"Birth Of The Cruel" as written by and Jim Root Sid Wilson....
Let him crave understanding
Let him crave your wisdom
Let him crave
Let him need you
Father, for the self-control

I'm just a Judas, lookin' for a silver line
And tomorrow is still a step behind
Hey, hey, drama, I'd love to be a waste of your time
Oh no, thanks so much for wasting mine
So hear me out
Let's hear it for the damaged
Who understands but the broken?
Developed in the arms of spite
I'm all fucked up and I make it look good
Adrenaline sight tonight

I'm overthrown
I'm over your throne
I'm over it

Sick, sickened, I'm sickening, I'm stricken by the fist
Blessed are the fires that have burned me
Listen to this, the lesson is, never underestimate the agony
Death of the fool, birth of the cruel

Remember how you spent the best part of forever
In a state of pure disease?
It was another thing altogether
To forget that you brought out the worst in me
Hey, karma, you don't feel like I do
You just wish you'd hate like I do
We are the bitter, the maladjusted and wise
Fighting off a generation too uptight
We're all dressed up with nobody to kill
The rhetoric stops tonight

I'm overthrown
I'm over your throne
I'm over it

Sick, sickened, I'm sickening, I'm stricken by the fist
Blessed are the fires that have burned me
Listen to this, the lesson is
Never underestimate the agony
Death of the fool
Birth of the
Birth of the cruel
Yeah

Now's not the time for denying
Shifting the focus to scare
Let's not forget we're all guilty
All three dimensions polluted by earnest despair

I'm overthrown
I'm over your throne
I'm overthrown
I'm over your throne
I'm over it

Let him crave understanding
Let him crave your wisdom
Let him crave
Let him need you
Father, for the self-control
That he can see and look at the enemy and say
Not today, sucker
Go back to Hell where you belong


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"Birth of the Cruel" as written by Jim Root Sid Wilson

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  • +1
    Song MeaningThe song, just like the other singles, talks about vocalist Corey Taylor struggles with depression in lines like:

    'Never underestimate the agony'

    Also, the song shows how he changed to overpass this problem, saying that it’s “the death of the fool” and “the birth of the cruel.”
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon August 07, 2019   Link

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