"Birth of the Cruel" is the third song to be released from Slipknot's upcoming sixth album We Are Not Your Kind, which will be out this Friday, Aug. 9 on Roadrunner Records. Read the new song's lyrics below.

I’m just a Judas, looking for a silver line

And tomorrow is still a step behind

Hey Hey Drama, I’d love to be a waste of your time

Oh no thanks so much for wasting mine, so hear me out

Let’s hear it for the Damaged/Who understands but the Broken?

Developed in the arms of spite

I’m all fucked up and I make it look good/Adrenalin Sight tonight

I’m overthrown

I’m over your Throne

I’m over it

 

SICK-SICKENED-SICKENING-I’M STRICKEN BY THE FIST

BLESSED ARE THE FIRES THAT HAVE BURNED ME

LISTEN TO THIS-THE LESSON IS-NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE AGONY

…DEATH OF THE FOOL… BIRTH OF THE CRUEL…

 

Remember how you spent the best part of forever in a state of pure disease

It was another thing altogether to forget that you brought out the worst in me

Hey Karma, you don’t feel like I do

You just wish you’d hate like I do

We are the Bitter/The Maladjusted and Wise/Fighting off a Generation too uptight

We’re all dressed up with nobody to kill- The Rhetoric Stops Tonight

I’m overthrown

I’m over your Throne

I’m over it

 

SICK-SICKENED-SICKENING-I’M STRICKEN BY THE FIST

BLESSED ARE THE FIRES THAT HAVE BURNED ME

LISTEN TO THIS-THE LESSON IS-NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE AGONY

DEATH OF THE FOOL

BIRTH OF THE CRUEL

 

Now’s not the time for denying- shifting the focus to scare

Let’s not forget we’re all guilty

All three dimensions polluted by earnest despair

I’m overthrown

I’m over your Throne

I’m over it

 

Read our review of We Are Not Your Kind here so you can get a taste of what to expect from the Nine's new work, and get tickets to their Knotfest Roadshow here.

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