Slipknot – All Out Life

“All Out Life” is the 15th track on the Japanese edition of We Are Not Your Kind. It was initially released as a stand-alone single and also as the last single to feature Chris Fehn on percussions and backing vocals.

  • In 2019, “All Out Life” was labeled as the theme song for WWE NXT on USA Network.

Song Meaning

“All Out Life” is a ferocious thrash-heavy rallying cry where Corey Taylor demands the listener not to treat the past with disdain. Rather than constantly looking for the next big thing, the Slipknot frontman is saying there’s plenty of old music that should still be celebrated.

Corey Taylor said: “It’s not the date on the music – it’s the staying power.”

Lycris

What a world, the horizon’s
Coming like a hell-bent killing machine
Can’t afford to be the goddamn wreckage
Burn it all again at a million degrees
Calling all the adamant upper-level
Undefeated counterfeit cunts with a reason to fear
Throw away all the meaningless shit that’s clinging
The enemy is here, I said stop

Give it to three
I’m gonna show you how to do it if you know what I mean
One by one against, give me the name
All you shiny pretty never-wills ruined the game
You hold all the keys, so the chains shouldn’t hold you
I know you heard me, I fucking told you

Old does not mean dead, new does not mean best
No hard feelings, I’m tired of being right about everything I’ve said
Yours does not mean mine, kill does not mean die
We are not your kind, no excuses, I challenge you to all out fucking life

Drop that shit and put it on a pedestal
Children are afraid of the gods
Raise your hands and show me what’s impossible
That makes us even, never tell me the odds
What a bore, I’m getting stuck in a metaphor
I don’t wanna go to sleep
I need a breakdown quick in negotiations
Get it all together and remember to seethe, stop

Give it to three
I’m gonna show you how to do it if you know what I mean
Drive by violence, more of the same
I can see where you’re going, and I’m really ashamed
Do you think when you act or just act like you’re thinking?
I gotta know now, you better tell me

Old does not mean dead, new does not mean best
No hard feelings, I’m tired of being right about everything I’ve said
Yours does not mean mine, kill does not mean die
We are not your kind, I challenge you to all out life

We are gathered here today to get it right
Repeat after me:
“I will not celebrate mediocrity
I will not worship empty shells
I will not listen to worthless noises
I will not subject myself to selected predictable choices
My time, my attention
My quality should not be bought and sold
For convenience’s sake, ever”

We are not your kind
We are not your kind
We are not your kind
We are not your kind
We are not your kind
We are not your kind
We are not your kind

We are not your kind

Old does not mean dead, new does not mean best
No hard feelings, I’m tired of being right about everything I’ve said
Yours does not mean mine, kill does not mean die
Pay attention, it’s gonna be a while till I really feel alright
Old does not mean dead, new does not mean best
No hard feelings, I’m tired of being right about everything I’ve said
Yours does not mean mine, kill does not mean die
We are not your kind, no excuses, I challenge you to all out fucking life

All out life, yeah
I challenge you to all out fucking life, yeah
Live, live, live, life

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