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Vermilion
Slipknot Vermilion
Info
Released October 16th, 2004
Album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
Length 5:17
Writers Paul Gray
Producers Rick Rubin
Single Chronology
Duality Vermilion (song) Before I Forget
"Vermilion" is the second single from the album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses). It is the eighth track on the album.

Song Meaning

"The differences (between the two tracks) are subtle — 'Vermilion, Pt. 1' is about the enrapturing, the buildup, the anticipation and the neurosis," says Taylor. "'Part 2' is the aftermath, the pieces that have to be picked up later, and maybe the guilt of having lived through it." Both songs are said to be about lost or unrequited love from a possibly suicidal person's perspective.

Vermilion Music Video

A music video was created for the song. The girl in the music video was played by an actress named Janna Bossier.

Lyrics

Slipknot - Vermillion OFFICIAL VIDEO04:16

Slipknot - Vermillion OFFICIAL VIDEO

She seems dressed in all the rings of past fatalities
So fragile yet so devious, she continues to see it
Climatic hands that press her temples and my chest
Enter the night that she came home forever
She's the only one that makes me sad!

She is everything and more
The solemn hypnotic
My Dahlia bathed in possession
She is home to me
I get nervous, perverse
When I see her it's worse
But the stress is astounding
It's now or never she's coming home forever
She's the only one that makes me sad!

Hard to say what caught my attention
Fixed and crazy, aphid attraction
Carve my name in my face to recognize
Such a pheromone cult to terrorize

I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me

I'm a slave, and I am a master
No restraints and unchecked collectors
I exist through my need to self-oblige
She is something in me that I despise

I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me
I won't let this build up inside of me

She isn't real!
I can't make her real!
She isn't real!
I can't make her real!
She isn't real!
I can't make her real!

Track Listing

Slipknot Presents: VERMILLION Part 1: The Story Begins

  1. "Vermilion" (Single Mix) - 4:17
  2. "Scream" - 4:32
  3. "Danger - Keep Away" - 7:56
  4. "Vermilion" (Video) - 4:17

Slipknot Presents: VERMILLION Part 2: The Story Continues

  1. "Vermilion pt.2" - 3:45
  2. "Vermilion pt. 2" (Video) - 3:50

DVD

  1. "Vermillion" (Music Video) - 4:17
  2. "Vermillion Pt. 2" (Music Video) - 3:50

Enhanced Dual Disk

CD Side:
  1. "Slipknot Presents: VERMILLION Part 1: The Story Begins" - 4:17
  2. "Slipknot Presents: VERMILLION Part 2: The Story Continues" - 3:45
DVD Side:
  1. "Slipknot Presents: VERMILLION Part 1: The Story Begins" (Music video) - 4:17
  2. "Slipknot Presents: VERMILLION Part 2: The Story Continues" (Music video) - 3:50
  3. Photo Gallery

Sequel

A sequel to this song, called Vermilion Pt. 2 also appears on the album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses). It is at a slower tempo than Vermilion, and has never been performed live.

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