Pantera – Mouth For War

“Mouth for War” is the first track off of Pantera’s sixth album Vulgar Display of Power and was the first single. It was later released on the band’s compilation album, The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys’ Vulgar Hits!.

According to Phil Anselmo, “Mouth for War” is about channeling your hate into something productive. This is evident in the lyrics “When I channel my hate to productive, I don’t find it hard to impress”.

The song was released as downloadable content for the music video game Rock Revolution.

Mouth for War has been covered by the Italian Melodic Death Metal band “Disarmonia Mundi” on their third album titled “Mind Tricks”. Another cover version by Biohazard appears in the Metal Hammer Tribute to Dimebag Darrell album.

Lycris

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-

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

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-

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

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

There comes a time within everyone-
Don’t 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 pushing the rest of duration-
NO ONE can piss on this determination-

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