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She seems dressed in all the rings
Of past fatalities
So fragile yet so devious
She continues to see it
Climatic hands that press
Her temples and my chest
Enter the night that she came home
Forever

Oh (She's the only one that makes me sad)

She is everything and more
The solemn hypnotic
My Dahlia, you're bathed in possession
She is on to me

I get nervous, perverse when I see her it's worse
But the stress is astounding
It's now or never she's coming home
Forever

Oh (She's the only one that makes me sad)

Hard to say what caught my attention
Vixen crazy, Aphid Attraction
Carve my name in my face, to recognize
Such a pheromone cult to terrorize

I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me

(Yeah!)

I'm a slave, and I am a master
No restraints and, unchecked collectors
I exist through my need, to self oblige
She is something in me, that I despise

I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me

(She isn't real, I can't make her real) (x4)



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    HazelDountLovesBulletFeb 20, 2009 at 3:13 am
    The song is saying how he's in love with this made up girl, and how he hates that he can't be wth her because she isn't real, and he has to convince himself of that. The video is almost a flip of what the song says. The girl is real, but she's isolated in the world. Any time she gets just close enough to touch something, the world takes it away. That's why she's so happy with the dead butterfly or moth or whatever - its not going to leave her.
  • cudagirl302
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    cudagirl302Dec 31, 2008 at 12:43 am
    In the video the girl is around a butterfly (or moth, considering the lyric, pheremone) it seems she isn't in a world that she recognizes, the butterfly is her friend or safety. Corey taylor, lead singer, seems to have made this girl up for his own. When he becomes so obsessed by the simple fact that he "can't make her real", he becomes distraut and angry with himself. The video is as intriguing and addictive as the song (and band). P. S. I am not a critic, just a seventh grade girl. ^_^ 12/30/08.
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    believerNov 16, 2009 at 2:19 am
    Well I agree with everyone. So here is my piece of idea. I think this is a break-up song?. Seems like the girl dumped him and he is totally depressed about it. So a part of him is still fucked up in past memories and he despises the girl the fact she is no more with him. And the other part of him wants to move on and wants to get over with it(the lines. I wont let this build up inside of me. I'm the slave and I'm the master). He doesn't wants this post love depression and craziness overcome him. Can't blame him can we?. Arent we all like this?
  • ParrotPie
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    ParrotPieFeb 5, 2009 at 11:06 pm
    I actually agree with that 7th grade user below me, that someone made a girl up and then realizes that he will never have her, and becomes depressed over that fact, however I fail to make a connection between the video and the song, for it rather focuses on a girl which seems lost in the real world; maybe it's the way he, however he is, sees her (his made-up girl), I really don't know.
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    metalhead66Nov 29, 2010 at 12:25 am
    Vermilion Song Meaningclose or Esc Keyi think it might be the way corey describes how he felt or feels for his wife (or you could just relate it as you like a chick and this is how you feel around her or about her) That he has finally found someone in his life. And really nothing can describe. It's just that special to him. But has a twist to it. That in the end as much as the obsession starts to build you start noticing little things about the person you haven't before. Fights happen. Disagreements and the perfect person you thought you had before. Isn't so perfect anymore. And there is just something. He doesn't know what it is that just draws him to her. 'Vermilion Pt. 1' is about the enrapturing, the buildup, the anticipation and the neurosis, " says Taylor.

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