"Vermilion, Pt. 2" as written by Craig Alan Jones, James Donald Root, Sidney George Wilson, Mickael Gordon Thomson, Michael Shawn Crahan, Corey Todd Taylor, Nathan Jonas Jordison, Paul Dedrick Gray and Christopher Michael Fehn....
She seemed dressed in all of me
Stretched across my shame
All the torment and the pain
Leaked through and covered me
I'd do anything to have her to myself
Just to have her for myself
Now I don't know what to do
I don't know what to do
When she makes me sad

She is everything to me
The unrequited dream
A song that no one sings
The unattainable
She's a myth that I have to believe in
All I need to make it real is one more reason

I don't know what to do
I don't know what to do
When she makes me sad

But I won't let this build up inside of me

I catch in my throat
Torn into pieces
I won't - no
I don't wanna be this

But I won't let this build up inside of me

She isn't real
I can't make her real

Lyrics submitted by Incarnate

Vermilion, Pt. 2 song meanings
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  • +4
    General Commentum okay its basicall about a guy who gets a girl, goes crazy about her and loses her. the thing about it is that he loved her so much that he had this mindset that shes a better person then she really is. this is what hurts him so bad, he thinks he lost "the one" for him when really she was just some bitch but his obsession over her blinded him into thinking otherwise. so the whole time hes trying to remind himself that she wasnt who he brought her to be. and through that realization he will fianlly get over her. until then the pain is going to build up.
    terrorricanon October 18, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is obviously a love song, only Slipknot style. So it dances around the fact that it's a love song and goes into more of an obsession angle. Upon a deeper look, the word Vermillion means a vivid red to reddish orange. Corey Taylor's wife or girlfriend's (not sure) name is Scarlet, which is a shade of vivid red, so clearly this song is written about her.
    HangmansJokeon May 19, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFirst I'd like to say that following Iowa, I lost a lot of respect for Slipknot. I would not consider myself a "maggot", however their self tittled album is in my opinion one of the best albums ever written. I figured I'd go back to my roots and scoop up Vol. 3 The Subliminal Verses, and HOLY SHIT. I am impressed. Slipknot is no longer the one dimensional band I though they were. Songs like this one break the mold of Slipknot.
    HangmansJokeon May 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI hate to contradict you HangmansJoke, nice theory on the song and all, but i read somewhere in an interveiw that this Song is actually a stalker's love song. Hence the part 'She isn't real' because this stalker can never actually have her. And the part 'I don't want to be this' is self-explanatory when coupled with mine... well Corey's theory on the song. But yes maybe it also has two meanings that Corey was too shy to say about in the interveiw. Hehe.
    Incarnateon May 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song just fucking rocks period.
    xLovexHatexon May 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere's more than one interpretation to this song, which is good. You could see it as a normal long distance attraction where the dreamer creates an image of his/hers attraction and it doesn't sum up in the real world, thus making it not true in the real world: "She isn't real"

    Now this interpretation doesn't make the stalker interpretation false for it also applies well. Songs that have multiple interpretations are the best cause they enable the listener to choose which interpretation fits best for him/her.
    Vesiolioon June 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbtw any1 heard the new bloodstone version on this song? its amazing if you havent
    Josefupu3on September 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationim amazed by all the completely different interpretations of this song. i enjoy reading them all so much, this is one of those epic songs that if one listens to makes them go out and buy the album.
    i think this song is about Him being in love with a girl whose his friend and who doesn't love him. all the lyrics say exactly what i think think. And i think when he says "i wont let this build up inside of me" he's talking about the secret he has that inhibits him from being happy and being himself. and when he says " all i need is one more reason" hes saying he needs one more thing/feeling to motivate him into telling her how he feels cause as long as he keep it bottled up he's in agony.
    Fuck, i love slipknot!
    musixfanon February 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is more like a continuation of snuff. He loved scarlet, but she broke his heart not fighting on like in Snuff, and wonders, how could this happen, so fast (which made him furious), and so far gone, Its as if she were only a dream.
    YourPetDonkeyon July 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis fits an old situation that still haunts me. I fell in love with someone that I could never have. A beautiful married woman. She and I had a connection but it was on a higher plane and never got physical. We had much more in common than her husband, a guy with model looks but not a lot of intelligence. She was very intelligent with model looks and we spent a lot of time together discussing things that her husband could never discuss. I knew she felt the same way as I did but we never once talked about it. We just felt it and knew it could never come to fruition. "She isn't real" means she might as well be a fantasy because I can never have her: "The unattainable", "The unrequited dream". "I won't let this build up inside of me", "I can't make her real" to me means I won't fool myself into thinking we will ever have a chance together and it kills me to realize that.
    LucaBiandion February 12, 2012   Link

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