Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter lyrics



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01. XIX

This song is not for the living
This song is for the dead

With my face against the floor
I can't see who knocked me out of the way
I don't want to get back up
But I have to, so it might as well be today

Nothing appeals to me, no one feels like me
I'm too busy being calm to disappear
I'm in no shape to be alone
Contrary to the shit that you might hear

So walk with me, walk with me
Don't let the symbolism kill your heart
Walk with me, walk with me
Just like we should have done right from the start
Walk with me, walk with me
Don't let this fucking world tear you apart

02. Sarcastrophe

Wallow in the winter of it
Discover what you truly covet
Underneath and far above it
You slither in all kinds of shit

How could you forget about it?
Did you think you could minimize?
This is the age of consent
You'll get a day in the sun before I kill your fucking lights

Burn up in your atmosphere
Burn up in your utmost fear

Desecrate your temples
Only Hell and hate remain
Don't look for crows to scatter
Prepare for Judgement Day

We are kill gods!

The kings are falling down
Can I find a way to get there?
Bury your head in the ground
Will you falsify for your fare share?

When it's done, it's done - plus negative one
It's everybody's guess but the apathy won
Will you come testify in the court of myopic opinion
Or will you settle for oblivion?

We are kill gods!

(We) We make this world worth saving
(Are) Are you prepared to be late?
(Kill) Kill everything that kills you
(Gods) Live long and die for me
Yeah

Rape crutch and stick in the middle
Of an evidence bag that'll never obey
All these years spent hiding all the bodies
I could never be sure, but I remember the graves

We are kill gods!

(We) We make this world worth saving
(Are) Are you prepared to believe?
(Kill) Kill everything that kills you
(Gods) Live long and die for me

You!

Live long and die for me
Live long and die for me

03. AOV

Black dirty teeth in the crease
Was the proof too good to be believed?
Is the cunt with the tongue
Who belongs on broken knees?

So far it occurs to me
That everybody in the world is afraid of me
Just one more sin and down we go
But that the news is out and I think I'm going to

Kill myself
Or fuck myself
Or tell myself about the only thing that matters now

We bury what we fear the most
Approaching original violence
Is the silence where you hide it?
'Cause I don't recognize you anymore

To each his own
I can do with one less watered down excuse
If this is over you can tell me it's no use
Use, just tell me it's over

Today we will deceive our better selves
Into assimilating pain from something else
Put on your face and show me why
Behind the scenes we had to simply comply

Now the community
Doesn't feel any better than it used to be
I wanna be a judge in a criminal case
You covered up, did you cultivate?

Be yourself
Not yourself
Know yourself
'Cause no one seems to know you now

We carry what we can't control
Approaching original violence
In the silence there is a nihilist
Who doesn't care and never did

To each his own
I can do with one less watered down excuse
There comes a time where we can't take the same abuse
If this is over you can tell me it's no use

Drug out, pissed on, everything's the same.
Bitch and moan, It doesn't matter, nothing's going to change
I don't wanna watch another brother fucking die
So discarded, fallen by the side

Don't tell me it's the only way
Just another reason why you never take the bait
The trials, the scheming, the burden of the beast
Both your faces turn your back on
Everything you fought to save a dream

Now that's over ..when it's over

Where all the angels fear to tread
Approaching original violence
We're the silence, we'll deny it
We can't continue on like this

To each his own
I can do with one less watered down excuse
There comes a time where we can't take the same abuse
My God, it won't take just one more to stay from you
Now that this is over, you can tell me it's no use
Now that this is over, you can tell me it's no use
Use, just tell me it's over

It doesn't matter what you say
It doesn't matter what you do
We can't continue on like this

04. The Devil In I

Undo these chains, my friend
I'll show you the rage I've hidden
Perish the sacrament
Swallow, but nothing's forgiven

You and I can't decide
Which of us was taken for granted
Make amends
Some of us are destined to be outlived

Step inside, see the Devil in I
Too many times, we've let it come to this
Step inside, see the Devil in I
You'll realize I'm not your devil anymore

Under the words of men
Something is tempting the father
Where is your will, my friend?
Instantiates never even bother

You and I, wrong or right
Traded a lie for the leverage
In between the lens in light
You're not what you seem

Step inside, see the Devil in I
Too many times we've let it come to this
Step inside, see the Devil in I
You'll realize I'm not your devil
I'm not your devil anymore

Your station is abandoned
Fool You, 'cause I know what you've done
Sensation, deprivation
You should've burned when you turned on everyone

So step inside, see the Devil in I
Too many times we've let it come to this
Step inside, see the Devil in I
I know you'll find your answers in the end
Step inside, see the Devil in I
You'll realize I'm not your devil

So step inside, step inside
See the Devil in I
See the Devil in I

05. Killpop

She's sticking needles in her skin
I turn with an ugly grin
Her canvas doesn't leave a lot to fantasy

But her peace of mind can't stay inside the lines
It's so confusing, the methods that she's using
She knows she shouldn't leave a mark that I can see
Will she ever find, one million of a kind

It's cold and lonely
But that's because she told me
Lost inside her dirty world
No one hurts this pretty girl but her

Oh, she's beautiful
A little better than a man deserves
Ooh, I'm not insane
Please tell me she won't change

Maybe I should let her go
But only when she loves me (she loves me)
How can I just let her go?
Not until she loves me (she loves me)

She's drowning in herself again
My God, what a lovely sin
I guess there's nothing left to do
But have my way

She can feel it's right
So she doesn't close her eyes
She smiles and answers
It doesn't seem to matter
Lost inside my dirty head
Something tells me I'm the one who's kept

Loud, so volatile
A little better than her mind defiled
Who I need to be
Please tell me she won't change

Maybe I should let her go
But only when she loves me (she loves me)
How can I just let her go?
Not until she loves me (she loves me)

We were meant to be together
Now die and fucking love me
We were made to hate each other
Now die and fucking love me

Die and fucking love me
Die and fucking love me
Die and fucking love me

06. Skeptic

Only when the fates commiserate
Do we get a little taste as unique?
The libertine, know what I mean?
Hiroshima on a Sunday

You had a gift, you were a gift
But there's always a goddamn catch
Blessing and a curse, you made it work
The universe is so much smaller

(Legend) Bastard
(Best friend) Why?
Why do the limits have to reunite?
(Hero) Martyr
(Mystery) God
He was the best of us

The world will never see another crazy motherfucker like you
The world will never know another man as amazing as you

Never be the same, I want the blame
To be assigned to the guiltiest one
It can't be done, because the son
Was the victim they arrested

I'm so fucking pissed at all of this
You gotta know that you are sorely missed
Miracles are real, they help you heal
They make you feel like things will get better

(Father) Brother
(Scapegoat) Why?
Why did we only get this time?
(Fighter) Icon
(Skeptic) God
Stop taking the best of us

I won't let you disappear
I will keep your soul alive if I can't have you here
History may have its share of lunatics and stars

But the world will never see another crazy motherfucker like you
The world will never know another man as amazing as you
The world will never see another crazy motherfucker like you
The world will never know another man as amazing as you, oh

Skeptic, skeptic, skeptic
Skeptic, skeptic, skeptic

Where am I supposed to begin
I'm killing for the karma again
Feed the meter in the machine
Believing is the way to be saved

(Gone) Are we alone?
(Gone) Are we alone?
(Gone) Are we alone?
(Gone) We're not alone

I can't let you disappear
I will keep your soul alive if I can't have you here
We were meant to be the kings
Rule the masses, run the risk
And keep our systems clean
History may have its share of lunatics and stars

But the world will never see another crazy motherfucker like you
The world will never know another man as amazing as you
The world will never see another crazy motherfucker like you
The world will never know another man as amazing as you

The world will never see (will never see)
Another crazy motherfucker like you
Like you, like you, like you, like you

07. Lech

I know why Judas wept, motherfucker!

The fire's burn on the summit
Shining a light on the ones I've killed
Survivors' guilt undetermined
I can murder the world in all the blood I've spilled

Banishment, sequestered and conquered
To hell with your intelligence
Just figure out your common sense
No one is bulletproof

Yeah

I'll eat the skins of my brothers
The alabaster bones will make a perfect wall
Can I fill in the cracks with these feelings
With every terrible piece or maybe nothing at all

Selfishness, take granted for everything
What more could you ask for?
It doesn't matter anymore
No one is bulletproof

Yeah

Can you feel the cold?
Fortune never favors the old
Tired of defending myself
Go complain to somebody else
Somebody else

Yeah

The monsters in your madness are the voices in your head
They're scratching at your windows as you hide beneath the bed
You live like fucking heathens, so you'll die like pagan Gods
In between the poisons and the pure
Contagions and the cure

NINE - FOR - SURE
NINE - FOR - SURE
NINE - FOR - SURE
NINE - FOR - SURE

I got a bone that's dead inside of me
It's a rotting sink that I don't need
Feel free to vent your denigration
I can't believe I'm saying this

I'll live with my regrets
I'll die by my decisions
I'm not your fucking superstar
Keep it close, you're going way too far

No one is bulletproof
Bulletproof
No one is bulletproof
Bulletproof
No one is bulletproof
Bulletproof

08. Goodbye

Come on over
Come unglued
It's not easy to see all of you

Help yourselves
Help is on the way
Well, there's nothing to lose
So now I have something to say

Maybe we can all recognize a moment of sadness
Maybe we can finally agree on the same point of view
A long time ago we believed and we were united
So the last thing on earth I am ready to do is say
Goodbye

A long time ago we discovered that nothing could stop us
This hasn't torn us apart, so nothing ever will
How can we know where we are if the sun is behind us
But this moment will show us the rest of our lives
No one is going to save us this time
No one can know what we're feeling so don't even try

09. Nomadic

Let's skip all the histrionics
Not again, not another excuse
The epidemic is co-dependent
Biting off more than your mouth can chew

Don't forget to convalesce your secrets
I don't want to be a man today
For all you know I'm the silver in the bullet
I am the trigger that will make you all obey

I'm going to make you cry tonight
I'm going to make you hate me

Inside all my flaws again (I can't let go)
In spite of you I'm lost again (I still don't know)
Disguises show me, what am I if I am only?
The status quo is not a punishment, but now it feels like home

Your association finds you guilty
Starting with the end of the day
Black and white is such a fascist feeling
Right or wrong and nothing to say

The last good bipeds cleaning up the fingerprints
Unappreciated medical fiends
Confiscate another classic inbred
Fuck it all, light the acetylene

No other choice, I can't explain
Life keeps taking things away

Inside all my flaws again (I can't let go)
In spite of you I'm lost again (I still don't know)
Disguises show me, what am I if I am only?
The status quo is not a punishment, but now it feels like home

The tough guys who came to kill, but stayed to rape and ravage.

The future's here, I'm past my prime
When the evidence came, I committed the crime
Can you stand on your faith with your feet on the bible
Who could ask for a better disciple

What's the point, I'm not sure I can
I'll never dig another grave, I'm afraid of what I'll find
If it hurts, then you're too old
I'll take your shit and give you fucking gold

I'm going to make you cry tonight
I need you to hate me

Inside all my flaws again (I can't let go)
In spite of you I'm lost again (I still don't know)
This life has shown me, why am I here? Sad and lonely
The status quo is not a punishment, but now it feels like home

But now it feels like home

10. The One That Kills The Least

I don't seem to care today
I mirror what I love with what I hate
Empty ways can cloud your eyes
I only know because I tried

So come with me, come with me
Let's meet our contestants
There's no better time to play the game

I don't want to give it away
Underneath the citadels
Buried deep with your guilt and regrets
Leading in the dark, everything is wonderful
I don't care, I don't want to forget

Why is it a crime? It's none of your business
I prefer to be in hell by myself
Turn the other cheek and tell it to somebody who
Refuses to forgive when nothing was taken

No one else survives
I've seen you live, now watch me die
But we don't see the writing on the wall
And as I close my eyes
Alone in here, I realize
The one that kills the least still kills us all

Hidden in the rubble
Everybody's got a story to tell
What do I need? Eliminate the possible
All that's left is a man in a cell

Maybe I'm wrong, maybe a decision is
The better way to go, the better way to be
I've got my demons, go get your own
Save another number, don't forget to hate me

No one else survives
I've seen you live, now watch me die
But we don't see the writing on the wall
And as I close my eyes
Alone in here, I realize
The one that kills the least still killed us all

No one else survives
I've seen you live, now watch me die
But we don't see the writing on the wall
And as I close my eyes
Lost in here, I realize
The one that kills the least still kills us all

The one that kills the least still kills us all
The one that kills the least still kills us all
All, all, all

11. Custer

Yeah
Yeah

Rise
Half alive and stark-raving free and maligned
For encroaching on the purpose of this commercial-free interruption
Due to the prolific nature of this statement
Listener aggression is advised

It's strange, whenever I see a gun
I think about just how petty you are
And it blows my fucking mind
It blows my fucking mind

These days, I never seem to get enough
I'm tired of this shit- I want to go home
Don't waste my fucking time
Don't waste my fucking time

Because anything exceptional gets crushed by common people
With jealousy and ignorance and all their common evils
This planet isn't special, collections made of clay
I'm waiting for the punishment I know is on my way

So cut/cut/cut me up and fuck/fuck/fuck me up
Cut/cut/cut me up and fuck/fuck/fuck me up

Cut/cut/cut me up and fuck/fuck/fuck me up
Cut/cut/cut me up and fuck/fuck/fuck me up
Cut/cut/cut me up and fuck/fuck/fuck me up
Cut/cut/cut me up and fuck/fuck/fuck me up
Cut/cut/cut me up and fuck/fuck/fuck me up

Irreverence is my disease
It's second hand but you know me
The son of a bitch is on his knees
The last man standing gets no pity

Somewhere on a toilet wall, I read the words
"You form a line to formalize the former lies."
And I finally saw the truth
Something so profound and it was sitting there
Surrounded by the garbage and the stains
Another victim of the refuse

Now I've been saying this for years but you don't comprehend it
I fight hell and I fight fear because I understand it
Androgyny and insults- you try so hard to be difficult
You want to win the war? Know what you're fighting for

Cut/cut/cut me up and fuck/fuck/fuck me up
Cut/cut/cut me up and fuck/fuck/fuck me up

Irreverence is my disease
It's second hand but you know me
The son of a bitch is on his knees
The last man standing gets no pity

With angel eyes and demon seeds
You're missing what you really need
When all is said and done, you see
The last man standing gets no pity

Cut/cut/cut me up and fuck/fuck/fuck me up
Cut/cut/cut me up and fuck/fuck/fuck me up

Cut/cut/cut me up and fuck/fuck/fuck me up
Cut/cut/cut me up and fuck/fuck/fuck me up
Cut/cut/cut me up and fuck/fuck/fuck me up
Cut/cut/cut me up and fuck/fuck/fuck me up
Cut/cut/cut me up and fuck/fuck/fuck me up

12. Be Prepared For Hell

I can't get out or I'll die
Just let me be
I'll never be never

Be prepared for Hell and I say, oh well
Just tell me when I can open my eyes
And realize I've died

Be prepared for Hell and I say, oh well
Just tell me when I can open my eyes
And realize I've died

13. The Negative One

Fire and caffeine, a lot of nicotine
I'm gonna burn so I better tell you everything
The competition, the superstition
Never mind, 'cause you're never gonna give in

It's a crisis, just how you like it
The same drama in a different disguise
I'm 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, yeah

Svengali; Why are we the enemies?
I never follow but I never make apologies
Your dementias are gonna getcha
Because your walls can't support each other

Settle for the cynical, you're so political
You're getting ready 'cause the first move is critical
Reciprocity, somebody's listening
What did we learn from our time in captivity?

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 you're world goes up in flames
And as you die you see my face
You're the only one to blame, yeah

Fuck
Yeah

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)

Yeah

No accountability, divisibility
I point a finger but it's always looking back at me
The centipede's pulling on the mechanism
Unearthing scars of the cataclysm

When the innocent begin to circumvent
The color fades, but the picture is vibrant
What do you believe? Does it matter now?
Turn away, the killer is disavowed

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 you're world goes up in flames
And as you die you see my face
You're the only one to blame

The Lord of lies (the lord of lies)
The morning star (the morning star)
You had to be set free
Opposing sides (opposing sides)
Your choices are (your choices are)
The negative one (the negative one)
The negative one (the negative one)
The negative one (the negative one)
The negative one
The negative one and me
The negative one and me
The negative one and me
Yeah

14. If Rain Is What You Want

It's been years since anyone could be a friend
It's the fear that kills the feeling, in the end
Can we face it? Can we shape it? Can we really die?
If rain is what you want, all you have to do is close your eyes
Just close your eyes

I am watching resurrections start to crawl
Is there any chance in Hell? Any chance at all?
Do we need it? Do we see it? Is it really there?
If rain is what you want, then take your seats, enjoy the fall
Enjoy the fall

The only thing deeper than my last breath
The only thing darker than my last death
Is the panic, the static
I've come back from the dead
But my cities will never sleep again

In these diamonds we're left with colored glass
As pressure takes its toll, we will outlast

But you can't break my heart
As long as I can be myself, I'll never fall apart
And you can't take me in
If I'm not broken, break me down
So I will never feel alone again

The only thing deeper than my last breath
The only thing darker than my last death
Is the panic, the static
I've come back from the dead
But my cities (will never sleep again)

My cities will never sleep again
My cities will never sleep again
My cities will never sleep again
My cities will never sleep again

15. Override

The ghosts have given up
Familiar haunts have had enough
Too much thought will give you doubt
And now they found you

It's safer in a cage
They can't tell you what to say
All your dreams come with a price
So they own you

But what did you expect?
Was it too much to protect?
Did you understand they had selfish intentions?
When they were pulling you in opposite directions

You don't know the hell that's coming
Everybody get on the ground
You don't know the hell that's coming
Everybody get on the ground

We are the override
Oh, we are the override

The dead don't know, the dead are lonely
A fascination fades
When this mercy execution
Says it's over

You follow as preferred
Now their plans are undeterred
Who can bring them in to supersede?
It's over

Even hate starts out as love
Sometimes when it's all you want
Maybe satisfaction will take you for granted
When all that's left is the emotion you abandoned

You don't know the hell that's coming
Everybody get on the ground
You don't know the hell that's coming
Everybody get on the ground

We are the override
Oh, we are the override, yeah

You clawed out from nothing and I sent you back
Floor to the pedal and lock what you act
Covered in sores, you cannot be the one
You are the answer to why we have risen

You are not the way
You are judged to being afraid
You are simple and unchanged
We believe you should give up
Give up
Give up

God and his mercy will take you for granted
When all that's left is the life you abandoned

You don't know the hell that's coming
Everybody get on the ground
You don't know the hell that's coming
Everybody get on the ground

We are the override
Oh, we are the override, yeah

Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up

16. The Burden

There's God
Can I feed you again?
Will I have to stay dumb?
You can feel and it begins

But I know inside this heart attack
I can see through your eyes
I'm terrified of everything
But it's no real surprise

Because the parasites are dancing closer
All this sacrilegion warns in posters
Can you handle it?

In the dark
Why I think I'm alone
I swept through my visions
I'm going too cold

Today is a tragedy
In the mouth of the mad
But that doesn't matter now
I've come home relaxed

I'm curled up in a ball and shaking
I'm hiding from the hell I'm making
I can't believe the chance I'm taking
Is there any other way?
Is there any other way?

The burden
The burden

(You can't save me)
There is nothing more to give
(I am changing)
Almost like I never lived
(Be my witness)
Just don't leave me in suspense
(Keep this, prove it)
Tell them all the consequences

The burden
(Have you ever been burdened before?)
The burden
(Was there anything you wanted more?)

(You can't save me)
There is nothing more to give
(I am changing)
Almost like I never lived
(Be my witness)
Just don't leave me in suspense
(Keep this, prove it)
Tell them all the consequences

Our same plea
By now you know that looks are deceiving
I'm covered in a rash and receding
Is there any other way?
Is there any other way?

For Gods' sakes we've suffered
This pain is now our lives
For Gods' sakes we've suffered enough

For Gods' sakes we've suffered
This pain is now our lives
For Gods' sakes we've suffered enough

For Gods' sakes we've suffered
This pain is now our lives
For Gods' sakes we've suffered enough

For Gods' sakes we've suffered
This pain is now our lives
For Gods' sakes we've suffered enough

Enough
Enough
Enough