What does Bother mean?

Stone Sour: Bother Meaning

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Song Released: 2002

Bother Lyrics

Wish I was too dead to cry
My self-affliction fades
Stones to throw at my creator
Masochists to which I cater
You don't need to bother;
I don't need to be
I'll keep slipping farther
But once I hold on,
I won't let go 'til it...


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    Jul 24th 2012 !⃝

    I think that this song is about a guy who has two sides to his life one he was and still wants to be, but he is growing older and different. He just wants to kill this new side to him and go back to the way things had been.

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 22nd 2023 !⃝

    Some of these comments are hilarious and not even close. It’s a song about him coming back to Des Moines from Denver to future his musical career. He has said that himself. Lol come on people know what your talking about before talking.

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 9th 2021 !⃝

    It strikes me as being a song about someone on the verge of suicide. Trying to decide whether or not to go through with it.

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 20th 2020 !⃝

    The song is about abortion he is speaking as a baby in the womb at the beginning then after he's born. the zomby hides face is when he gets to be a old Man. Oh ya! The creator is his mom was masochist mean she had sex to hide her pain that's how she got pregnant.

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  5. anonymous
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    Oct 15th 2019 !⃝

    I think it is whatever you feel at the time and you relate too. That's music....no one will ever know what it ment or felt to the person composing it at that time...but it is an amazing peice and take it how you want and enjoy it.

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 4th 2018 !⃝

    It's about giving up on this bullshit life, and saying fuck everything. Im out.

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 20th 2018 !⃝

    Its a song stating/ sorry this is how I am/ getting high until it fades/ sinning/ fucking random groupies/ sorry to bother you, I wish I wasn't like this but I'm slipping further from humanity, but once I find the one I wont ever let it go until she dies. Its describing tour life while trying to have a personal life. What is expected from him and what actually happens in the spirit of tour And hurting the ones he cares about even when he doesn't mean it(Ill NEver live down my own Deceit)

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 6th 2018 !⃝

    I believe listening by music tone and the notes along with emotion accutane to his voice .I think it's about not bothering explaining anything about how he feels or his life .When he is asked and attempts to answer before the words leave his mouth .The person asking really doesn't care ...answers for him to wrap it up ...and talks about themselves instead ...whatever why did you even bother ask .

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 28th 2018 !⃝

    So many great interpretations here. All could be true, but for me most music was written to be interpreted by the listener and we all find different meanings in lyrics due to the issues we deal with individually

  10. anonymous
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    Dec 20th 2017 !⃝

    this song is about his dad, and how his dad didn't bother trying to find him, until after he found out his son was famous. corey taylor has talked about it in interviews.

  11. anonymous
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    Aug 30th 2017 !⃝

    I think that the masochist is referring to Slipknot fans and this song is an open letter stating his regrets to his fans and god.he is an incredible songwriter.

  12. anonymous
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    Aug 18th 2017 !⃝

    We all see reference to his creator. Isn't he of his own making?
    He became the singer, he created the world in which he is. He is throwing stones at himself the masochists he refers to are the people who want and take from his labors. If he had failed instead of succeeded he wouldn't be going through this hell.

  13. anonymous
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    Apr 30th 2017 !⃝

    I think it's about a guy who has lost hope, and regrets his choice he made , but still hasn't given up on this life, perty close to given up, a guy who has been alienated from the people that supposedly love him - u don't need to bother. Saying I know u all don't give a shit,so I keep slipping farther,, my flaws r open season,- to criticize me and judge me, a guy who cared a lot but, question if he realy did, a misunderstood person from the saints ove this world

  14. anonymous
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    Apr 17th 2017 !⃝

    I feel the song is about frustration and losing sight of oneself. Almost like having a double life, like Corey Taylor and Jim Root do as members of both Stone Sour and Slipknot. Part of his frustration is vented to God (stones to throw at my creator) and to anyone unnecessarily talking about his flaws and how he felt powerless to talk back (Never had a voice to protest so you fed me sh** to digest. I wish I had a reason my flaws were open season) and shows how that frustrates him (For this I gave up trying). The song also reflects his view of how this won't end until he dies (And you don't need to bother, I don't need to be). The song, as previously mentioned, talks about the struggles of a double life (Wish I'd died instead of lived. A zombie hides my face). The zombie that hides his face is a metaphor for the masks the Corey and Jim wear in Slipknot.

  15. anonymous
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    Mar 28th 2017 !⃝

    To me this song is about someone with ADHD whom was abused for having the diability. "Stones to throw at my creator, the massichist to which I cater" I believe could be said characters parents. Line's like "Never a voice to protest", "I wish I had a reason, my flaws are open season" etc. All back up this theory but mostly its the "a zombie hides my face" as a zombie is what some people refer to people with the disability...

  16. anonymous
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    Dec 12th 2016 !⃝

    if indeed i mattered at all.

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