Purity is a song that appeared on the band’s first, self-titled album “Slipknot” alongside it was the song Frail Limb Nursery. This song was the cause of the album’s rerelease due to the possible uprising of a lawsuit. The song is about a girl named Purity Knight, who was apparently brutally kidnapped and buried alive. The story was fabricated by Crimescene.com and is ultimately untrue. Corey however found the story at Crimescene.com and, not knowing it was untrue, wrote a song about it – transforming the demo “Despise” into the song “Purity”. As a result it was featured on Slipknot’s first Roadrunner release. On a lighter note the owner of Crimescene.com has been grateful to Slipknot for a significant increase in hits and we are able to hear Purity once again – you can find the song on Slipknot’s “Disasterpieces” DVD.
The album was originally released with Frail Limb Nursery and Purity as tracks 8 and 9, but Slipknot had to re-release the album without those tracks. In their place, Slipknot decided to put ‘Me Inside’, which I believe was supposed to be a digi-pak song.
Clown: It’s like this – whether it’s real or not, it affected Corey very much, the thought of it-so it was able to influence him- the song is not directly one hundred percent about it
Corey: I still think its real – see the thing whether it’s true or not, It’s a real story-that we read about-that fucked our whole world up -can you imagine a girl being buried in a box and having all this lecherous bullshit drip down on her from this guy? And thinking that there is hope, because this kid is taking some bizarre note to this guy he doesn’t even know – thinking that you are holding on to the shirt of hope – and you wake up and you’re dead, you’re buried in mud – they find the note about a week later shoved in a library book for gods sakes – It just hurts your head – it’s a case of what is good and bad in people – the box alone is reason enough to be link, ‘I can’t stand to be fucking human’- how can someone fucking do this to somebody? What is inside of us that is so fucking wrong? He had written quotes from Edgar Allen Poe and lots of fucked up things on the box.