Slipknot snuff
Released September 29th, 2009
Album All Hope Is Gone
Length 4:36
Writers Corey Taylor
Producers David Fortman, Slipknot
Single Chronology
Sulfur Snuff The Negative One

Snuff is the eleventh song on the album All Hope Is Gone. "Snuff" is the best selling song by Slipknot on iTunes.

Song Meaning

This is the slow one. Its another personal one.Again, not naming names its about someone who helped me through a lot and i thought she felt the same way that i did and she really let me down. At the same time, it was good that she did, because it was that final push to me figuring out myself. The lyrics are pretty self explanatory.


Bury all your secrets in my skin Come away with innocence, and leave me with my sins The air around me still feels like a cage And love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...

So if you love me, let me go. And run away before I know. My heart is just too dark to care. I can't destroy what isn't there. Deliver me into my fate - If I'm alone I cannot hate I don't deserve to have you...

My smile was taken long ago If I can change I hope I never know

I still press your letters to my lips And cherish them in parts of me that savor every kiss I couldn't face a life without your lights But all of that was ripped apart when you refused to fight

So save your breath, I will not hear. I think I made it very clear. You couldn't hate enough to love. Is that supposed to be enough? I only wish you weren't my friend. Then I could hurt you in the end. I never claimed to be a saint...

Ooh, my own was banished long ago It took the death of hope to let you go

So break yourself against my stones And spit your pity in my soul You never needed any help You sold me out to save yourself And I won't listen to your shame You ran away - you're all the same Angels lie to keep control...

Ooh, my love was punished long ago If you still care, don't ever let me know If you still care, don't ever let me know...


  • This song has been performed live by Corey Taylor as a solo musician several times.