"The Sleep" as written by and Vincent Paul/abbott Abbott....
Understanding what has
Happened before us
We are confined to a
Darkened hidden tomb
The conquering of our world
As we knew it
Rise above this pit
Of sorrow and pain
Among the few
We are the avant leaders
We've got to live
Through this trouble and decay

This question haunts my mind
Will we survive this night?
We're harboring the meek
Will we survive the sleep?

Unsure and scared
We are planning our reprise
Revolves around this world
We don't know anymore
The odds against us
Yet we're stronger and prevailing
Learn from mistakes
Counting souls for sale

This question haunts my mind
Will we survive this night?
We're harboring the meek
Will we survive the sleep?

This question haunts my mind
Will we survive this night?
We're harboring the meek
Will we survive the sleep?

This question haunts my mind
Will we survive this night?
We're harboring the meek
Will we survive the sleep?


Lyrics submitted by -L3tH4L-

"The Sleep" as written by Christian Bergeron Julien Martre

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentthis song is about the after party. after every show they have a party an get fucked up. im pretty sure this is about something to that effect. u pass out:its called the sleep. ask any stoner like me an theyll tell u the same
    southofheaven_666on November 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think you are getting a little too deep southofheavan. The song is nothing more than gibberish in the mold of Judas Priest and many bands before and after. It is merely a song about rising to the top of the metal game and leaving others behind. Don't get me wrong this is my favorite Pantera song of all time but if you look at Cowboys vs later albums you will see how far their song writing has come, with some exceptions of course. This song though contains arguabaly dimes best solo of any pantera song, and the album as a whole I feel is his best work of any major pantera release.
    Balljack70on January 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think Balljack70 is right, I wouldn't say it's Dime's best solo (Floods is better if you ask me), but it IS one of the best solos he did, in my opinion. It's a great song, probably my favorite from the Cowboys From Hell album.
    Shadowbitchon May 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOmg.. i love this song.. thank you kiel, love you for telling me about 'em... get the fcuking cd.. it's awsomee..!!!
    ginger753357on February 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti've owend cowboys from hell and i'm ashamed to say i only recently come across this song. it's one of my all time favorite pantera songs ever.
    Levitator89on May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm currently obsessed with this song. The solo is hardcore!
    Lateralus518on November 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its about a disease
    spooner113on September 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt may be about the fear of death itself.
    "Will we survive the sleep?".

    Either way this is the best Pantera song ever.
    Black_Sabathon October 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIncredible song. Pantera knew what they were doing, no doubt. Phil Anselmo=LEGEND. Dimebag Darrell=BIGGER LEGEND. Rex Brown and Vinnie Paul=UNSONG HEROES. These two deserve more credit. Pantera lives
    Slash Is Everythingon December 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentkickass song and the fucking most epic solo ever! dimebag was the best guitarist ever to walk the earth, and Pantera was the greatest, heaviest, and most kickass band ever! in a show in 1990, phil said that this song was about the "aftermath of chemical warfare"
    metallijimon April 12, 2008   Link

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