Hear me!
Remember all the times you bent our truth and crossed our lines?
All things considered, it was just our normal way of life
But somewhere in the middle, we got caught and dragged away
So my tribunal brings us here so I can fall today

All, you want is soulless
All, you got to break us
All, I have to do is
Stop, your fucking nonsense

I can't betray!
I can't betray, myself!

I stand before you as a victim, as the system rots
I couldn't focus, so I staggered when I heard the shots
There are no labels and no rehabilitation here
You are surrounded by the very fucking thoughts you fear

All, you want is soulless
All, you got to break us
Hear me!

All, I have to do is
Stop, your fucking nonsense

I can't betray!
I can't betray, myself!

I watch the hope I had disintegrate before my eyes
I take a minute and reflect on all your fucking lies
Behind the door, you have two choices, but you don't get to choose
You can survive or you can die, either way you lose

All, you want is soulless
All, you got to break us
All, I have to do is

Stop, your fucking nonsense

I can't betray!
I can't betray, myself!

Choose!



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"Choose" as written by Joel/rand Ekman

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    General Comment:this song kicks ass
    wang_mayo_bakeron October 05, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:This is my favourite stone sour song. As soon as i got this album this song just seemed to throw it's self at me.
    "I can't betray myself" - to me it seems that there is somethinhe did do this thing he would be betrg he wants to do. Or there is something he really believes in and wont let anything stand on the way of that, if he did he would be betraying himself and what he believes in.
    "I stand before you as a victim, as the system rots
    I couldn't focus, so I staggered when I heard the shots" Maybe he feels weak? as he is a victim.
    I think that the song is basicly about him having to choose between betraying himself and giving in. or standing up for himself.
    Chooseon January 01, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:Corey Taylor is awesome ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    nikkisixx_metal4evaon May 08, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretation:To me this is about how people/the society ("All things considered, it was just our normal way of life") tries to make everybody to be this pathetic shell of a human that doesn't think for him-/her-self just follows the way you are supposed to be, instead of having your own soul.

    And if you are yourself and express your opinions and feelings that doesn't match what the society expects you are judged and convicted as freak/weirdo/deviant. I'm guessing a lot of people (including Corey) liking this kind of music (especially slipknot and the likes) have experienced this first hand "Why do you listen to that shit" and so forth, they try to extinguish your soul ("Behind the door, you have two choices, but you don't get to choose, You can survive or you can die - either way you lose" to me is, you can sell your soul (die) or keep it and take the shit you'll get expressing it (survive, but you'll suffer, i.e. loose)).

    Corey, professes that he can't betray himself, i.e. sell his soul, and will take the punishment for it. And asks the listener to choose sides.
    Benightedon June 09, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:people give me funny looks when this song comes on... cant help but go nuts.. just feel like hes saying to be who u are no matter the negativity around u. be true yourself.
    serius17on April 24, 2011   Link
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    General Comment:history is written by winners
    Aulooon October 17, 2012   Link

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