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Slipknot: Snuff Meaning

Song Released: 2009

Snuff 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...


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    Nov 10th, 2009 11:17pm report

    This is the slow one. Its another personal one.Again, not naming names its about
    someone who helped me through a lot and i thought she felt the same way that i did and 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.

    -Corey Taylor


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    Oct 15th, 2009 10:56pm report

    This song's lyrics have to be my favorite mainly because I had something that happened to me that was very similar to what the song explains. This song is really straight forward and talks about a girl that he loved and and that he did not deserve. The second part (starting with 'I still press your letters to my lips') talks about him missing her and her not fighting to keep their love strong. In the end she sold him out to save herself, meaning that she used him.


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    Nov 12th, 2009 11:19pm report

    I think indefinitely as he(Corey Taylor) has hinted towards it being about his wife Scarlett. He asked her to leave him because, he is completely different now then before. He's changed for the worse for her and he feels evil. Yet he wants her light to stay in his life because its helped so far on. But he asks her to leave him and stay away. To have no contact. Yet in the part of the song with the letters to the lips. He still misses her. He misses her so much. But knows that he cannot have her back because of the choices in between them at this point. That hes almost forced her to give and leave. That being one of the most admirable things because, its impossible to let the significant other leave because it will pain yourself. He asks her to leave for her own happiness and wellbeing. Sacrificing his own stability, and pain.


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    Jun 29th, 6:17am report

    Okay I have a bad memory with this song but I still love the song my ex bf told me to listen to this song and it explained what happend to us and in one of the lyrics it "if u love me let me go and run away befor I know my heart is just to dark to care I think he's trying to say that he wants this girl to get out of his life bc he's wants what's best for her and he thinks he's not good enough for her bc he's changed so much but love is also a pain in the ass....... In another lyric it says if I can't change I hope I never know I think it's saying that he wants to change but he can't figure out how another lyric says you sold me out to save urself she used him Okay one more lyric it say I still press ur letters to my lips he misses he alot but can't have her back


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    Aug 11th, 2014 8:02am report

    Its a theme album, therefor it must be about the end of the world or about our creators the alien gods. Its about God


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    Jun 11th, 2014 6:32am report

    #Anonymous (the ex-H addict) Your post was on 12.12.2011. Well done for cleaning up! Still going strong?


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    Nov 7th, 2013 11:33pm report

    This song is about how he tried, and gave, and sacrificed and then realized he was only being used. All his effort for nothing, he was, in the end, worthless to this woman.


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    Oct 16th, 2013 10:51am report

    This song captures the pain of loving someone and them not loving you back. Of them not considering you to be good enough or worthy of them. They treat as nothing though you adore them. You start to hate them just as much as you love them. To you, they are naive and insensitive. They only think of themselves, though they dont realize it.


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    Jun 16th, 2013 6:49am report

    Hello.I love this lyric I was in a bad relationship L loved her but she leave me.she bought me for money and car and ...!she say Ilove YOU and i will stay for you and i was going to work to have money for her but when i came back i see her hand in another boys hand.her birthday is coming i know and sure not a bitch but Idont know why if she still care dont ever let me know...!من تو يه رابطه دوستانه بودم و اون رو دوست داشتم بيش از اندازه عاشقش بودم.به من گفت دوست دارم و منتظرت ميمونم ولي نميشه ادامه بديم منم رفتم و كار كردم براش تا اوضاع ماليم بهتر شه خودم رو لاغر كردم بخاطرش ولي وقتي برگشتم دستش رو تو دست يكي ديگه ديدم...!اون مرد مثل لوله خودكار لاغر بود من چهار شونه سنگدل بود و بي خيال ولي من نه مهربان.باهاش سكس خواست ولي من حتي يكبار بهش دست هم نزدم...قيافه اون دختر معصوم بود باورم نشد كه بخاطر اوضاع مالي خوب اون مرد منو فروخت و رفت...!خيلي ظلم كرد بهم ولي بخشيدمش...!چند روز ديگم تولدشه.اميدوارم حالش خوب باشه.و مطمينم كه يك روز به اشتباهش واقف ميشه.اميدوارم


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    Feb 16th, 2013 2:37am report

    song is about cory's ex wife and has to do with his drinking and attempted suicide and there divorce . he is a brilliant writer and performer this song brings tears to my eyes . i feel i can really connect to this song .


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    Feb 6th, 2013 2:52pm report

    This song is about loving someone that you let into your life to help them. You get angry at yourself for falling for them because you know they wont return it. So you ask them to go so you don't drag them down with you. Then you realize that they never cared, you realize that they were just using you. So you permanently get rid of them and it hurts soo much that if they actually cared you don't want to know because you would go back to them just to be used again.


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    Jul 13th, 2012 7:37pm report

    Personally from many experiences this song is a story of rejection and the period of wondering what you did wrong or why doesnt she feel the same way. The lyrics "my smile was taken long ago if I could change I hope I never know" to means I've gone through this once before it hasn't stopped happening and I don't know how to change it. The line "I still press your letters to my lips" means I remember all the times we had or when you made me think we were in love. Probobly my favorite line in the song is "you couldn't hate enough to love is that supposed to be enough" then "you solde out to save your self and I won't listen to your shame you ran away your all the same" to me says you stabbed me in the back or led me on I don't want to hear your apologis cause they could be lies as well and your just like everyone else who broke my heart


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    May 23rd, 2012 5:04pm report

    How I look at this is that it's about loving someone so much that you become obsessed with that person. Then just the thought of them controls you, so when the person is untouchable (dead, married, etc.) It drives you insane. In the video Corey is following a woman and watching her, then at the end he "becomes" her to deal with the fact that he can't have her. Watch the video it really show's what the song is about, this is only my interpretation


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    Apr 8th, 2012 4:31am report

    this song is about being loved to someone at such an intensity where u illusionised your world around to that person and atonce when that person goes away - u cant accept that the world is gone away from you

    In the video , He promised her that he will never let go....So he find his own way how to never let go...


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    Dec 31st, 2011 12:17am report

    Love that became one sided and painful, eventually fatal then because he missed her, and to get away with killing her he assumes her life.


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    Dec 12th, 2011 12:31am report

    i love slipknot but this song is a load of crap.it describes my dad.if you love someone enough you'll change period.i know what its like to hate what you've become. i was a herion addict for four years and on methadone for two. it's been over a year and haven't looked back.my mom divorced my dad after thirty years because he didn't want to change.i don't think corey cared to put forth the time and effort to build the relationship so he took the easy way out.even so, we all have our demons, and i prey that corey overcomes his. Jesus saves


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    Dec 12th, 2011 12:15am report

    This is a very good song. It really speaks to me, I know the song is about love being tookin away, but what this song means to me is... I used to cut myself because it was the only thing that really helped release my pain, I never really trusted anyone so I keep all my emotions in. Anyways, to me it means letting go of something that makes you an ounce of happy but causes a ton of pain. And to only trust yourself, and the part where he says spit your pity in my soul means to me that if I told my family that I ever did that they would pity me and never look or talk to me in the same way, they won't understand why I did it. I know thats not what the song means at all, but everytime I hear this song it reminds me of what I had to overcome by myself.


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    Oct 25th, 2011 10:47pm report

    I can relate to this song completely. It's all about loving someone who you can't be with is what I think. He still loves her deeply and misses her with everything in him. The part where he says if you still care don't ever let me know gives me chill bumps! He's basically telling her that she can go to hell after ripping him apart. Amazing song all together. One of my top 5 by slipknot even though it's slow.

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