"Pulse of the Maggots" as written by Nathan Jonas Jordison, Michael Shawn Crahan, Paul Dedrick Gray, Corey Todd Taylor, Sidney George Wilson, James Donald Root, Christopher Michael Fehn, Craig Alan Jones and Mickael Gordon...
This is the year where hope fails you
The test subjects run the experiment
And the bastard you know is the hero you hate
But cohesing, it's possible if we try
There's no reason, there's no lesson, no time like the present
Tell me right now, what have you got to lose?
What have you got to lose? Except your soul?
Who's with us?
I fight for the unconventional
My right, and it's unconditional
I can only be as real as I can
The disadvantage is, i never knew the plan
This isn't just a way to be a martyr
I can't walk alone any longer
I fight for the ones who can't fight
And if I lose, at least I tried!

(We) we are the new diabolic
(We) we are the bitter bucolic
If I have to give my life, you can have it
(We) we are the pulse of the maggots!

I won't be the inconsequential
I won't be the wasted potential
I can make it as severe as I can
Until you realize, you'll never take a stand
It isn't just a one sided version
We've dealt with a manic subversion
I won't let the truth be perverted
And I wont leave another victim deserted

(We) we are the new diabolic
(We) we are the bitter bucolic
If I have to give my life, you can have it
(We) we are the pulse of the maggots!

Do you understand? (yes)
Do you understand? (yes)
Do you understand? (yes)
Do you understand? (yes)

Say it again say it again (we wont die)
Say it again say it again (we wont die)
Say it again say it again (we wont die)
Say it again say it again (we wont die)
Say it again say it again (we wont die)
Say it again say it again (we wont die)
Say it again say it again (we wont die)
Say it again say it again (we wont die)

We fight 'till no one can fight us
We live and no one can stop us
We pull when we're pushed too far
And the advantage is, the bottom line is
We never had to fight in the first place
We only had spit back in their face
We won't walk alone any longer
What doesn't kill us only makes us stronger

(We) we are the new diabolic
(We) we are the bitter bucolic
If I have to give my life, you can have it
(We) we are the pulse of the maggots!

Do you understand (yes)
Do you understand (yes)
Do you understand (yes)
Do you understand (yes)

Say it again say it again (we wont die)
Say it again say it again (we wont die)
Say it again say it again (we wont die)
Say it again say it again (we wont die)


Lyrics submitted by BlueHellBoy

"Pulse of the Maggots" as written by Corey Taylor Christopher Fehn

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Pulse of the Maggots song meanings
Add your thoughts

151 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +3
    General CommentIf u hate a band, what the hell we're u doing here looking for their lyrics?
    KoRnholio8on May 18, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentWhether in Slipknot or Stone Sour, Corey seems to sing a lot about the sad state of this world, the atrocities, and the corrupt governments that cause these events. I think this song is about that as well. However, it's a call to people to realize that we actually have the power, but ONLY if we come together and realize that untapped power we have within us...and that it's time we stand up against these regimes and take the power back.
    tplaya07on September 23, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWell, if your all so sure that Slipknot are a bunch of screaming fags, then why aren't your perfect asses up there singing and bringing out perfect music?
    I don't see you up there with a number one album.
    Beethon May 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSlipknot is back! I love this song, its about standing up for each other, and not taking any shit off anyone, which is basically what Slipknot have been about since day 1.
    quiffpornon April 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is basically saying a big FUCK YOU! to everyone that ever doubted them.
    Incarnateon May 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about how slipknot is our "pulse" us maggots will live on as long as slipknot lives on we shall also,and about as long as we maggots stick together "we wont die".

    We fight so no one can fight us
    We live and no one can stop us
    We pull when we push too far
    And the advantages, the bottom line is
    We never had to fight in the first place
    We yell it, and just spit back in their face
    We won't walk alone any longer
    What doesn't kill us only makes us stronger

    these lyrics are about how we will join together,and we dont need to fight fuck them we will just spit back in their face and how if were pushed to far we will push back,maggots rejoice.
    stay (sic) maggots!
    A (SIC) Maggoton November 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me, this song is about having a cause that is worth fighting for, and worth dying for, because without it, your life is meaningless anyways.
    Valtielon July 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song personally means that they are the ones who defend who cant defend for them selves, but also they defend something that destroys and decomposes at the same time. so they are saying that what we defend does not always do all good for everyone, they can also destroy everything else we love. and if we dont stop defending everything we WANT. and not what we NEED, we do eventually destroy ourselves and if it gets too far out of hand and we get dsperate about what we want, it will never stop and it will just get worse.

    also, this song is friggin awesome. i have never heard such awesome guitar solos in my LIFE.this is truly their BEST album yet! maybe not containing one of their best songs. (wait and bleed, Slipknot S/T) but still in total,one off their best albums.

    maggots shall LIVE~~~!!!!!!
    magusownson May 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenta note to anyone who doesn't know (i had to ask)
    a bucolic is a poem about rural or mundane life
    WaitingAndBleedingon April 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think it's a fucking anthem.
    EvaNarcoticon January 07, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain