Got the Life (1998) – Korn

Today’s feature track Got the Life is a far departure from the music of Christina Perri, but what the heck, here goes. I like it because of the music and not for what is depicted in their official video. It has a mixture of styles between alternative metal, heavy metal, and rap–metal. To me it has a Prodigy vibe which honed me in. At 1:15 in the video below, the music with the man dancing dressed in a white shirt really did it for me. It’s good stuff..

Got the Life is by the American band Korn and released on their third studio album, Follow the Leader. The band decided they would release the song as a promotional single after each member found that there was something special about the song. I’ll give them that..there is something there, but it’s not pretty.

Hate something sometime someway
Something kick on the front floor
Mine? Something inside
I’ll never ever follow
So give me something that is for real
I’ll never ever follow

Get your boogie on
Get your boogie on

Hate something someway, each day,
Feeling ripped off again
Why? This shit inside
Now everyone will follow
So give me nothing just feel
And now this shit will follow

According to wikipedia below, Got The Life…. had “phenomenal success”, and its music video was requested more than any other video on MTV’s TRL, making it the first officially “retired” music video. Got the Life did not receive much attention in the music press; however, the song was rewarded a gold certification in Australia by ARIA.

For trivia buffs: Got the Life originally contained an audio sample at the very beginning – a piece of dialogue spoken by actor Dom DeLuise in the 1974 film Blazing Saddles. Warner Brothers would not allow its usage, however, so it was removed prior to the song’s release.

1. Got the Life – Wikipedia

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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