Gematria (The Killing Name)

Album: All Hope Is Gone (2008)
  • 12/08/73
    That was all I got and now you got me

    All I ever really wanted was to take the blame
    I will go down in history and not down in flames
    Meningitis,
    I will survive this,
    Dry sockets and a schizophrenic crisis
    The time of the nine has begun
    Get out of the way or you will suffer as one

    This is so typical,
    Apocalyptical,
    Hanging on abysmal release,
    Jesus,
    I don't need this,
    Don't wanna be this,
    Icon in the making,
    My hands are fucking shaking

    What if god doesn't care?
    What if god doesn't care?

    Remember,
    Surrender,
    The time is now
    Continue,
    We're in you,
    And we will burn your cities down

    America is a killing name
    It doesn't feel or discriminate
    Life is just a killing field
    It's all that's left, nothing's real
    Throw away your disposable past
    And fall apart like a cigarette ash
    We are the fatal and vital ones of the world
    And we will burn your cities down

    What if god doesn't care?
    What if god doesn't care?

    America is a killing name
    It doesn't feel or discriminate
    Life is just a killing field
    It's all that's left, nothing's real
    Throw away your disposable past
    And fall apart like a cigarette ash
    We are the fatal and vital ones of the world
    And we will burn your cities down
    Down,

    We will burn your cities down
    We will burn your cities down

    We will burn your cities down
    Feed the hungry, feed them shit
    Feed them bones and politics
    You wanna revolutionize?
    Be specific and believe your eyes
    Start a war in another backyard
    And we'll destroy your house of cards
    Give me a minute and I'll change your mind
    Give me a bullet and I'll change your life

    Remember,
    Surrender,
    The time is now
    Continue,
    We're in you,
    And we will burn your cities down

    America is a killing name
    It doesn't feel or discriminate
    Life is just a killing field
    It's all that's left, nothing's real
    Throw away your disposable past
    And fall apart like a cigarette ash
    We are the fatal and vital ones of the world
    And we will burn your cities down, down, down
    We will burn your cities down, down, down
    We will burn your cities down
    America, what if "god" doesn't care?Writer/s: CHRIS FEHN, CHRISTOPHER FEHN, COREY TAYLOR, CRAIG JONES, JAMES ROOT, MICHAEL CRAHAN, MICKAEL THOMSON, NATHAN JORDISON, PAUL GRAY, SID WILSON, SIDNEY WILSON
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Alexander Buckley from Butte Montana, Kspacifism has no place with metal. obviously this song is about Americas strength, not its weakness. I think alot of bands could learn a thing or two from slipknot, metallica, disturbed, and godsmack.
  • Alexander Buckley from Butte Montana, KsObviously this song is about how indestructible the U.S. military is. if it was meant to burn America it wouldn't say "it doesnt feel or DISCRIMINATE". The song is most definetely for pumping up the troops. I hate when I hear a metal song thats all hard and aggressive, but that talks about pacifism. metal bands should be singing about patriotic american things. pacifism has no place with metal. I think alot of bands could learn a thing or two from disturbed, metallica, godsmack, and obviously slipknot. my favorite part is when it says "and we will burn your cities down!"
  • Mike from Denver, Coi support our troops in the war all the way. they risk their life and everything they have for our country and the freedom it holds. how can you not respect them? i hate the people who rip on bush, the war, and the especially the soldiers. Yes, the government is a little jacked up right now (nowhere near a killing machine or a government that hates humanity), but who is the government run by? Ordinary people. That's right. And people make mistakes right? Some are bigger than others, but hey, we are human. If you wanna rip about the war and our country, go to your stinking whining communist websites and talk your head off there. I am tired of people ripping on America. This country is the home of hope and freedom. Move to f--king england or somewhere if you don't like it!........by the way this songs rocks
  • Xavier from Santa Fe, NmAt first, I hated this song because of what it said about America, but after hearing what Corey had to say about it, I understood it a little more.
  • Zohar Houston from London, United KingdomI don't really mind America as a whole, I just think the governments are a bit, well, screwed. It's the same with many countries nowadays. I agree with the line "America Is A Killing Name" because the government has been kiling thousands of innocent people, it's not the troops fault, they hate the war as much as everyone.
  • Steven from Hamden, CtIt's about how, as Corey said, America's democracy has been corrupted and personalized so much, we've just become one great monster generating murder, that what the song says, more or less in detail
  • Aaron from Seattle, WaThis song is kick-ass. This song, along with Psychosocial and Sulfur, proves that this is All Hope Is Gone is Slipknots toughest album to date.
  • Josh from Columbus, OhWhen I first listened to this song I thought it was just a song to pump up oour soldiers. i really don't understand what this has to do with politics. But if i was in the military this song would definately make me feel tough. all in all this song is amazing
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