Bother

Album: Stone Sour (2002)
Charted: 28 56
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  • According to lead singer Corey Taylor, this song is about "losing yourself and finding yourself all in one breath." It was written in a car on the way back home to the state of Iowa. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Vestyjr - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • When Taylor sings, "A zombie hides my face," he could be referring to the mask he wears as a member of Slipknot. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    zac - hope, IN
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Comments: 18

  • Donna from North Carolina I married my high school sweetheart in our early 20’s he was taken from me by Leukemia shell forgotten with its memories to me means the person I was and the path I was on ended all that was left of the old me was a shell and I have a slight memory of her but there was no way to continue that life so I was forced to leave ( as Cory calls it) my diarie of cryptic entries. I made a lot of mistakes trying to navigate through that awful time in my life I definitely have to look down those deceits but that journey made me who I am today and I’m Grateful. I truly know what it is to hold on until I bleed. Thank you Cory and Jim for this song it’s important for me to let you artists know that your words touch people and help them in real life situations a song is never ever really just a song
  • Branden from Orange Park, FlCorey Taylor is such a great guy :D seen stone sour at least 3 times in Welcome To Rockville!! Seen slipknot too man!!!
  • James from IndianaThis song means to me, confronting yourself, your regrets, bad choices, and living through the tough times. This song means the world to me, because of the internal struggle I live with everyday. Thank you Corey for writing this song, it helps me deeply.
  • Andrew from Conroe, TxGreat Song to say none the lease. Corey just has a way of pulling it out somehow. I think the song tells the story of life in general. The good, the bad, and the ugly.(No pun intended) The different verse's narrate or tell of different parts of life. During times of pain, addictions, afflections, trying to understand a meaning of God. Like 'zombies' with go through daily life wearing masks, but underneath we're dealing with everything else, 'dying' in a way, getting older as we do. We write down diaries of how we feel inside along the way, even though no one cares. Then in the end we don't 'Bother' with dealing with it anymore, we just carry on. But when he hold onto something that we truly feel is good/right, we "won't let go tell it bleeds." But even then we can't let down what we had in our pasts. Thats just the way I feel. I guess words can never describe a universal meaning for everyone. Everybody interprets it their own way. This is just one way I interpret it. Sorry if anyone dissagrees with me. But thank you for reading.
  • Spinz from Middletown, NyThis song is an internal conversation. the lines, You dont need to bother I dont need to be, I'll keep slipping further" is each side telling the other that they are separating, rejecting eachother. the lines, "But once I hold on, I won't let go til it bleeds" is one side saying, to the self, The sin dies, the life stays with me. Watch the video, the faces look at eachother in a conversation like style. One face is remorsefull and seeking atonement and the other is innocent and angry willing to redeam the soul, not the deciet/sin.
  • Jc Rock from Millbrook, AlKyle, from memphis, the other four dudes are the rest of the band. (james, josh, shawn, and joel) lol
    they surround him whenever the other corey is dying.

    and jermias, ur right.

    and james and corey are writing for the next stone sour album while on tour with slipknot.
  • Kyle from Memphis, TnThis song is AWESOME. It always makes me feel better when I'm sad.

    I've been wondering for a While... Who are the four guys that walk around the two Corey's in the video, and stare at them?

    I've always wondered that, and I can't figure it out, help me out?
  • Samantha from Boone, IaOK someone fron Iowa has got to leave a comment, this is a beautiful song it strikes a feeling in me that I cant describe. I really cant tell you what this song means but it makes me feel as if I'm sliping away while I listen to it. All too sad but awsome at the same time. Never really listened to a whole lot of Stone Sour but I think today that will all change. Rock on my Iowa friends!
  • Jerimias from Nuuk, GreenlandUh, Keegan. Isn't it "One good turn deserves my dying" and "I'll never live down my deceit"?
  • Mike from Fresno, Caerk, forgot to mention the fact that in the video he is watching himself die... and his face grow old and wither.... seeming dead... like a zombie... dededee
  • Jerimias from Nuuk, GreenlandI will never get tired of this song!
    Got it from my cousin and didn't knew a thing about Stone Sour at that time. But liked it from the very first time I heard it.
  • Keegan from Crescent City, CaGood song!!! You can actually feel Corey's pain from his addiction. "One good time deserves my dying"- still the cycle is endless when you're submerged in that lifestyle. Just like he says, "I never let down my disease", That's exactly the way you feel when you're living from day to day just trying to be well so you can semi-function in Life.
  • Brianna from Ilost, Wi"Once I hold on, I won't let go till it bleeds."
  • Mel!ssa from Pittsburgh, PaI won't let go 'til it bleeds
    great line.
  • Tom from Philly, Pacorey knows how to get to the root of a person through his lyrics as he dose in this song
  • Alice from Bacup, EnglandI adore this song. It is really good for when your down and feeling a little depressed
  • Keggan from Richmond, InI love this song. I feel how he feels when he is singing this. When I sing it there is passion, just like everything Corey does. He is very talented and intuitive. He taps into my deepest self and pulls me out again.
  • Tim from St.louis, MoI love this song i think it is very well put togeather vocals are great and the gutiar is just amazing very calming even though the lyrics emply different emotions
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