"Opium of the People" as written by Corey Todd Taylor, Nathan Jonas Jordison, Christopher Michael Fehn, Paul Dedrick Gray, Michael Shawn Crahan, Mickael Thomson, Sidney George Wilson, James Donald Root and Craig Alan Jones....
Watch those idiosyncrasies!
Watch all the idiots fall on me!
Running out of ways to get outta the way!
Take another shot just to stay the same!
But I need some balance back it off!
Fill your lungs till it makes you cough!
Tell me everything is gonna be alright,
'Cause I don't think ill make it through tonight!

The only way
Is all the way!
The only way
Is all the way!

O, my, god!
Its judgment day and I'm not prepared!
Everybody out there is runnin' scared!
So take a little bit off the top!
I don't care just make it stop!

I won't give another soul to you!
I won't give another life to you!

You have to stop!
Stop!
Do one thing and say something cryptic!
But the styles always clash!
One thing I know for sure,
The hypothetical won't work any more!
One wrong move and they will pound!
My nails are tight inside my wrist!
This sacrament,
Is sacrilege,
And sentimental!
Deity experimental!
Faith is accidental!

I won't give another soul to you!
I won't give another life to you!
I won't give another thought to you!
I won't give any more of my hope to you!


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"Opium of the People" as written by Christopher Fehn Chris Fehn

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    General CommentThe song's title could have been taken from a Karl Marx quote "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people." Although, it seems that because Corey is more of a humanist and isn't religous, it's a cynical look at religon and how we huddle around blindfaith to find meaning and sometimes that gets carried over into the idiotic side of humanity and hysteria all in the name of faith.
    sicandblindon November 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentKarl Marx: "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, the soul of the soulless environment. it is the opium of the people"

    religion maybe? i'm not sure, but that quote popped into my head.
    heirophanton June 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreligion makes alot of sence now that i see it
    chickenpotpieon June 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation is that you gotta go all the way, dont half ass anything. "Fill your lungs till it makes you cough" it is like saying jump in the water with both feet, love like you've never loved, try harder than you can imagine, or, as the lyrics continue to say, "The only way is all the way". This song has fantastic lyrics.
    edge666on October 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Then again, I love all of them I listen to, BUT, I always skip to this one when I listen to the cd.

    My favriote part is when it goes
    "Oh-my-god
    It's judgement day and I'm not prepared
    Everybody out there's running scared
    So - Take a little bit off the top
    I don't care, just make it stop!"

    Damn. Now it's stuck in my head. Grr.
    SlipknotFanon November 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHe's talking about you should find out what you belive in, not believe what you are told to. He lives his life to the fullest, (a satanistic belief) and he feels that there is no "Judgement day". It's all about finding what you believe and being told that if you don't think what someone else believes is right, then don't believe it. You don't go to hell if you don't believe in it.
    oKySPon November 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song has allot of big words in it but when you break it down and translate it, its like this:

    This sacrament [holy thing] is sacrilege [created unholy] and sentimental [pleasing to the emotions only]

    Deity experimental; the essential nature of being a god founded on experience

    so it is definatly about religion. maybe about being in a cult where the worshipee is just doing it to control people. This song also reminds me of a book i read recently, titled "1984". maybe youve heard of it. anyway, it is about this freak future world where everyone is brain washed into worshiping and obeying the government which is run by someone called "big brother" and the song sounds like it could be from the main charector's point of view, who sees what a bunch of bullshit big brother is and he rebels against him by screwing his girl friend a million times (the only way is all the way), which is against the law in that futuristic world. "one wrong move and they will pound" could come from the fact that in the society he lives in, do one wrong thing and your dead. or worse. there are a bunch of other parts of the song that sound like 1984 but my fingers are starting to hurt.
    i am the eggmanon November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow come nobodys comented on this?
    stay (sic) maggots!
    A (SIC) Maggoton November 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song should silence the ignorant people who say this band has no musical talent. it wont, but it should.
    atthedrive-inon December 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti am the product of "atthedrive-in"'s view. it did silence me, just to let you know that not everyone hates slipknot
    metal_advocateon December 10, 2004   Link

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