Shoots and Ladders (song)

"Shoots and Ladders"
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Single by Korn
from the album Korn
ReleasedJune 30, 1995
Format10", CD5"[1]
Recorded1994 at Indigo Ranch Studios, Malibu, California[2][3][4]
GenreNu metal[5]
Length5:22[6]
3:39 (radio edit)
LabelEpic/Immortal[7]
Songwriter(s)Reginald Arvizu, Jonathan Davis, James Shaffer, David Silveria, Brian Welch
Producer(s)Ross Robinson
Korn singles chronology
"Need To"
(1995)
"Shoots and Ladders"
(1995)
"Clown"
(1995)

"Shoots and Ladders" is a song written and recorded by the American nu metal band Korn for their self-titled debut album. It was released as the album's third single in 1995.[8]

Music and structure

The title is a mockery of American children's game Chutes and Ladders (also known in the UK as Snakes and Ladders), with the song's lyrics mostly consisting of nursery rhymes. It is the first Korn song to feature bagpipes.[9] The song uses the following nursery rhymes in its lyrics:[10]

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