Knife Prty
Deftones Lyrics


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My knife it's sharp and chrome
Come see inside my bones
All of the fiends are on the block
I'm the new king
I take the queen

See here we are all anemic
In here anemic and sweet, so

Go get your knife, go get your knife
And come in
So go get your knife, go get your knife
And lay down

Go get your knife, go get your knife
Now kiss me

Ooh, I can float here forever
In this room
We can't touch the floor
In here
We're all anemic
In here anemic and sweet so

Go get your knife, go get your knife
And come in

Go get your knife, go get your knife
And lay down

Go get your knife, go get your knife
And kiss me

I could float here forever
You are ever sweet
Oh, I could float here forever
Oh, anemic and sweet, so

Go get your knife, go get your knife
And come in
Go get your knife, go get your knife
And lay down
Go get your knife, go get your knife
Can't feel a thing




Go get your knife, go get your knife
And kiss me

Overall Meaning

Knife Prty by Deftones is a haunting song that talks about a dead-end life that many people seem to be living. The singer is a self-proclaimed ruler of the block, taking the queen and ruling over the fiends who call themselves anemic. The lyrics reveal that there is a hole that people are trying to fill with tangible things, hence the call to go get your knife and kiss him.


The song is filled with metaphors; "My knife it's sharp and chrome" is a representation of how people are looking for something to fill them up, to help them feel alive. The imagery of being anaemic represents the lack of emotional fulfillment people are experiencing. The line that talks about floating and not being able to touch the floor is also a metaphor for how people are stuck, unable to move on from their current situation.


The repetition in the song, especially in the chorus, adds to the haunting quality of the song, with the singer calling for someone to go get their knife and kiss him repeatedly. The song builds to a climax towards the end, with the singer and background vocalists harmonizing their voices to create a haunting melody.


Line by Line Meaning

My knife it's sharp and chrome
The singer is describing their knife as being both sharp and shiny, likely highlighting its deadly properties.


Come see inside my bones
The singer is inviting the listener to take a closer look, either physically or metaphorically, to better understand what they are feeling or going through.


All of the fiends are on the block
The singer is suggesting that there are others around them who are acting in a similarly dangerous or rebellious manner.


I'm the new king
The artist feels confident in their own power and influence, possibly due to their possession of the knife mentioned earlier.


I take the queen
The artist is likely referring to a person, potentially a romantic partner, who they have won over or subjugated in some way.


See here we are all anemic
The singer is suggesting that everyone in the room or situation they are in is weak or lacking in some way.


In here anemic and sweet, so
The singer is giving a specific description of the environment they are in, which is both weak and pleasant in some manner.


Go get your knife, go get your knife And come in
The artist is encouraging someone to join them in their potentially violent or rebellious behavior.


So go get your knife, go get your knife And lay down
The artist is suggesting that violence or danger can be seductive or alluring in some way.


Go get your knife, go get your knife Now kiss me
The artist is potentially using physical affection or intimacy as a way to connect with the other person and draw them closer.


Ooh, I can float here forever In this room we can't touch the floor in here
The singer is describing a sense of detachment or otherworldliness, as if they are in a dream or trance-like state that separates them from reality.


We're all anemic In here anemic and sweet so
The artist is reiterating the fact that everyone in the room is weak or lacking in some way, but that it is still a pleasant experience.


Can't feel a thing And kiss me
The singer is suggesting that the lack of feeling that they and potentially others are experiencing is not enough to deter them from seeking affection or connection.




Lyrics © O/B/O DistroKid, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Chino Camilo Moreno, Chi Cheng, Abe Cunningham, Stephen Carpenter

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@nick_neverknowsbest

Lyrics:
My knife it's sharp and chrome
Come see inside my bones
All of the fiends are on the block
I'm the new king
I take the queen

See here we are all anemic
In here anemic and sweet, so

Go get your knife, go get your knife
And come in
So go get your knife, go get your knife
And lay down

Go get your knife, go get your knife
Now kiss me

Ooh, I can float here forever
In this room
we can't touch the floor
in here
We're all anemic
In here anemic and sweet so

Go get your knife, go get your knife
And come in

Go get your knife, go get your knife
And lay down

Go get your knife, go get your knife
And kiss me

I could float here forever
You are ever sweet
Oh, I could float here forever
Oh, anemic and sweet, so

Go get your knife, go get your knife
And come in
Go get your knife, go get your knife
And lay down
Go get your knife, go get your knife
Can't feel a thing
Go get your knife, go get your knife
And kiss me



@danielmichellmartinez6962

My knife it's sharp and chrome
Come see inside my bones
All of the fiends are on the block
I'm the new king
I take the queen

See here we are all anemic
In here anemic and sweet, so

Go get your knife, go get your knife
And come in
So go get your knife, go get your knife
And lay down

Go get your knife, go get your knife
Now kiss me

Ooh, I can float here forever
In this room
we can't touch the floor
in here
We're all anemic
In here anemic and sweet so

Go get your knife, go get your knife
And come in

Go get your knife, go get your knife
And lay down

Go get your knife, go get your knife
And kiss me

I could float here forever
You are ever sweet
Oh, I could float here forever
Oh, anemic and sweet, so

Go get your knife, go get your knife
And come in
Go get your knife, go get your knife
And lay down
Go get your knife, go get your knife
Can't feel a thing
Go get your knife, go get your knife
And kiss me



All comments from YouTube:

@camdiaz3526

20 years later and it still sounds better than ever

@SymmetricsAudio

Oh yes.

@threepot

Cam,I'm 59,and love White Pony!

@agear_attwar7266

Couldn’t of had said it better myself!!

@dainepetrou8011

Couldn't agree more...... A great band that sings songs that never gets old...

@rishiupadhyay7188

Seriously

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@benzenatizineeddine7816

Gonna play this first when i get a car.


I did it 😎

@lemonadesauce227

Congrats my man

@markozivanovic117

😎

@justanotherrandomperson9070

It hits different when you drive on a highway at night and this plays

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