"The Nameless" as written by Nathan Jonas Jordison, Corey Todd Taylor, Mickael Gordon Thomson, Paul Dedrick Gray, Sidney George Wilson, Michael Shawn Crahan, Christopher Michael Fehn, Craig Alan Jones and James Donald Root....
Pathetic benign accept it undermine
Your opinion my justification
Happy safe servant caged
Malice utter weakness
No toleration, invade
Committed enraged admit it
Don't condescend don't even disagree
Destroy decay disappoint delay
You've suffered then now suffer unto me

Obsession, take another look
Remember, every chance you took
Decide, either live with me
Or give up, any thought you had of being free

(don't go) I never wanted anybody more
Than I wanted you
(I know) the only thing I ever really loved
Was hate

Anyone no anything yes anyway fall anybody mine
Anybody tell me
I want you I need you I'll have you I won't
Let anybody have you
Obey me believe me just trust me worship me
Live for me
Be grateful now be honest now be precious now
Be mine just love me

Possession, feed my only vice
Confession, I won't tell you twice
Decide, either die for me
Or give up, any chance you had of being free

(don't go) I never wanted anybody more
Than I wanted you
(I know) the only thing I ever really loved
Was hurting you
(don't go) I never wanted anybody more
Than I wanted you
(I know) the only thing I ever really loved
Was hate

Stay inside the hole, let me take control
Dominate
You are nothing more, you are something less
Innocent
Something has to give, something has to break
Omnipresent
Fingers in your skin, let me savage in
You deserve it

(don't go) I never wanted anybody more than I wanted you
(I know) the only thing I ever really loved was hurting you
(don't go) I never wanted anybody more than I wanted you
(I know) the only thing I ever really loved was hate

You're mine (I know who you are)


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"The Nameless" as written by Christopher Fehn Chris Fehn

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  • +1
    General Commentthis song, Duality, and Vermilion are my favorite songs on the album

    SlipKnoT has totally reached a new level of greatness with this album
    MetabolicDiseaseon May 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has so many clashing emotions ... I love it.
    xX18ShadesofGrayon November 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song has a personal meaning to me, it almost sounds like hes obsessed with sum1, or could be seeking revenge. neways this song is dedicated 2 my ex whom i hate, this song helped me get thru that period. slipknot u rule!
    wendlleson December 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is amazing, my favourite on what is an almost flawless album which shows Slipknot's newfound 3-dimensionalism. If they'd have stayed with the old stuff, we'd've all grown insanely bored within seconds of listening to it, and don't deny it. And Ass_Ripping_Metal, you're only voicing what countless others have before you. You weren't the first and you won't be the last. Had to be said.
    AsItBeganon January 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationWow, can't believe no one's commented on this song yet. It's very surprising.
    I think that this song is brilliant...it so perfectly displays the darker side of love, where it starts to cross over into something completely different, something obssessive, possessive. To the point where he will have her, regardless of what she thinks or wants. Like the song says:
    Decide - either live with me
    Or give up - any thought you have of being free
    I feel that that is the groundwork of the song, the feeling, but there is action as well:
    Stay inside the hole,let me take control.(dominate)
    You were nothing more,you were something less(innocent)
    Something had to give,something had to break(omnipresent)
    Fingers on your skin,let my savage in.(you deserve it)
    The way I see it, that shows that she tried to escape from him, but he wouldn't let her..."letting his savage in" and justifying it by her deserving it.
    And the end of the song sums it up quite nicely..."You're mine."
    IceTsukion October 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationTo me, this kinda sounds like someone getting screwed over in a relationship or something emotional. It sorta looks like he was pretty much in love with her, but she turned him down or screwed him over somehow, and now all of his emotions and memories towards her have turned into hate, even to the point where he can't even remember what it was like to love in the first place. The whole "The only thing I really ever loved was hate" is that whole thing about him thinking that he never really loved her in the first place, or at least trying to convince himself of that. I'm probably REALLY off with this, but that's the impression I've been getting while listening to it all day.
    Underoath709on April 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok..im a very huge die hard fan of SlipKnoT...but im having some thoughts about this album....its very different...VERY different...this change is almost as drastic as Static-X's album Shadow Zone...i mean, i like Vol.3: The Subliminal Verses so far...but jesus christ im starting to beleive my friends when they tell me this is just Stone Sour with better drumming. but like i said and dont get me wrong..i like the album so far..but its very different
    waynestaticx85on May 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentc'mon waynestaticx85 youre going to tell me this album isnt good. It combines everything good that slipknot has done in the past. The singing of Stone Sour, the speed of the first album and the heavyness of the second. Just give it more time. I would say this and the first are about the same rating. If you dont like it just put it in a surround sound system at full blast;it will change youre mind.
    PsykeZ555on May 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentoh dude, i have completely re-evaluated how i feel about this album. im fucking obsessed with it...definitely proves that SlipKnoT is one of the best bands ever. it was just a shock at first, but now im in love with this album

    People = Shit
    waynestaticx85on May 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttook me a while too but like i said give it a couple a listens before you vent
    PsykeZ555on May 20, 2004   Link

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