Corey Taylor Explains the Meaning of ‘The Dying Song (Time to Sing)’


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“People are ringing the doomsday bell,” Corey Taylor says

The latest installment of the “What Corey Taylor Thinks” series is here via Kerrang! magazine. The episode is about Slipknot’s new single, “The Dying Song (Time to Sing),” which arrived Tuesday (July 19) along with the new of their upcoming seventh studio album, “The End, So Far.”

In the chat, Taylor explained what “The Dying Song (Time to Sing)” means to him. As it turns out, the song revolves around his perspective and idea about our society.

“To me, it just seems like it’s all the outrage and none of the punishment,” he said. “For the last few years it’s been very trendy to be offended and outraged by everything, and yet nothing happens – especially in my country, which is just f***ing ridiculous. It’s almost like the tables have turned, and the more angry people get, the more the people who they’re mad at just double-down on the s***.”

“Instead of there being cause and effect, or crime and punishment, now it’s just like, ‘F*** you, we don’t care,'” he added. “And it’s almost like people are ringing the doomsday bell. You’re sitting there going, ‘Well, it’s been fun! Everybody, pick up your trash when you’re leaving, and I’ll see you in Hell!’ That’s kind of what that song is. It’s just like, ‘If we don’t figure it out, I’ll see you when the meteor hits, basically.'”

Taylor added that he’s pretty much lost hope for humanity after seeing societal turmoil during his life. “It’s like, ‘If you motherf***ers want to kill each other, go ahead. I’m just gonna stand back and will not be in the line of fire,’ because I’m tired of the idiocy. I can only watch stupid s*** for f***ing so long. So yeah, it’s me basically going, ‘Go ahead, just f***ing beat the living s*** out of each other and see what happens,'” he said.

“The End, So Far” will arrive Sept. 30 via Roadrunner Records. Right before it’s release, Slipknot will hit the road with Ice Nine Kills and Crown the Empire for the latest leg of the band’s Knotfest Roadshow.

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