Lead singer Corey Taylor (from Kerrang! July 19, 2008): "It deals with obsession from the person with the obsession's point of view. And wanting to let go of the facade and being true to yourself, as monstrous as it may seem. It's badass! Vocally, I'm doing some s--t that I've never done before and its f--king disturbing, but very beautiful at the same time."
Gehenna was the valley outside of the walls of Jerusalem at the foot of Mount Zion, which in Biblical times was a public rubbish dump. The names "Hell" and "Gehenna" were interchangeable.
"I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) " borrows four bars from Notorious B.I.G's "The World Is Filled." Jay-Z and Biggie Smalls attended Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School in Brooklyn, New York at the same time.
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.