Disasterpiece

  • In this song, Slipknot lead singer Corey Taylor is reminiscing about a bully who used to pick on him. Taylor often talks about how his disgust for bullies and anyone who uses their strength to hurt people who don't deserve it. In this song, he has finally snapped and is letting loose his aggression, singing about his desire to kill this guy and make him feel the pain he has inflicted.
  • This song was brought up in a murder trial of Jason Harris and Amber Riley, who killed their friend Terry Ray Taylor the night of May 23, 2003 in San Bernadino, California. According to testimony, Harris and Riley recited lyrics to this song as they repeatedly stabbed and nearly decapitated Taylor. As past trials involving Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne songs proved, Slipknot bears no legal burden for their lyrics, but predictable outrage ensued, with pundits blaming Slipknot for contributing to the delinquency of the killers, citing lyrics like "I want to slit your throat and f--k the wound."

    There will always be some disturbed individuals who misappropriate and artist's work, and that happened again with Slipknot in 2008 when a kid in South Africa wore a Slipknot mask to school and killed another kid with a sword. Corey Taylor responded to this incident by saying, "At the end of the day, there are always going to be mental disorders and people who cause violence for no other reason than the fact that they're f--ked up and lost." Slipknot drummer Chris Fehn told us that he could relate to the judgments and put downs many kids endure, and that Metal is a positive outlet for these kids, who often go on to great things. "I wore Slayer shirts to junior high school and stuff. And people were like, "you're just an idiot," said Fehn. "These are the kids that run the world, and people need to recognize that. It's not the kid that has everything given to him. I just think that metal fans in general just have a passion for life that a lot of people don't get."
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Comments: 25

  • Zero from Nowhere, Nj"I wanna slit your throat and f--k the wound!" My GOD, I love this song! It describes my feelings in middle school/high school. Hate wasn't enough to describe me.
  • Iain from Medford, Mathis song is amazing. i get bullied so f--king much. this is why i love slipknot. great music, great message. and its songs like this that slipknot writes that makes me proud to be forever a proud maggot of the slipknot nation! and a big- ass f--k YOU to bullies and haters! m/ :'D
  • Kenneth from Sulphur Springs, TxJust scream your hate in there faces and give them the middle finger Rachel.They wont f--k with you anymore.
  • Kenneth from Sulphur Springs, TxDamn straigh! You guys tell it as it is.People are such assholes when they dont understand. -Kenny
  • Dylan from Euclid, Ohthis song always makes me want to fight someone
  • Jeze from Tucson, Azwish i could meet a mature, sexy slipknot fan...
  • Mike from Denver, Coby the way...kick*** song!
  • Mike from Denver, Co@ Devon from Robbinston, ME, #1 you sound hella tight, and #2 they wont stop annoying you bro. i got it when i was a f**ling kid. i wore band shirts everyday and i was made fun of non-f**king stop. i started buying wristbands and chains just bc i wanted to wear tht stuff right? well, turns out, they f**ked off bc they got SCARED. funniest. s**t EVER. if tht dont solve ur problem, well just stick up for urself, and ignore those f**kers. they dont no how f**king awesome metal is. stay ur self, and dont let any motherf**ker push you around. stay metal.
  • Devon from Robbinston, MeI love this song, one of my first favorites from slipknot. bullies, F*** them, i get pushed around and bi***ed at for having long hair and wearing slipknot s--ts. the people who do it don't even know me. they just asume im this peice of sh*t and don't give me a chance. its like its a crime for me to like somthing. just leave us alone ya know!!?
  • Melvin from Camden, Njthis song kick major ass live. when they sang it i just wanted to punch the person next to.... so i did. it was f*uckin awesome lol
  • Peter from Colac, Australiagreat song blokes love the start
  • Thy_frnicatr from Ft.worth, Txpull your hands away
    im gone
    goodbye
    your so depressing

    withering away
    take a look inside

    your soul is missing
  • Joe from Carver, MaSome songs have broad meanings that you as the listener do insert yourself, but there are many songs that are derived from something specific. pulse of the maggots was a shout out to the fans.....duality, AS STATED BY THE BAND has to do w/ having a tough decision and not knowing what to do but more or less being pushed into it.
  • Jerimias from Nuuk, GreenlandThis song rocks!
    I hate bullies!
  • Chenel from Salamanca, NyHey Rachel from Raleigh - beat the hell out of them. they won't know what hit 'em
  • Chenel from Salamanca, NyGreat song. Bullies suck. Um, yeah!
  • Joel from Columbia, ScDeath to all bullies. This song rocks.
  • Carl from Buffalo, NyThe opening line sets the tone for the song, and pretty much for the rest of the album as a whole. My favorite part is the middle part 'pull your hands away, im gone, goodbye, its so depressing, withering away, take a look, inside, my soul is missing, all i have is dead, so ill take you with me, i feel like im erased, so kill me just incase. The part kicks a$$ live.
  • Mike from Lisbon, Ndi love this song. Its a great "kick your a$$" kind of song that is always awesome to hear. I think my favorite part is "*HATE*hate aint enough to describe me, *SCREAM*somewhere between screaming and crying".the song just throws out so much rage its insane
  • Chris Owens from Belfast, Irelandnot only that....the very fact that he says.."my wormwood meets your pesticide" pesticide is a chemical that kills off insects....so in other words the music industry is killing bands. and that the music industry is just one big DISASTERPEICE!!!!!!!
  • Rachel from Raleigh, NcThis is my all-time favorite song ever! People bully me around and they make so frappin mad and I whant to kill them!
  • Dan from College Corner, OhHey guys a posted the lyrics from Black-goat.com for this song, hopefully they are correct.
  • Jimmy from Modesto, Cayep, he got it from black-goat.com alright
  • Jeff from Dayton, OhWow, Tim, nice copy and paste from black-goat.com. Anyway its a great fansite.
  • William from London, EnglandYou can get all (excluding Vol.3) Slipknot meanings on loads of SlipKnoT fan websites. Also the Bully in this song i belive tried to sue corey saying he didn't bully him and was untrue (not so sure if the latter is true)
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