"Cowboys From Hell" as written by and Vincent Paul/abbott Abbott....
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 takin' over this town

Here we come, reach for your gun
And you better listen well my friend, you see
It's been slow 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

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, twelve gauge,
Can't lock me in your cage

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

Here we come, reach for your gun
And you better listen well my friend, you see
It's been slow 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

Here we come, reach for your gun
And you better listen well my friend, you see
It's been slow 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
Step aside, we're the cowboys from hell


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"Cowboys From Hell" as written by Philip Anselmo Darrell Lance Abbott

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  • +1
    General Commenthow hard is that is is about cowboys from hell common now
    cmooreon April 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt is just about them. Pantera's whole image was of a drink fuelled southern fried party machine from the south.
    quiffpornon January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have always taken it as Pantera's way of saying, "We are out and we can kick your ass because we rock!"
    A lot of Pantera's songs seem to have this attitude...
    Rocklovinggirlon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAm I the only one who thinks this is sort of a "theme song" for them? Texas (Cowboys) Metal (From Hell)?
    ElectricFuneral91on April 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this does sound like a theme song for Pantera. This song is basically about being badass cowboys from hell.
    Richard Enahoboon June 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI read the interview (which ALL of you should read apparently ) and they said it was about them being from Texas and no one thinking to associate texas with metal, so in a sense they're... well, cow-... i dunno, that's just what they said.
    DimeInMemory75on July 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is straight forward. No more sissy glam stuff! They're the cowboys from Hell ready to pound you with their new power sound!!!
    starfireon June 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentway to state the obvious cmoore. yes it is about cowboys from hell. i don't think it goes much deeper than that though.
    andhaighon April 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about when whites (cowboys) went to America and killed all the 'indians'.
    Songmeaningsuseron August 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti dont care how the song was written its awesome
    kari0104on August 31, 2002   Link

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