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Metabolic is the thirteenth track on Slipknot's second album, Iowa

MeaningEdit

"This song is basically 'Diluted' Part II that is about my dad. It is about being so enraged yet being so impotent because there is nothing you can do about it. "It is about that time of the morning when you are sitting in bed, and you are crying uncontrollably, and you are trying not to feel, but all you can do is feel because every time you shut your eyes, it's there. It is probably one of the most personal songs I have ever written just for the fact that even though I never knew my father and even though I have never met him, I feel like I am turning into him. I have no mental picture of what he is supposed to be, but sometimes I wonder if I am doing the things he used to do. It's definitely a pissed off, heavy, fuck you, I don't give a shit because nobody told me who I was because I had to figure it out for myself song." In Metabolic, Corey is trying to get across that he isn't perfect. This song is a little psychotic because with the quote - "The hardest part was knowing that I could never be you" he is saying he knew he wanted to be like his father, but he was too imperfect to fill his shoes.

The quote "My demise, I took a life worth living and made it worth a mockery." is powerful because he took his life, which was in the beginning worth living, and he screwed up so much, he turned it into shit.

The quote "I wanna dress in your insecurities and be the perfect you" means I wanna wear your flaws, and be the ultimate You. The perfect man. But it won't happen because I am too imperfect.

The quote "Here we go, the ultimate irony." is that he wanted to be his father but now he is nowhere, and he is known by so many, he is important, and his father still hasn't changed. You're in the same place you've always been. The irony factor is if he chose to be exactly like him, he'd be known where I would be too. So, his shitty life, and the shit I was forced to go through has turned out to be worth it in the end.

LyricsEdit

Slipknot - Metabolic (Audio)04:00

Slipknot - Metabolic (Audio)

Gone, I couldn't murder your promise
Right before my eyes
The revolutions of my psychosis
Kept me outta the way
Once inside all I hold is ash
Fail, suppressing every feeling
I'm in so much pain
I have every fucking right to hate you
I can't take it!
The hardest part was knowing
That I could never be you
Now all I do is sit around
And wish I could forget you

My demise, I took a life worth living
And made it worth a mockery
I deny, I fold, but they keep on coming
I'm always ready to die, but you're killing me!
I'm always ready to die, but you're killing me!
I'm always ready to die, but you're killing me!
I'm always ready to die, but you're killing me!

Who are you to me, who am I to you?
Is this a lesson in nepotistic negligence?
By default, you are my only link to the outside
Psychosomatic suicide
Where were you when I was down?
Can you show me a way
To face every day with this face?
Goodbye

My demise, I took a life worth living
And made it worth a mockery
I deny, I fold, but they keep on coming
I'm always ready to die, but you're killing me!
I'm always ready to die, but you're killing me!
I'm always ready to die, but you're killing me!
I'm always ready to die, but you're killing me!

When I blur my eyes
They make the whole world breathe
I see you fucking me
And I am absolutely controlling every urge to mutilate
The one and only answer
So much for memories!
I wanna dress in your insecurities
And be the perfect you, I'm through
I'm out-stretched out for all to loathe
Here we go, the ultimate irony

My demise, I took a life worth living
And made it worth a mockery
I deny, I fold, but they keep on coming
I'm always ready to die, but you're killing me!
I'm always ready to die, but you're killing me!
I'm always ready to die, but you're killing me!
I'm always ready to die, but you're killing me!

Killing me!
Killing me!
Killing me!
Killing me!

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