An interesting rumor has recently surfaced, claiming that the latest Slipknot
track "The Negative One
" is in fact about drummer Joey Jordison
, with whom the band had parted ways back in December.
As the official lyrics were unveiled, the speculations began circulating almost instantly, focusing on such lines as "The Lord of Lies / You Had to Be Set Free / Opposing Sides / Your Choices Are the Negative One and Me."
further points out, Jordison's alias in the band back in the day was "1,"
which only helped further spark the rumors.
The song was released as the first new 'Knot tune in six years, announcing the band's upcoming fifth album, due out in October. Check out "The Negative One" lyrics below and let us know if the idea makes sense.
"The Negative One" Lyrics:Fire and caffeineA lot of nicotineI'm going to burn so I better tell you everythingThe competitionThe superstitionNever mind 'cause you're never going to give inIt's a crisis, just how you like itThe same drama in a different disguiseI'm bound to walk with a target on my backAt least I'm ready for another attackThe lord of liesThe morning starYou had to be set freeOpposing sidesyour choices areThe negative one and meSvengaliWhy are we the enemies?I never follow and i never make apologiesYour dementias are gonna getchaBecause your walls can't support each otherSettle for the cynicalYou're so political You're getting ready 'cause the first move is criticalReciprocitySomebody's listeningWhat did we learn from our time in captivity?I Hope You LiveTo See The DayWhen Your World Goes Up In FlamesAnd As You DieYou See My FaceYou're The Only One To BlameThe PrescientThe NascentThe Quotient (they all will fall)The CysticSymbolicCondition (systemic)EgregiousReplete withThese lesions (contaminate)Succumb toThe selfishCreation (your failure)No accountabilityDivisibilityI point a finger but it's always looking back at meThe centipede's pulling on the mechanismUnearthing scars of the cataclysmWhen the innocentBegin to circumventThe color fades but the picture is vibrantWhat do you believe? Does it matter now? Turn away The killer is disavowedI hope you liveTo see the dayWhen your world goes up in flamesAnd as you dieYou see my faceYou're the only one to blame