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"We only have one more fucking song for you, But it is the new international FUCKING ANTHEM, and I want you to sing it because we're alive, we are free, we are all one people, this song is called SURFACING!!!

-Corey Taylor before playing the song live.

Slipknot - Surfacing (Audio)03:39

Slipknot - Surfacing (Audio)

Surfacing is the fourth song on the self-titled album (not counting 742617000027).


Lyrics

Fuck you all!

Running out of ways to run
I can't see, I can't be
Over and over and under my skin
All this attention is doing me in

Fuck it all!
Fuck this world!
Fuck everything that you stand for!
Don't belong!
Don't exist!
Don't give a shit!
Don't ever judge me!

Picking through the parts exposed
Taking shape, taking shag
Over and over and under my skin
All this momentum is doing me in

Fuck it all!
Fuck this world!
Fuck everything that you stand for!
Don't belong!
Don't exist!
Don't give a shit!
Don't ever judge me!
And don't you fucking judge me!
Burn!

You got all my love, living in your own hate
Dripping hole man, hard step, no fate
Show you nothing, but I ain't holding back
Every damn word I say is a sneak attack
When I get my hands on you
Ain't a fucking thing you can do
Get this 'cause you're never gonna get me
I am the very disease you pretend to be
I am the push that makes you move
I am the push that makes you move
I am the push that makes you move
I am the push that makes you move!

Fuck it all!
Fuck this world!
Fuck everything that you stand for!
Don't belong!
Don't exist!
Don't give a shit!
Don't ever judge me!
Fuck it all!
Fuck this world!
Fuck everything that you stand for!
Don't belong!
Don't exist!
Don't give a shit!
Don't ever judge me!
Burn!


Song Meaning

The whole basis behind the meaning of Surfacing is that they're trying to say that you really shouldn't give a fuck, or be judged by others. That you shouldn't have to answer to "anything or anyone." As part of their show, Slipknot dedicates the song to corrupt rock stars. The song is known as the "new national anthem." The lyrics "Fuck it all, fuck this world, fuck everything that you stand for, don't belong, don't exist, don't give a shit, don't ever judge me!" are the words of a generation


Trivia

  • Surfacing is played live every show
  • When this song is performed live, it is often referred to as "your new international fucking anthem."
  • Surfacing was once in consideration to be the second single from the album, but Spit it Out was chosen instead.

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