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Single by Stone Sour
from the album Audio Secrecy
Released February 11, 2011
Format CD Single
Genre Alternative rock, Post-grunge
Length 3:59
Label Roadrunner
Stone Sour singles chronology
"Digital (Did You Tell)"
"Gone Sovereign/Absolute Zero"

"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.


Corey unveils his sensitive side with his touching lyrics. "Hesitate" is definitely a catchy power ballad, very much in "Bother" and "Through Glass". Taylor's yearning voice flies over a steadily building mid-tempo track that blends electric and acoustic guitars over a surprisingly spare rhythm section.

When the full band inevitably kicks in, the song stays much more restrained than you might expect, 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."

Music video[edit]

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:[1]

Track listing[edit]

Promo CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Hesitate" (Radio Edit) 3:59
Promo CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Hesitate" (Edit) 3:59
2. "Hesitate" (Album Version) 4:16

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
US Billboard Alternative Songs 32
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 6


  1. ^ "Stone Sour: 'Hesitate". Roadrunner Records. 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2011-07-12. 

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