".execute." as written by Sidney George Wilson, Nathan Jonas Jordison, Paul Dedrick Gray, Christopher Michael Fehn, Craig Alan Jones, James Donald Root, Michael Shawn Crahan, Mickael Gordon Thomson and Corey Todd Taylor....
It appears that we have reached the edge, that zenith where stimuli and comatose collide
Forty years ago, the man proclaimed the age of the gross to be upon us, and even though the man was destroying our heritage and insulting our intelligence
That era has become very real
We labor for pleasure and abhor the guilt of pressure
My generation will go down as the architects of contemporary disgust
Some have fought and died
Others have allowed the strong to be butchered for a price they themselves don't care about and will never understand
I myself am beleaguered by the selfish face of a kind of man that is not mankind
Distrust in information
Fundamentalism of opinion
Catastrophic boredom, and a fanatical devotion to that which does not matter.
Where is your glory now, people?
Where are your gods and politicians?
Where is your shame and salvation?
You rage for no reason because you have no reason

What have you ever fought for?
What have you ever bled for?
The face of the earth is scarred with the walking dead
The age of the gross is a living virus
This is the future you have created
This is the world you have set ablaze
All your lies are coming true
All freedom is lost
All hope is gone


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"Execute." as written by Christopher Fehn Chris Fehn

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    General CommentBased on a speech by Spiro Agnew. Corey read it after sean presented it to him a long time ago. It was inspiration near the early times of slipknot. Awesome speech, do yourself a favour and look it up! :) google "age of the gross" and "Spirow Agnew"
    tosofon November 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe original speech by Spirow Agnew (taken from geocities.com/pacific_future/…)

    An Effete Corps of
    Impudent Snobs

    Houston, Texas, 22 May 1970
    by Vice President Spiro Agnew

    “Sometimes it appears that we’re reaching a period when our senses and our minds will no longer respond to moderate stimulation. We seem to be approaching an Age of The Gross. Persuasion through speeches and books is too often discarded for disruptive demonstrations aimed at bludgeoning the unconvinced into action.

    The young – and by this I don’t mean by any stretch of the imagination all the young, but I’m talking about those who claim to speak for the young – at the zenith of physical power and sensitivity, overwhelm themselves with drugs and artificial stimulants. Subtly is lost and fine distinctions based on acute reasoning are carelessly ignored in a headlong jump to a predetermined conclusion.

    Life is visceral, rather than intellectual. And the most visceral practitioners of life are those who characterise themselves as “intellectuals”. Truth to them is “revealed” rather than logically proved. And the principal infatuations of today revolve around the “Social Sciences”, those subjects which can accommodate any opinion and about which the most reckless conjecture cannot be discredited.

    Education is being redefined at the demand of the uneducated to suit the ideas of the uneducated. The student now goes to college to proclaim, rather than to learn. The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the “generation gap.”

    A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as “intellectuals”.


    Waspchrylozon December 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdamn.. I cant understand a fucking thing.
    The voices are all in the backround..
    maybe my headphones are just fucked up.
    jusagurl93xon April 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a cool song (once you work out what he's saying). sums up the worlds failings and the failings of our governments quite nicely.

    It also leads into gematria very well...
    Executioneron May 30, 2009   Link
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    General Comment(Noodles): This song kinda reminds me of "Faaip de Oiad"
    (Corey): *imitates buzzer* Wrongo, This song leads to "The Killing Name"
    Toolshed2000on August 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commentam i the only one who gets chills from this song.
    Brucie133on November 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwell i guess it isn't a song but you know what i mean
    Brucie133on November 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOk, so I need help, if any of you who frequent this page...I'm writing a book, kinda, but I'm using the, All hope is gone. Album to do so. And in this venture, I am looking at each song, not including the bonus tracks. Thus is my search, I need help dumbing down the lyrics so to speak. So if you'd like to help, that would be awesome. Thank you, Email me at, taraspears@hotmail.com. Just in include in the subject bar, why you are emailing me. Thanks!
    SerenityHazelon June 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis intro is perfectly fit to be a MGTOW manifesto.
    Scav3ngeron June 10, 2016   Link

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