"Take A Number" as written by and Joel/rand Ekman....
Never even knew
What you meant to convey
You handed us a retrospect
'til you didn't have a thing to say
No one questions you
Even someone set out to do
Now it's nothing
But dead and gone
Let's go

Better with a lie
Than the world's ever seen
You wanted all the recognition
Until you lost the means
No one talks to you
Even someone set out to do
Take a number, your time has come

'cause you're another one!
You're another soul to feed
To the man's machine!

My excuses lay me down
My emotions make me drown
My endeavor takes blame
At least I have a name

'cause you're another one!
You're another soul to feed
To the man's machine!


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"Take a Number" as written by Josh Rand Joel Ekman

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    General Commentseems to me, like someone once was a bad person, who was so vain... nobody wanted to be around him, or put up w/ his ways. so, he fed them all excuses of why he was the way he had become. only trying to regain the life he blew.
    nesteaon August 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree
    Chooseon January 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe first time I've ever heard a successful fusion of blues and metal. Maybe "successful" is too weak a word? It's absolutely amazing actually. Great sense of isolation and cold in the verses then in the bridge and choruses you just want to get up and dance like a freak. Amaaaaazing. Only Corey Taylor...
    AsItBeganon January 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI completely agree with you nestea and you AsltBegan! Really amaaaazing song I absolutely love the guitars in the chorus! And Corey... of course! I love his lyrics and his voice! Both in Stone Sour and Slipknot.

    Devil's Little Sister
    DLSon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song Corey is talking about all of the "conformists" i guess you could say...all of the people who follow the rest. The people who cant speak for themselves and have nothing truely unique about them.

    My excuses lay me down
    My emotions make me drown
    My endeavor takes blame
    At least I have a name

    to me is corey sayin that yea i have some of your traits but i still do what i want "at least i have a name"
    harper83087on November 19, 2007   Link

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