Need To

Need To
"Need To"
Single by Korn
from the album Korn
Released April 8, 1995
Promo only
Format CD5"
Recorded 1994
Genre Nu metal, alternative metal
Length 4:02
Label Epic
Producer Ross Robinson
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"Need To"

"Need To" is a song written and recorded by American nu metal band Korn for their self-titled debut album. It was released as the album's second single in April 1995.


Music and structure

The song features elements of an older Korn song, "Alive", which was found on their demo tape, Neidermeyer's Mind. "Alive" was eventually reworked and re-recorded for the band's sixth studio album, Take a Look in the Mirror.


"'Need To' is about being in a relationship with someone you love so much but you are too scared to get close to them because you're paranoid that they may stop loving you.
You pull me closer, I push you away,
You tell me it's okay, I can't help but feel the pain.
I was use to being used by people I loved and any future relationship was going to feel the same. Every time I thought I was getting too close, I would push her away." – Jonathan Davis

Live performance

The song was performed frequently during the band's early shows. After several years of being absent from the setlist, it returned as part of the song "Alive" during the 2003 Back 2 Basics Tour. It was also played during the 2006 See You on the Other Side Tour within a medley. The song was part of the band's 2010 Ballroom Blitz Tour setlist, leading into "Coming Undone".

Cover versions

Staind covered this song during a live performance on the 2000 Sick and Twisted Tour which also featured Korn and Mindless Self Indulgence.

Track listing

US Radio Promo

  1. "Need To" – 4:02


See also

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