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Before I Forget
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Info
Released June 13th, 2005
Album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
Length 2:28
Writers Corey Taylor, Paul Gray
Producers Slipknot
Single Chronology
Vermilion (song) Before I Forget The Nameless
Before I Forget is the tenth track and the third single from the album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses). It appears in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. The song borrows the main riff from a previous song called "Carve"

Music Video

The music video for the song was the first Slipknot music video in which the band members do not wear their masks and are seen in everyday clothes rather than the jumpsuits. However, whenever the faces are shown, it is zoomed in, not showing the entire face. The audio for the video skips the guitar-only intro and the "Morse code" part at the end.

Slipknot - Before I Forget OFFICIAL VIDEO04:02

Slipknot - Before I Forget OFFICIAL VIDEO

Music Video


Lyrics

Go!


Stapled shut, inside an outside world and I'm

Sealed in tight, bizarre but right at home

Claustrophobic, closing in and I'm

Catastrophic, not again

I'm smeared across the page, and doused in gasoline

I wear you like a stain, yet I'm the one who's obscene

Catch me up on all your sordid little insurrections,

I've got no time to lose, and I'm just caught up in all the cattle


Fray the strings

Throw the shapes

Hold your breath

Listen!


I am a world before I am a man

I was a creature before I could stand

I will remember before I forget

BEFORE I FORGET THAT!


I'm ripped across the ditch, and settled in the dirt and I'm

I wear you like a stitch, yet I'm the one who's hurt

Pay attention to your twisted little indiscretions

I've got no right to win, I'm just caught up all the battles


Locked in clutch

Pushed in place

Hold your breath

Listen!


I am a world before I am a man

I was a creature before I could stand

I will remember before I forget

BEFORE I FORGET THAT!


I am a world before I am a man

I was a creature before I could stand

I will remember before I forget

BEFORE I FORGET THAT!


My end

It justifies my means

All I ever do is delay

My every attempt to evade

The end of the road and my end

It justifies my means

All I ever do is delay

My every attempt to evade

THE END OF THE ROAD!


I am a world before I am a man

I was a creature before I could stand

I will remember before I forget

BEFORE I FORGET THAT!


I am a world before I am a man

I was a creature before I could stand

I will remember before I forget

BEFORE I FORGET THAT!


I am a world before I am a man

I was a creature before I could stand

I will remember before I forget

BEFORE I FORGET THAT!


Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah, OH!

Hidden Message

Two hidden messages are in the song, at the ending part. The first one is the strange beeps that happen. It is actually "Slipknot" in Morse code. The second, although possibly unintentional, can be heard when the ending is played backwards, and is "You're wasting it".

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