Slipknot – Wait And Bleed

Wait and Bleed” is the fourth track on Slipknot and serves as the album’s first single. As one of Slipknot’s most popular songs, it was remixed multiple times and is currently the band’s fourth-most performed song, with 805 performances according to setlist.fm.

“Wait and Bleed” is about a man who is dreaming that he is lying in a bathtub bleeding to death from his wrists. As the song progresses, the man realizes that he, in fact, isn’t dreaming, and he just “waits and bleeds”.

Lycris

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’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-

Goodbye!-
I wipe it off on a 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?-

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-

Get outta my head ’cause I don’t need this-
Why I didn’t I see this?-
I’m a victim – Manchurian candidate-
I have sinned by just making my mind up-
And taking your breath away-

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’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-

Goodbye!-
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-
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!-

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