"Idle Hands" as written by and Joel/rand Ekman....
Stuck to the dog, pissin' out both ends
I got a hundred lethal weapons that I call my friends
Ain't a person on earth who could take my life
I wish they would so a man could get some sleep at night
But my design is a mixture of descent and decay
I see a monster in the mirror fucking everyday
Can a man ever wash his hands of blood
Perpetual deja vu, isn't that enough

Peel back the layers, and see what I've become
Satisfied? Now I feel nothing
Stay away, I swear it wasn't me

See if you can relish if you close both eyes
Every time I make an issue of it, someone dies
Carried out like a hit man, set in stone
Don't know why I even bother to be left alone
In my opinion, it's a self-serving fucked up phase
Got a picture in my wallet that I keep, in case I
Gotta go, gotta split, gotta make it to a higher level than this
But I could be wrong, what I say is wrong, what I really want to say is:


Run, it doesn't matter
I need all the miracles that I can gather
Run, I can't pretend
I put myself in idle hands again

Here's how it ends, just a bit too soon
River deep in all the shit I let myself get into
Doesn't anybody like it here
Blank looks, television drama and no fear
Let another person fuck with your mind
I bet you become the person who will fuck in time
Man I just stopped caring, the music is blaring
I feel you glaring, why won't you stop staring


Run, it doesn't matter
I need all the miracles that I can gather
Run, I can't pretend
I put myself in idle hands again

Get the fuck off of me

Lyrics submitted by downthesun836

"Idle Hands" as written by Josh Rand Joel Ekman

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    General Commenthmmm...is this based on the film 'idle hands'? sounds like it...
    Maggoton August 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti just think it about some one who is possesed and cant conrol where his hands are going or doing...
    oldskoolpunker23on September 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think he is talking about how is an emotional fuck up and has put himself at the mercy of other people who in turn have fucked him around.
    quiffpornon April 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentmy veiws have changed i agree with guiff a little but am leaning more towards him and slipknot how people i see on the street are like oh hes better in slipknot, which i heavily disagree cause in my eyes i think that stone sour has impacted slipknot in whole, but this song to me is just saying get away from me i didn't fucking change at all im still the same person same taste same flesh and bone youve loved over and over again so fuck off :)
    oldskoolpunker23on May 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'd agree w/ guiffporn. It sounds like this guy is just f*cked up and tortured, and who better to convey that than Corey? I love the part where he screams "WHY WON'T YOU STOP STARING?" That's gotta be the sickest scream on that album.
    maggot#8on August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah I agree that it's someone being screwed by someone else... I really like this song! maggot#8 I love that whole bit: 'Man I just stopped caring, the music is blaring
    I feel you glaring, WHY WON'T YOU STOP STARING? " but I agree the screams absolutely awesome!

    Devil's Little Sister
    DLSon October 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDisagree with one of the lyrics
    I hear "my design is a micture of dissent and chaos"
    I think this also fits better with corey taylor
    Descent and decay are also parts of his design but nearly as much as dissent and chaos.
    Thoughts anyone?
    cmsykoon August 03, 2012   Link

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