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Gematria (The Killing Name) is the second song on Slipknot's fourth album, All Hope Is Gone

Song Meaning

"This song is not about my disgust of America, but more about its people. I love my country, I love the people that defend my country. I love the people that still exercise their right to disagree and voice their discontent, but there are a lot of people who are disguising politics as religion and dictating taste and turning it into policy, and that hurts me. Obviously you have to have both sides in a democracy, but it just seems like the scales have tipped so fucking far on the one side its untrue "

Lyrics

12/08/73 - that was all I got and now you got me

All I ever really wanted was to take the blame
I will go down in history and not down in flames
Meningitis 
I will survive this 
Dry sockets and a schizophrenic crisis
The time of the nine has begun
Get out of the way or you will suffer as one

This is so typical, apocolyptical
Hanging on abysmal release, Jesus
I don't need this; don't wanna be this
Icon in the making - my hands are fucking shaking

What if "God" doesn't care?
What if "God" doesn't care...

Remember, surrender, the time is now
Continue, we're in you... 
And we will burn your cities down

America is a killing name
It doesn't feel or discriminate
Life is just a killing field
It's all that's left - nothing's real
Throw away your disposable past
and fall apart like a cigarette ash
We are the fatal and vital ones of the world
and we will burn your cities down

What if "God" doesn't care?
What if "God" doesn't care?

America is a killing name
It doesn't feel or discriminate
Life is just a killing field
It's all that's left - nothing's real
Throw away your disposable past
and fall apart like a cigarette ash
We are the fatal and vital ones of the world
and we will burn your cities down

Down...

We will burn your cities down

Feed the hungry - feed them shit!
Feed them bones and politics!
You wanna revolutionize?
Be specific and believe your eyes!
Start a war in another backyard
And we'll destroy your house of cards!
Give me a minute and I'll change your mind
Give me a bullet and I'll change your life

Remember, surrender, the time is now
Continue, we're in you...
And we will burn your cities down

America is a killing name
It doesn't feel or discriminate
Life is just a killing field
It's all that's left - nothing's real
Throw away your disposable past
And fall apart like a cigarette ash
We are the fatal and vital ones of the world
And we will burn your cities down

We will burn your cities down

America... what if "God" doesn't care?

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