SONG MEANINGS

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Its just a sample track. The title of the song is the barcode number from the bands boiler suites, and the Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat album. "The whole thing, I think, is sick" comes from a Charles Manson documentary. Those of you that think that # 8 sounds like a woman need to clean out your ears.

(sic)

(sic) is a literary term that an author includes after a line on text that indicates that he or she knows it's wrong, but he or she is including it. Since the song (sic) evolved from the song called "Slipknot" (the first track off their first album, Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.). It's basically the same song; but not. They were just going to keep calling it "Slipknot".

Spit It Out

This song was written in retaliation to childish mud-slinging by a handful of individuals who worked at a local radio station in Des Moines, Iowa. These individuals worked hard to keep Slipknot off the air. The song was broadcast in fragments on Mancow's Morning Madhouse after the station threatened to pull Mancow's show from their station. It was also right after Slipknot were pulled from a slot on a live concert in Chicago hosted by Mancow; thanks to same said individuals at aforementioned radio station. A year later, "Spit It Out" is now in the rotation of the radio station's playlist.

Eyeless

You can't see California without Marlon Brando's eyes ... When the band visited New York for the first time to sign the record deal with Roadrunner, Mick says "That all came from a schizophrenic street person in New York. He was running around, screaming it at everyone. Though I think his choice of actor was pretty cool. He was off his shit (the schizo that is). " Joey says "It's not necessary about Marlon Brando's eyes, it's a pivotal figure of Marlon Brando being the untouched guy that he is and eye's being such a strong word, because that song is about Corey's dad and how he doesn't know him. So we're using a figure that everyone knows to amplify the song and with California being such a big fucking state. Like we just use them as articles or examples of a picture. Like the whole motto is unless you're going to be strong enough or realize what the outcome has been in life, don't try to see something that you're not going to fucking see."

Wait and Bleed

"It's about this guy thats keeps having repeatative black and white dreams of himself lying in a bath of blood with his wrists slit... and one day he wakes up and he finds this dream a reality but he doesn't want to believe this so he trys to fall back asleep and wake up normally so he basically 'Waits and Bleeds'"

Purity

"I still think its real. See the thing whether it's true or not, it's a real story, that we read about, that fucked our whole world up. Can you imagine a girl being buried in a box and having all this lecherous bullshit drip down on her from this guy? and thinking that there is hope, because this kid is taking some bizarre note to this guy he doesn't even know- thinking that you are holding on to the shirt of hope and you wake up and you're dead you're buried in mud -they find the note about a week later shoved in a library book for gods sakes -it just hurts your head- it's a case of what is good and bad in people- the box alone is reason enough to be like, 'I cant stand to be fucking human'- how can someone fucking do this to somebody? What is inside of us that is so fucking wrong? he had written quotes from Edgar Allen Poe and lots of fucked up things on the box" - Corey Taylor

Prosthetics

"The song's based loosely on a 1960's movie called the collector- it is about a guy who kidnaps this girl and basically adds her to his collection and keeps her there -it's a weird kind of psychological thing, and prosthetics takes it a little bit further -where he is put into a deep sick psychosis and he goes through the whole collecting thing, at the end of the song he ends up killing her and having sex with her." - Corey Taylor

Eeyore

"It's the hidden track- Slipknot was based on the theory that we would never give up any style of music that we loved to play -for anyone- that we would gel things together under the name slipknot- it goes from all styles from beginning to end." - Shawn Crahan "Eeyore is just about this one fucking guy from Des Moines, Iowa - he has long blonde fucking hair and he is a prick to people in the fucking pit he's a Thor looking jerkoff. He loves our band but he's a dick to everyone in the pit. He likes to hit fucking chicks. The song is about me losing my mind and just tearing the shit out of him" - Corey Taylor

OTHER STUFF...

The "extra" lyrics at the end of Scissors are improv! Not even # 8 himself could tell you what they are without listening to the song again.

The song "Snap" was recorded at Junior's Motel in Otho, Iowa. You will NOT find it in anyone's possession that is not in the band, so stop looking and stop asking for mp3's of it, because it doesn't fucking exist because it was never released. The song will more than likely get a major rehaul and show up on Slipknot's next album.

If there are any of you out there that think that the song was legimitately released on a "five-song sampler" somewhere, you are dead fucking wrong. THAT CD WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE RELEASED. Someone at Junior's had burned off an extra master of it, and ended up getting it STOLEN. If you see ANYONE with what appears to be an original copy of this "sampler"; MUG THEM for it and send it postal mail to Slipknot.

The "Latin" at the end of "Me Inside" is just plain ol' everyday Spanish... blatantly misspelled. It is a shout out to a friend of the band, who speaks Spanish. Some of the regulars to this site may have noticed that we have had it posted with the corrected lyrics from the very beginning.

The spelling on the inside cover reads: "Somos feos y pestamos y pero renomas hoto muthafucka". The lyric should actually read: "Somos feos apestamos y pero reinamos joto muthafucka" Loosely translated, it means: "We're ugly and we stink, but we rule, faggot muthafucka!"

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