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The Devil In I
The Devil In I
Info
Released August 24th, 2014
Album .5: The Gray Chapter
Length 4:11
Writers Unknown
Producers Slipknot, Greg Fidelman
Single Chronology
The Negative One Wait and Bleed Custer
The Devil In I is the second single from .5: The Gray Chapter and the fourth song from the album.

Song Meaning:Edit

Taylor explained the song's meaning to The Pulse of Radio: "'The Devil In I' is really about the war inside yourself," he said. "Trying not to give into defeatism, trying not to give into negativity, trying not to give up basically. It's a struggle. It's one of the hardest things you can do, is to give into that side of yourself." And that you can have fun.

Music VideoEdit

Corey Taylor revealed plans of a music video for the song during an interview for BBC Radio 1. The band put out a casting call asking for "human maggots" for a video that was shot on August 22 and 23, 2014. They requested people between the ages of 20 and 35 with the condition they be okay with filming barefoot.

On September 11, 2014, Slipknot uploaded a trailer for The Devil in I music video to be uploaded the next day; the trailer featured two people in red covers with eye-holes cut speculating that the red shrouds may be the new member's masks. The video was uploaded on September 12 and featured the band members in a mental asylum surrounded by fans covered completely and dancing in straight jackets while the band performed. It also featured the band in their All Hope Is Gone masks committing suicide in various ways such as Corey setting a bomb off while he sat at a table, Mick Thomson ripping his face apart, Sid Wilson eating himself, Craig Jones being locked in an elevator with an attack dog, Chris Fehn pecked to death by Ravens, Jim Root blowing himself up with dynamite, and Shawn Crahan lighting himself on fire and hanging himself. The video also features the two new members of the band. They can be seen roaming throughout the asylum as patients in wheelchairs. They're eventually cornered by the group whom which proceed to stab the new members. This stabbing could resemble the two new members being "baptized" into Slipknot. They both appear playing with the band at the song's last chorus, both wearing uniforms and disguised in identical masks.

Slipknot - The Devil In I OFFICIAL VIDEO05:55

Slipknot - The Devil In I OFFICIAL VIDEO

Lyrics:Edit

Undo these chains, my friend
I'll show you the rage I've hidden
Perish the sacrament
Swallow, but nothing's forgiven
You and I can't decide
Which of us was taken for granted
Make amends
Some of us are destined to be outlived

Step inside, see the Devil in I!
Too many times we've let it come to this
Step inside, see the Devil in I!
You'll realize I'm not your Devil anymore

Under the words of men
Something is tempting the father
Where is your will, my friend?
Initiates never even bother
You and I, wrong or right
Traded a lie for the leverage
In between the lens in light
You're not what you seem

Step inside, see the Devil in I!
Too many times we've let it come to this
Step inside, see the Devil in I!
You'll realize I'm not your Devil!
I'm not your Devil anymore!

Your station is abandoned
Fool you 'cause I know what you've done!
Sensation, deprivation
You should've burned when you turned on everyone!

So step inside, see the Devil in I!
Too many times we've let it come to this
Step inside, see the Devil in I!
I know you'll find your answers in the end
Step inside, see the Devil in I!
You'll realize I'm not your Devil anymore

So step inside!
Step inside!
See the devil in I!
See the devil in I!

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