"Your God" as written by James Donald Root, Shawn Economaki, Josh Rand and Corey Todd Taylor....
Reveal to me this ugly thing - I'm rusted metal by your head
It's gotten out of hand again - nobody sees it, but I can
You thought of everything, I bet - but did you think that I might die?
I haven't really smiled in I don't know how long, you know
Something's gonna give again - something's gonna give again

I tried to fight, but did you listen?
Even after you're gone, man, I'm finished
I could never be your god,
But then I don't even think I want the job anymore

Say something, anything to me - I do believe, but I have doubts
So many reasons to hold on - conflicting interest isn't it
I guess I'm better off in the end, 'cause you were always there to blame
I haven't felt so bad in I don't know how long, you know
I can't get away again - I can't get away again

I tried to fight, but did you listen?
Even after you're gone, man, I'm finished
I could never be your god,
But then I don't even think I want the job, you see
I tried to fight, but did you listen?
Even after you're gone, man, I'm finished
I could never be your god,
But then I don't think I want the job anymore

What am I supposed to do now? how am I supposed to live now?
All I ever did was try, but the story ends, so I guess I'll have to die
Where am I supposed to go now?
Solo - josh
Go ahead and go away...

What am I supposed to do now? how am I supposed to live now?
All I ever did was try, but the story ends, so I guess I'll have to die
What am I supposed to do now? how am I supposed to live now?
What am I supposed to do now? how am I supposed to live now?

How am I supposed to live...


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"Your God" as written by James Root Corey Taylor

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    General CommentI think that British Kitten pretty much nailed it. A lot of Corey's lyrics have been known to be interpreted in many ways. So he may have even written it to have multiple meanings anyway. But in any case. I'm here to give my own interpretation.

    I'm leaning toward the side that this is a break up song. Or something similar. The lyrics don't really point to the person in question being a man or woman. But it sounds to me like the speaker is mostly talking to a girl. I'll try to explain it in more detail.


    Reveal to me this ugly thing - I'm rusted metal by your head

    *He must be talking about the relationship in question here. If you look at it that way it's pretty self-descriptive.*

    It's gotten out of hand again - nobody sees it, but I can
    You thought of everything, I bet - but did you think that I might die?

    *He's saying that the relationship has reached another point where it's not working out. Evidently none of the people who spectate the relationship realize that there's anything wrong with it. But then in the second line it's made clear what the problem is. You can infer from it that the other person in the relationship depends on him for too much. Almost lives off of him even. Thus the lines...she thought about everything that could happen to him except the possibility of him eventually dying. Which would leave her broken due to the situation.

    I haven't really smiled in I don't know how long, you know
    Something's gonna give again - SOMETHING'S GONNA GIVE AGAIN

    *The situation is really bothering him and it's been like this for a long time. And just like it says. Something's gonna give.*

    I tried to fight, but did you listen?
    Even after you're gone, man, I'm finished
    I could never be your god,
    but then I don't even think I want the job anymore

    *Perhaps he's tried to make it work out and fix the relationship into a healthier one, but evidently the other person just didn't listen to it. Which would sound ironic to the situation. He's still saying that he's unfit to be this person's "god" or idol, and even if you was he wouldn't want to be.*

    Say something, anything to me - I do believe, but I have doubts
    So many reasons to hold on - conflicting interest isn't it

    *For some reason I detect a change of mood in this verse. Almost like the roles have been in some way reversed...but only half way. It's a bit hard to explain in words. But think about it. And you might see what I'm talking about. As much as it might pain him to say it, he also depends on this person like she does him. Just in a different and possibly more healthy way. He wants to have faith in the relationship but he has doubts like most people do. Even though he wants to hold on to the relationship he can't help but feel like it isn't working. It's not the fact that they have nothing in common (conflicting interest) but something else.*

    I guess I'm better off in the end, cuz you were always there to blame
    I haven't felt so bad in I don't know how long, you know
    I can't get away again - I CAN'T GET AWAY AGAIN

    *he figures he's better off just leaving the whole thing. He can't take it.*

    I tried to fight, but did you listen?
    Even after you're gone, man, I'm finished
    I could never be your god,
    but then I don't even think I want the job, you see
    I tried to fight, but did you listen?
    Even after you're gone, man, I'm finished
    I could never be your god,
    but then I don't think I want the job anymore

    What am I supposed to do now? How am I supposed to live now?
    All I ever did was try, but the story ends, so I guess I'll have to die
    Where am I supposed to go now?
    Solo - Josh
    Go ahead and go away...
    Solo - Jim
    What am I supposed to do now? How am I supposed to live now?
    All I ever did was try, but the story ends, so I guess I'll have to die
    What am I supposed to do now? How am I supposed to live now?
    What am I supposed to do now? How am I supposed to live now?

    *Even though he's freed himself from the relationship he feels powerless afterwards. Like he has no idea where to go now that it's over. It's a feeling of push and pull. He feels both good and bad about his choice.*
    jbandy10on July 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHry dwewds, this should be 100% correct, cause I copied it straight of the booklet, if I messed up at all it's prolly a spelling error. Byez.
    squirrellywrathon August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm amazed no one has commented on this song, or maybe people are too ignorant to comment -shrugging a little- either way....album, band, song, Ace. end of discussion.......as for the meaning? I'm assuming he's kind of talking back and forth with himself, one side god, one side himself, I could be wrong but..I really dont care, it's a great song, great vocals, great echo effect, great drums and guitars, through and through.
    lxBritishKittenxlon September 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI would have to agree with you, Stackle. I've been in a few situations where people look or come to me for answers all the time and it kind of makes me feel like their putting all of their faith into me. It does get quite overwhelming.

    I can't say I actually believe in God, I believe something higher then us is out there.. but I don't believe in anyone's God, for all we know.. human religions could be wrong.

    As for the song once more, I've listened to it more and more, I'm beginning to think that maybe a lot of people depend on him or the person he's singing about so much.. but he doesn't want to be their God.

    This song can be taken in any way humanly possible.. if you read or listen to it with an open mind.. it has the makings of a break-up song, a way to tell someone to bluntly fuck off, or it can be taken in a spiritual manner, or normal every-day problems. I don't think anyone can say for sure, the only one who can. Is Corey or the entire band of Stone Sour.
    lxBritishKittenxlon December 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a person's struggle to have faith in God or not. This song kicks major donkey nuts. That's a good thing, too.
    buggie92on June 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe way I see this song is that someone is smothering him? and he thinks he has let it get this way and feels bad about telling her to fuck right off.
    (515)on April 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentReveal to me this ugly thing - I'm rusted metal by your head
    It's gotten out of hand again - nobody sees it, but I can
    You thought of everything, I bet - but did you think that I might die?
    I haven't really smiled in I don't know how long, you know
    Something's gonna give again - SOMETHING'S GONNA GIVE AGAIN

    I think this song is about a bad relationship. Someone is very unhappy with their life.

    Great song, Great beat
    purple girlon January 30, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti agree with british kitten, sorta. some parts are definitely said by God. The parts where he says what am i supposed to do now are said by God. It's possible that it's about how people always ask too much of God. And yes it is stupid that people automatically assume that just cos a god is a god means it can do anything. Another possible interpretation if you don't believe that God is allowed in heavy metal music, is that someone/people are treating him like God, maybe even the fans, and that he doesn't feel like he can deal with it, cos they want too much from him.

    Yes i am a christian, but no, i don't try to point out god in every song, this one just seems to suit it
    Stackleon November 22, 2006   Link

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