"Custer " as written by and Chris Fehn Anders Colsefni....
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(Yeah)
(Rise)
Half alive and stark-raving free and maligned
Encroaching on the purpose of this commercial-free interruption
Due to the prolific nature of this statement
Listener aggression is advised

It's strange, whenever I see a gun
I think about just how petty you are
And it blows my fucking mind
Yeah, it blows my fucking mind
These days, I never seem to get enough
I’m tired of this shit, I want to go home
Don't waste my fucking time
Don't waste my fucking time
Because anything exceptional
Gets crushed by common people
With jealousy and ignorance
And all that common evils
This planet isn't special
Collections made of clay
I'm waiting for the punishment
I know is on my way

(Cut cut cut me up and fuck fuck fuck me up)
Cut cut cut me up and fuck fuck fuck me up
(Cut cut cut me up and fuck fuck fuck me up)
(Cut cut cut me up and fuck fuck fuck me up)
(Cut cut cut me up and fuck fuck fuck me up)
(Cut cut cut me up and fuck fuck fuck me up)

Irreverence is my disease
It's secondhand, but you know me
The son of a bitch is on his knees
The last man standing gets no pity

Somewhere on a toilet wall
I read the words 'You form a line
To Formalize the Former Lies
And I finally saw the truth
Something so profound and it was sitting there
Surrounded by the garbage and the stains
Another victim of the refuse
Now I've been saying this for years
But you don't comprehend it
I fight hell and I fight fear
Because I understand it
Androgyny and insults
You try so hard to be difficult
You want to win the war?
Know what you're fighting for

(Cut cut cut me up and fuck fuck fuck me up)
Cut cut cut me up and fuck fuck fuck me up
(Cut cut cut me up and fuck fuck fuck me up)
(Cut cut cut me up and fuck fuck fuck me up)
(Cut cut cut me up and fuck fuck fuck me up)
(Cut cut cut me up and fuck fuck fuck me up)

Irreverence is my disease
It's secondhand, but you know me
The son of a bitch is on his knees
The last man standing gets no pity
With the angel eyes and demon seeds
You're missing what you really need
When all is said and done, you'll see
The last man standing gets no pity
(No pity)
(No pity)
(No pity)
(No pity)
(No pity)

(Cut cut cut me up and fuck fuck fuck me up)
Cut cut cut me up and fuck fuck fuck me up
(Cut cut cut me up and fuck fuck fuck me up)
(Cut cut cut me up and fuck fuck fuck me up)
(Cut cut cut me up and fuck fuck fuck me up)
(Cut cut cut me up and fuck fuck fuck me up)


Lyrics submitted by Farhadirani, edited by AdamArtz, mggt, sinrise, Tundra1234

"Custer" as written by James Root Corey Taylor

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  • +2
    General CommentCorey said during a facebook QnA (it's on YT) that this is about the haters to Slipknot, how they wouldn't have been able to make another album..
    AaronBennion99on May 08, 2015   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think this song is about George Armstrong Custer's masochism and cruelty at the Battle of Little Bighorn.

    "It's strange, whenever I see a gun
    I think about just how petty you are
    And it blows my fucking mind
    Yeah, it blows my fucking mind
    These days, I never seem to get enough
    I'm tired of this shit, I want to go up
    Don't waste my fucking time
    Don't waste my fucking time"

    This bit seems to be about Custer's bravery and impulsiveness. For example, before the battle he was told to wait for backup, but he ignored that and attacked.

    "Because anything exceptional
    Gets crushed by governed people
    With jealousy and ignorance
    And all that coven equals
    This one, it isn't special
    Collections made of clay"

    I think that this part is about how Custer believed that the particular village he's attacking isn't special or significant and that the Indians will end up dead anyway, so he attacked.

    "I'm waiting for the punishment
    I know it’s on my way"

    The Sioux were known for mutilating and desecrating bodies. Custer knew that he was surrounded, and that the Indian warriors were going to slaughter him and his army and do that to his corpse.

    "Cut, cut, cut me up and Fuck, fuck, fuck me up"

    This could be a taunt towards the Indians

    "Irreverence is my disease
    It's secondhand, but you know me
    The son of a bitch is on his knees
    The last man standing gets no pity"

    This could be about how Custer showed no respect at all for the Indians. He also had a lack of respect for his commander. "The last man standing gets no pity" could be saying that the last man gets no pity from his now dead comrades or mercy from the Indian warriors.

    "Somewhere on a toilet wall I read the words you form along
    To form a life, they're for my mind
    Then I find myself a truth
    Something so profound and now it's sitting there
    Surrounded by the damage of the state
    Another victim of the refuse
    Now I've been saying this for years
    But you don't comprehend it
    I fight hell and I fight fear
    Because I understand it
    Androgeny and insults
    Your choice, don't wanna be difficult
    You wanna win the war?
    Know what you're fighting for"

    I have no idea what this section is about . . . nor does the guy from reddit who I sourced some of this from

    "With angel eyes and demon seeds
    You're missing what you really need."

    The 'angel eyes' are probably some reference to the Indians, but the 'demon seeds' might refer to Custer's view of the Indian people as demons and devils.

    "When all is said and done, you see
    The last man standing gets no pity"

    These bit seems to be about how the Americans will hunt down every last Indian down once the battle is over without pity.


    Sourced from reddit.com/r/Slipknot/comments/2ivx0z/the_meaning_of_custer/ and my own analysis of the song.
    LemSpikeon February 27, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionbest song on the cd
    crginlvon May 14, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyric correction....


    How about this one ,tata tata tatatata
    TATA TATA TATATATA

    RISE

    Half alive and stark raving free and misaligned for
    encroaching on the purpose of this commercial-free interruption
    Due to the prolific nature of this statement
    Listener aggression is advised

    It's strange, whenever I see a gun
    I think about just how petty you are
    And it blows my fucking mind
    it blows my fucking mind

    These days, I never seem to get enough
    I'm tired of this shit, I want to go home
    Don't waste my fucking time
    Don't waste my fucking time

    Because anything exceptional
    Gets crushed by common people
    With jealousy and ignorance
    And all that common evils

    This planet isn't special
    Collections made of clay
    I'm waiting for the punishment
    I know is on my way

    Cut, cut, cut me up and
    Fuck, fuck, fuck me up
    Cut, cut, cut me up and
    Fuck, fuck, fuck me up
    Cut, cut, cut me up and
    Fuck, fuck, fuck me up
    Cut, cut, cut me up and
    Fuck, fuck, fuck me up
    Cut, cut, cut me up and
    Fuck, fuck, fuck me up
    Cut, cut, cut me up and
    Fuck, fuck, fuck me up

    Irreverence is my disease
    It's secondhand, but you know me
    The son of a bitch is on his knees
    The last man standing gets no pity

    Somewhere on a toilet wall I read the words
    you form a line to formalize the former lies
    and i finally saw the truth

    Something so profound and it was sitting there
    Surrounded by the garbage and the stains
    Another victim of the refuse

    Now I've been saying this for years
    But you don't comprehend it
    I fight hell and I fight fear
    Because I understand it

    Androgyny and insults
    You try so hard to be difficult
    You want to win the war?
    Know what you're fighting for

    Cut, cut, cut me up and
    Fuck, fuck, fuck me up
    Cut, cut, cut me up and
    Fuck, fuck, fuck me up
    Cut, cut, cut me up and
    Fuck, fuck, fuck me up
    Cut, cut, cut me up and
    Fuck, fuck, fuck me up
    Cut, cut, cut me up and
    Fuck, fuck, fuck me up
    Cut, cut, cut me up and
    Fuck, fuck, fuck me up

    Irreverence is my disease
    It's secondhand, but you know me
    The son of a bitch is on his knees
    The last man standing gets no pity

    With angel eyes and demon seeds
    You're missing what you really need
    When all is said and done, you see
    The last man standing gets no pity

    No pity, no pity, no pity
    No pity, no pity

    Cut, cut, cut me up and
    Fuck, fuck, fuck me up
    Cut, cut, cut me up and
    Fuck, fuck, fuck me up
    Cut, cut, cut me up and
    Fuck, fuck, fuck me up
    Cut, cut, cut me up and
    Fuck, fuck, fuck me up
    Cut, cut, cut me up and
    Fuck, fuck, fuck me up
    Cut, cut, cut me up and
    Fuck, fuck, fuck me up
    amphetamanon November 18, 2016   Link

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