"This Cold Black" as written by Sidney George Wilson, Nathan Jonas Jordison, Paul Dedrick Gray, Christopher Michael Fehn, James Donald Root, Craig Alan Jones, Michael Shawn Crahan, Mickael Gordon Thomson and Corey Todd Taylor....
Mother nature is a coward (mother nature is a whore)
No more presence, no more power (I pray for death, by the hour)
Cut another smile into me (into me is all you are)
My artifice won't recognize me (you won't find me) anymore

Post-traumatic war machines, the pessimists still won't believe
Throw away my past mistakes, it's all I can to feel
Let my weapons be your children, let my armies be your damned
Try to suffer on in silence, try to stop me if you can

Pneumatic destroyer, pathetic seducer
Distortion sufficient
Some day, one day, we'll live our lives again

My ghosts have found their way back home
I have every right to kill my own
I am something now that never could exist
My anguish conquers all, pay the price and watch me fall
My only key is broken, my broken key is only? Me

Pneumatic destroyer, pathetic seducer
Distortion sufficient
Some day, one day, we'll live our lives again

You utter waste of tired flesh,
It doesn't matter if you can't progress
Even now they still create me, give me your ignorance, irritate me
I am made of the same debris, you want it all but you didn't want me
Hypocrite with no real use, I'm alive, what's your excuse?

Pneumatic destroyer, pathetic seducer
Distortion sufficient
Some day, one day, we'll live our lives again
Pneumatic destroyer, pathetic seducer
Distortion sufficient
Some day, one day, we'll live our lives again

We'll live our lives again

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"This Cold Black" as written by Christopher Fehn Chris Fehn

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    General CommentAbout two weeks before this album came out there was a school slashing (the kid used swords) in South Africa and the kid supposedly wore a Slipknot mask.
    Which makes the lyrics "Let my weapons be your children" very fitting.
    Universal Logicon September 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentin my humble opinion it is about war veterans. A vast majority are coming back with mental scars and very disillusioned with the government, and the concept of the rich man's war breaking the poor man's back. Recruiters "seduce" the young and glorify the idea of war, but almost always ends the same way.(Distortion sufficient?) (Even now they still create me) People are still being sent over to fight

    (Post traumatic war machines...Pessimist still dont believe) This could certainly have a double meaning, but I think that alot of the trauma of returning is trying to tell people what its like and they have no clue as to what you mean. You cannot understand the hell that combat is unless you lived it. And alot of "pessimists" just dismiss post traumatic disorder as BS. Which unfortunately as we've seen in Vietnam vets, can cause suicide and homicide among many other issues
    (My ghost have found their way back home, I have every right to kill my own)

    well that is just my 5 dollar spin on it.
    sweatermuffinson April 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commentidk this isnt one of my fav songs but the album is amazing!!! theres soo many other good songs on there
    vern93on August 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentUniversal Logic on. Are you South African? I unfortunately live in this shit hole of a country. And Jesus Christ. When that kid killed the other kid. Poor Slipknot got the fucking blame and there were labelled a satanic band! Although it did make them more famous here. Every metal supporter went nuts and defended Slipknot. And I'm an english teacher and the day after the incident I rocked up at school wearing a Slipknot shirt. Much to the principle's disgust. He he he. And now my narrow minded students fear them.
    killwestlifeon September 12, 2008   Link
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    nikkisixx_metal4evaon September 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like he alternates between 'sedition' and 'seducer' or maybe just all 'sedition' (It was make more sense, seeing as this is a very political album, and what sedition is.)
    AkumuXon September 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell your all entitled to your opinion but Corry Tailer intended a different meaning.
    And these are his words.
    t calls people to the carpet on all types of shit. And I don't think people are doing that anymore, and if they are, its in such a weak way. Its like "yeah we know that you're angry, but give me a fucking reason and you better make it interesting!"
    Raven-Death666on October 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentnot sure what the song means but I know what you mean about South Africa, even the people (metalheads) who hated slipknot defended them.
    ghjkdtyertycxvbon November 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is fucking bitching!!!!!!!! kicks ass!!!! I take it as being against people trying to force their pathetic rules and views onto others (politicians, religious pricks you name it)anyone who tries to tell you what to do to their own benefit , distorting reality enough to seduce you. To me it just screams out you are right!! not those muthafuckas who try to tell you how to think!! And also about how they try to stop you from thinking against them cause when you ask them deeply why they want "that" they cant really answer you. there are several lines that sound like they are screaming at these people. I believe the other interpretations here really add up to what the song transmitted me at first, that one about the war veterans and the one about the kid slashing the other one were really cool readings of those particular lines!! So thanks !..! ( that was meant to be devil horns)
    Obscureflectionon May 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the world,thus: this cold black(black is the representation of the turmoil that the world faces,or the dark sides of this world,like WARS,CORRUPTI0N,AND A WHOLE LOT OF BULLSHIT.) . In terms of lyrical talent,slipknot has matured,but still less impressive. The guitar riffs and joey's blast beats still a big O.K. I love slipknot,but I hate those people who over rate them,slipknot is a great band,but not the best. Joey is good,but he can't be great and he can't be the best.
    tsupolon February 14, 2011   Link

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