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Korn Shoots and Ladders Lyrics

Last updated: 12/27/2013 07:00:57 AM

Ring around the rosies
Pocket full of poesies
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down

Ring around the rosies
Pocket full of poesies
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down

Nursery rhymes are said, verses in my head
Into my childhood they're spoon fed
Hidden violence revealed, darkness that seems real
Look at the pages that cause all this evil

One, two, buckle my shoe
Three, four, shut the door
Five, six, pick up sticks
Seven, eight, lay them straight

London bridge's falling down, falling down, falling down
London bridge's falling down, my fair lady

Nursery rhymes are said, verses in my head
Into my childhood they're spoon fed
Hidden violence revealed, darkness that seems real
Look at the pages that cause all this evil

Nick nack paddy wack, give a dog a bone,
This old man came rollin' home.
Nick nack paddy wack, give a dog a bone,
This old man came rollin' home.
Nick nack paddy wack, give a dog a bone,
This old man came rollin' home.
Nick nack paddy wack, give a dog a bone,
This old man came rollin' home.
Nick nack paddy wack, give a dog a bone,
This old man came rollin' home.
Nick nack paddy wack, give a dog a bone,
This old man came-

Mary had a little lamb who's fleece was white as snow!
(Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?)
Mary had a little lamb who's fleece was white as snow!
(Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full)
Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow!
Mary had a little lamb who's fleece was white as snow!
(Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?)
Mary had a little lamb who's fleece was white as snow!
(Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full)
Mary had a little lamb!
(Three bags full!)

Ring around the rosies
Pocket full of poesies
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down

Ring around the rosies
Pocket full of poesies
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down!

Nursery rhymes are said, verses in my head
Into my childhood they're spoon fed
Hidden violence revealed, darkness that seems real
Look at the pages that cause all this evil

Nick nack paddy wack, give a dog a bone

Nick nack paddy wack, give a dog a bone

Nick nack paddy wack, give a dog a bone

Nick nack paddy wack, give a dog a -

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LOL | Reviewer: lol mclol | 12/27/13

It's honestly pretty dumb to overanalyze the inclusion of the "Ring Around the Rosie" lines when almost every other line in the song is meaningless. What's so "dark" or "evil" about "Mary Had a Little Lamb" or "This Old Man"? When I was 9 or 10 I thought this song was cool until the 30 second mark or so. But I was smart enough to throw it on the nu-metal garbage heap after that.

Memories, man... | Reviewer: nikki | 8/24/13

I never really thought of the lyrics to songs when I was little, nursery rhymes included. And being Scottish myself, I am very glad Jonathan got into his heritage and incorporated bagpipes into some of his songs... love it!

Nursery Rhymes | Reviewer: Lunalia | 12/17/11

LOL he's right, some of these rhymes do have a dark undertone to them.

Ring around the rosies
Pocket full of poesies
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down

this song what seems to be an innocent children's song was during the Bubonic plague.

ring around the rosies
signified the rings the plagued one would get on their skin
A rosy rash, they allege, was a symptom of the plague, posies of herbs were carried as protection and to ward off the smell of the disease. Sneezing or coughing was a final fatal symptom, and 'all fall down' is no-brainer.

The line "Ashes, Ashes" in alternative versions of the rhyme is claimed to refer variously to cremation of the bodies, the burning of victims' houses, or blackening of their skin, and the theory has been adapted to be applied to other versions of the rhyme

"Ashes ashes" sometimes written "achoo achoo!" was the fatal sneezing that accompanied the sickness usually preceding death.

London Bridge is Falling down

Could refer to the many difficulties experienced in bridging the River Thames, but a number of alternative theories have been put forward.

like the Viking attack made by Olaf II his supposed destruction of London Bridge in 1014 (or 1009. but idk. XD

LOL I hated nursery rhymes as a little kid they just sounded so stupid. XD

and I'm sure Jonathan did as well.

Freaky | Reviewer: Willow | 11/15/11

If you think about all the rhymes, they are creapy, especially when sung in cute little children's voices. This Halloween I was a guide in a haunted house and I sang "Ring Around the Rosies" over and over and over again... But I can sing this now and be even more freaky! This song is totally epic!

Creepy | Reviewer: Kyle | 10/14/11

I love this song! KoЯn does an amazing job at taking such simple and loved nursery rhymes, and making them into bone-chilling and creepy songs. I got to see these guys play live, and the bag pipes are just as amazing live as on the cd, besides the single note that is held for a long long time. But other than a single note, this is an amazing song.

Scariest Song Ever | Reviewer: Jango | 5/27/10

This is seriously the creepiest song I've ever heard. Reminds me a bit of their cover on "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" I don't know about the other nursery rhymes, but Ring Around The Rosies is about the Black Plague, which I saw a program about on the History Channel not too long ago. It was some scary stuff man! Damn, I love how freaky Korn is.

??? | Reviewer: Danielle | 7/7/07

It doesn't say white trash coon it says three bags full!