“Zzyzx Rd.” is the fifth single from Stone Sour’s second album Come What(ever) May. The 2 track Promo single for the song, released strictly to radio in 2007.
Zzyzx Rd. is a love song written to Taylor’s wife for helping him in his struggles against alcoholism and contemplation of suicide. The road referenced in the title is Zzyzx Rd, which is located off of I-15 in California approximately 105 miles southwest of Las Vegas, NV.
Corey Taylor said:
“I’ve never written anything like that before, but it was very important for me to tell the world not only how much she saved me, but how much she means to me.”
“Tired” is a song by American rock band Stone Sour, released on August 14, 2013 as the second single from their fourth album House of Gold & Bones – Part 1. The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
The music video was released through their official YouTube channel on August 19, 2013.
“Through Glass” is the second single from the rock band Stone Sour’s second album Come What(ever) May. The track was published online through Yahoo! along with its music video on June 9, 2006, and was released on July 22, 2006, just over one week before the release of the album. It reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the US, where it remained for 7 weeks, and #2 on the Alternative Songs chart. The song also peaked at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100 after crossing over to pop radio. It remains their most popular song to date. The song was featured in the found footage horror film Grave Encounters 2. The band’s hometown of Des Moines, Iowa appears on the single cover.
“Sillyworld” is the third single from Stone Sour’s 2006 album Come What(ever) May. It reached #2 on the Mainstream Rock charts in 2007. A video for the song, directed by David Brucha, was released in February 2007, combining images of corporate America with pictures of clenched fists of resistance, revolutionists such as Mao Zedong, Ayatollah Khomeini, Che Guevara, and AK-47 assault rifles. According to the Roadrunner Records website: “The video for Stone Sour’s ‘Silly World’ takes a crack at all the bullshit going on in the world today…apathy, tyranny, poverty, violence, and greed are all targets.”
The lyrics are a critique of how ideas are becoming nothing but symbols through media corruption, and then dying off as they lose their significance. It speaks of instances such as love becoming “Just a song,” or peace being “Just two fingers now… just a phase.” Similar to “Through Glass”, the content of the song is angry and has rebellious undertone, despite its softer, slower instrumental style.
The song was first time performed live on the 16 November 2007 at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen, Denmark.
“Say You’ll Haunt Me” is the second single from alternative metal band Stone Sour’s third album Audio Secrecy which was released on September 7, 2010 via Roadrunner Records. The song was released to the public on July 6, 2010. The song has received radio airplay on multiple major rock and metal stations nationally in the US. The digital single was released through Amazon & iTunes on July 20, 2010.
Frontman Corey Taylor told The Pulse of Radio, that it took him a while to warm up to “Say You’ll Haunt Me” during the making of the record. “It was one of those songs, that I didn’t really feel until it was finished,” he said. “I enjoyed the lyrics, but I wasn’t sure about the music. I’d come in and I’d sing it, and I put my heart into it, because the lyrics are about my wife and how I feel about my wife, and then I left. And I came back and they [the rest of the band] had just made it incredible. Now I can’t get it out of my head.”
“Mission Statement” is a song by American alternative metal band Stone Sour. It was the single preview of their third studio album Audio Secrecy. It was released digitally through iTunes. The band put this single for free download on their website for 72 hours from 10 June to 12 June.
Corey Taylor said about “Mission Statement:” 
It’s quite aggressive, and actually the label asked me if I would go in and tame stuff down and I was like, “No. I’m not doing that. This is going out the way it is and I’m not gonna touch it up. I’m not gonna have people looking for a song that doesn’t exist. This is the way it is on the album, that’s the way it’s going to be when we put it out to radio.”
“Made of Scars” is the fourth single from Stone Sour’s second album Come What(ever) May. The music video shows the band performing the song live at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. The song reached number twelve on the US mainstream rock chart. The music video was shot at the Jägermeister Music Tour.
“Inhale” is a song by American alternative metal band Stone Sour, featured on their 2002 debut album Stone Sour. Released as the third single by the band in July 2003, the song charted at number 18 on the American Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, while reaching number 63 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance at the 2004 ceremony, losing out to Metallica’s “St. Anger”.
“Hesitate” is the third single from Stone Sour’s third album Audio Secrecy. The 1 track Promo single for the song, released strictly to radio in 2010. CD comes in a thin paper sleeve with no artwork.
“Hesitate” is a power ballad, in the same vein as “Bother” and “Through Glass”. Taylor’s voice flies over a steadily building mid-tempo track that blends electric and acoustic guitars over a spare rhythm section.
When the full band joins Taylor’s vocals, the song stays much more restrained than a typical power ballad, which allows for greater focus on the heartbreak described in the lyrics:
“Because I see you / But I can’t feel you anymore / So go away / I need you but I can’t need you anymore / You hesitate / Hesitate.”
The music video for the song “Hesitate,” off the band’s 3rd full length Audio Secrecy. Frontman Corey Taylor offers the following explanation behind the concept of the song:
“Hesitate” is “about letting go of something that you want with all your heart that you know is just gonna do nothing but damage to you,” he continues. “And it takes a special kind of heart and a special kind of courage to do that.”
“Get Inside” is a song by Stone Sour, and the first music video the band released. It came out in 2002 for the band’s eponymous album, almost a decade after the band was first created.
It is notable that this is one of the few occasions where guitarist Josh Rand plays lead guitar, instead of his usual position as rhythm guitarist.
The music video shows the band performing in front of an audience at a club. It is shown to be in black and white. It has been presumed that the white light highlights the contrast between the darker lyrics of the song.
“Do Me a Favor” is a song by American rock band Stone Sour, released on February 12, 2013 as the lead-off single from House of Gold & Bones – Part 2. It contains a reprise of “A Rumor of Skin”.
The animated video for “Do Me a Favor” was directed by Phil Mucci and was released through their official YouTube channel on March 27. Corey Taylor said that it features all the characters from the story: Human, Allen, Black John, Numbers and Peckinpah.
“Digital (Did You Tell)” is the second single from Stone Sour’s third album Audio Secrecy. The 2 track Promo single for the song, released strictly to radio in 2011.
Regarding the lyrical inspiration for “Digital (Did You Tell)”, Corey Taylor said:
Lyrically, it’s basically about the isolation of the digital age where more and more people are afraid to come out of their bubble, more and more people are afraid to come out of their cocoon. They’d rather sit in front of an electric screen and pour their hate or pour their emotions anonymously into the world. And there’s nothing cathartic about that; there’s nothing healthy about that. And it’s basically [just saying], ‘Take a break, unplug, live your life for a while. Get out and experience life while you can because it could be gone [snaps fingers] like that.
“Bother” is the second single from the alternative metal band Stone Sour’s first album Stone Sour. It was originally released as a solo song by frontman Corey Taylor, but the billing was later changed to Stone Sour. The song was one of Stone Sour’s first songs to put them into the mainstream. The cover features Taylor’s hands and rings, one of them being a Spider-Man ring which is a reference to the song being featured on the soundtrack to the film Spider-Man (although the track is credited to Taylor as the performer not Stone Sour) and to Taylor being a fan of Spider-Man. The other has the number 8 on it, representing Taylor’s number in Slipknot. Taylor has stated that the song is about when he moved back to Des Moines from Denver, where he hoped to try to move forward with his music.
“Gone Sovereign/Absolute Zero”, is a double-single from American rock band Stone Sour, released as the first single from their fourth album House of Gold & Bones – Part 1.
“Absolute Zero”‘s reprise is featured on the track “The House of Gold & Bones”, from the part two of the album.
“Absolute Zero”, definitely offers some interesting creativity as the main character is stuck in some sort of other-worldly realm. Within this realm, two versions of Stone Sour perform the track throughout the area; one colored grey and the other colored gold. The man is presented with a choice, his body getting twisted and warped as he struggles to make a truly impossible decision. Corey Taylor said:
“Absolute Zero” is the anti-hero anthem of House of Gold & Bones – Part 1. “It essentially lets you know that the hero isn’t perfect, but he will do whatever is necessary. The video is loosely based on the fact that in the short story, the hero ends up in a very strange world and he has to figure out what’s going on and what he’ll do.”
30/30-150 is the first single from the rock band Stone Sour’s second album Come What(ever) May. The song received a nomination for Best Metal Performance at the 49th annual Grammy Awards, but lost to “Eyes of the Insane” by Slayer.
The video shows the band members individually in high-contrast black and white superimposed over a timer counting down from “3030.150” and occasionally large close-ups of Corey Taylor’s mouth. The numbers seen in the background appear to count down the time remaining in the clip in tenths of a second, beginning at 3030.150. The single cover is an edited shot from the music video.
Though current Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga is shown on the drumset in the “30/30-150” music video, he did not actually record the drum tracks for the song, this was done by current Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin.
The title comes from Taylor’s jeans size (30/30) and weight (150 lbs) during his highschool years – which this entire song is a throwback to. The reason the song is titled after the physical characteristics he had during that time is because he felt that there were many that disbelieved in his ability to amount to anything (particularly at that time), and as suggested by the lyrics, he is now proving them wrong.