"Tattered And Torn" as written by and Michael Shawn/gray Crahan....
Kill Me
Something aches
Bad things slither
My floors are burning down
And I can't find a window

This is medieval
This is cerebral
Suffocated
Melodramatic

Driven to the verge of
I make you my enemy
The nerves you sever
Can serve you better

In the blink of an eye
In the space of a second
Open my wrists
Give me my lessons

(Tearing myself apart) from the things that make me hurt
(Tearing myself apart) from the things that make me hurt
(Tearing myself apart) from the things that make me hurt
(Tearing myself apart) from the things that make me hurt
(Tearing myself apart) from the things that make me hurt
(Tearing myself apart) from the things that make me hurt
(Tearing myself apart) from the things that make me hurt
(Tearing myself apart) from the things that make me hurt


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"Tattered and Torn" as written by Christopher Fehn Chris Fehn

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    General CommentI think I get it...

    The fisrt verse is about how something bad is happening to him, causing him pain and the world is about to fall on top of him....he wants to die, and there is no way out...

    The next verse is about how it shouldn't be happening, but it does, and its like the pain of dying, but without the relief of death...

    The third verse is about doing whatever he can to stop the pain, changing the sorrow or watever into hate and the promises he made to make things right were thrown downn the drain because the he realised he could use the pain to make himself stronger(the nerves you sever....can serve you better)...

    The fourth verse is about how quickly he was able to let go and realize how the pain was a lesson, he will never go down that path again, never cause himself to go through it again..

    Ans the last bit is sort of self explanatory......Tearing myself from the things that make me hurt...

    I could be totally wrong, but I feel like these lyrics sort of relate to the situation im going through at the moment...and thats the explanation I can give for myself...

    Well, if you think I'm right or wrong, reply to me.
    slipknotmaggot17on April 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI made a lot of research and I think I find a little bit about this weird song... Shawn Crahan said "If you understand Tattered and Torn, then you understand the clown." Shawn was the creator of Tattered and Torn. So what I found about the ``Clown mask`` is that:

    At 15 years old, Shawn was walking in a shopping center with his girl friend of this time that he was supposed to bring at the restaurant. They past in front of a prank shop where Shawn saw a clown mask that he liked. His girl friend remind it that they were there to go to a restaurant and not to buy a ``Stupid`` mask. They next week, the mask was in the room of Shawn but it’s only 10 years later that he put on the mask at a Slipknot repetition ``Just for fun`` like he said. For Shawn, his mask represents the happy way, the infantile vision of the character, but he also shows what really hide behind the mask... The classic mask past to the aggressive one with a nail in the head.

    In my opinion, the song ``Tattered and torn`` is about is youth...Something bad that happen to him. The song is best understood as a song about a person hurting his or her self, and hiding from ``the things that make me hurt``. So if we remember what he said: ``If you understand Tattered and Torn, then you understand the clown`` The clown is all about the memories that he have in his mind! The clown is Shawn’s story, his past life! But we can’t really know what happen to him...
    samwow9500on August 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't really understand this song. It's just sick!
    Shawn on the song: "If you understand this song, you understand the clown!"
    I.D.i.O.Ton April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know. Whenever I put the cd in the player, I listen to every song, exept this one. I like it, even love it, but I just can't listen to it. I did it once, and I was like totally blown away. Or was I just high? :-) contact me:sander_spider@hotmail.com
    Geeky_Dawgon May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, i think that too. i can't make any sense of it. it's just too damn hard. but the song is great.
    I12FUQon May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits soooooo creeepy I LOVE IT! its a fucking intense song! its hard to listen too, i can only listen to the first few seconds of it.
    ~heather~
    hea-thyron May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe sound effect at the beginning of the new version of this song almost made my friend piss his fucking pants...
    PapaRoacher_5kon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe sound effect at the beginning of the new version of this song almost made my friend piss his fucking pants...
    PapaRoacher_5kon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSorry bout' the double post...
    PapaRoacher_5kon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSeems to me its about the bad feeling caused to somebody by another person, and the person finding a way out...
    reaper961on May 24, 2002   Link

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