"Imperfect" as written by Corey Taylor, Josh Rand, James Root, Shawn Economaki and Roy Mayorga....
Somethings are better off forgotten
We bury them in places that we really only visit by ourselves
Oh, and you were a version like no other
Oh, they never tell you what to do when all you see is gone
What's the sense in anything when what they say is wrong?

Oh, what do you wanna hear?
Do you wanna know how many times
I tore myself apart cause' you're not here?
Oh, what do you wanna know?
Does it make you feel alive?
I had to die to finally let you go

Stop me, I find myself believing
A story gets rewritten so blasphemy's committed once again
Oh, and you were so perfectly imperfect
Oh, they never tell you what to do when all you have are lies
What's the sense in anything? It's just one more goodbye

Oh, what do you wanna hear?
Do you wanna know how many times
I tore myself apart 'cause you're not here?
Oh, what do you wanna know?
Does it make you feel alive?
I had to die to finally let you go

Oh yeah

Oh, what do you wanna hear?
Do you wanna know how many times
I tore myself apart cause' you're not here?
Oh, what do you wanna know?
Does it make you feel alive?
I had to die to finally let you go

Oh, oh
Finally let you go


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"Imperfect" as written by James Root Corey Taylor

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    General CommentCorey: Imperfect is the period at the end of a relationship. It's when that person (who you couldn't be with) comes back and you have to say 'Really? You couldn't let this go? Just leave me the fuck alone.'
    Joseph_Kubyon January 19, 2012   Link
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    General CommentFreaking GreAT song... I'm first one commenting... SHIT! This song is very moving... :( Sad... It seems that HE is talking about SHE... I;m sure many of us had to die to let go of our biggest love... Sad love song, nothing more, nothing less...

    p.s. New album is Freaking AWESOME!!!! Although Corey could scream a little more... :D Am I right? :D
    Sickness89on September 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFreaking GreAT song... I'm first one commenting... SHIT! This song is very moving... :( Sad... It seems that HE is talking about SHE... I;m sure many of us had to die to let go of our biggest love... Sad love song, nothing more, nothing less...

    p.s. New album is Freaking AWESOME!!!! Although Corey could scream a little more... :D Am I right? :D
    Sickness89on September 09, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationYou know I really want to say that corey wrote this song to be about him and scarletts divorce. There is such intense pain and emotion in this song in certain parts. The lyrics at the ends of the verses and the chorus are especially sung with a lot of emotion. "What's the sense in anything? It's just one more goodbye" that is one of my favorite lyrics on the cd. But yeah, that's my two sense.
    shmatt07on September 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is very emotional and bitter and it describes my current situation and thoughts perfectly.
    justnathanon March 14, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI absolutely love this song, I can personally relate to it.
    Here is what I think.
    The person (Corey), just ended his relationship. And it is just too fresh, the person still loves her, and is still hurting. He is unable to let go even though he is trying his level best.
    The 1st verse is about, the good memories they had, even though they were good, it just hurts too much to relive them, so it is locked away in a part of his mind, that he only visit at his lowest of lows. That person was one of a kind, and after a break up people tend to say that it is alright you deserve better, and all that. But deep inside you know that you were perfect for each other and that person was probably too good for you and you knew it.
    Then the chorus is quite simple, he is talking to the person who left him, telling her that it hurts, that every second without her is like dying a thousand deaths and that he hopes that she is happy knowing that.
    the 2nd verse, he says that there is still a part of him that believes that she will come back to him, that he accepted her completely her imperfections were perfect for him. He loved her for who she was. But now he is wondering what is the point in accepting someone, loving them wholly because ultimately they just have to part. And you are left hurting.

    Here is what I think, I could be completely wrong, but this is my take on the song. Feel free to criticize
    sairoiseon January 05, 2013   Link
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    MemoryLong ago lost love, came to be friends again. He once told me to listen to this and I must have cried for hours. Very painful to know that someone felt this way and I never knew.
    wendytime73on May 16, 2016   Link

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