Slipknot: Spit It Out Meaning
Song Released: 2000
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Spit It Out Lyrics
Maybe its time you had the tables turned
Cuz in the interest of all involved I got the problem solved
And the verdict is guilty...
...Man nearly killed me
Steppin' where you fear to tread
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jan 5th 2010 report
It's about non-fans/haters/posers/poseurs/people, who say trash about the band (All you wanna do is drag me down; Maybe it's the way you gotta spread a lotta rumor fodder
Keepin' all your little spies and leaving when you realize;
Backstab - don't you know who you're dissin'?)
and Corey wants them to just say whatever crap they feel like to their face, instead of behind their back. 'Spit It Out' as in, 'Quit beating around the bush, if you hate me, tell me, so I can punch you and we can continue on with our lives.' ('Bout time I set this record straight
All the needlenose punchin' is making me irate
Sick o' my bitchin' fallin' on deaf ears
Where you gonna be in the next five years?
The crew and all the fools, and all the politix
Get your lips ready, gonna gag, gonna make you sick
You got dick when they passed out that good stuff
Are you sick of me?
Good enough, had enough!)
Could also have a dual reference to some other instance of someone saying crap behing Corey's/someone's back.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:
Spit it out is obviously an angry song, written in retaliation to a Des Moines, Iowa radio station who liked to bash Slipknot and not play their material. Two years later, Spit It Out was in that station's regular rotation.... go figure... Another side note to add about Spit it Out, it was the original single off the self titled album, it's video was based on "The Shining" and was then immediately banned from MTV due to it's violent undertones.
anonymous Sep 28th report
This was written in retaliation to childish mudslinging by a handful of individuals who worked at a local radio station in Des Moines, Iowa, where the band is from. These individuals worked hard to keep Slipknot off the air.
This was broadcast in fragments on Mancow's Morning Madhouse after the station threatened to pull Mancow's show from their station. It was also right after Slipknot were pulled from a slot on a live concert in Chicago hosted by Mancow; thanks to same said individuals at the aforementioned radio station.
anonymous Dec 16th 2010 report
Wow! I found that radio station the top rated guy was talking bout! Right now it's playing snuff.=)
anonymous Oct 3rd 2010 report
Corey came up with it after he got a death threat at a show
anonymous Oct 29th 2008 report
In early interviews it has been stated the song is directed at a DJ that bad mouthed Slipknot and refused to play their music on some radio station... If you do a little research it isn't hard to find out which Jock and Radio Station it's pointed at.
anonymous Aug 29th 2008 report
My opinion is he could be talking about posers, the way he says "where ya gonna be in the next five years" could suggest that there band actually does the real shit while they just fake it and they have no future.
This song is about all the fake shit in the world. The posers and the wannabes. It's telling you to either be yourself or get the fuck out! You need to listen to this song, its awesome. And they REFUSE to play that here in the NC on ANY station so you know what? I'm moving to Iowa. :DDD
anonymous Aug 9th 2007 report
I think its a mob song... I mean listen to the lyrics.
Payoffs don't protect
and you can hide if you want but ill find you
comin up behind you
i just think it sounds like a mob song
cause in the interest of all involved, I got the problem solved and the verdict is guilty
MAN NEARLY KILLED ME!
anonymous May 23rd 2007 report
This is how Corey Taylor explains this song on the welcome to our neighborhood dvd
he says that it is about a kid who falls in love with a girl and the girl gets killed, and he finds out that she was hiding lots of things from him which he would never find out
in other words he wants her to "spit it out"
anonymous Apr 12th 2007 report
This song is about posers and the like. It's against anyone who talks shit, or talks the talk, but won't buck up, or walk the walk.
On a more specific basis, Fred Durst and Limp Bizkit were a less general target of this song. They certainly apply to the "poser" ideals, and have been causing JJ and the boys lots of trouble.
IOWA! 515 WHAT!!
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