The Number Six

Album: Resolution (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • Part of the lyrics for this song were penned by Randy Blythe in a fishing boat. He told Kerrang!: "I wrote bits and pieces of different things. I also figured out 'Visitation' there as well. I normally go into the studio with a lot of the lyrics already written, but I'd go out on a boat. I figured some of the lyrics out there."
  • The song is about envy, which is Number 6 on the list of The Seven Deadly Sins. Specifically, it concerns how the envious idiots that occupy message boards and unleash torrents of anonymous internet criticism are digging their own graves. Blythe explained the hook ("The number six. Leviathan") to Kerrang!: "In medieval times, they would assign each sin a demon," he said. "Envy's is Leviathan. That's where the chorus comes from."

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