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"The Seed" is some sort of poem (not a song) written by Corey Taylor.


It was featured on the Slipknot website on around 2000.[1]

There is no audio available of it, if there was, it would be a spoken word, read by Corey, like "Omega" on Stone Sour's self-titled album or "The Frozen" on Come What(ever) May.


The seed is listening

Planted in a seat of filth, degradation
Distortion of truth, exploitation of visions
Pungent olfactory irritation
Megalomaniacal misfits and outspoken self-righteousness
This seed represents the becoming
The anti-abomination, the awareness
The full-frontal unleashing
That Can't Fucking Take It Anymore.

Right-to-lifers taking lives in the name of "God".
Politicians smiling through lying, back-stabbing teeth.
Holier than-thou's pushing tunnel-visions on uncorrupted minds.
(Had Enough)
False profits in league with the real deadly sins:
Cover-ups, manipulation, strong-arming, intimidation
Deviation, second-hand smokescreens
And retardation of the big fucking picture.
(What the fuck…)
Teachers of our young being paid like convenience store clerks.

The seed is fierce. The seed listens.
It hears defenseless children cry out
As 9 to 5 calloused knuckles beat them
Because one piece of cereal fell
On an already dilapidated floor
It hears the anguish that the father feels
At snapping on his sons or daughters
Because his outlook is so fucking bleak
He lashes out at his family.
It hears the prayers of teenagers
Who have no guidance and no encouragement
No psychological tether
Because the system doesn't give one big gaping
Bleeding, herpes-infested rat's ass
About these poor half-full cups
Until they reach "Military ages."
Oil and Blood for the wheel
Which is your government.
No fucking more!!

Those who defy will fall
Those who deny will see the light or see stars
Those who try to destroy will be destroyed themselves
Those who demean will be dragged
Naked through the streets and beaten
Those who try to dictate will be dealt with
And those who desecrate will be made an example of
The Monstrosity that is the sad
Shadow-self of society cannot be allowed
To ferment and stagnate any longer
It's safe to say "divine" intervention
Is about a "tooth fairy/Santa Claus" away from happening
And those who sit on their fat asses
Waiting for that to happen are sloth
Non-vertebrae, quivering
Ignorant parts of the problem in the first place.

The seed is listening.
The seed is seething.
The seed is waiting.

And the seed is going to rip out
The jugular and bleed the bloated
Disenchanted establishment.
Feed the seed


Unreleased Songs
Pre–Roadrunner Some FeelFurTattered & TornPart of MeSlipknotGentlyDo Nothing/BitchslapOnly OneConfessionsKillers Are QuietDogfish RisingRites and RageVizqueenWave Like the PopeInterloperCarveMay 17WindowsSauceColeslawMe InsideNatureLust DiseaseProstheticsScissors
Post–Roadrunner Killing LeslieBe With YouLogged ThemHappy EndingWithout the GrayGenchemLong May You Die
Non–Songs The SeedThe Hundreds


  1. (2000). Main Page. Slipknot1. Retrieved October 29th, 2021.