"Bother" as written by and Corey Todd Taylor....
Wish I was too dead to cry
My self-affliction fades
Stones to throw at my creator
Masochists to which I cater

You don't need to bother, I don't need to be
I'll keep slipping farther
But once I hold on, I won't let go til it bleeds

Wish I was too dead to care
If indeed I cared at all
Never had a voice to protest
So you fed me shit to digest
I wish I had a reason, my flaws are open season
For this, I gave up trying
One good turn deserves my dying

You don't need to bother, I don't need to be
I'll keep slipping farther
But once I hold on, I won't let go til it bleeds

Wish I'd died instead of lived
A zombie hides my face
Shell forgotten with its memories
Diaries left with cryptic entries

And you don't need to bother, I don't need to be
I'll keep slipping farther
But once I hold on, I won't let go til it bleeds

You don't need to bother, I don't need to be
I'll keep on slipping farther
But once I hold on
I'll never live down my deceit


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"Bother" as written by Corey Taylor

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    General CommentI still can't get over how great this song is. I almost passed out when I found out who this was by. Corey has such an amazing voice, it's such a shame he screams all the time in the band. I'm not a fan of Slipknot, but I definitely think Corey has an amazing gift and I really hope he does more solo stuff...I'd buy it in a second.

    And to rockstar - Music is a way of venting all of those negative feelings and self-hatred. If his therapy is his music, who are you to say such things about him? It sounds like you're looking for your own way to release your negativity. Don't tear him down because he's found his.
    Vicious Barbieon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfuck what??
    corkyiversonon May 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentrockstart should kill himself....cuz i totally agree with disturbed child, maybe his music doesnt help you, but i konw it helps me and her and definetly more than just us 2.....so think about what u say b4 u say sumthing stupid like that
    Bullhead823on May 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is an incredible powerful song in my opinion. The first time i heard it i was hooked. The seconded time i heard it i read the lyrics at the same time, its nearly broke me. I dont think i can say anything else about this song that hasnt' already been said
    lankyjoe1984on June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is Corey Taylor from Slipknot's solo song he did for the SpiderMan soundtrack... it's acoustic and completely different than anything he's done with Slipknot. It's a great song, in my opinion.
    thewhitepony33on April 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, i know corey is usually screamin out his agaony, but melodically, he owns too
    BKirbs34on April 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a great song with great lyrics and I really thnk the meaning is much more obscure than youd initially think, I think the songs about living in this country, and realizing that you have no say and that no one cares, and how hed rather die than live ina country where no one cares for one another.
    sting7282on April 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell, first off...if Corey did a Solo album like this I would absolutely buy it..however I dont see that happening. The song to me seemed to be a person against everything that they've been taught to respect but keeps them down. "Stones to throw at my Creator, The Masochist to which I cater" is a fairly obvious line about religion. The chorus seems to demonstrate holding on to the last things good in the speaker's life and he doesn't want interference by anyone else.
    NIN7688on April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Wish I was to dead to care/if indeed I cared at all" i think that means that he wished that he was dead to all feelings and emotions. i think this song is about relationships with others, and about being hurt by others. finding someone to blame for things gone wrong. things go well in friendships and then turn bad, and at that point all you have is memories to look back on, and when this happens over and over you just wish you were dead to feeling anything for anyone, because in the end you see yourself getting hurt.
    jasondzinielon April 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttwo things that i noticed when listening to the song. . .he says "self affliction fades" not "self affliction face" AND the last word of the song is "deceit" not "disease".
    jasondzinielon April 29, 2002   Link

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