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Here Are The Most Commonly-Used Words In Slipknot’s Lyrics

One Reddit user has made a word map of Slipknot’s most frequently-bellowed words.

We all know Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor writes some pretty original and deeply unsettling lyrics. Who else could pen masterful turns of phrase like, ‘I want to slit your throat and fuck the wound,’ or ‘I’m not pretty, and I’m not cool / But I’m fat and ugly and proud, so fuck you?’

That said, there are definitely words that show up repeatedly throughout the band’s career. Now, one dedicated Reddit user in r/Slipknot has made a map of them that shows Slipknot’s most commonly-used words.

What might surprise some, but actually makes a ton of sense on second thought, is that the band’s most commonly used word is ‘never.’ Runners up include ‘away,’ ‘inside,’ ‘just,’ and, of course, ‘fuck.’

Check out the word map below:

Slipknot Word Map

Never’ is actually an obvious winner when one considers how many Slipknot tracks have iconic lyrics featuring the word:

  • Duality – ‘Jesus, it never ends, it works its way inside
  • Disasterpiece – ‘You’ll never get out, ‘cause you were never alive
  • I Am Hated – ‘But what’s inside of me, you’ll never know
  • Surfacing – ‘Get this, ‘cause you’re never gonna get me
  • Unsainted – ‘I’ll never kill myself to save my soul

What’s also notable about ‘never’ being Slipknot’s most commonly-used word is that it speaks to the band’s way of defining themselves by going against the grain. Slipknot might not know what they are in this insane world, but it sure as shit isn’t everyone else, so what they won’t do and refuse to be is a vital part of who they are.

To hear Slipknot yell ‘never’ in person, catch them live at one of the following dates this year:


12 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
14 Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
16 Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
17 Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
18 Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
20 Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
21 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
23 Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
24 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
25 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
27 Mansfield, MA @ The Xfinity Center
28 Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
30 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
31 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion


1 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
3 Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
4 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
6 Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
7 Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
8 The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion


17 Perth, AUS @ Optus Stadium
20 Adelaide, AUS @ Adelaide Oval
22 Melbourne, AUS @ Marvel Stadium
24 Melbourne, AUS @ Marvel Stadium
26 Sydney, AUS @ ANZ Stadium
29 Brisbane, AUS @ QSAC
31 Auckland, NZ @ Mt. Smart Stadium


2 Auckland, NZ @ Mt. Smart Stadium

Posted on June 20th 2019, 2:58pm
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