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Vermilion Pt. 2 Lyrics

She seemed dressed in all of me
Stretched across my shame
All the torment and the pain
Leaked through and covered me
I'd do anything to have her to myself
Just to have her for myself

Now I don't know what to do
I don't know what to...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Dec 26th 2007 report

    I think these songs are about a murder. This is just my opinion though I dunno if it's right or wrong. Part one is about the act while part 2 is about the after math it does make sense if you think about it.
    Part one is more aggressive and heavier as it's about killing. And the video everything moves fast around her because the murder is focused on her or the fact that she doesn't exist, she's been killed.

    Part two is much more softer because he's guilty or whatever. And in the video she's lying on the ground not moving she's dead her bodies been dumped there. It obvious in the lyrics too.

    Part one.
    Enter the night that she came home Forever.
    maybe she's done something to hurt him and he's seen and taken her home and she'll always stay there forever because he killed her there.

    Hard to say what caught my attention fixed and crazy.
    he can't remember what about her caught his attention in the first place then he remembers it was crazy on both parts or he's now fixed upon killing her and it's driving him crazy.

    I exist through my need, to self-oblige She is something in me, that I despise.
    he exists through his need of killing linking back to the theory that he's hurt him she's a desire inside of him or love inside of him that he hates from what she's done.

    I get nervous, perverse when I see her it's worse. But the stress is astounding It's now or never she's coming home Forever
    When he sees her he gets nervous about his deed. Maybe the perverse thing is about a necrophilia (someone who fucks dead people) the stress of killing her is getting heavy so its now or never or it could mean that he's getting perverse because he's going to get such a sick pleasure from hurting her.

    Her temples and my chest
    maybe when he killed her the temples on her head where on his chest or as he's killing her their on his chest.

    She is everything and more The solemn hypnotic My Dalia, bathed in posession
    shes everything or was but now he's hypnotised by what she's done she was his god but now she'll forever be bathed in what she's done

    She seems dressed in all the rings Of past fatalities So fragile yet so devious
    shes dressed in her past deed and when he's hurting her he sees how fragile she is but he just keeps thinking how devious she really is

    i won't let this build up inside of me
    he has to let his anger out or else he'll go crazy

    i don't know what to do when she makes me sad
    he doesn't know how to cope when she's upset him in such a way. She's really hurt him and he doesn't know how to cope

    Part two.
    She seemed dressed in all of me Stretched across my shame,
    All the torment and the pain Leaked through and covered me.
    I'd do anything to have her to myself,
    hes ashamed of killing her all of pain that he caused her of all of the pain that its causing him now is all that he's done he'd do anything to bring her back to life.

    I don't know what to do When she makes me sad She is everything to me,.
    he dosn't know how to cope with greiving because he's the one who killed her she's still everything to him he misses her.

    The unrequited dream,The song that no one sings,The unattainable.She's a myth that I have to believe in,All I need to make it real is one more reason
    he uses dream because maybe she was too good to be true she was something that should be impossible or maybe her death should be something that's impossible. The song that no one songs could be meaning no one misses her or is greiving her. The unattainable means that her being brought back to life is impossible the myth part I think means that her being alive or that he didn't kill hers a myth that he has to believe or else he'll go crazy or get arrested all he needs to make others believe or himself is another reason.

    A catch in my throat choke Torn into pieces I won't.No.I don't want to be this but I won't let this build up inside of me
    hes torn into pieces with what he's done he catches the word murder in his throat and he chokes on sadness he dosn't want to turn himself in or kill himself or whatever but he has to or else he's going to go crazy

    either that or it's about a stalker. That's could be why they take of the masks in the video and put on human masks the stalker disguise himself by hiding by the one they want.
    just to have her to myself
    could be the stalkers desire to have the person.


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    Nov 25th 2007 report

    I think it's disillusion since scarlet is dark red, vermilion being dark red fading to reddish orange. He had this image of Scarlet and with time, he found out that that perfect image of scarlet isn't real (through discussions and fights and as he keeps knowing her more, he keeps finding more imperfections) he can't make her real, cause that perfect image is gone and doesn't exist. So the relationship went from Scarlet (the dark red) to Vermilion(dark red to reddish orange). That's MY theory. I don't know if I'm right. but that could be the right one


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 30th 2005 report

    The vocalist is obsessed with someone but he can't seem to get this person because she either doesn't exist or is too perfect for him, and only him.

    "A song that no one sings...the unattainable"...but he's not letting it get to him..."but I won't let this build up inside of me. She isn't real. I can't make her real..."

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 10th 2021 report

    Stretched across my shame...dressed in all of me....(its sexual). He was in love but she was in lust. She can never give him love and he has to accept it...Unrequited dream...unattainable. She makes him sad because she is dead inside...no love...no intimacy.

  5. anonymous
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    Feb 13th 2019 report

    It's about love and rejection he loves her but reject him kinda my situation. I'm in love with a male friend he told me he loves me but when I confess my feeling he reject my feeling it really confusing me I know there his feeling for me he just denial it so this song remind of him love a bitch.

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 30th 2019 report

    It's a bitch about a guy who so in love with this lass but she rejecting him kinda like situation I having I fell in love with a guy at work but keeps on rejecting me "he my unrequied dream" so love is a bitch it like my heart be ripped apart it still hurts.

  7. anonymous
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    Jan 9th 2019 report

    He in love with her but keeps on rejected her always to help but keep rejectioing him I still find hard to listing to this song it reminds of a guy im stil in love with but he rejected me and still hurts because I love him so much so song make cry that I will never be the one.

  8. anonymous
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    Aug 22nd 2018 report

    He misable because he loves her but keeps on rejecting him and hurting him inside he want to help her but she wont let him- this song reminds of a guy im in love with and always be there for me but feels he my unrequied dream a song no one sings so this makes sad coz im so in love with him but keep on reject me and it really hurts.

  9. anonymous
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    Aug 3rd 2018 report

    he in love with her but keep being rejected and hes suffering because of it- i know how that how feel about a guy i like he keep give mix message he my "unrequied dream" he always there for him but blindly doesnt see im in love with him -LOVE IS A BITCH!!!!!!!!!!

  10. anonymous
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    Aug 1st 2018 report

    He in love with him and he loves him but keep rejecting him he want forget her but find hard to do so because he loves her so much - like a guy I like he knows I have feeling for him but he confused because one say loves me then rejects me then he love with me which confusing me so song remind me of him and my feeling towards him.

  11. anonymous
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    Jul 4th 2018 report

    He in love with her and want be there for her but keep rejecting him I love this song its reminds of a guy I love but keep doing the same rejecting me but not giving up I know he has feeling for me wont amit it I said people he my "unrequied dream" so eveytime play this remind me of him.

  12. anonymous
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    Jun 20th 2018 report

    Hes in love her but feel cant be heard "the unrequied dream" he trying help her coz he so love with her but she denals him- I know how that feels im in love with a friend but does see I got really strong feeling for me and keep rejecting me even he means alot to me and "it makes me sad" so this song remind of him.

  13. anonymous
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    Apr 27th 2018 report

    It's a love song about guy that so in love but she keeps on rejecting him- this reminds of same thing all pain I'm suffering of him rejecting me. I feel my feeling not enough and really hurts coz I love him so much- I might rewrite this into a song (with some changes).

  14. anonymous
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    Jun 1st 2013 report

    I think it a two degrees interpretation. One thing is an obsetion for a personne, I gess as echo of the 1st part. But, as many times, obsestion is not fundamented on real things. It's based on the utopic idea y you make of a persone.
    There is on one part the frustrated obsetion. In an oder part, he realises that what he is been obsesed with dosn't exist.

    It's like, oh my god, i know what I'm looking for in a girl, but it's imposible to find it. She isn't reel. I can't find it. Like awaking of a very nice and realistic concient dream. I 'm sad becoase i know that what i'm looking for is imposible to find. I ' ve been obsesed with this girl thinking she was something else of what she is.

    It's also a wich to preserv himself of geeting obsesed again, to stay numb. Or protect himself of the sadness of this frustration. (Sorry formy bad inglish)

  15. anonymous
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    Jan 2nd 2013 report

    This song is about men who fantasize about women who don't exist, whether they be dead or just a figment of their sick imagination. It's about torturted souls / socio-paths who fantasize about having a woman to meet their every need, but all they do is sit around and fantasize about this 'dream' woman instead of pursuing a relationship. That's why the tone is so depressing, because that's exactly what Slipknot was striving for when creating this song. I know it sounds weird, but that's exactly what they were aiming for.

  16. anonymous
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    May 23rd 2012 report

    My interpretation is that yeah it's about Slipknot's evolving but also I think it has a lil to do with shawn's wife passing but hey only the 9 of Slipknot know for fact what it means

  17. anonymous
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    May 15th 2012 report

    Ok, the 666 guy was kinda right. I just heard this song... And I knew exactly what it's about... It's a personification of Babylon the great, or the great harlot. He wants her for the promise of an afterlife, which isn't real. He loves his religion more than anything, but he's starting to realize its bullshit and the thought makes him sick, it's a tad occult I guess.

  18. anonymous
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    Apr 12th 2012 report

    What I got from this song was incredible, it helped through a very very hard time, I had lost my cousin due 2 a drunk driver. And her behavior before she died was impossible (the phrase "she's a myth that I have to believe in" & "She isn't real")...How unbecoming, this song has nothing 2 do with death, but the girl in the video was laying dead in a field, just as my cousin was found (dead, in a field)...My comment has nothing 2 do with interpretation. And the phrase "I don't know what to do when she makes me sad."...This song pointed out every aspect of me & my cousins ups & downs, it literally popped right out of the computer screen & into my heart. This song is very fucking dope, unreal, I love it. Thank you Cory for the outstanding lyrics.

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