Lyrical Analysis: Mass Hysteria
The long awaited part-two of my lyrical analysis of The Paradigm Shift has arrived. Mass Hysteria based off the track-by-track video series Korn describes a heavy metaphorical science-fiction look on where the band is heading. So what does this song mean? My interpretation;
"We ride a dying star / across a burning sea / We're like a supernova now / The fire's burning in me- Mass hysteria!"
Supernova - an extremely luminous and cause a burst of radiation that often briefly outshines an entire galaxy, before fading from view over several weeks or months. During this interval a supernova can radiate as much energy as the Sun is expected to emit over its entire life span. [source]
We are treated to a analogy of the group experiencing an apoplectic journey on the back of a "falling star" at the speed of light "supernova" into an uncontrollable emotion filled event involving people.
"Wake up, it's almost over
Something is taking me
Every time I'm up it kills me
Living day to day; Shockwaves shatter me!"
Shockwaves - a sharp change of pressure in a narrow region traveling through a medium, esp. air, caused by explosion or by a body moving faster than sound.
Tying in with the band storming across and into an chaotic event could possibly be an analogy to Jonathan Davis's confidence rocketing upwards from a dire situation.
"Giving up, I won’t stop fighting
Bring it on, it wont phase me.
Every time it makes me stronger
With day to day; Shockwaves shatter me!"
Again with overcoming situations by catapulting into something greater than themselves/himself.
"I don't beg in security.
Get up and don't look back now."
This again re-emphasizes the conclusion he has chosen to take; by taking a situation towards the final result without stopping or feeling unconfident, anxious or insecure.
What are your thoughts, and interpretations on this songs?