The whole world is my enemy, and I'm a walking target
Two times the devil with all the significance
Dragged and raped for the love of a mob
I can't stay, because I can't be stopped
Eat motherfuckers alive who cross us
I know you're all tired of the same ol' bosses
Let me tell you how it's gonna be
I'm gonna kill anyone who steps up in front of me
Welcome to the same ol' fucking scam
Same ol' shit in a dead fad

Everybody wants to be so hard
Are you real or a second-rate sports card?
They all lost their dad or their wife just died
They never got to go outside, shut up
Nobody gives a fuck
It doesn't change the fact that you suck

(We are) the anti-cancer
(We are) the only answer
Stripped down, we want you dead
But what's inside of me, you'll never know
(We are) bipolar gods
(We are) you know what we are
My life was always shit
And I don't think I need this anymore

Now I'm not pretty and I'm not cool
But I'm fat and I'm ugly and proud, so fuck you
Standing out is the new pretension
Streamline the sickness, half-assed aggression
You gotta see it to believe it, we all got conned
All the mediocre sacred cows we spawned
Put your trust in the mission
We will not repent, this is our religion

(We are) the anti-cancer
(We are) the only answer
Stripped down, we want you dead
But what's inside of me, you'll never know
(We are) bipolar gods
(We are) you know what we are
My life was always shit
And I don't think I need this anymore

I am hated
You are hated
We are hated
I am hated

Everything sucks and I can prove it
Everybody dies, shuffle on, remove it
Individuals, indispensable
I'm the paradox deity vessel
The other side holds no secret
But this side is done, I don't need it
Before you go, you should know you're breaking down
You'll be rotten by the time you're underground, fuck you

(We are) the anti-cancer
(We are) the only answer
Stripped down, we want you dead
But what's inside of me, you'll never know
(We are) bipolar gods
(We are) you know what we are
My life was always shit
And I don't think I need this anymore

(We are) the source of conscience
(We are) distorted sentients
There's only one thing left
And I can't leave until it's sated
(We are) the absolute
(We are) controlling you
They're closing in, I can't escape
I am hated


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I Am Hated Lyrics as written by Corey Taylor Christopher Fehn

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  • +1
    General Comment

    Nice..

    Pharmicopiaon May 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I cant get away from this song, its great, it makes me feel invincible when I listen to it.

    hugeone350500on May 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    no one can deny corey is a sick mo fo and if they do, they wronggggg.

    EatAcatFishRawon August 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
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    PS slipknots lyrics are so up front and in your face theres not much to ponder over, just sit back and let the raw aggression and emotion go through you.

    EatAcatFishRawon August 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
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    oh yeah, and tipper gore needs to eat a dick

    hugeone350500on April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    enough said!!!! they said it all

    Distanced_Disturbedon May 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    slipknot is the anti-cancer? oh, boy, someone should tell medical science! it's been under our noses all along!

    roger wilcoon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    LOL this song is one of the best and so much of it is how i feel

    surfy_chicon June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    hugeone...ha ha i agree with both of your comments....and i am hated....

    kari0104on June 11, 2002   Link
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    This song is just fuckin brilliant if you ask me, its one of those songs that injects violence right into your bloodstream, ya know? it great, when i listen to it i feel like i could take the whole fucking world on, brilliant, only Slipknot.

    xbLoOdYShAmRoCkxon July 08, 2002   Link

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