What does The Nameless mean?

Slipknot: The Nameless Meaning

Album cover for The Nameless album cover

Song Released: 2005

The Nameless Lyrics

Pathetic (benign)
Accept it (undermine)
Your opinion (my justification)
Happy (safe)
Servent (caged)
Malice (Utter weakness)
No toleration
Invade (committed)
Enraged (admit it)
Don't condescend (don't even disagree)


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Dec 30th 2005 !⃝

    This song is about a guy who abuses his partner. "Stay inside your hole let me take control" it sounds like he is telling her about or this is his trian of thought. The chorus relates to the topic greatly
    "I never wanted anybody more, then I want you. The only thing I ever really loved, was hurting you. I never wanted anybody more, then I want you. The only thing I ever really loved, hate"

    The song builds up to a climax where he finishes the song saying "your mine"' as in with all his beatings he has take her as a posetion instead of a person.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Dec 16th 2009 !⃝

    I think the song tells about a person who has dual side of a person. How the other one tryin' to control the meek side. The inner and the caged evil, yet powerful and smarter, one is trying to convince the weaker one, which is visible to the people, to let him take control of the body. His, weaker one's, stupidity, innocence, naive thoughts, weakness is not only hurting him but also the inner one.

  3. BobbiDoll
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    Nov 28th 2022 !⃝

    Most people assume that the person that is addicted to the drug is abusing drugs. That's a misconception.

    The Drug abusing the person rather than the person abusing the drug.

    Think of it as a man debating with the drug itself. As if the drug is talking to him.

    The man starts the debate...
    By the seventh line, the drug knows it's in control and begins to mock him...
    As he becomes more submissive to the drug, the drug becomes more aggressive.

    The drug being ....Herion.

    Man = Pathetic (Drug = benign)
    Drug = Accept it (Man = undermine)
    Drug = Your opinion (Man = my justification)
    Drug = Happy (Man = safe)
    Drug = Servent (Man = caged)
    Drug = Malice (Man = Utter weakness)
    No toleration

    At this point the drug knows it's in control and it just progressively becomes more and more violent to the person.

    The more a person is abused the more submissive they become.

    My thoughts on the song;
    This is a very unique
    illustration of the addict at the mercy of his addiction. I applaud the writers behind the song because they have a true understanding of the struggles behind addiction.

    My thoughts on addiction;
    A drug addict doesn't want to be addicted. It's ludicrous to think that is a life choice for a person. Could a person make different choices to prevent themselves from becoming an addict? Sure they could , just remember though , No one says "When I grow up I want to be a drug addict".

    Addiction is a side effect. It's not on purpose, and it's not by choice.

    Truth is; drugs are never the problem.
    Drugs typically is somebody's solution to a problem.
    The side effect of that is addiction.
    [when using my verbiage give credit where credit is due]

    If you know someone that is struggling with addiction be supportive.

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 18th 2022 !⃝

    Song is definitely about an abusive relationship having to do w rape and jealousy n shit. So good but so deep.

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 23rd 2012 !⃝

    I think the song is about a man being violent and obsessive over his partner. One minute he loves her, the next he's beating her. That kind of thing.

    And to all those people who are just posting random bullshit, go do it somewhere else. Some people actually want to find out the meanings of songs, not read your crap. GTFO.

  6. stephaybabe
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    Jul 13th 2010 !⃝

    This song to me is about submission about a man who owns a female she is dominant to him. Shes kinda his slave. from such words as obey me worship live for either live for me or give up any chance you have of being free. Its an amazing song <3

  7. anonymous
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    Feb 25th 2010 !⃝

    I'm not sure if this is right, probably not, but i think this seems like its their remake of purity, like him being the stalker and all that probably wrong but i just got that from the best interpretation (never wanted anybody more than i wanted you) yeah well, ok.

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  8. DarknessRend
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    Nov 10th 2009 !⃝

    It's about how for a long time Corey was in love with a positively loathsome creation. Possibly his previous image in the band. I read it somewhere Corey himself said that this song was kinda a hint to all those people who fucked them over and really stirred up shit on the IOWA cycle.

    -Corey Taylor

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 9th 2009 !⃝

    This song is about a violent obsession with someone,with manic depressive modes. There are moments of loving and caring then he goes into confusion and bliss, snapping and abusing/controlling the person.

  10. Peter_Cyco
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    Mar 6th 2009 !⃝

    this song is about abusing things, not always people, you love. it could go as far to say that fans of anyone in the public eye abuse the celeb or band by always making comments on their life and never giving them their space until the band or celeb breaks

  11. anonymous
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    Jan 19th 2008 !⃝

    The song is really a part 2 to the song Purity.

  12. anonymous
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    Jul 11th 2007 !⃝

    This song is about a man's relationship to God. An unhappy one at that, where he feels God is extremely selfish for demanding such attention and dedication (As our church leaders instruct us.) It's about this guy complaining to God, and God is just beating him down with intimidation. God is bragging about his power in this song as well ("Stay inside the hole - let me take control DOMINATE You were nothing more - you were something less INNOCENT Something has to give - something has to break OMNIPRESENT") Man is nothing more than an innocent simpleton, God is the Omnipresent, dominating and controlling one. That's IT.

  13. anonymous
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    Jun 2nd 2006 !⃝

    ROFLMFAO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD, OMG, that was the most funniest shit EVER, it made me laugh for like ten minutes, man, *wipes tear from eye* I was getting tired of reading all that philosophical shit that everyone been postin , neway, thanks for making my day, I'm off to get tea and crumpets XD

  14. anonymous
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    Apr 28th 2006 !⃝

    The stupid fuck that said he knows the guy isn't Corey, you are a stupid fuck, he was quoting Corey, not pretending to be him.

  15. apoeticheart
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    Apr 21st 2006 !⃝

    Nice way to play it like Switzerland man... Neutrality at its best.

  16. anonymous
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    Feb 11th 2006 !⃝

    That Bull-shit you are want to be it's about what the first guy said I know your not corey taylor he's to smart to come onto this shitty website when no one knows what this shit is fuck get some sence into your mind

  17. anonymous
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    Jan 11th 2006 !⃝

    "Dudes this song is about my drinking and my wife. The only thing I ever really loved (alcohol) was hurting you (my wife)." Duh, and how I just want her to stay home (the hole) with me and let me take control of the situation, "I want you, I need you I'll have you." I want my beer, I need my wife, and I WILL have both, and in the end I say I'll quit by saying you're mine to my wife, and that is what it means, you dumb fuckers.

    Corey taylor 8

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