The Negative One

Album: .5: The Gray Chapter (2014)
Charted: 71
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  • Fire and caffeine, a lot of nicotine
    I'm on a burn, so I better tell you everything
    The competition, the superstition
    Nevermind 'cause you're never gonna give in
    If acquired and that's how you like it
    The same trouble in a different disguise
    Bound to walk with a target on my back
    At least I'm ready for another attack

    The Lord of lies
    The morning star
    You had to be set free
    Opposing sides
    Your choices are
    The negative one and me

    Svengali, wail with the enemies
    I never follow and I never make apologies
    Your divisions, are gonna get ya
    Because you won't disappoint each other
    Center for the cynical, you're so political
    You're getting ready 'cause the first move is critical
    Reciprocity, somebody's listening
    Until we learn from our time we can never die

    The Lord of lies
    The morning star
    You had to be set free
    Opposing sides
    Your choices are
    The negative one and me
    The negative one and me

    I hope you live
    To see the day
    When your world comes up in flames
    And as you die
    You see my face
    You're the only one to blame, yeah
    Fuck

    The Prescient, the Nascent
    The quotient (They all will fall)
    The Cystic, symbolic, condition (Systemic)
    Egregious, replete with
    These lesions (Contaminate)
    Succumb to the selfish
    Creation (Your failure)

    Know I got ability, divisibility
    I point a finger but it's always looking back at me
    The centerpiece pulling on the mechanism
    Unearthing skies of the cataclysm
    When the innocent begin to circumvent
    The color fades, but the picture is vibrant
    What do you believe, doesn't matter now
    Turn away, the killer is that of now

    The Lord of lies
    The morning star
    You had to be set free
    Opposing sides
    Your choices are
    The negative one and me

    I hope you live
    To see the day
    When your world comes up in flames
    And as you die
    You see my face
    You're the only one to blame

    The Lord of lies
    The morning star
    You had to be set free
    Opposing sides
    Your choices are
    The negative one and me Writer/s: COREY TAYLOR, JAMES ROOT
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Vampire from Australia How I see this song is that it’s about opposing sides as in good and evil and you gotta choose between them and sometimes you can’t choose because the anger won’t let you and so you feel like killing your enemies because it’s because of them that you feel so angry and it feels good to think that the evil people will suffer like they have made you and others suffer.
  • Anonymous from Vancouver WaThis is my fave Slipknot song honestly, I understand that conflict with yourself so much, I live it day to day (unfortunatly). Its so hard to forget that stupid s*** you do or the things you should have done and it haunts you like another person staring you down with their hand around your throat... Slipknot ROCKS!
  • Omega-man from U.s.This is just my own opinion about the song. After reading the lyrics, and watching the video, about a million times since I first heard the song. I personally think that its a song to someone Slipknot is pissed off at. The word Svengali means enemy, the morning star, and the lord of lies is referred to as the devil in many text. ".....and when you die, you see my face?" that does not even make sense to the meaning of what Corey Taylor. Who cares really? I just look at it as a very hateful song towards someone. I love it!
  • Dillon from Bloomington, Indiana Wow, no comments on this song? :/
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