Before I Forget

Album: Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses) (2004)
Charted: 35
  • Go!

    Stapled shut, inside an outside world and I'm
    Sealed in tight, bizarre but right at home
    Claustrophobic, closing in and I'm
    Catastrophic, not again
    I'm smeared across the page, and doused in gasoline
    I wear you like a stain, yet I'm the one who's obscene
    Catch me upon all your sordid little insurrections
    I've got no time to lose, and I'm just caught up in all the cattle

    Fray the strings
    Throw the shapes
    Hold your breath
    And listen

    I am a world before I am a man
    I was a creature before I could stand
    I will remember before I forget
    Before I forget that

    I am a world before I am a man
    I was a creature before I could stand
    I will remember before I forget
    Before I forget that

    I'm ripped across the ditch, and settled in the dirt and I'm
    I wear you like a stitch, yet I'm the one who's hurt
    Pay attention to your twisted little indiscretions
    I've got no right to win, I'm just caught up all the battles

    Locked in clutch
    Pushed in place
    Hold your breath
    And listen

    I am a world before I am a man
    I was a creature before I could stand
    I will remember before I forget
    Before I forget that

    I am a world before I am a man
    I was a creature before I could stand
    I will remember before I forget
    Before I forget that

    My end
    It justifies my means
    All I have to do is delay
    I'm given time to evade
    The end of the road is my end
    It justifies my means
    All I have to do is delay
    I haven't time to evade
    The end of the road!

    I am a world before I am a man
    I was a creature before I could stand
    I will remember before I forget
    Before I forget that

    I am a world before I am a man
    I was a creature before I could stand
    I will remember before I forget
    Before I forget that

    I am a world before I am a man
    I was a creature before I could stand
    I will remember before I forget
    Before I forget that

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, oh! Writer/s: Chris Fehn, Christopher Fehn, Corey Taylor, Craig Jones, James Root, Michael Crahan, Michael Shawn Crahan, Mickael Thomson, Nathan Jordison, Nathan J Jordison, Paul Gray, Paul D Gray, Sid Wilson, Sidney Wilson
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 17

  • Ryu from Tokyo, JapanCorey Taylor explains loop between "Before I Forget" and "Vermilion Pt. 2" in his book "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven":

    Another ghost got into the machine in the control room one night as we were making a rough mix of "Vermilion"—it started looping a section of a verse, so we hit "record" and began making a remix of that loop. You can actually hear it on the album: it is in between "Before I Forget" and "Vermilion pt. 2."
  • Seth from Ingleside, Txto me the song is about (i think this about most slipknot songs and not in a bad way) is about nothing, just stuff mixed together but makin it sound awesome
  • Luke from Manchester, United KingdomRahul, this song does not have screaming from the start.
    Corey sings it and screams at the end.
  • Devon from Lake Worth, FlI agree with Anthony from Cape May, NJ; this song is very good for gaming. SLIPKNOT FTW!!!
  • Chris from Canberra, AustraliaOh it's the Morse code spelling slipknot lol, wondering what the f--k that was for ages.
  • Rahul from Chennai, Indiathe starting riff is too cool... and i don't care what this song means.... he's screaming frm the start.... so i don't understand anything anyway.... but this song gets me high....
  • Victoria from Chicago, IlI like Travis's comment more than anything, cause i would just hate to get rid of it (along with some others) for denying God's existence
  • Smile from Norwood,i think this song is also bout how all humans are technically animals and when it comes down to it thats all anyone is
  • Drew from Knoxville, Tnok before i forget is about the band and they are just thanking their fans
  • Tanner from Breandon, FlAgreed, travis does have a good point.
  • Ian from Chilli, Ohtravis, very good point.
  • Travis from Upton, KyPersonally, I think this song is about remembering your roots. " I, was a creature before i could stand." I think this is a metaphor representing that they were once just ordinary people. Now they're rockstars, and they dont want to forget how hard they've worked to get here.
  • Angela from Cartersville, GaTHIS SONG FREAKIN ROCK. I LOVE CORY TAYLOR HES SOO HOT. I ALSO LOVE THEIR BAND
  • Anthony from Cape May, NjVery viscious song, great beat, good for gaming
  • Tony from St Clair Shores, MiWell if you coulda said all that, throw in some of it too then.
  • Daniel from Dayton, Txi could have told you all this, you guys are idots
  • Krystal from New South Wales, Australiafreaking awesome song!!! love it to bits
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