The Heretic Anthem

Album: Iowa (2001)
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  • Eight, seven, six, six, six
    Five, four, three, two, one, zero

    Yeah
    I'm a popstar threat and I'm not dead yet
    Got a super dread bet with an angel drug head
    Like a dead beat winner, I wanna be a sinner
    An idolized bang for the industry killer
    A hideous man that you don't understand
    Throw a suicide party and I'm guaranteed to fucking snap
    It's evil sonic, it's pornoholic
    Breakdowns, obscenities its all I want to be

    If you're 555, then I'm 666
    If you're 555, I'm 666
    But if you're 555, I'm 666
    What's it like to be a heretic?
    If you're 555, I'm 666
    What's it like to be a heretic?

    Everybody's so infatuated
    Everybody's so completely sure of what we are
    Everybody defamates from miles away
    But face to face they haven't got a thing to say
    I bleed for this and I bleed for you
    Still you look at my face like I'm somebody new
    Toy, nobody wants anything I've got
    Which is fine because you're made of everything I'm not

    If you're 555, then I'm 666
    If you're 555, I'm 666
    Well if you're 555, I'm 666
    What's it like to be a heretic?
    If you're 555, I'm 666
    What's it like to be a heretic? Yeah

    Heretic, yeah

    Thirty seconds, sixteen, eight, four, lemme tell you why
    I haven't the slightest, I'm teaching your brightest
    They're listening, clamoring
    All the money in the world can't buy me
    Go ahead, lie to me
    Tell me again how you're tortured
    I want to know how you fallowed your orders so well
    You're full of shit
    You had a dream, but this ain't it

    If you're 555, I'm 666
    If you're 555, I'm 666
    If you're 555, I'm 666
    If you're 555, I'm 666

    If you're 555, then I'm 666
    What's it like to be a heretic?
    If you're 555, then I'm 666
    What's it like to be a heretic?
    If you're 555, I'm 666
    What's it like to be a heretic?
    If you're 555, then I'm 666
    What's it like to be a heretic?

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

Comments: 12

  • Emily from Southbridge MaIs 555 like Hollywood like fake
  • Deathcoreboi from Njstay sic maggots, honestly this band is probably the best band on the planet although corey isn't so good live anymore tbh its a real shame I honestly hope that he takes some time off to rest his voice I think that corey really really needs it tbh
  • Princess Unicorn from NjThis band was a hugeeeeee gateway band for me to get into death metal, deathcore, slamcore, metalcore, hardcore among many many more heavy sub genres because they were the first band to kinda get me to want heavier and heavier stuff. that being said I do feel like people = is a heavier song and something about screaming people = is a lot of fun at live shows or at my house at 12am the people across the street even threw a rock through my window to be able to here me better and another time the cops showed up so they could have a better listen regardless slipknot is my towns favorite band wether they like it or not lmao. i cannot lie though this band really got me through some stuff too
  • (sic) Boi from Njthis is one of their heaviest songs too although three nil is also really good and I suggest you guys check it out it is one of their most underrated songs to be honest but I think it's one of their best definitely a highlight of volume three
  • Rings Of Saturn from NjI definitely think that this song is mostly about how no one really wanted Corey and also how he is in a metal band that wears insane masks instead of being some popstar I think the lyrics mean if your 555(if your normal and bland) that makes 666(unique and interesting). I have always seen this song as 555 representing really basic, bland people who have horrible taste in music and just in general, and 666 is everyone who is unique and doesn't conform. As for the Corey part there is a lyrics in this song that really shows how nobody wants him, "nobody wants anything I've got Which is fine because your made of Everything-I'm-not" this shows that no one really likes his unique style at least on a mainstream level. I'd love to hear your opinion though I'll check back and respond to peoples comments and stuff lets keep this conversation going.
  • Zack from Noblesville, InDamn Straight BE your own person!
  • Trent from Chatsworth, OnFavourite Slipknot song. Its a bout the music biz and how Slipknot is different from the mainstream
  • Gabe from New York, NyActually, 777 has no association with biblical meaning whatsoever. 555 is the first page on which man is mentioned by their species name and page 666 marks the page number at which Satan is first mentioned by name. The chorus separates the people of Slipknot from the rest of the people in the world.It then proceeds to call the rest of the world heretics, which means that they believe that human life, the music business in particular, is not what it used to be about.
  • Xavier from Santa Fe, NmThis song is about the music industry and how plastic most pop stars are
  • Jon from Baltimore, Mdthe line, "if your 555, then im 666" are the numbers that represent humans and satan. in the song, slipknots saying they are above humans but still below god, whose number is 777. still a f*cking awesome song. one of their best.
  • Kevin from Lowell, Ma8,7, 666, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! f--k yeah!
  • Jerimias from Nuuk, GreenlandGreat F*cking song!
    One of my favourites!
    "I'm a popstar threat and I'm not dead yet!"
    F*cking awesome!
    Stay sic!
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