Destroy

Too tragic to stay with you
Too static to try for you
These scars, they swallow hard
The part of the past that's hollow and dark
Too horrid to kill for you
Too sordid to die with you
Unstable as always, come down
Everything else is just dust and sound

Separate (I've lost my only way)
Separate (I've lost my only way)
Separate (I've lost my only way)
See the shape (broken and thrown away)

I'd give it all away, come take it all away
You can't resent the fear
Somebody tell me how I got here
I'd give it all to you, come take it, it's all for you
The noise is so damn loud, but
Everything else is just dust and sound

Separate (I've lost my only way)
Separate (I've lost my only way)
Separate (I've lost my only way)
See the shape (broken and thrown away)

I don't want to do this anymore
Everything's shit, everything's been taken
Forsaken, gotta start it over 'cause I'm hearing it
Backwards, don't make sense, don't feel better
Who's better? It's not that simple
You gotta figure it out before you make things difficult
It's not a word, it's a problem, the problem was easy
Draw your conclusions, solutions?
Anybody else want to run?
Contorting, distorting, I am undone
One less propaganda nightmare fixture
Are you getting the picture?

Separate (I've lost my only way)
Separate (I've lost my only way)
Separate (I've lost my only way)
See the shape (broken and thrown away)

Separate (I've lost my only way)
Separate (I've lost my only way)
Separate (I've lost my only way)
See the shape (broken and thrown away)
Broken and thrown away


Lyrics submitted by lemonie_fresh

The Shape Lyrics as written by Corey Taylor Christopher Fehn

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • +3
    General Comment

    I find this song talks about a lot of Corey's life (or anybody else's life for that matter). Sometimes your past or your present is "too tragic" to stay with what you have, so you continually break away from the pain. You "seperate" from "the shape". The shape to me is a visual representation of Corey's life, and how he continues to seperate himself from his life and his surroundings. Look at it as somebody shutting down from the world, or running away. Everytime this happens, though, he becomes more and more lost, until the shape (his life) is simply "broken and thrown away". Pretty powerful, especially at the last part of the song.

    Nightshade_Eclipseon July 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    i think this song is about how fate makes you're life go a certain way and corey doesn't want that to happen by seperating himself with the way his life is currently going and tries to right the wrongs

    Disengage12aon February 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    i think this song is saying that he wont give up anything for someone or something.......but at the sae time hes saying if u have the balls then come take it from me.......i dunno i might be WAY off

    hea-thyron May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Corey in this song is actually talking about how his father left him, and all the anguish he caused.

    JesterX515on July 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    thanx for clearin that up... :) ~heather~

    hea-thyron August 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    the shape is the guy in the halloween films' name, and the films are favourites of corey so i guess he wrote a song about it... go figure, man

    pokeamericaintheeyeon August 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I thought Michael Myers was the Halloween guy?? This song rocks tho, however not as much as Spit it Out! Rah!

    M20on September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    his name is Michael Myers but he's known as "The Shape".

    GlassJAw182on September 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    i agree with JesterX, this is all about his dad, how he cant live with him ande he tries but he cant get there....great song...slipknot rocks

    Spedgeron March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    brilliant song, sad to say i read somewhere (cant remember where) that subliminal verses will be their last cd together :(

    x_slipknot_xon May 22, 2004   Link

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