Lyrical Analysis: Prey For me

Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 11:18 AM By: Anomaly

This is going to be part one of my series of analyzing the lyrics of Korn songs. Starting off with The Paradigm Shift.

Prey For Me - Based off the track-by-track video series Jonathan Davis explains the origins of the phrase Prey for me a play on words of the religious 'Pray' for me. So what does this song mean? My interpretation;

Prey for Me is about holding a grudge.

"Prey for me, I think I owe you an apology. Somehow you bring the violence out in me
I’m just a shell of what I used to be. Passion is sometimes a fucked up thing for me."


Prey - to hunt, victimize or make a profit at someone else's expense. Admitting [he] must forgive the wrong doings. Although he has ongoing issues of violence still.

Though the verses explaining how vile his nature is tormenting the person;

"My soul infected you
Blackened thoughts
They run through your head
The little things you do
Simply, I wish you were dead"


Concluding the song the victim expresses their departure though coming to terms with the grudge keeper;

"Good bye, so long
Wish I could stay
But everything is all wrong
Good bye, so long
Wish I could stay
But everything is all wrong"


What are your thoughts, and interpretations on this songs?

  1. MikeyD avatar

    On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 7:36 PM, MikeyD said:

    I believe it is about a relationship that was doomed from the start. The passion that once fuelled it has ironically brought it's demise. The love withers, anger fuels hate until there's nothing left but regret and sorrow.
    I find they play on this throughout the new album! Can't wait for your next song!

  2. KR33PEE avatar

    On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 11:11 AM, KR33PEE said:

    I like that JD (and the boys seem to be ok with it) puts his feelings out there even if it is the most basic of things that everyday people deal with.

    Working on being mentally stronger.

  3. DerdriueBurden avatar

    On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 4:54 PM, DerdriueBurden said:

    nice interpretations

  4. jayjay avatar

    On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 11:12 AM, jayjay said:

    I couldn't of put it better my self ANOMALY.=)

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