"Circle" as written by James Donald Root, Corey Todd Taylor, Paul Dedrick Gray, Michael Shawn Crahan, Christopher Michael Fehn, Craig Alan Jones, Nathan Jonas Jordison, Mickael Gordon Thomson and Sidney George Wilson....
Give me the dust of my father
Stand on the face of the ancients
Bare the secret flesh of time itself

Follow me (follow me)
I've come so far behind again
Follow me (follow me)
Wish so hard I'm there again
Follow me (follow me)
Follow me (follow me)

All that I wanted the dreams I had before
All that I needed I've never needed more
All of my questions are answers to my sins
All of my endings waiting to begin

I know the way that I faulter
Can't be afraid of my patience
There's a sacred place where Razel keeps safe

Follow me (follow me)
I've seen so much I'm behind again
Follow me (follow me)
I feel so bad I'm in love again
Follow me (follow me)

All that I wanted the dreams I had before
All that I needed I've never needed more
All of my questions are answers to my sins
All of my endings waiting to begin


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"Circle" as written by Christopher Fehn Chris Fehn

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  • +2
    General CommentI have two theories of this song:

    One is that Corey is talking about reincarnation as a whole and reincarnation being a cycle... Which in turn in a circle

    and my other links in with the first one that Corey hates being old and either himself or the person he is speaking in first person with is not doing very well in life, doesn't like who he is so that person wants to die so he/she can be born again and start a clean slate - Reincarnation - Cycle - Circle.

    Fucking kick ass song though... One of my favourite on the album!
    Incarnateon May 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Start of This Song is exactly like 'Only Hope' by Switchfoot
    anyways I think this song is about 'Afterlife' he's gone and he doesn't know that.
    But Do Listen Only Hope of Switchfoot.
    E00on September 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationrazel actually means'secret of God'.(its arabic) so basically the lyrics are about life and the circles we all seem to repeatedly go in. everything in life is made of circles. even nonsense. but i believe these lyrics are about coreys individual circle. so enjoy. one mans sorrow is anothers bliss. we as people seem to enjoy anything we relate to. good or bad. i love and hate you all
    dramsey47on November 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBest Slipknot song ever written.
    AnonymousAmberon April 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentrazel is like mad chameleon. a character name about another person derogitively targeting a character. in this case razel( a vampire named against bella) one of yelawolf and eminems fans who got the shaft by kelsey.. and which corey couldnt present his "one self" ...... yela couldnt show anotjer fan his worth because real corey had bought himself a reason.. but writer 4 couldnt keep her in him..giving her and red bella a final goodbye.
    violetcooleron October 11, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song. surprised the hell out of me. a softer one off the album, no idea what it means yet though..
    sleepy...on May 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's something about not knowing what you really have or want or know. It's a great song, one of my favourites on the album after Vermillion Pt.2
    exthuseon May 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentincreadable...thats all i can say. slipknot can break it down slow style better than any band that does exclusively slow stuff. and they can kick it up and do metal better than any other band that does metal exclusively...theres nothing they cant do! NOTHING!!!
    Vampire6560on May 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it is like where the guy lives the same day or same period of time over and over and over again and he's just going insane and getting really pissed off about it.
    Cr_EaT-uReon May 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is so fucking cool, just check out Paul's bassline in the verses. This song is ace, especially when it breaks down at the end to that rolling disco drum beat acompanied by that weird sample. Ace.
    Razormasticatoron June 07, 2004   Link

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