"Child of Burning Time" as written by James Donald Root, Sidney George Wilson, Nathan Jonas Jordison, Paul Dedrick Gray, Christopher Michael Fehn, Craig Alan Jones, Michael Shawn Crahan, Mickael Gordon Thomson and Corey Todd...
My only consolation is all lies
The apex of my consequence is dying here tonight
Winter has returned and it always looks like rain
I can't remember anything, anything
Inside the absolution is to come
And appetites are bittersweet I think I'm coming home
A chance to give up Avarice has marked my one regret
The child of burning time has gone, he hasn't come back
He hasn't come back yet

Before I tell my story please consider who I am
I missed my window years ago, I'm doing all I can
A tragedy is commonplace but in the end they go away
A skin is still the only stain I'm left to wear in shame
And I cut my need into my heart, I tear it all apart
I beg you burn me away, I won't become your hero
Just to fight the life I saved
Burn me away, I won't give up tomorrow just to lose it all today

I burn away
I burn away
I burn away
I burn away

My isolation is my course
The effect it has on life itself is a cancer on its source
I rue the moments spent between the fetish and the flame
Until this war is over I won't ever lose my rage

And I cut my need into my soul, I guess I'll never know
I beg you burn me away, I won't become your hero
Just to fight the life I saved
Burn me away, I won't give up tomorrow just to lose it all today

Burn me away, I wont become your hero just to fight the life I saved
Burn me away, I wont give up tomorrow just to lose it all, lose it all today


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"Child of Burning Time" as written by Christopher Fehn Chris Fehn

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  • +2
    General CommentMY ONLY CONSOLATION IS A LIE
    WINTER HASN'T ENDED AND IT ALWAYS LOOKS LIKE RAIN
    INSIDE THE ABSOLUTION WE SUCCUMB
    AND APPETITES ARE BITTERSWEET I THINK I'M GOING NUMB
    THE CHILD OF BURNING TIME IS GONE HE HASN'T COME BACK YET
    MY SKIN IS STILL THE ONLY STAIN I'M LEFT TO WEAR IN SHAME
    I CUT MY -------NAME---------- INTO MY HEART I'LL TEAR IT ALL APART
    I WON'T BECOME YOUR HERO JUST TO FIGHT THE LIFE I SAVE
    I CUT MY -------NAME-------- INTO MY SOUL I GUESS I'LL NEVER KNOW



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    dont download em
    pinkpenguin69on May 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeautiful song.. Althoug it is a bonus track, it is my favourite on the new album. Greetings from Croatia!
    dg40337on August 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningCorey's best lyrics are about himself and his personal experiences. He has an uncanny ability to articulate what's going on inside his head and though he seems like an otherwise pretty private person, he opens his heart so completely in his lyrics. Of course, naturally, this new vulnerability in his new songs makes people feel like Slipknot has sold out--which is completely stupid because the band (as a whole) has always written whatever they want. They've grown and changed, and you'd hope that their fans would understand that. But I digress....

    I think this song came about at a particularly turbulent time in Corey's relationship with his ex-wife. I think it deals with his alcohol abuse and vices in general. These are themes that come up a few times on this album (i.e. Snuff). I also think that it has to do with him not seeing his kids as much as he wants--in the "Thanks" section of Come What(ever) May he thanks Griffin, Avarice and Angeline, so Avarice is one of his kids. The lyrics read in a completely different way when you know that. The beauty of Corey's lyrics though, is that they're so poetic you can glean whatever you want from them.
    chefamanda578on March 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is AMAZING.
    I absolutely love it.
    ^_^
    BlackX23on August 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best songs on All Hope is Gone, they should have added it on the album itself though.
    funkymonks11on August 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about his childhood, raised in poverty and all that, hence the name-the child of burning time. also if you know how he moved around from place to place as a youth this can be backed up from the line-The child of burning time has gone, he hasn't come back /he hasn't come back yet. think about it ay?
    prostate?on August 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like their new album. This song is kick ass.
    collision_chordon August 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is fuckin amazing~!!!! @.@

    btw...the new album is quite soft then the album before~~do anyone feel of this 2~~:(
    suck*pop songon September 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWICKEDLY DEEP!!!
    MOVING!!!
    makes me want to fuckin' cry!!!
    but i never cry so......
    nikkisixx_metal4evaon September 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat stuff
    kill-all-emoson October 25, 2008   Link

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