"Psychosocial (Album version)" as written by Corey Todd Taylor, Nathan Jonas Jordison, Paul Dedrick Gray, Sidney George Wilson, Christopher Michael Fehn, James Donald Root, Craig Alan Jones, Michael Shawn Crahan and Mickael Gordon Thomson....
I did my time, and I want out
So effusive fate
It doesn't cut,
The soul is not so vibrant
The reckoning, the sickening
Back at you, subversion
Pseudo-sacred with psycho virgin
Go drill your deserts,
Go dig your graves
Then fill your mouth
With all the money you will save
Sinking in, getting smaller again
Undone, it has begun
I'm not the only one

And the rain will kill us all,
Throw ourselves against the wall
But no one else can see,
The preservation of the martyr in me

Psychosocial, psychosocial, psychosocial
Psychosocial, psychosocial, psychosocial

Oh, there are cracks, in the road we lay
From where the devil fell
The secrets have gone mad!
This is nothing new,
But would we kill it all?
Fate was all we had
Who needs another mess?
We could start over
Just look me in the eyes
And say I'm wrong
Now there's only emptiness,
But a message to bring
I think we're done
I'm not the only one!

And the rain will kill us all,
Throw ourselves against the wall
But no one else can see,
The preservation of the martyr in me

Psychosocial, psychosocial, psychosocial
Psychosocial, psychosocial, psychosocial

The limits of the dead,
The limits of the dead,
The limits of the dead,
The limits of the dead,

Fake and defenseless lie,
I tried to tell you first,
Your hurtful lies are given out,
Can't stop the killing idea,
If it's hunting season,
Is this what you want?,
I'm not the only one!

And the rain will kill us all,
Throw ourselves against the wall
But no one else can see,
The preservation of the martyr in me
And the rain will kill us all,
Throw ourselves against the wall
But no one else can see,
The preservation of the martyr in me

The limits of the dead,
The limits of the dead


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"Psychosocial" as written by Christopher Fehn Chris Fehn

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  • +3
    General CommentFINALLY the correct lyrics thank you
    SB MetalHeadon August 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song seems to be critical of both the way the world works and, to a lesser extent, the failure of religion to give us an answer as to why. Bear with me:

    I did my time, and I want out.
    So effusive - fade - it doesn't cut.
    The soul is not so vibrant.
    The reckoning, the sickening.
    Packaging subversion.
    Pseudo sacrosanct perversion.
    Go drill your deserts, go dig you graves.
    Then fill your mouth with all the money you have saved.
    Sinking in, getting smaller again.
    I'm done, it has begun.
    I'm not the only one.

    (I've been a part of this consumerist paradise for too long, and now I want something real. I've realised that there's more to life than money, and I'm not the only one)

    And the rain will kill us all.
    We throw ourselves against the wall.
    But no-one else can see, the preservation of the martyr in me.

    (Yes, we will die no matter what we do, but nobody realises how willing I am to die to prove a point. We're not invincible, and your life should be spent LIVING rather than EARNING.)

    Psychosocial! Psychosocial! Psychosocial!
    Psychosocial! Psychosocial! Psychosocial!

    Oh, there are cracks in the road we laid.
    But where the temple fell.
    The secrets have gone mad.
    This is nothing new, but when we kill it all.
    The hate was all we had.
    Who needs another mess? We could start over.
    Just look me in the eyes and say I'm wrong.
    Now there's only emptiness.
    Venomous, insepid.
    I think we're done, I'm not the only one.

    (In the past we've looked to religion for answers, but when we realised how fruitless it was and abandoned our religions, all we had left was hatred of our world. You can't deny that we could ALL make a concerted effort to make the world a better place, but you'll never do it because you love your money too much. Because of greed, the world is a grim place, filled with hate and stupidity. I'm sick of it, and I'm not the only one.)

    Fake anti-facist lie.
    I tried to tell you, but your purple hearts are giving out.
    Can't stop a killing idea if it's hunting season.
    Is this what you want?
    I'm not the only one!

    (You compare our democracy to extreme forms of government so we'll think we have it better than anyone else, but it's obvious a few rich elites REALLY rule this place. I've tried to warn people, but they'd rather not hear the truth. We're all looking for an answer, and you can't stop people believing what's most convenient for them. Is to continue to be lied to and led what you REALLY want? I'm not the only one who's sick of this.)

    At least, this is my interpretation. I could always be wrong.
    CourageStrengthPrideon November 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like the album version better, both are great, but I think this version(w/ the true lyrics) is truer to what the narroter is trying to point out.
    necrophageon August 31, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst of all its ..

    **"Fake avel, fascist lie
    I tried to tell you
    But your purple hearts are giving out.
    Can't stop a killing idea if it's hunting season.
    Is this what you want?
    I'm not the only one."

    Since I corrected it why not throw in what it really means.

    "Fake avel, Fascist lie." (This means the government fakes their pulling out of Iraq and lies about it in a corrupt super republican way)

    "I tried to tell you, but your purple hearts are giving out." (This means that people try to stand up and say something about the Iraq war, but everyone is just so caught up in supporting the troops and honoring them that they don't realize what they are fighting for.)

    "Can't stop a killing idea if it's hunting season." (This means that no one can stop this from happening during wartime no matter the amount of protests.)

    "Is this what you want? I'm not the only one." (This is being said in a sort of sarcastic way, like saying that this isn't what America wants and he's not the only one who disagrees with it.)
    SB MetalHeadon September 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think he is basicaly saying that we, as a species and as a people are doing the wrong thing and that we are all going to die.
    "Go drill your deserts, go dig you graves.
    Then fill your mouth with all the money you have saved."
    "Oh, there are cracks in the road we laid.
    But where the temple fell."

    The lyric "But no-one else can see, the preservation of the martyr in me." means that he is willing to die to save us and he has worked hard to preserve this idea, but no-one else sees.(hence the lyric)

    The lyric "The limits of the dead!" means that we can't undo what we have done when we are dead, so we must act now before we all die.

    PS. I also believe it is spelled reign instead of rain because this would mean that those who rule u(i.e. the government) are driving us into the ground.



    Jyokdaron December 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell what does rain mean?

    In the movie Transformers, the term "bring the rain" basically meant bomb them.

    In that sense, I interpret as we are warring all the time, and with war comes better weaponry and more destructive tools. It seems to me that he is saying that all of this war is going to kill us all, which will happen before we realize we need to fix it, but the dead can't do anything about it. He uses modern day examples to convey his point.

    Psychosocial is the interaction of psychological and social factors. Our social interactions are hate towards others, we hate others which leads to the behavior (psychology is the study of behavior) to kill off everyone else, which leads into what I have said in the previous paragraph.

    That's my opinion.
    wiseman387on February 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI lovee this song!
    I love rap but dis song got my attention but I do like Slipknot
    weezy.420on August 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI loooove this song! It's my fav on the album and the video clip for it is really good. But I don't get what it's about at all... O.o
    KaffineKittyon September 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFixing an incorrect line...

    **Fake Anti-Fascist Lie
    I tried to tell you, but your purple hearts are giving out.
    Can't stop a killing idea if it's hunting season.
    Is this what you want?
    I'm not the only one
    ken_mon September 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFixing an incorrect line...

    **Fake Anti-Fascist Lie
    I tried to tell you, but your purple hearts are giving out.
    Can't stop a killing idea if it's hunting season.
    Is this what you want?
    I'm not the only one
    ken_mon September 05, 2008   Link

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