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"Diluted" is track 13 off the self titled album.

Slipknot - Diluted (Audio)03:24

Slipknot - Diluted (Audio)

Song Meaning

Diluted is a song written about a person who is incapable to continue living. They are haunted by others, and themselves, and may have to deal with emotional problems such as MPD, and Schizophrenia. Or maybe he's just extremely depressed. Either way, the lyrics are more than relatable.


I'm cold, I'm ugly  

I'm always confused by everything  

I can stare into a thousand eyes  

But every smile hides a bold-faced lie  

It itches, it seethes, it festers and breathes  

My hero's are dead, they died in my head  

Thin out the herd, squeeze out the pain  

Something inside me has opened up again  

Thoughts of me exemplified  

All the little flaws I have denied  

Forget today, forget whatever happened  

Everyday I see a little more of overall deficiencies  

I'm nothing short of being one complete catastrophe 

What the hell - did I - do to deserve - all of this?  

I save all the bullets from ignorant minds  

Your insults get stuck in my teeth as they grind  

Way past good taste, on our way to bad omens  

I decrease, while my symptoms increase  

God what the fuck is wrong 

You act like you knew it all along  

Your timing sucks, your silence is a blessing  

All I ever wanted out of you was  

Something you could never be  

Now take a real good look at  

What you've fucking done to me  

What the hell - did I - do to deserve - all of this?  

Gimme any reason why I'd need you, boy  

Gimme any reason not to fuck you up  

Gimme any reason why I'd need you, bitch  

Gimme any reason not to fuck you up  

I see you in me  

I keep my scars from prying eyes  

Incapable of ever knowing why  

Somebody breathe, I've got to have an answer  

Why am I so fascinated by Bigger pictures, better things  

But I don't care what you think  

You'll never understand me  

What the hell - did I - do to deserve - all of this?  



  • The song was originally the Demo Track Interloper, the song was then revised and ended up on Self Titled as Diluted, similar to the Purity/Despise system.
  • Diluted has never been played live.
  • After recording the song, Corey cried and Ross Robinson came into the booth to comfort him.

Appears on


Slipknot: 10th Anniversary Edition

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