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COREY TAYLOR ADMITS THAT JORDISON IS NOT THE NEGATIVE ONE

COREY TAYLOR ADMITS THAT JORDISON IS NOT THE NEGATIVE ONE

In typical internet fashion, any time that a new single comes out, especially from a band like Slipknot, the rumors are sure to go flying! Sure enough, thanks to internet music tabloids and detail-oriented fans, it didn't take long for fans to make a connection to the departed drummer and the new 'negative' single.

James Root, lead guitarist of Slipknot, is #4 in the band. Corey Taylor is #8. Joey Jordison was assigned #1. Fans immediately made this connection, and, probably due to confusion about the reason behind Joey's departure, figured this song may shed some light within its lyrics.

The well-versed and always-vocal Corey Taylor is no stranger to eloquent writing and meaning- however some fans went so far as to say that "The Negative One" apparently contained all the letters that spelled out the ex-drummer's name. Taylor was quite shocked to learn of this and went on to say:hidden

"Oh my fucking God! People need to fucking unplug every now and again. I did hear some shit about the video for it, like it's supposed to be Joey, but it's so fucking funny."

Indeed it is interesting to see, that often things are not what they seem. I would personally venture to say that Corey has some very hidden connections to things we all know about with the band's very public story, just perhaps not exactly the obvious conclusions we would jump to. Corey summed up the background of the song by stating:

"Asked if the song is about anyone in particular, Corey said: "Here's the thing. The album is a story — not in a certain order; it jumps around — but it's a story of this band for the last four years, from the moment Paul died to the moment we stepped out of the studio. So there are certain songs that deal with, not Joey in particular, but about the tension and trying to deal with the ugliness that we all have in us. "

Read the lyrics, what do you think?

"The Negative One"

Fire And Caffeine A Lot Of Nicotine I'm Going To Burn So I Better Tell You Everything The Competition The Superstition Never Mind 'Cause You're Never Going To Give In It's A Crisis, Just How You Like It The Same Drama In A Different Disguise I'm Bound To Walk With A Target On My Back At Least I'm Ready For Another Attack

The Lord Of Lies The Morning Star You Had To Be Set Free Opposing Sides Your Choices Are The Negative One And Me

Svengali Why Are We The Enemies? I Never Follow And I Never Make Apologies Your Dementias Are Gonna Getcha Because Your Walls Can't Support Each Other Settle For The Cynical You're So Political You're Getting Ready 'Cause The First Move Is Critical Reciprocity Somebody's Listening What Did We Learn From Our Time In Captivity?

The Lord Of Lies The Morning Star You Had To Be Set Free Opposing Sides Your Choices Are The Negative One And Me The Negative One And Me

I Hope You Live To See The Day When Your World Goes Up In Flames And As You Die You See My Face You're The Only One To Blame

The Prescient The Nascent The Quotient (They All Will Fall) The Cystic Symbolic Condition (Systemic) Egregious Replete With These Lesions (Contaminate) Succumb To The Selfish Creation (Your Failure)

No Accountability Divisibility I Point A Finger But It's Always Looking Back At Me The Centipede's Pulling On The Mechanism Unearthing Scars Of The Cataclysm When The Innocent Begin To Circumvent The Color Fades But The Picture Is Vibrant What Do You Believe? Does It Matter Now? Turn Away The Killer Is Disavowed

The Lord Of Lies The Morning Star You Had To Be Set Free Opposing Sides Your Choices Are The Negative One And Me The Negative One And Me

I Hope You Live To See The Day When Your World Goes Up In Flames And As You Die You See My Face You're The Only One To Blame

The Lord Of Lies The Morning Star You Had To Be Set Free Opposing Sides Your Choices Are The Negative One The Negative One The Negative One The Negative One And Me

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