Wait and Bleed

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This song was released as the lead single from the featured on their 1999 debut self-titled album, and peaked at number 34 on the American Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It gained Slipknot their first Grammy Award nomination in 2001 for Best Metal Performance, though it lost to Deftones' "Elite". The song enjoyed a degree of commercial success, reaching number 34 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and number 27 in the UK Singles Chart. It was also ranked number 36 on VH1's "40 Greatest Metal Songs" list.
There are two music videos for "Wait and Bleed"; the first, directed by Thomas Mignone, features footage of a live performance of the song with the studio track overdubbed. The second, known as the "Claymation version", depicts all nine band members as small, animated, doll-like creatures inside a laboratory inhabited by a man who is attempting to catch them. Eventually, the band cause the man to fall over and be stung by insects dropping from a jar. As the band looks over the man, Chris Fehn's doll covers him in fuel before seeing all 9 band members looking at him, Shawn Crahan then sets the man alight, killing him.
I've felt the hate rise up in me...
Kneel down and clear the stone of leaves..
I wander out where you can't see..
Inside my shell, I wait and bleed...


I wipe it off on tile, the light is brighter this time
Everything is 3D blasphemy
My eyes are red and gold, the hair is standing straight up
This is not the way I pictured me
I Can't Control My Shakes!
How the hell did I get Here?
Something about this, so very wrong...
I have to laugh out loud, I wish I didn't like this
Is it a dream or a memory?

Get Outta my head 'cuz I Don't Need This!
Why I didn't I see this?
I'm a victim - Manchurian Candidate
I - Have - Sinned - By - Just
Makin' my mind up and takin' your breath away


You haven't learned a thing
I haven't changed a thing
My flesh was in my bones
The pain was always free..

I've felt the hate rise up in me...
Kneel down and clear the stone of leaves...
I wander out where you can't see...
Inside my shell, I wait and bleed...

And it waits for You..

Contributed by giorgio - 2010/12/22 - 14:28

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