Left Behind

Album: Iowa (2001)
Charted: 24
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Songfacts®:

  • This song by American heavy metal band Slipknot was released as their second single from their sophomore album Iowa. Singer Corey Taylor wrote the track about the friends he made during a period he spent sleeping rough under a bridge in Des Moines.
  • Kerrang! January 29, 2011 asked Taylor if he thought it would be a song that would really connect with people. He replied: "No, but I'm like that. Once we record stuff I tend to turn my eyes to the road again, because what I've done is already in the past and I'm more interested in what the future holds. I think the appeal of it is that there's an inherent groove to it that a lot of the really good songs have. It's heavy but not too heavy."
  • The music promo was directed by Dave Meyers and marked the video debut of Slipknot's new costumes in promotion of Iowa. Taylor recalled filming the clip to Kerrang!: "It was funny, I gotta be honest! We were in a field in the middle of nowhere, it was super early, we were rally pissed off and there were 15 goats and a goat wrangler. I'll never forget it - one goat started chewing on the drum set and another ran away. The rain machine blew my mask off at one point and I had to chase it down before a goat ate it!"

Comments: 2

  • Dillon from Bloomington, Indiana I haven't been into Slipknot for long, i think i started listening to them earlier this year, but I have absolutely loved what i have heard from them. I saw them at their Summer's Last Stand Tour up in Indy with my friend and we had the best time. Screaming, Jumping, and reciting the songs on the way home. It's really hard to choose a favourite song when all of them are so great, but i love to listen to this track while walking through the halls of this h*ll hole called high school. I have also learned a lot from this site and plan to use it for looking at Metallica songs.
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjOh, my God! No comments on this great song?! I remember back when this song came out, I was visiting my childhood friends in California and after listening to "The Heretic Anthem" repeatedly that we downloaded, they finally debuted this song on the radio, wow, our jaws hit the floor! This was ten years ago and I still have fond memories of it (even though it was right before September 11th, I flew my plane home on August 11th 2001, holy crap!)
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