"Threadbare" as written by Shawn Economaki, Corey Taylor, James Root, Josh Rand and Roy Mayorga....
Hold your breath and say goodbye
Never say a word
When you feel like your rights are wrong
When you feel like you've stayed too long

Let him go, he's let you down
Just let me show you why
Every life is a chance to try,
We can live like we both can't die

I know this time,
I never wanted to destroy your dream come true
And all this time,
I never wanted to destroy someone like you
I want you to stay, so give me a sign
Give me your hand, I'll take you home

In the dark we're all the same
We only seem alone
There's a place that we all must hide,
There's a place that we lock from the inside

Everything we ever were
And everything we are
We will heal as the days roll by
'Cause in the end it's you and I

I know this time,
I never wanted to destroy your dream come true
And all this time,
I never wanted to destroy someone like you
I want you to stay, so give me a sign
Give me your hand, I'll take you home

We are sewn inside the fabric that is holding us together
We get no ? that something so tragic would save us all
Would save us all, we are on our own again
We are on our own again

I know this time,
I never wanted to destroy your dream come true
And all this time,
I never wanted to destroy someone like you
I want you to stay, so give me a sign
Give me your hand, I'll take you home


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"Threadbare" as written by James Root Corey Taylor

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    General CommentFor me...

    This song represents losing that "one" losing that "dream come true", and smashing it and destroying that dream person so badly you will never get them back.

    As for Corey's perspective...possibly Scarlett. I'm sure he will be asked in an interview.

    The majority of the album is very "partner/lost partner" driven I think.

    Cheers,
    Effektd.
    effektdon September 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't mean to be picky but it's "I never wanted to destory a dream come true" not "I never wanted to destroy your dream come true"
    AGumbyon September 20, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwouldn't surprise me if this song was about Slipknot's bassist and Corey's good friend Paul Gray. The album in which the song came from, Audio Secrecy, was dedicated to Paul Gray after his death. there are YouTube videos out there where Corey explains each song on the album, but he doesn't elaborate specifically who this song was about, just that it was about someone who he was very close to. not entirely sure, but that would be my guess.
    Tammie2003on July 03, 2013   Link

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