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"Iowa" is the title track from Slipknot's second studio album. It is also the final track on the album.

"Iowa" is the longest song released by Slipknot, at 15:05 (not including "Scissors", which is over 19 minutes with the hidden track "Eeyore"). When the song is performed live (very rarely performed live), it is shortened to about 7:00. A live version appears on 9.0: Live. The song was performed again live in 2016, of which the entire song was played

The song begins with samples, and then Paul Gray coming in with a repeating bass line. After a while, the drums and percussion come in, and join in with the repeating bass line. Eventually, the song gets heavy. A sign of this happening is when the bass line changes, and as the cymbals start to get louder, the song gets heavier, and after a scream by Corey Taylor, the rest of the band comes in, and the real song begins.

After the three verses, the guitars fade out and the song returns to how it "began", with Gray's repeating bass line and the percussion. Eventually, the guitars come back in, and Taylor finishes the lyrics by screaming "I WILL KILL YOU TO LOVE YOU!" Then, everyone just seems to be playing random things, but eventually gets back in sync, and then one by one stop playing, with Gray being the last to stop.

Lyrics


Relax it's over, you belong to me
I fill your mouth with dirts
Relax it's over, you can never leave
I take your second digit with me
Love

You are my first, I can barely breathe
I find you fascinating
You are my favorite, lay you down to sleep
It's all that I can do to stop
Love

So blue, so broken, paper doll decays
I haven't left you yet
So cold subversive, your eyes are full of bleach
Tomorrow, I will go away again
Love

You are mine, you will always be mine
I can tear you apart
I can recombine you
All I want is to covet you all
You belong to me
I will kill you to love you

Secret Message

There is a secret message in the song. After the verses finish and the guitars fade out, Corey Taylor can be heard screaming multiple things. One of the things he is screaming is something that sounds like "Gah makin' noises" repeatedly. This is actually a sample of Corey screaming played by Craig Jones. When the song is played backwards, it is actually "don't look at me".

Slipknot - Iowa (Audio)15:06

Slipknot - Iowa (Audio)

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