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Slipknot: Surfacing Meaning

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Song Released: 1999


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Surfacing Lyrics

Running out of ways to run
I can't see, I can't be
Over and over and under my skin
All this attention is doing me in

Fuck it all! Fuck this world!
Fuck everything that you stand for!
Don't belong! Don't exist!
Don't give a shit!
Don't...

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    anonymous
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    Feb 11th, 2006 2:48pm report


    The whole basis behind the meaning of Surfacing is that they're trying to say that you really shouldn't give a fuck, or be judged by others. That you shouldn't have to answer to "anything or anyone." As part of their show, Slipknot dedicates the song to corrupt rock stars. The song is known as the "new national anthem." The lyrics "Fuck it all, fuck this world, fuck everything that you stand for, don't belong, don't exist, don't give a shit, don't ever judge me!" are the words of a generation.



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    metabolic_666
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    Jun 3rd, 2006 6:48am report


    This song is a big FUCK YOU to all the critics that like to judge people. FUck them be who you want ot be and don't let anyone stop you. because if you do then you're not really being yourself and that's what slipknot is about.#1 MAGGOT



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    anonymous
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    Mar 21st, 2013 3:26am report


    Surfacing is something that you have done that youre not proud of (we all have those) and the asshole people out there who judge you for it. When youre made to feel guilty when youre not. when you make a mistake and assholes hang it over your head for years and years. when youre told that you are not good enough for something so stupid as if u care about that in the first place. it is def the new new national anthem. fuck this world...



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    ghiz
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    Jul 11th, 2012 7:27pm report


    you'll never be able to please everyone, no matter what you do. People will always tear you down for the way you dress, the music you listen to, or the way you speak. but you know what? @#!*% THEM!



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    anonymous
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    Nov 13th, 2011 11:02am report


    This is about how corey feels about justin bieber..



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    anonymous
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    Apr 27th, 2011 4:16pm report


    well, I won't be judged, judging by the interpretations.. :D but still, i saw another meaning in this song. its about revealing a dark, deep secret. making it go to the surface. the words and the music are about how a person is trying to protect his secret, and it still gets revealed





    Running out of ways to run

    He cant run, his secret is gonna be revealed

    I can't see, I can't be

    He can't be, cause its such a strong part of him, that he'll rather commit suicide, than live with it revealed. can't see, while beeing in such a messy attention and revealing around.

    Over and over and under my skin

    everyone is looking under his skin, so deep into his soul, that he feel strangers presence even under his skin
    and so on. i know that it's wrong, but hey - thats how i see things.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 20th, 2010 10:31am report


    Basically, I think Corey is saying that you shouldn't give a fuck about what people think about you. I mean, It basically describes itself.Seriously. "FUCK IT ALL.FUCK THIS WORLD. FUCK EVERYTHING THAT YOU STAND FOR."



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    anonymous
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    Sep 24th, 2010 9:51pm report


    Call me fucking crazy but I think this is a big fuck you to some poser peeps, bullies, and judgmental people, oh and ever thought that the chorus was meant to be taken in a literal sense? its basically a song where your so fucking mad at the world.



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    DarknessRend
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    Nov 10th, 2009 11:21pm report


    The whole basis behind the meaning of Surfacing is that they're trying to say that you really shouldn't give a fuck, or be judged by others. That you shouldn't have to answer to "anything or anyone." As part of their show, Slipknot dedicates the song to corrupt rock stars. The song is known as the "new national anthem." The lyrics "Fuck it all, fuck this world, fuck everything that you stand for, don't belong, don't exist, don't give a shit, don't ever judge me!" are the words of a generation.

    -Corey Taylor



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    anonymous
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    Oct 6th, 2009 10:46pm report


    I believe by intense research, this is about his piece of shit father. Coreys bullshit life has "surfaced on that particular album". He is saying basically look at me now you fuck...i struggled and lived a bullshit life, fuck you and everyone like you. read the lyrics, its obvious, shit he lived under a bridge, running out of ways to run...this to meis the best slipknot song ever, fuckin deep...



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    anonymous
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    Mar 11th, 2009 3:42pm report


    I think this song is right out saying that anyone and every one that tries to get in your way of doing something just FUCK YOU for ever counting me out! your a fuckin heretic!



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    megarach
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    Apr 26th, 2008 4:37pm report


    The whole basis behind the meaning of Surfacing is that they're trying to say that you really shouldn't give a fuck, or be judged by others. That you shouldn't have to answer to "anything or anyone." As part of their show, Slipknot dedicates the song to corrupt rock stars. The song is known as the "new national anthem." The lyrics "Fuck it all, fuck this world, fuck everything that you stand for, don't belong, don't exist, don't give a shit, don't ever judge me!" are the words of a generation.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 2nd, 2007 7:42am report


    It's our motherfucking international anthem where you shouldn't have to give a fuck and be judged by others. It's about people like us standing our ground and if you're a real maggot you're doin' the right thing by staying true to your self. It's about the opinions people have for you when they don't know you or understand you. It's a BIG "FUCK YOU" to the whole World and the music industry. FUCK IT ALL! FUCK THIS WORLD! FUCK EVERYTHING THAT YOU STAND FOR! DON'T BELONG! DON'T EXISTS! DON'T GIVE A SHIT! DON'T EVER JUDGE ME!

    ...and don't you fuckin' judge me



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    xEvanescence_Angelx
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    Mar 15th, 2007 3:52pm report


    The very first person who posted what this song means is 100% correct. Listen to the song. It basically says you're the type of person that doesn't like to be judged and you don't care what people think about you. It's really that simple.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 26th, 2006 10:19am report


    It's all about how and what they stand for like the one guy said that you shuld be your self and I highly believe in that.

    Don't get me wrong or nothing but what I stand for is basically everything because kids hate me a lot and I just don't care,but when they are spreading lies about you,then you have to do something about it.



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    sicslipknotxx
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    Apr 14th, 2006 4:08pm report


    This song is saying not to follow anyone and be your own person, forget everyone else.




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