“[Snuff] really reminds me of Paul. I do it in my acoustic set. That song really makes me miss him a lot. It was written way before he passed, but there’s a sadness in it that breaks my heart. I still play it, though.” so speaks COREY TAYLOR in a recent interview with The Guardian, where they focus on discussing lyrics.
“I’m the guy that gets up at three in the morning to jot down an entire sheet of lyrics for something that won’t be recorded for six months. You have to get it down when you can, because thoughts are fluid.”
He continues, “”When I’m writing Slipknot lyrics, there’s a certain type of darkness that just opens up for me. When I’m working on a Slipknot song, it’s like a switch flips in my head. I can go there easily – it doesn’t take a lot of soul searching – and it’s a dark, almost sinister place. Stone Sour is more the way I’ve always written. It’s a different tone. It doesn’t mean I don’t write about melancholy things, but it’s a more approachable method – it lets me branch out and do stuff like the Christmas song. I’ve never wanted to limit myself to one style.”
You can read the full interview, which also delves more into his lyrical inspirations at this location.