Sunday, April 1, 2012

Pantera - I'm Broken


It's been Pantera appreciation week for me. What can I say? It's been the most important band for me along with Motörhead. Even today, their agression and their lyrics still hit home with me. I used to think VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER was their greatest album and while I still think it's great, with time and maturity, I think FAR BEYOND DRIVEN is their record that aged the best. The mood was just grim enough when they recorded it. They were half-way between superstardom and their downward spiral they had in the later nineties. They were energic enough and yet the air was polluted enough to create timeless metal. Here's one of my favorite Pantera songs ever, so you can toroughly rock out on this Sunday morning.

Pantera - 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.
Here is one of my favorites for you. 


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