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"Last night, we did a song off of Iowa that we never played in Vegas before, and that got us thinking. We are doing two nights, why not do a song that we never played off the Iowa album EVER. Now, this, this could be a fucking train-wreck, I am warning you right now, alright? So without further adieu my family and friends from fucking Las Vegas, Nevada, This song is called Skin Ticket!."

-Corey before playing the song for the first time live.


Skin Ticket is a song that appears on Iowa.

Song MeaningEdit

"In my opinion, the whole song is about Corey's life living in Iowa. Zero and zero nothing but zero means Iowa= the middle of nowhere. Running and running going on forever means there is nowhere to go, and he can't get out. When he says starving for zero, I think he means that he is STRIVING for nothing, and he wants something and feeling, but there is nowhere to get it. When he says come see my cage built in my grain, I think he means the obvious... I am stuck here, and I have nowhere to go. But when he says come see my cage built in my grain, I think he means See me, my cage, my creation. It makes him ache and hurt. He can't think. He has lost his mental picture of himself. This place he needs to escape. He needs the life, and he needs to feel, but he can't. He can't see the world through his eyes because he is stuck in his cage. His home. And when he says keeping myself alive through your EMPATHY, I think he means that WE are keeping him alive by our understanding of his lyrics, and his life and feelings. I think this song and all the others were meant to be figured out by us. He wants us to understand him. He needs someone to understand him because no one ever did. He is counting on us. He needs us. If there are people out there that understand what he is trying to say, I believe he escaped his cage."

LyricsEdit

Slipknot - Skin Ticket (Audio)06:42

Slipknot - Skin Ticket (Audio)

Zero and zero is nothing but zero
Cancer and people conspire together
Running and running and going forever
Collected and sampled, starving for zero

Come see my cage built in my grain
Come see my cage built in my grain
Come see my cage built in my grain
Come see my cage built in my grain!

Minus the inside and minus the circle
Inhabit the riddle and fill in the hovel
Wherein and herein, between us and near us
Zero and zero is nothing but zero

Come see my cage built in my grain
Come see my cage built in my grain
Come see my cage built in my grain
Come see my cage built in my grain!

Keeping myself alive through your empathy!
Keeping myself alive through your empathy!
Keeping myself alive through your empathy!
Keeping myself alive through your empathy!
Let me go!
Keeping myself alive through your empathy!
Keeping myself alive through your empathy!
Keeping myself alive through your empathy!
Keeping myself alive through your empathy!
Leave me alone!

Keeping myself alive!
Keeping myself alive!
Keeping myself alive!
Keeping myself alive!
Keeping myself alive!
Keeping myself alive!
Keeping myself alive!
Keeping myself alive!
Keeping myself alive!
Keeping myself alive!
Keeping myself alive!
Keeping myself alive!
Keeping myself alive!
Keeping myself alive!
Keeping myself alive!
Keeping myself alive!
Keeping myself alive!
Keeping myself alive!
Keeping myself alive

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