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Left Behind
Leftbehind
Info
Released October 29th, 2001
Album Iowa (album)
Length 4:02
Writers Corey Taylor, Paul Gray
Producers Ross Robinson, Slipknot
Single Chronology
The Heretic Anthem Left Behind My Plague
Left Behind is the eighth track on Iowa, and the second single from the album. It is about a friend of Corey Taylor's.

Structure

The song starts off with the main riff (often noted to be similar to the Smashing Pumpkins song "Zero"), and then the rest of the instruments, and finally, Corey. This song is more melodic than the rest of the songs on the album, featuring actual singing rather than the screaming that the album mostly features. However, by the third chorus, Corey no longer "sings" and simply screams like in most of the rest of the album.

Video

The music video was the third Slipknot music video. It features a boy getting out of a bus and cutting goat, then going to a shack where he puts dirty water into his Froot

Loops, watches TV (that says "Slipknot" on it) while eating his Froot Loops, and then a storm comes, and the windows break, but by the end, it is shown that he is still cutting goat.

Slipknot - Left Behind OFFICIAL VIDEO03:38

Slipknot - Left Behind OFFICIAL VIDEO

Lyrics

I've known faces that have disappeared in time
Find me wrapped in glass and slowly soaked in lime
All my friends have pictures made to make you cry
I've seen this and wondered what I've done to calcify

I ignore you!
As I close my eyes, I feel it all slipping away!
I come toward you!
We all got left behind, we let it all slip away!
I ignore you!
As I close my eyes, I feel it all slipping away!
I come toward you!
We all got left behind, we let it all slip away!

I can't stand to see your thalidomide robot face
I don't even try it!
You had to be a liar just to infiltrate me
I'm still drowning!

I ignore you!
As I close my eyes, I feel it all slipping away!
I come toward you!
We all got left behind, we let it all slip away!
I ignore you!
As I close my eyes I feel it all slipping away!
I come toward you!
We all got left behind, we let it all slip away!

Take this away
Take this away
I can feel it on my mouth
I can taste you on my fingers
I can hear you like the holy ghost
And kill you if you get too close

As I close my eyes, I feel it all slipping away!
I come toward you!
We all got left behind, we let it all slip away!
I ignore you!
As I close my eyes, I feel it all slipping away!
I come toward you!
We all got left behind, we let it all slip away!

We let it all slip away!
We let it all slip away!
We let it all slip away!
We let it all slip away!
We let it all slip away
We let it all slip away

Track Listing

  1. "Left Behind" – 4:04
  2. "Liberate (Live)" – 4:27
  3. "Surfacing (Live)" – 5:10
  4. "Left Behind" (Video)


CD Single

  1. "Left Behind" – 4:04
  2. "Liberate (Live)" – 4:27

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