"The Rich Man" as written by Corey Todd Taylor and Rob Flynn....
Somehow, I think I’m going home
Even though my friends can’t reach me
I don’t know how I ended up alone
All I know is you can’t save me
They only asked us to believe
They only wanted us to follow
I think I’m old enough to see
I think I’m going home tomorrow

I believe in…
Sinners and hypocrites
Burning in the desert for a rich man
Liars and lunatics
Lead us to the slaughter for our last stand
Killers and idiots
Dying in the desert for a rich man
Sinners and hypocrites
Gather us together for the master plan

I didn’t bother with my faith
How will my family recognize it?
Somehow, I think I’m going home
But I still can’t comprehend it
I know I don’t want to die
But I know dying will not end it

I believe in…
Sinners and hypocrites
Burning in the desert for a rich man
Liars and lunatics
Lead us to the slaughter for our last stand
Killers and idiots
Dying in the desert for a rich man
Sinners and hypocrites
Gather us together for the bastards

I know the truth is all a lie - my skin is cracking on my lips
I don’t pretend that I can understand why we are doing this
My heart has bled a thousand times - how will I live with what we’ve done?
The only comfort is the knowledge that I’m not the only one

Why am I here?
What did I do?
Why?


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    General CommentWow this song was write by fav singer: COREY TAYLOR!! The song is great! According 2 me this song tell tyhe story of a soldier returning home after the war and he found himself alone as all the others died.
    fab666on November 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn this song its talking about the war in iraq.

    When hes saying:
    "I believe in…
    Sinners and hypocrites
    Burning in the desert for a rich man
    Liars and lunatics
    Lead us to the slaughter for our last stand
    Killers and idiots
    Dying in the desert for a rich man
    Sinners and hypocrites
    Gather us together for the master plan"

    Hes talking about the soilders in iraq going into war for "a rich man" or George Bush. Hes talking about all of the lies that have been told to the nation and how the American Leaders are "Sinners and hypocrites, Liars and lunatics, and Killers and idiots".

    When he says:
    " Somehow, I think I’m going home
    Even though my friends can’t reach me
    I don’t know how I ended up alone
    All I know is you can’t save me
    They only asked us to believe
    They only wanted us to follow
    I think I’m old enough to see
    I think I’m going home tomorrow"

    Hes talking about "going home" or going to heaven and that no one can save him from the war hes in.

    When he says:
    "I know the truth is all a lie - my skin is cracking on my lips
    I don’t pretend that I can understand why we are doing this
    My heart has bled a thousand times - how will I live with what we’ve done?
    The only comfort is the knowledge that I’m not the only one"

    Hes talking about how all of the Ameriacan leaders are lieing about why they are actually going to war. Hes talking about all of the innocent people in iraq that have sacrificed because of the war created by the Rich Man (George Bush).

    By: Brad Reeves
    br4don December 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeh i was guna say pretty much the same thing but not in that many words. this song is really good except for the first minuite
    sickknoton December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really like the chorus music of this track - I'm definitely not a Slipknot fan so I wasn't expecting much from this track but it's one of my favourites. I have to say though that first when the news footage kicked in I groaned. I'm personally sick of musicians mouthing off about Bush and Iraq. It's all just opinions and we all have them - the only difference is that they get to record and sell theirs. Aside from that I do like this song a lot.
    Silverdewon February 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCould anyone throw a link to the full text, including the spoken introduction and end? Thanks.
    Deathboxon March 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe talking thingy at the beggining of the song that isnt listed in the lyrics is my fave part of the song
    still not bad tho
    puppet_master_72on March 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto me, this song is most obviously about the war in iraq, there is no denying that. the news footage is important though, if you listen to it it says some REAL shit that's goin on. i loved this song and i cant believe how long it took me to realise it. but i sat down and really listened to it, because thats what musicians like myself do, and i really enjoyed it.
    Distraughton February 14, 2007   Link

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