"(sic)" as written by and James Root Corey Taylor....
Black dirty teeth, in the crease
Was the proof too good to be believed?
It's the cunt with the tongue
Who belongs on broken knees

So far it occurs to me
That everybody in the world is afraid of me
Just one more sin and down we go
But the news is out and I think I'm going to kill myself
Or fuck myself, or tell myself
About the only thing that matters now

We bury what we fear the most
Approaching original violence
Is the silence where you hide it?
'Cause I don't recognize you anymore

To each his own
Life can do with one less watered-down excuse
If this is over you can tell me it's no use

Use, just tell me it's over

Today we will deceive our better selves
Into assimilating pain from something else
Put on your face and show me why
Behind the scenes we had to simply comply

Now the community doesn't feel any better than it used to be
I want to be a judge in a criminal case
You covered up, did you cultivate?
Be yourself, not yourself, know yourself
'Cause no one seems to know you now

We carry what we can't control
Approaching original violence
In the silence there's a nihilist
Who doesn't care and never did

To each his own
Life can do with one less watered-down excuse
There comes a time when we can't take the same abuse
If this is over you can tell me it's no use

Use

Drug out, pissed on, everything's the same
Bitch and moan, it doesn't matter, nothing's going to change
I don't want to watch another brother fucking die
So discarded, fallen by the side
Don't tell me it's the only way
Just another reason why you never take the bait
The trials, the scheming, the burden of the beast
Both your faces turn your back on everything you fought to save a dream

Now that it's over
When this is over

We are the angels, fear to tread
Approaching original violence
We're the silence, we'll deny it
We can't continue on like this

To each his own
Life can do with one less watered-down excuse
There comes a time when we can't take the same abuse
My god, it would've taken just one word to stay from you
Now that this is over you can tell me it's no use
Now that this is over you can tell me it's no use

Use, just tell me it's over

It doesn't matter what you say
It doesn't matter what you do
We can't continue on like this


Lyrics submitted by thewhitepony33, edited by Maggot6sic6

"AOV" as written by James Root Corey Taylor

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  • +6
    General Commentwhatever...slipknot is hella fucken good...chill with the trash talking kiddies :-D after all what good is a war of opinion...it's about as worthless as Palestine and as stupid as suicide bombings. Next time someone says some shit about slipknot, just kick back and smoke a bowl or take valiums or something...whatever puts those overactive hormones to rest. I'm not saying peace and love, but fuck is it annoying to read people's petty 25-page long arguments. Enough. *PeAcE... ^mwaz^* -JuLiE
    JulieBeBeon May 25, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about mockery and teasing, it is tellin all you nerds who were teased in high school and shit, go out and fuck people up if they piss you off, go ahead, but make sure to fuck with their mind first.
    SlipknotNuts666on April 16, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthey u stupid fuck 10jin your the stupidest perosn i've ever fucking heard of what r u fucking retarded i mean your idea about the song is fucking retarded but u dumb ass.....u can't even spell carey right u dumb fuck!!!!!
    DrAG mE DOwNon May 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI hope you burn in hell...
    PapaRoacher_5kon May 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyou missed the best part out of the lyrics lol............................ HERE COMES THE PAIN!!!!!!!
    moshen to this hurts in the greatest possable way,
    SICon September 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMmm you know they do that just to get you to write stuff like that right? anyway amazing song, love pretty much all of Slipknots' songs cept for the ones on the album Iowa.. just think that album kind of sucked a bit :/ This song makes me want to like.. go to a mosh n come home with broken bones. well not really but yeah awesome none-the-less :P
    SJ4Lon March 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentkundalini
    Lawsonon May 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationHmm... kind of surprised no-one has posted my idea on the 'you can't kill me cause I'm already inside you' lyric:

    Personally, I think at the time of writing Slipknot viewed themselves as a cancerous musical movement,something that people in the very bland late '90s music business would want to remove.

    They were 'inside' people already, they were inside the minds people who were listening to their music in a virus-like way. You can pick up on the same themes, though greatly intensified, in other songs - first one that springs to mind is The Heretic Anthem, I'm specifically thinking of the "I'm teaching your brightest they're listening, clamoring..." lyric. Clearly meaning teaching the brightest young people,the future, who're 'listening, clamouring' for Slipknot (The Heretic Anthem is a very anti music business song generally). Just my two cents.

    (By the way, at what point does the lyric "I - I want it all!" get sung? Maybe an earlier version of something)

    theo2103on October 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBasically if you get teased and made fun of throughout yourlife, get back at the people by beating them up or something. For instance '' Enemy show me wat u want to be i can handle anything even if i cant handle you'' to me is saying that get back at you enemy even if you cant handle them
    marqon May 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok...if u fuck with me or my friends you are going to die...this is one of the ultimate agression songs
    hell_i_call_my_headon April 16, 2002   Link

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