Best Of Pantera 2003

Greatest Hits

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Released: September 23, 2003
Recorded: 1989–2000
Length: 78:07
Label: Elektra, Rhino
Compiler: Kim Davis


1. Cowboys From Hell
Under the lights where we stand tall
Nobody touches us at all
Showdown, shootout, spread fear within, without
We’re gonna take what’s ours to have
Spread the word throughout the land
They say the bad guys wear black
We’re tagged and can’t turn back

You see us comin’
And you all together run for cover
We’re taking over this town

Here we come reach for your gun
And you better listen well my friend, you see
It’s a pistol is down below aimed at you
We’re the cowboys from hell.

Aimed at you we’re the cowboys from hell
Deed is done again, we’ve won
Ain’t talking no tall tales friend
‘Cause high noon, your doom
Comin’ for you we’re the cowboys from hell

Pillage the village, trash the scene
But better not take it out on me
‘Cause a ghost town is found
Where your city used to be
So out of the darkness and into the light
Sparks fly everywhere in sight
From my double barrel, 12 gauge,
Can’t lock me in your cage

You see us comin’
And you all together run for cover
We’re taking over this town

Here we come reach for your gun
And you better listen well my friend, you see
It’s a pistol is down below aimed at you
We’re the cowboys from hell.
Deed is done again, we’ve won
Ain’t talking no tall tales friend
‘Cause high noon, your doom
Comin’ for you we’re the cowboys from hell

2. Cemetery Gates
Reverend reverend is this some conspiracy?
Crucified for no sins
An image beneath me
Whats within our plans for life
It all seems so unreal
I’m a man cut in half in this world
Left in my misery…

The reverend he turned to me
Without a tear in his eyes
It’s nothing new for him to see
I didn’t ask him why
I will remember
The love our souls had
Sworn to make
Now I watch the falling rain
All my mind can see
Now is your (face)

Well I guess
You took my youth
I gave it all away
Like the birth of a
New-found joy
This love would end in rage
And when she died
I couldn’t cry
The pride within my soul
You left me incomplete
All alone as the
Memories now unfold.

Believe the word
I will unlock my door
And pass the
Cemetery gates

Sometimes when I’m alone
I wonder aloud
If you’re watching over me
Some place far abound
I must reverse my life
I can’t live in the past
Then set my soul free
Belong to me at last

Through all those
Complex years
I thought I was alone
I didn’t care to look around
And make this world my own
And when she died
I should’ve cried and spared myself some pain…
Left me incomplete
All alone as the memories still remain

The way we were
The chance to save my soul
And my concern is now in vain
Believe the word
I will unlock my door
And pass the cemetery gates

3. Mouth For War
Revenge
I’m screaming revenge again
Wrong
I’ve been wrong for far too long
Been constantly so frustrated
I’ve moved mountains with less
When I channel my hate to productive
I don’t find it hard to impress

[Pre] Bones in traction
Hands break to hone raw energy
Bold and disastrous
My ears can’t hear what you say to me

[Chorus] Hold your mouth for the war
Use it for what it’s for
Speak the truth about me
Determined

Possessed
I feel a conquering will down inside me
Strength
The strength of many to crush
Who might stop me
My strength is in number
And my soul lies in every one
The releasing of anger can better any medicine under the sun

[Pre] [Chorus]

There comes a time within everyone to close your eyes to what’s real
No comprehension to fail
I vacuum the wind for my sail
Can’t be the rest
Let others waste my time
Owning success is the bottom line.
Like a knife into flesh
After life is to death
Pulling and punching the rest of duration
NO ONE can piss on this determination

4. Walk
Can’t you see I’m easily bothered by persistence
One step from lashing out at you…
You want in to get under my skin
And call yourself a friend
I’ve got more friends like you
What do I do?

[Pre:] Is there no standard anymore?
What it takes, who I am, where I’ve been belong
You can’t be something you’re not
Be yourself, by yourself
Stay away from me
A lesson learned in life
Known from the dawn of time

[Chorus:] Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talking to me?
Are you talking to me?

Run your mouth when I’m not around, it’s easy to achieve
You cry to weak friends that sympathize
Can you hear the violins playing your song?
Those same friends tell me your every word

[Pre] [Chorus:] Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talking to me?
Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talking to me?
Are you talking to me?

No way punk!

[Solo] [Chorus:] Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talking to me?
Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talking to me?
Are you talking to me?

Walk on home, boy!

5. This Love
If ever words were spoken
Painful and untrue
I said I loved but I lied
In my life
All I wanted
Was the keeping
Of someone like you
As it turns out
Deeper within me
Love was twisted and pointed at you

Never ending pain, quickly ending life –

[Chorus] You keep this love, thing, love, child, love, toy
You keep this love, fist, love, scar, love, break
You keep this love

I’d been the tempting one
Stole her from herself
This gift in pain
Her pain was life
And sometimes I feel so sorry
I regret this the hurting of you
But you make me so unhappy
I’d take my life and leave love with you

I’d kill myself for you, I’d kill you for myself –

[Chorus]

No more head trips

6. I'm Broken
I wonder if we’ll smile in our coffins
while loved ones mourn the day,
the absence of our faces,
living, laughing, eyes awake.
Is this too much for them to take?

Too young for one’s conclusion, the lifestyle won.
Such values you taught your son.
That’s how.

Look at me now.
I’m broken.
Inherit my life.

One day we all will die, a cliched fact of life.
Force fed to make us heed.
Inbred to sponge our bleed.
Every warning, a leaking rubber,
a poison apple for mingled blood.

Too young for one’s delusion the lifestyle cost
Venereal Mother embrace the loss.
That’s how

Look at you now.
You’re broken
Inherit your life.

7. Becoming
A long time ago I never knew myself.
Then the memory of shame birthed its gift.

No more. The small one, the weak one, the frightened one.
Running from beatings, deflating.
I’m becoming more than a man.
More than you ever were.
Driven and burning to rise beyond Jesus.

I’m born again with snakes eyes
Becoming Godsize

I found my life was slipping through my hands.
Perhaps through death my life won’t be so bad.

I can see you, can fuck you, inside of you.
Staring through your eyes.
Belittle your friends to serve me, to suck me,
To realize my saving grasp.
I of suicide.
I the unlord.

I’m born again with snakes eyes
Becoming Godsize

8. 5 Minutes Alone
I see you had your mind all made up
you group of pitiful liars.
Before I woke to face the day,
your master plan transpired.
Something told me
this job had more to meet the eye.
My song is not believed?
My words somewhat deceiving?
Now I’m unwhole.

[bridge:] You’ve waged a war of nerves
But you can’t crush the kingdom
Can’t be what your idols are.
Can’t leave the scar.
You cry for compensation.
I ask you please just give us…

[chorus:] 5 minutes alone

I read your eyes, your mind was made up.
You took me for a fool.
You used complexion of my skin
for a counter racist tool.
You can’t burn me
I’ve spilled my guts out in the past.
Taken advantage of
because you know where I’ve come.
My past.

[bridge] [chorus] [solo] [chorus]

I ask you please just give us

9. Planet Caravan (Black Sabbath Cover)
We sail through endless skies
Stars shine like eyes
The black night sighs

The moon in silver trees
Falls down in tears
Light of the night

The earth, a purple blaze
Of sapphire haze
In orbit always

While down below the trees
Bathed in cool breeze
Silver starlight breaks down the night

And so we pass on by the crimson eye
Of great god Mars
As we travel the universe

10. Drag The Waters
A smack on the wrists is the words from the mouth
of the outsiders, lawyers, police
A small price to pay for the dope and the guns
and the rape, it should all be O.K.
Your father is rich, he’s the judge, he’s the man,
he’s the God that got your sentence reduced
But in the back of his mind, he well knows what
he’d find if he looked a little deeper in you – in you

Drag the waters some more
Like never before

Sweet is the slice and the lips – you’re gonna have that woman -
she is your favorite lay
Promised you (swore) that no one had been there,
and she was going to keep it that way
Let it move in, you got thin, and got high, and
your money went and so did your friends
But she’s by your side, and her smile cannot hide
the premonition of the beckoning end – the end

Drag the waters some more
Like never before

In with it, out with it

11. Where You Come From (Live)
It’s strange to be around again
Can’t kill the bad disguise
I was asking for it all,
Being dragged down the road
Call it wisdom
call it ignorance

But it’s still alive
And it’s in me now
And it lives and breathes
I can’t give a fuck

I’ve got a big mouth
And there’s a life to live
From a bottle of whiskey
It’s where you come from
(the south)

A remedy to the curse
On harder wares control
Look at what’s around
But I just can’t lie around
Feeling sorry for myself

But it’s still alive
And it’s in me now
And it lives and breathes
I could care less

I’ve got a big mouth
And there’s a life to live
From the weight of whiskey
It’s where you come from
It’s where you come from

Bottle of Whiskey

I fell in front of my friends
I dropped out in front of the world
You call that supernatural?
It ain’t

I’ve got a big mouth
And there’s a life to live
From a bottle of whiskey
It’s where (the south)

Black wings will weather your flight
For some there’s no second time
Following paths of your life
I stepped off the mountain to the sky

Watch your ass now
It’s where you come from
Why’d you settle down?
It’s where you come from
Where you come from
Why’d you ask them?
It’s where you come from

12. Cat Scratch Fever (Ted Nugent cover)
Well, I don’t know where they come from but they sure do come
I hope they comin’ for me
And I don’t know how they do it but they sure do it good
I hope they’re doin’ it for free

They give me cat scratch fever
Cat scratch fever

Well, the first time that I got it I was just ten years old
I got it from some kitty next door
An’ I went to see the doctor and he gave me the cure
I think I got it some more

They give me cat scratch fever
Cat scratch fever
I got a bad scratch fever
The cat scratch fever

It’s nothin’ dangerous
I feel no pain
I’ve got the choo-choo train
You know you got it when you, you’re going insane
It makes a grown man cry, cry, oh won’t you make my bed

Well, I make the pussy purr with the stroke of my hand
They know they gettin’ it from me
They know just where to go when they need their lovin’ man
They know I’m doin’ it for free

I give them cat scratch fever
Cat scratch fever
They got a bad scratch fever
The cat scratch fever

Cat scratch fever
Cat scratch fever
Cat scratch fever
Cat scratch fever

Cat scratch fever
Cat scratch fever

13. Revolution Is My Name
68′ into the world born
And the Seventies, a breath after the war
Life was confusing because of my age
Should my eyes open for tomorrow’s gains?
I can’t help the way I am
There’s no trust and there’s no end
What is my name?

It will never change
So here it stays
Forever is my name

From now on, can’t look the other way
Keep in mind and listen to what I say
Take under wing all the ones who are lost
Build up around them an infinite wall
Don’t you know just who I am?
Take the hand of wisdom’s friend
What is my name?

It’s time to change
It can’t stay the same
Revolution is my name
It will never change
So here it stays
Forever is my name

What is my name?
Forever…

What is my name?
Revolution…

14. I'll Cast A Shadow
The end will crush the light
And sends a message, It won’t please
The naked eye
Without and end there is no light
To foretell, to blind you
The law of the claw reigns on and after still

When I die, I cast a shadow
And I’ll rise, I cast a shadow

I’m leaving more eyes open
I close up both of mine
For the ones that chase my life
They’re looking over shoulders
Let paranoia in
Spontaneously rule them

When I die, I cast a shadow
And I’ll fly, I cast a shadow

Everybody get fucking up!
I cast a shadow…
I… I cast a shadow
I cast a shadow…
I… I cast a shadow

When I die, I cast a shadow
And I’ll rise, I cast a shadow

15. Goddamn Electric
There is a part of me that’s always sixteen
I’ve found the secret of eternal youth
Some get high on life or money, but there’s an
Escape, drop out of the race.
- To walk through the world by ones self, you can’t be
Protected… your trust is in whiskey and weed and
Black Sabbath – It’s Goddamn Electric

Don’t waste your time, embrace it
And then you’ll know yourself
The change in you is Goddamn Electric

The weight of the world has lifted and parted
My eyes roll blind to sights that distracted
Through tunnel-vision and dope-hair blinders
I’ll cut a path and evoke my will
- To walk through the world by ones self, you can’t
Be protected… your trust is in whiskey and weed
And Slayer, it’s Goddamn Electric

Don’t fake your life – inhale it
And then you’ll know yourself
The change in you is Goddamn Electric
Don’t waste your time, embrace it
And then you’ll know yourself
The change that is Goddamn Electric will focus>
The Mind’s Eye…

One hand on the bottle, the other a shaking
Fist, rejuvenated, isolated, no pressure
From the outside, my sight’s Goddamn Electric
And these eyes have seen a world
Goddamn Electric system…

16. Hole In The Sky (Black Sabbath cover)
I’m looking through a hole in the sky
I’m seeing nowhere through the eyes of a lie
I’m getting closer to the end of the line
I’m living easy where the sun doesn’t shine

I’m living in a room without any view
I’m living free because the rent’s never due
The synonyms of all the things that I’ve said
Are just the riddles that are built in my head

Hole in the sky, gateway to heaven
Window in time, through it I fly

I’ve seen the stars disappear in the sun
The shooting’s easy if you’ve got the right gun
And even though I’m sitting waiting for Mars
I don’t believe there’s any future in cause

Hole in the sky, gateway to heaven
Window in time, through it I fly
Yeah

I’ve watched the dogs of war enjoying their feast
I’ve seen the western world go down in the east
The food of love became the greed of our time
But now I’m living on the profits of pride