest of the band backs him up. They don't play the studio intro live, though, instead doing the intro of a song that's officially labeled as Slayer's "Seasons In The Abyss", though it sounds more to me like "Am I Evil?" by Diamond Head (later covered by Metallica). By the way, Jon really channels his demons and gives his all when performing this song live. Check out their Woodstock '99 performance for the best example.
  • Cyrus from San Diego, CaIt does bring out those dark intentions.. ;)
  • Martin Owens from Belfast, Irelandyeah she is a very morbid girl.
  • Kevin from Indepence, MoAlso see, "Kim" by slim Shady. I know i shouldnt compare the two, but the songs are similar. In respects that both thier wifes wanted a song about them.
  • Jake from Houston, TxCheech from the popular movie, Cheeche and Chong movie are songing (Fieldy on back up vocals). Jon plays drum, David on bass, and Munky and Head switch guitar.
  • Billy Ross from Hagerstown, Mddoes anyone know what the lyrivs are for the secret song and who is singing it? i know its not jon
  • Toni from Roanoke, VaThat is very messed up. lol.
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