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These Are The Lyrics For SLIPKNOT’s ‘Birth Of The Cruel’

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Yesterday, SLIPKNOT premiered new song “Birth Of The Cruel,” which was taken from the band’s upcoming album We Are Not Your Kind due August 9th via Roadrunner Records.

The lyrics for “Birth Of The Cruel” are as follows:

I’m just a Judas, looking for a silver line… and tomorrow is still a step behind
Hey Hey Drama, I’d love to be a waste of your time…
Oh no thanks so much for wasting mine, so hear me out…
Let’s hear it for the Damaged/Who understands but the Broken?
Developed in the arms of spite
I’m all f*cked up and I make it look good/Adrenalin Sight tonight
I’m overthrown… I’m over your Throne… I’m over it
SICK-SICKENED-SICKENING-I’M STRICKEN BY THE FIST
BLESSED ARE THE FIRES THAT HAVE BURNED ME
LISTEN TO THIS-THE LESSON IS-NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE AGONY
…DEATH OF THE FOOL… BIRTH OF THE CRUEL…

Remember how you spent the best part of forever in a state of pure disease
It was another thing altogether to forget that you brought out the worst in me
Hey Karma, you don’t feel like I do… you just wish you’d hate like I do
We are the Bitter/The Maladjusted and Wise/Fighting off a Generation too uptight
We’re all dressed up with nobody to kill- The Rhetoric Stops Tonight
I’m overthrown… I’m over your Throne… I’m over it
SICK-SICKENED-SICKENING-I’M STRICKEN BY THE FIST
BLESSED ARE THE FIRES THAT HAVE BURNED ME
LISTEN TO THIS-THE LESSON IS-NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE AGONY
…DEATH OF THE FOOL… BIRTH OF THE CRUEL…

Now’s not the time for denying- shifting the focus to scare
Let’s not forget we’re all guilty
All three dimensions polluted by earnest despair-
I’m overthrown… I’m over your Throne… I’m over it

We Are Not Your King was recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed SLIPKNOT‘s 2004 album “Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)” and helmed 2014’s “.5: The Gray Chapter.”

In March, SLIPKNOT announced the departure with the percussionist Chris Fehn after he filed a lawsuit against his band members over unpaid loyalties.

In his lawsuit, Fehn claims to have always been told that the money from merchandise and touring is funneled through one sole company that splits profits and pays the members of the band. However, Fehn claims he recently discovered that his bandmates have set up several other SLIPKNOT-affiliated business entities in different states that appear to be collecting money from the band.

SLIPKNOT have refused to reveal the identity of the new member, who is replacing Fehn, but some fans on Slipknot Reddit had speculated that Zach Hill is the new percussionist, and said they saw him at Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Band has recently unveiled details of their very own craft spirit, No. 9 Iowa Whiskey, which will be available this summer at select retailers in all 50 states and at the band’s headline Knotfest Roadshow North America tour. A collaboration with the Iowa-based Cedar Ridge DistilleryNo. 9 Iowa Whiskey (90 proof) and No. 9 Reserve Iowa Whiskey (99 proof) are made with corn from the award-winning distillery’s family farm in Winthrop, Iowa.