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Slipknot - Snuff



Lead singer Corey Taylor explained:


"This is the slow one. It's another personal one. Again, not naming names, it's about someone who helped me through a lot and I thought she felt the same way that I did and then she really let me down. At the same time, it was good that she did, because it was that final push to me figuring out myself. The lyrics are pretty self-explanatory."


This song is about how the protagonist's soul is too dark to let love in, telling somebody to get away from them. It's dark and brooding, representing the pits of depression or at least the bottom of the cycle in a manic-depressive. Slipknot being a particularly dark Nu-Metal band, it's pretty typical.


In the short-film video, the white-haired desk clerk with the dapper bow-tie behind that sheet of glass is none other than actor Malcolm McDowell - best known as the lead droog in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. O my brothers, this has been a most exquisitely horrorshow moment of fannish squee.



Lyrics


Bury all your secrets in my skin


Come away with innocence, and leave me with my sins


The air around me still feels like a cage


And love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again



So if you love me, let me go


And run away before I know


My heart is just too dark to care


I can't destroy what isn't there


Deliver me into my fate


If I'm alone I cannot hate


I don't deserve to have you


Ooh my smile was taken long ago


If I can change I hope I never know



I still press your letters to my lips


And cherish them in parts of me that savor every kiss


I couldn't face a life without your light (Without your light)


But all of that was ripped apart when you refused to fight



So save your breath, I will not hear


I think I made it very clear


You couldn't hate enough to love


Is that supposed to be enough?


I only wish you weren't my friend


Then I could hurt you in the end


I never claimed to be a saint


Ooh my own was banished long ago


It took the death of hope to let you go



Oh, oh



So break yourself against my stones


And spit your pity in my soul


You never needed any help


You sold me out to save yourself


And I won't listen to your shame


You ran away, you're all the same


Angels lie to keep control


Ooh my love was punished long ago


If you still care, don't ever let me know


If you still care, don't ever let me know

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