Korea
Deftones Lyrics


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I taste you much better
Off teeth taste
Of white skin on red leather
Check the claws we got

Night time, cavity, come in
Downtown, pony, work your pitch
I came to in feathers
Like leaves taste
You rub me together
With claws like we got

Night time, cavity, come in
Downtown, pony, work your pitch
Daytime, dancer, I'll come inside
Got my, teacher, now and carve your niche

Check the claws

It's yours
It's yours
Your turn to come inside

Night time, cavity, come in
Downtown, pony, work your pitch




Daytime, dancer, I'll come inside
Got my, teacher, carve your niche

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Deftones’s song Korea from their third album White Pony are characterized by a mysterious and sensual quality. The lyrics appear to convey images of sexual desire, fetishism, and ambiguous sensual experiences. The lines “I taste you much better, off teeth taste, of white skin on red leather” describe the taste of skin and leather and the act of biting or licking them, suggesting a fetishistic desire. The lyrics also include references to claws, feathers, and leaves, which further suggest erotic and animalistic images.


The song’s chorus contains the lyrics “Night time, cavity, come in, Downtown, pony, work your pitch, Daytime, dancer, I'll come inside, Got my, teacher, now and carve your niche.” These lines add to the song’s erotic imagery by describing the idea of a sexual dance or ritual between two partners. The imagery of night time, downtown, and daytime, along with the concepts of cavities, ponies, dancers, and teachers, create an opaque and surreal experience for the listener.


Overall, the song Korea highlights Deftones’ brilliance in creating a soundscape that sets a mood, and their ability to play with erotic and surrealistic imagery to create an experience that the listener can interpret in their own way.


Line by Line Meaning

I taste you much better
I enjoy the taste of you more


Off teeth taste
I can taste you off of my teeth


Of white skin on red leather
The contrast between your white skin and the red leather is arousing


Check the claws we got
Let's acknowledge the sexual tension and passion between us


Night time, cavity, come in
Let's indulge in our desires at night when we have privacy


Downtown, pony, work your pitch
Let's explore our sexuality and fulfill each other's needs


I came to in feathers
I woke up surrounded by soft, sensual feathers


Like leaves taste
It feels like I'm tasting leaves on my tongue


You rub me together
We stimulate each other's bodies with our touch


With claws like we got
Our passion is intense and animalistic


Daytime, dancer, I'll come inside
We can continue our intimacy during the day when we have a chance


Got my, teacher, now and carve your niche
Let's learn from each other and explore our fantasies


It's yours
You have control over our sexual encounter


Your turn to come inside
Now it's your turn to take charge and pleasure me




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

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@nick_neverknowsbest

I taste you much better
Off teeth taste
Of white skin on red leather
Check the claws we got

Night time, cavity, come in
Downtown, pony, work your pitch

I came to in feathers
Like leaves taste
You rub me together
With claws like we got

Night time, cavity, come in
Downtown, pony, work your pitch
Daytime, dancer, I'll come inside
Got my, teacher, now and carve your niche

Check the claws

It's yours
It's yours
Your turn to come inside

Night time, cavity, come in
Downtown, pony, work your pitch
Daytime, dancer, I'll come inside
Got my, teacher, carve your niche



@Awge_aket

I taste you much better
Off teeth taste
Of white skin on red leather
Check the claws we got

[Chorus 1]
Night time, cavity, come in
Downtown, pony, work your pitch

[Verse 2]
I came to in feathers
Like leaves tastes
And you rubbed me together
With claws like we got

[Chorus 2]
Night time, cavity, come in
Downtown, pony, work your pitch
Daytime, dancer, I'll come inside
Got my teacher, now carve your niche

Check the claws

[Bridge]
It's yours, it's yours
Your turn to come inside
Night time, cavity, come in
Downtown, pony, work your pitch
Daytime, dancer, I'll come inside
Got my teacher, carve your niche



All comments from YouTube:

@bbubbubbug

Hello I'm Korean. I listened to Korea live in Korea in 2009 and It was so Cool yeah-ah

@cessbird8212

Lucky

@Isinforblood

That’s cool XD

@simonthomsen4629

🤯

@mar15115

nice

@tomsheppard378

축하합니다. 저는 2010년 한국에 갔다왔어요.

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@whereisvanuatu

Copied from another thread:


This song is about one thing: COCAINE. “Korea” is a play of words referencing “chorea,” a movement disorder that occurs with the excessive consumption of cocaine. When he says “I TASTE YOU MUCH BETTER OFF TEETH,” he’s putting the visual imagery of him rubbing the coke around his gums and teeth.

When the breakdown occurs during the bridge, Chino does this spazzed out vocal effects, simulating the spasms that happen when the body is near overdosing.

This entire album is based off of the band’s phase of excessive abuse of cocaine... hence the name, “WHITE PONY.”

@rrod999

Straight up

@harukoneko3508

I thought it as about a stripper but yeah that makes more sense xD

@VampiricNightmare

Also what I heard is that when you dream the "White Pony" it means something sexual

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