Stone Sour: Bother Meaning
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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...
anonymous Oct 15th, 10:34pm report
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.
anonymous Nov 4th, 2018 11:37am report
It's about giving up on this bullshit life, and saying fuck everything. Im out.
anonymous Aug 20th, 2018 8:19am report
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)
anonymous Jul 6th, 2018 7:12am report
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 .
anonymous Jun 28th, 2018 6:42pm report
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
anonymous Dec 20th, 2017 12:08am report
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.
anonymous Aug 30th, 2017 8:16am report
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.
anonymous Aug 18th, 2017 8:44pm report
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.
anonymous Apr 30th, 2017 4:03pm report
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
anonymous Apr 17th, 2017 4:00pm report
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.
anonymous Mar 28th, 2017 3:52am report
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...
anonymous Dec 12th, 2016 12:58pm report
if indeed i mattered at all.
anonymous Apr 15th, 2016 4:32pm report
The lines that stood out to me were "stones to throw at my creator; masochists to which I cater". He's referencing god. He compare god to a masochist because he feels as though god is getting pleasure out of his suffering. Overall the song is about suicide and depression. He mentions death alot and wishes he was dead or number from all emotions
anonymous Feb 23rd, 2016 2:07pm report
It is about holding a grudge.
MarcusDude May 18th, 2015 5:35am report
This song is a suicide note to the singer's family. He wants to end it all because they are controlling of his life and he has no say (never had a voice to protest), overly critical (my flaws were open season), and when he could no longer endure, he gave up (For this, I gave up trying
One good turn deserves my dying). Although numbed by depression, he hid it (A zombie hides my face
Don't try to stop me (You don't need to bother)
I don't need to go on living (I don't need to be)
If I go on living, it will only keep getting worse (I'll keep slipping farther)
Possible means of suicide is cutting of the wrist or throat with a knife or a gunshot (But once I hold on,
I won't let go 'til it bleeds)
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