140+ Best Corey Taylor Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Corey Todd Taylor is an American singer, songwriter, actor and author. He is known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the bands Slipknot and Stone Sour. Profoundly inspirational Corey Taylor quotes and song lyrics will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Corey Taylor Quotes

So many people in the world would rather stay in a situation that’s painful but familiar because they’re comfortable with it. Not a lot of people have the strength or heart to realize when something’s not good for them and to turn around and be alone. – Corey Taylor

Everyone knows Spiderman is my favorite superhero of all time. My favorite supervillain? George W. Bush. – Corey Taylor

The best friends you will ever have are the ones who don’t make you feel like you owe them a damn thing. – Corey Taylor

You have to get to the next level, or you’re gonna get stuck where you are for the rest of your life. – Corey Taylor

You don’t break ground by doing the same thing over and over and over. That’s like standing in place. You have to risk to gain it all. – Corey Taylor

If everything is happy go-lucky all the time, you don’t know when you’re experiencing joy and feeling life at its finest moments. You have to suffer a little. – Corey Taylor

When you’re a kid, nine times out of 10, everthing is pure depending on how you grow up. Everything is new as a kid, so it’s all amazing and wonderful. But as we get older, things start to lose their luster or possibly their relevance. Things don’t mean as much as they did then. I know the feeling. – Corey Taylor

Twitter. Honestly, that’s all I really have to say to explain insanity. – Corey Taylor

Reality, for all intents and purposes, is just life – the real world, pure and uncut, shot straight to the vein of our souls every day we draw breath. Whether it’s good or bad, it’s still reality; the opposite of illusion, the foe of fantasy, and the anchor that keeps us stuck on this plane. And thank Buddha it does, because some people need it in huge doses. – Corey Taylor

Too many people chase dreams that they don’t understand. Too many people try to go for things that they’d like to do, but they’re not realistic enough to know they don’t have the talent. – Corey Taylor

I have a really good idea for a novel and would like to just kind of try my hand at fiction. I’m starting to kind of get a really good body of work going from a literary standpoint. As long as the audience is there, man, I’ll keep cranking them out. – Corey Taylor

I grew up poor in crappy situations various crappy situations. What kept me sane was reading and music. I had so many different literary tastes growing up, be it fiction like Stephen King or Piers Anthony or non-fiction like reading Hunter S. Thompson essays or reading the Beats. I was a huge fan of the Beat movement. – Corey Taylor

Mistakes you can learn from; sins stay with you forever. – Corey Taylor

I love the fact that people can relate to what I’m saying, even if it’s not for the same subject I was writing about. That is the power of real music and real expression. – Corey Taylor

You can make a thousand promises to yourself that you’ll take that same fantastic love and give it to someone else, but the moment you see that person with someone else, it’s like a gut full of razorblades. It never gets easier. And it shouldn’t, really. – Corey Taylor

The people I respect the least are the ones that take themselves way too seriously. – Corey Taylor

Slipknot is the darkness; Stone Sour is the light. Slipknot is chaos; Stone Sour is structure. – Corey Taylor

I’ve always gravitated towards those ultimate lines in songs, the line you grab on to. That line in ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit,’ ‘Here we are now/Entertain us’ – the irony, the antagonism; that’s always stuck with me. – Corey Taylor

PETA. I would make everyone eat raw meat. [why] because I could. – Corey Taylor

I still harbor lingering doubts about most people. I guess I always will. – Corey Taylor

You ever tasted a smell? It’s a very strange feeling. I’ve done it quite a few times and it still freaks me out. – Corey Taylor

I sin like crazy, but I protect my people. – Corey Taylor

Now you’ve got people who don’t really have the skills, because technology hides it, going out and putting these crappy singles out, and because that’s all there really is, people basically eat it like hamburgers. It’s become very, very commercialized. Which wouldn’t bother me as much if people actually had talent. When I listen to something and the first thing I notice is that it’s been turned into crap, I shut it off and throw it out the window of my car. Like it’s the most offensive thing to me. – Corey Taylor

It’s one giant Bowflex commercial covered in booze vomit. – Corey Taylor

RADIO IS DEAD. The once-bright star that was public broadcasting has been destroyed by greed and corproate muscle to the point that even the music that is completely repugnant is positioned to be popular. – Corey Taylor

The goat, for us, is an image that’s stuck in our heads since we were kids, coming from Iowa people are like ‘Beware the horned goat of satan!’ and all that. It’s bullshit. It’s just an animal. – Corey Taylor

You gotta remember we’re musicians we’re just crazy people who can’t get along sometimes. I’ve definitely come to the table with my knife in my pocket a couple of times; you know how it is. It’s part of being human. Now add fame and money and all that rock and roll craziness to it – we’re lucky we don’t eat each other in this industry! – Corey Taylor

When you’re looking for a house, you’re not looking for a house that’s perfect. You’re looking for that house to have character. And I think it’s those little bits of humanity they come from the music. That’s what the music brings out when you have that, it brings out the character of a song. You go back and listen to 30, 40 years of music, and all the great, great songs that we’ve had in our lives, they all have that character. They have that human nudge; they all have that human relation. You can relate to it. – Corey Taylor

I bet you a handful of Chili’s coupons that Jesus had a foot fetish. – Corey Taylor

When Paris Hilton can top the bestsellers’ lists, we are one more Connect Four move closer to Armageddon. – Corey Taylor

There is one statement I want you to keep after you are finished with this book. It is more of a mantra, really. Nonetheless, let it crawl across your mind any time you feel you have been backed into a corner spiritually. It is very simple: Live your life, no matter what life is. Take that with you. Live your life. No matter what that life is. – Corey Taylor

I may never let go of my wrath, my anger, but I will always have the last laugh. – Corey Taylor

Before tomorrow, make a list of your traits. Make YOUR list – who you are and why. Then ask yourself this question: where did it come from? Are you the way you are because it is what you want… or what they want? Are you a product of your imagination or someone else’s? Think about it. – Corey Taylor

The mind is left bereft when it is nothing more than a tool of regurgitation. – Corey Taylor

People ask me all the time what or who my influences are. To be honest, it would take a decent set of encyclopedias to get them all down. I am here today to let the world know my greatest influence, my secret ingredient, really. What inspires me? That’s simple: COFFEE. – Corey Taylor

Some of the smartest people I know are metal fans. – Corey Taylor

Nobody can dare me to do anything that I don’t come up with on my own. – Corey Taylor

I don’t know whether we will find ourselves in the cross hairs, pulled by the short hairs, or just trying to find the next inane hairstyle. But change is coming; it is inevitable. It is as steady and reliable as a ticking clock. – Corey Taylor

It is always the nights you cannot remember that eventually become the stories you don’t forget. – Corey Taylor

Justin Bieber is a douche bag. Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about cars. – Corey Taylor

She has BIG feet! Oh my god, have you seen Sandra Bullocks feet? They’re like the size of rulers! – Corey Taylor

On June 22, 2008, at the age of 71, an American revolutionary died. He was a bona fide genius, an outspoken critich, a literary giant and an unprecedented visionary. For 50 years he entertained, challenged and amazed not only my generation, but also ones before mine and well after. He was sensational, brilliant, iconic and unique – the quintessential individual. He was my lifelong hero. His name was George Carlin. – Corey Taylor

We are defined by our dignity to rise above debasement. We are certainly better people for doing so. – Corey Taylor

I want you to understand something: I am loving father who would do anything for his kids, whether they are mine or belonging to others in my family. – Corey Taylor

Anyone who feels that homosexuality is not only a sin but also a disease or a mental issue should take a look in the mirror and realize who the real crazy person is. – Corey Taylor

As much as I love Slipknot, I don’t want that to carry over into what I do for Stone Sour. I want both bands to stand on their own. – Corey Taylor

If you want to be taken seriously, always check your fly. – Corey Taylor

Emo is pathetic. It’s a tired attempt at making bad music cool, all while rocking dumb haircuts and unisexual belts. Furthermore, adding the suffix ‘-core’ to a description doesn’t make it innovative. It makes you look like a tool with no imagination. – Corey Taylor

The things that scare me are real life situations. Real life is much more scary than anything you can put on the movie screen. Which is why I get very upset when people try to blame the movies for the violence in this world. I’m like ‘Are you kidding me?’. There is more violence in a four-hour period on CNN than any movie I have in my massive collection. – Corey Taylor

I think of how and where all the horrible people I’ve come across in my life ended up, and I smile. – Corey Taylor

Do what you do and mean it every second of the day. If you don’t, you’re living someone else’s life. – Corey Taylor

You have incredible lives ahead of you. You have incredible things that you can accomplish. If you feel that, you will have an amazing life. Do not let anything build a wall too high for you to get over. And I know that might seem very cliche, but I’ve had a lot of friends who had hurt themselves. And when you’re younger, a lot of that stuff is so temporary. You can get through it. You’re stronger than you think. You’ll ALWAYS be stronger than you think. Feel with your heart and do what you want. – Corey Taylor

I don’t mean to be overly sensitive or anything like that, but you just have to take a minute in every day, and just reflect on where you are, and just realize what you’ve got, because you just never know where the next huge change in your life is going to come from. – Corey Taylor

Life owes you nothing. You owe yourself everything. – Corey Taylor

It’s amazing and sad what we have to do to survive sometimes. – Corey Taylor

The future is meant for those who are willing to let go of the worst parts of the past. When you cannot take two steps without turning around to inspect your footsteps, you are getting nowhere fast. – Corey Taylor

Bad things happen when good people pretend nothing is wrong. – Corey Taylor

Do you serve a purpose, or purposely serve? – Corey Taylor

Just because you did not understand us, it did not mean we were wrong. – Corey Taylor

You cannot kill what you did NOT create – Corey Taylor

Sin is a matter of opinion. Sins are only sins if you are hurting other people. – Corey Taylor

Take one more deep breath, savor it, and plunge forward without thinking. Do not allow yourself hesitation. Do not allow yourself a moment of doubt. Follow your instincts and go where you never would have considered possible. – Corey Taylor

Before you tell yourself it’s a different scene remember it’s just different from what you’ve seen. – Corey Taylor

If you feel like talking, you talk, if you don’t, you don’t – Corey Taylor

You ever want to feel powerless? Watch the people you care about being hurt and know there is nothing you can do about it. – Corey Taylor

I am tired of the superficial smiles that adorn the many ghouls among us. I am tired of the righteous indignation that hides beneath those visages that feign our best interest and deign to think we cannot and will not stand for ourselves. – Corey Taylor

Our proximity keeps us honest. Our intentions keep us strangers. – Corey Taylor

I want karma to drive stakes into the dark hearts that keep me bitter. – Corey Taylor

From depression to ceiling fans, I’ve been through it all. I’ve taken almost every step that life has to offer and invariably I’ve found several different endings to my Choose Your Own Adventure stories. I’ve lived, loved, sacrificed and scraped for this existence, this paltry little city state I call my time so far. And by God, I wouldn’t change a single frame of this movie. – Corey Taylor

You can have the best intentions in the world but if you do nothing, you are nothing. – Corey Taylor

Live your life, no matter what that life is. – Corey Taylor

You have to live in these moments, not for them. If you look too hard, they blow right by you. If you do not live enough, you will regret every breath. – Corey Taylor

Show me on the doll where Fun is a rock band. – Corey Taylor

I think people are tired of fake music, man. And there’s a lot of it. Technology has reached the point where any boob can walk into a studio and with a little AutoTuning you can have a hit song. I think it’s pathetic. – Corey Taylor

I didn’t have the worst childhood, but I didn’t have the best, and when you grow up like that, you have certain limitations invariably stuck inside you. Slipknot was a way to work it out. – Corey Taylor

I’m a Gibson guy. I play anything from Hummingbirds to J200s. – Corey Taylor

I write almost all my songs on an acoustic guitar, even if they turn into rock songs, hard rock songs, metal songs, heavy metal songs, really heavy songs I love writing on an acoustic because I can hear what every string is doing; the vibrations haven’t been combined in a collision of distortion or effects yet. – Corey Taylor

I don’t feel guilty about the music I love. If you feel guilty about something you dig, then you should stop feeling guilty about it. One of my favorite albums to this day is the 10th anniversary ensemble cast of ‘Les Miserables,’ the ultimate cast recording, and it is still something I love listening to top to bottom. – Corey Taylor

I always tell the fans, ‘Screw it! Like what you like. Listen to what you want.’ Insisting that one type of music is better than the next is snobbery, and I have no time for that. Check out all the music that’s out there. There’s great stuff you’re probably missing. – Corey Taylor

The first year I was sober was probably the worst year of my life. My immune system was screwed. I completely isolated myself. I was weak all the time. I didn’t know who I was. – Corey Taylor

‘The Blair Witch Project’ is great for motion sickness. The first time you see it, it is extremely creepy. The first time I saw it, I saw it on a bootleg tape on a tour bus before it had even come out. It was one of the first movies I’d seen like that. I didn’t even realize it was a damn movie! – Corey Taylor

I’ve never tried to be anything but me. Even with Slipknot, where it can almost feel like a roll sometimes, it’s still a part of who I am. It’s a very strong and passionate part of who I am, and I’m lucky enough to have an audience that is really open to what I do. – Corey Taylor

As a writer, as a lyricist, you’re just trying to make sure that you’re not repeating yourself. And that’s a danger for a lot of people. So, for me, I just try to keep taking corners and trying to find new paths. – Corey Taylor

I do definitely believe that there is life away from this planet. I mean, we’ve kind of established that with the fact that we found bacteria on meteorites, and we’ve kind of used that to backtrack and show how this Earth, this planet, could have formed the ability to sustain life in the first place. – Corey Taylor

I am the kind of guy who has never taken myself too seriously. I mean, I am very serious about what I do; I’m very serious about the creative process and everything, but at the end of the day, I am just another lucky geek who got to live out a dream, you know? – Corey Taylor

I have that love for music, when you are finding either old gems that you never heard or newer stuff that perks your ear. It keeps you trying to look for new stuff to write about it. You don’t spin your wheels. I take that same approach to music and books. – Corey Taylor

People can talk about punk all they want, but after new wave put that down, metal is the voice of the disenfranchised and that need to become unhinged. That’s why it appeals to so many people when they are younger and carries over when those people, at 40, don’t want to grow up. – Corey Taylor

The weird thing about metal fans is we’re all so maladjusted in a lot of ways. We’re individualistic and opinionated and severe in our personalities – sometimes we really turn each other off. A little bit of a metal fan goes a long way. – Corey Taylor

The biggest difference between me and other artists out there is that they’ll put anything out to sell a record or sell a ticket. – Corey Taylor

People such as Hunter S. Thompson and the Beats were a huge influence on me, not just in what they were saying, but how they said it. – Corey Taylor

There’s nothing wrong with the screaming style of singing, and I’ll be the first to admit that it conveys an emotion. But I’m getting older, and I can’t scream and shout about the same things anymore. The songs I’m writing with Stone Sour call for a lighter, different approach. – Corey Taylor

With ‘Seven Deadly Sins,’ there was a lot of personal stuff in there that I didn’t even realize I’d been carrying around for awhile. And a lot of guilt involved, a lot of emotion, a lot of depression. Once I was done writing that book, I was able to really let go of that stuff. – Corey Taylor

I’ve had to really teach myself that when you’re not feeling it, you shouldn’t write anything down because you’re going to end up coming back and re-writing it later. Whereas, if you write when you’re feeling something, when you’re really in the streak, then that’s when you’re going to get your best stuff. – Corey Taylor

If you are too overwhelmed, then when you sit down and try to write something, it feels forced. There’s nothing worse than forced music. I mean, this world has enough of that right now, where it’s basically McDonald’s making music. ‘Everybody needs another hamburger and fries.’ Here’s a piece of crap that nobody’s gonna care about it two years. – Corey Taylor

There are times when I’m cleaning the kitchen, and while I’m doing that, I’m singing and air guitaring with a broom to ‘You Should Be Dancing.’ – Corey Taylor

My biggest influences were 1980s punk and metal. Metallica were my biggest influence because they were good at everything – riffs, energy – but with such an ear for melody, it was hard not to get pulled into it and become a fanatic. – Corey Taylor

The fact that the public are mesmerised by Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and all these miserable people makes me laugh because those celebrities are more miserable than the people reading about them for escapism. – Corey Taylor

I got into Dio when I was still quite young. I remember seeing the video for ‘Rainbow In The Dark’ on MTV. That was my first taste of Dio. It wasn’t until years later that I realized he had this whole career with Rainbow and Black Sabbath and even going back to Elf. When I saw that video, it instantly became one of my favorite songs. – Corey Taylor

I’m kind of lucky in the fact that I can take something that’s in my head and write it down, or I can listen to a piece of music that somebody else has written and try to tap into what the music’s saying and just kind of follow that, you know. I mean, nine times out of 10, I’m just kind of following where the music takes me. – Corey Taylor

I’m such a horror geek, comic geek and action figure geek. I’m inspired by so much – from Hunter S. Thompson and Quentin Tarantino to ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Halloween’. Just show me something that doesn’t suck, and I’m happy. – Corey Taylor

I’ve seen everything from ‘Wicked’ to ‘The Book Of Mormon,’ and I don’t make any bones of the fact that I love both. But ‘Les Mis’ is not only my favorite musical, but it’s also my favorite story. I love the book, which I read as a kid, and I identified so much with Jean Valjean. – Corey Taylor

To me, it makes more sense to write different songs and to play different kinds of music and to find your own voice. But no matter what, get out and play for people. Get out and learn, and do everything that you can, you know? – Corey Taylor

I’m not gonna do the same, tired, standard ‘I was born in a log cabin…’ kind of book. There’s so much more I want to do. – Corey Taylor

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. – Corey Taylor

A song is only as strong as its foundation, and when it comes so naturally in any setting, those are the songs that will hopefully outlive you, maybe even outlive the next generation of You. – Corey Taylor

I feel like I’ve got a novel in me somewhere, but that’s something… I was just talking to a buddy of mine about it, who’s a writer as well, and he’s nearly done with his first novel, and it’s taken him 11, 12 years to do it. And I can totally understand; it’s a long process. – Corey Taylor

I have several books I can read over and over. With fiction, it’s ‘The Stand’ by Stephen King, which is my favorite all time. I read that at least once a year, the version which has 100,000 extra words, which is like the director’s cut and unabridged. I love the story. I love the social connotation to it. – Corey Taylor

Playing live is a lost art, and you don’t see a lot of bands that go out and play the way the older bands do. It’s a celebration, and a lot of people treat it like a commercial or a distraction. – Corey Taylor

I will always make music with Stone Sour. Stone Sour will always be here. – Corey Taylor

I have ideas every day, and if I’m not carrying a pad of paper, I’m typing it into the notes thing on my iPhone, and it’s just ridiculous – idle hands are the devil’s plaything, and I can’t be the devil’s plaything. I got to be the devil; I got to be the guy making it all happen. – Corey Taylor

I’m a very lucky guy. I get to write music that I love, and lo and behold, people seem to really like it. I know how fortunate I am. – Corey Taylor

As iconic a band as Metallica has become, I think sometimes we forget just how raw they were in the beginning of their career, and to a 15-year-old kid like me, it was just shattering. I mean, it was beyond. – Corey Taylor

I was a Marvel kid, and I would have to say that Spiderman is my all-time favorite character. As I got older, my tastes developed a little bit more, and I would follow certain writers; like, I really got into Grant Morrison. From the time I was 5, I was into comic books. From the time I learned how to read, it was all about comic books. – Corey Taylor

There’s such a huge difference between a great arrangement of riffs and a song. Sometimes the two can be the same. But the difference is a song doesn’t necessarily need a riff, whereas a riff doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve got a good song on your hands. – Corey Taylor

To be honest, and this comes out of left field, but I would love to do something with Jay-Z or Eminem. I have no limitations when it comes to the stuff I want to do musically. So, to be able to do something like that I think would be really, really cool. – Corey Taylor

My grandmother is a huge Hawkeyes fan, so I, by proxy, have to be one. I’m more of a professional sports fan, and I’ve never been a huge college fan, but because of my grandmother, I’ve gotten into a lot of really good Hawkeye games. So, because I’m a good grandson, I’m a Hawkeye fan. – Corey Taylor

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke – the fact that Madonna is in before Rush and Kiss. Those two bands have influenced so many groups and people other than in metal. – Corey Taylor

Everyone one-on-one will be completely honest about the music that they listen to. But then you get into a group situation, and then it’s the cool/uncool debate. I have really done my very best to reinforce the very fact that your heart knows better than your head does what you like when it comes to music and what not. – Corey Taylor

I have very diverse tastes in music, and I don’t, like, make distinctions between what I can’t and can’t listen to. In fact, I could never understand why anybody would do that in the first place. My attitude is, ‘I can’t make music if I don’t like music.’ – Corey Taylor

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. – Corey Taylor

I’ve still got the same friends that I grew up with, I still go to the same places that I used to go to when I was younger, and it’s just a very special place to me. I’m still very proud to call Iowa home. – Corey Taylor

There’s a certain darkness to Slipknot, but at the same time, there’s a very strong dose of positivity. Stone Sour is the same way. There’s a certain melancholy that comes with the slower stuff, but at the end of the day there’s also that other side that is very positive. It’s all how you deliver. – Corey Taylor

When I write a book… it’s the same essential approach to music as with books. It has to be something I want to hear or read. Hopefully the audience comes along, since that’s the only way you can write righteously. I have to ask, ‘What do I want to hear?’ not ‘What do people want to hear?’ – Corey Taylor

We are family. And family takes care of each other, – Corey Taylor

We aren’t hiding behind these masks; we’re actually revealing more to you than you might think. The mask I wear brings out all the sht inside me that I hate. Plus, it hurts like hell, which helps my intensity. If you feel like talking, you talk, if you don’t, you don’t. So many people are like, ‘Gimmick, gimmick, gimmick!’ Fck you! You don’t know what we’re about! Our motto has always been, ‘Music First.’ Even if the masks and the coveralls weren’t there, the music would still be good. – Corey Taylor

You need response from the fan to fuel your sense of musical rebellion. It’s very symbiotic, it’s very cyclic in a way. You can’t have one without the other. So, I think the rebellion is reflected in the audience, but at the same time, the artist has to have that passion too. And I think once you’re a fan for life, you feed each other’s sense of passion and rage and whatnot. You really can’t have one without the other. – Corey Taylor

I think you’re always gonna have half the generation that’s lazy. But I think it makes the other half work that much harder. – Corey Taylor

I’m really proud of the fact that anywhere, at any time, I can make music. A lot of people can’t do that. – Corey Taylor

I started to find that music was something that really brought a lot of joy into my life, and it was sort of cool because I discovered that I had a gift for it, too. So, the stuff I would listen to I could play along, I could sing along. – Corey Taylor

But I always kind of knew in the back of my head that I could come back and do Stone Sour. – Corey Taylor

I mean come on. Do you know how easy it is to be famous these days? Do you have any idea? The web has made it plausible to have your very own platform to stand and spew nonsense from on an hourly basis. There’s an old saying: when everyone is special, no one will be. These days, everybody thinks they’re special, so no one really does anything to be special anymore. – Corey Taylor

Popular thought appeals to crowds, gatherings and tribes, who use it as a way to guide the herd. It is very evident in protests – sometimes the very people doing the protesting have NO IDEA what they are talking about. – Corey Taylor

The ’90s were indeed a great time to be alive. There was a sense of optimism that I never felt before that decade and I haven’t felt since. – Corey Taylor

So many people limit themselves by holding onto that baggage. They cut themselves off at the knees. And for me, meeting my father, and seeing how he was, and seeing that other side of where I came from, allowed me to kind of ascend spiritually. Now not to get all hippy or anything, but you can’t realize your potential unless you LET yourself realize your own potential. – Corey Taylor

Japan is a wonderful country, a strange mixture of ancient mystique and cyberpunk saturation. It’s a monolith of society’s achievements, yet maintains a foothold in the past, creating an amazing backdrop for tourings and natives alive. Japan captures the imagination like no other. You never feel quite so far from home as you do in Japan, yet there are no other people on the planet that make you feel as comfortable. – Corey Taylor

I didn’t write my speech until the night before, and even then, I refused to write it out like I would say it, preferring to keep cribbed notes I could come back to if necessary. I wanted this to feel like a conversation because it was what I wanted to say that mattered, not how it looked on paper. – Corey Taylor

I’m living on coffee, cigarettes and hospitality food. My bags and things are all over this hotel room in Dallas, but the scene could easily be in London, Paris, New York of LA. My eyes are burning, my knees hurt, and I hate to say it, but a certain and vital part of my nether region is beginning to smell like peanut butter. Welcome to life on tour. – Corey Taylor

I’ve got to be honest, and I’m not just saying this because the majority of you reading this live there, but I love the United Kingdom. I just flat-out love it. – Corey Taylor

The first time I can remember being on a stage in front of an audience was one that came with triumph, adrenaline and a childlike tragedy. The first time I was on a stage, it wasn’t even a music concert. It was a magic show. That being said, the life I lead now isn’t what you would call ‘destiny’. – Corey Taylor

It was always a thrill for me, getting out of the cocoon and wandering. I’d let the wind wrap around me like fire and slip into the unknown with a moment’s hesitation. – Corey Taylor

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