“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.