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Stapled shut, inside and ouside would and I'm
Sealed in tight, bizarre but right at home
Claustrophobic, closing in and I'm
Catostrophic, not again
I'm smeared across the page, and doused in gasoline
I wear you like a stain, yet I'm the one who's obscene
Catch me up on all your sordid little insurrections,
I've got no time to lose, and I'm just caught up in all the cattle

Fray the strings
Throw the sheathes
Hold your breath
And listen!

I am a world before I am a man
I was a creature before I could stand
I will remember before I forget
BEFORE I FORGET THAT!

I am a world before I am a man
I was a creature before I could stand
I will remember before I forget
BEFORE I FORGET THAT!

I'm ripped across the ditch, and settled in the dirt and I'm
I wear you like a stitch, yet I'm the one who's hurt
Pay attention to your twisted little indiscrestions
I've got no right to way, I'm just caught up all the battles

Locked in clutch
Pushed in place
Hold your breath
And listen!

I am a world before I am a man
I was a creature before I could stand
I will remember before I forget
BEFORE I FORGET THAT!

I am a world before I am a man
I was a creature before I could stand
I will remember before I forget
BEFORE I FORGET THAT!

My end
It justifies my means
All I ever do is delay
My every attempt to evade
The end of the road is my end
It justifies my means
All I ever do is delay
My every attempt to evade
THE END OF THE ROAD!

I am a world before I am a man
I was a creature before I could stand
I will remember before I forget
BEFORE I FORGET THAT!

I am a world before I am a man
I was a creature before I could stand
I will remember before I forget
BEFORE I FORGET THAT!

(2x)
I am a world before I am a man
I was a creature before I could stand
I will remember before I forget
BEFORE I FORGET THAT!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, OH!



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  • Alternatov
    +6
    AlternatovOct 5, 2008 at 5:23 pm
    This is one of the best Slipknot song's in their catalogue
    I think the song is about the band and the fans, that they don't want to stop doing what they love, making music for the fans, and that they (Slipknot) are not bigger than the fans, regardless of their fame.
    the 'the end of the road' part of the song makes me feel like they don't want to stop making music and they just want to please the fans for as long as they possibly can.
    just my opinion though
  • K-Money
    +4
    K-MoneyJul 30, 2008 at 4:00 am
    It means that after wearing the masks for so long it is like they forgot who they really were and this is a reminder that they know who they are and that they were always like this and they didn't need the masks to represent them
  • k
    +3
    KittyGokuNov 21, 2008 at 4:08 pm
    The albums throwback to regrets. It's about in trying to make themsleves known they lost a little of themselves in sheer professionalism. Also, I think is about how corey was still so young and confused when they and him where thrown into their own little spotlight...and he is saying that he never really had a chance to work things out with himself and he won't forget that...even though the face he wears onstage was spawned faster than he was inside..and that all the choices he makes determine how his life is and he tries to avoid the stopping point...he wants to keep on going.
  • MmusicLloverr
    +3
    MmusicLloverrOct 17, 2008 at 1:16 am
    "bizarre but right at home"
    i think this part means that sometimes they feel out of place but with each other they feel right at home. but hey i'm new at heavy metal so i might be wrong.

    always love music, even if others don't like it, it's ur music.
  • c
    +3
    cardinaljAug 23, 2008 at 1:03 pm
    the meaning of this song is they will never forget about what they wer that they didnt need masks to be them so they made this music video

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