The Past
by Korn

Album: Korn III: Remember Who You Are (2010)
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  • This is a track from American Heavy Metal band Korn's ninth studio album, Korn III: Remember Who You Are. Singer and lyricist Jonathan Davis dug deep for this cut. He said: "A lot of people dwell on the past, and they feel guilt. There's nothing you can do about the past because it's gone and it's blown up. We're here now."
  • During an interview with Artist Direct, Davis was asked if there is a lyric on Korn III: Remember Who You Are that he is particularly proud of. The singer and lyricist replied: "One that stands out is, 'Love without affection is like hate without the pain. Life is a connection separate from the brain.' I like that one. When I do lyrics, every song is done in like a half-hour. When I write, I just let it flow. It f--king comes out, and I do it. I don't second-guess it. I don't spend time sitting there and trying to make it better or anything; that's why I think it's so real. The s--t flows out, and I let it go. It's stream-of-consciousness, and it's simply real. I remember Ross (Robinson, producer) saying he was so happy that I trusted myself to put down what was coming out of my head on paper, and there's no one singing it. A lot of other vocalists spend hours and days on lyrics just rewriting and rewriting trying to be so f--king poetic—that's not me. I try to get my point across in my own way and let it go."

Comments: 2

  • Zero from Nowhere, NjMaybe.................Loving someone just for the sex, is kind of like hating the person. You just don't know about it, so there's no pain. You're just using them for sex, so you're happy. I guess...that's all I can think of.
  • Zero from Nowhere, Nj"Love without affection is hate without the pain," just seems like a throwaway line. I just can't seem to form a meaning to it. I think Mr. Davis should have spent a little more time on his lyrics...
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