Here we go again, motherfucker
Come on down, and see the idiot right here
Too fucked to beg and not afraid to care
What's the matter with calamity anyway?
Right? Get the fuck outta my face
Understand that I can't feel anything
It isn't like I want to sift through the decay
I feel like a wound, like I got a fuckin'
Gun against my head, you live when I'm dead
One more time, motherfucker
Everybody hates me now, so fuck it
Blood's on my face and my hands, and I
Don't know why, I'm not afraid to cry
But that's none of your business

Whose life is it?
Get it? See it?
Feel it? Eat it?
Spin it around so I can spit in its face
I want to leave without a trace
'Cause I don't want to die in this place
People equal shit, people equal shit
People equal shit, people equal shit
People equal shit (what cha gonna do?)
People equal shit ('cause I am not afraid of you)
People equal shit (I'm everything you'll never be)
People equal shit

It never stops, you can't be everything to everyone
Contagion, I'm sittin' at the side of satan
What do you want from me?
They never told me the failure I was meant to be
Overdo it, don't tell me you blew it
Stop your bitchin' and fight your way through it
I'm, not, like, you, i, just, fuck, up
C'mon motherfucker, everybody has to die
C'mon motherfucker, everybody has to die

People equal shit, people equal shit
People equal shit, people equal shit
People equal shit (what cha gonna do?)
People equal shit ('cause I am not afraid of you)
People equal shit (I'm everything you'll never be)
People equal shit
People equal shit, people equal shit
People equal shit, people equal shit
People equal shit (what cha gonna do?)
People equal shit ('cause I am not afraid of you)
People equal shit (I'm everything you'll never be) people equal shit


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People = Shit Lyrics as written by Corey Taylor Christopher Fehn

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  • +4
    General Comment

    I read on another site what slipknot's member Shawn crahan said the meaning of this song was. He said the meaning is "people are like an incurable disease that is destroying or world" or something similar to that.

    Sean777on June 01, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    IF U HAVE A FUCKING PROBLEM WITH IT THEN GO THE FUCK AWAY! ITS SIMPLE U ARE ALL JUST JELOUS BECAUSE HES FAMOUS AND U ARNT!
    STOP TALKING OUT OF UR ASS AND GO HOME! ~heather~

    hea-thyron June 22, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I'm not sure if other people have said this.

    But I think this song is about how people don't care about anybody else but themselves anymore. They won't even do something as simple as letting someone into to traffic because they have to get to where they need to go and that's the only thing that matters.

    And also I'm sick and tired of everybody thinking I'm fucked up because I say People = Shit.

    Brucie133on December 22, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretation

    Pure misanthropy. That basically sums up this song :)

    lowrideron July 14, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    FUN WITH RAZORS, EVERY song by slipknot i have seen with your look on it is overrated(spelled right now), your just a hater against good music go eat Christina Agulera's dick

    SlipknotNuts666on April 16, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    yeah i like to blow dogs yumm yumm..........alright lets get a few things straight......what is it that u really hate about slipknot? u think their gay...whats gay about them...their music.....their appearance?.....cuz saying their gay is making an assumption..what kind of music do u listen too.......cuz if u tell me then im gonna go onto that message board and start dissing them cuz im sooooooo cool like that im willing to give a fuck and take time out of my life to go dis a band that i dont like...oh wow did i offend any of u that did...namley redrum. like i said before YOUR JUST FUCKING JELOUS CUZ THEIR FAMOUS AND YOUR NOT! SO STOP TALKING OUT OF YOUR DICK BECUASE WE ALL KNOW THAT WHAT YOU JUST WROTE ABOUT SLIPKNOT IS A SICK AND TWISTED SEX FANTASY SO.. G-O A-W-A-Y! ~heather~

    hea-thyron July 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    i agree with u classicalman114, people r fuckin greedy pricks and society will end up destroying itself, people r so fuckin corrupt, all they care about is money and power.....

    slipknoteverythingendson March 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    no most fucking people=shit, theyre are few of us in the world taht have realized that most people are shit, most of the people that have realized this are on this site telling thier view of how they think everyone = shit.

    SADMANon June 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    i think the song is about takin no shit and giving the world hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    slipknot911on January 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    "Misanthropy is a generalized dislike, distrust, disgust, contempt and hatred of the human species, human nature, or society. A misanthrope is someone who holds those views and feelings. The word's origin is from Greek words μῖσος (misos, "hatred") and ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos, "man, human being")." In other words 'PEOPLE=SHIT' This song is all about misanthropy. In my opinion this is the misanthropic anthem and being a misanthrope I should know. The title of this song reminds me of Tyler Durten referring to his people as 'made up of the same decaying organic matter as the rest of the world.' An individual or group of individuals can be intelligent, insightful and contribute something worthwile to society however when you witness the idiocy, ignorance, intolerance and blind conformoty of a herd mentality, particularly a mob mentality, you realise what people as a whole really are. Fuck all of you(love)

    -ReNeGaDe-NiNjA-on August 09, 2010   Link

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