"A New Level" as written by and Vincent Paul/abbott Abbott....
Now a new look in my eyes my spirit rise
Forget the past
Present tense works and lasts
Got shit on
Pissed on
Spit on
Stepped on
Fucked with
Pointed at by lesser men

New life in place of old life
Unscarred by trials

A new level of confidence and power

Demanding plea for unity between us all
United stand
Death before divided fall
In mock military order
Vulgar
Power
Impatient
Because time is shorter

New life in place of old life
Unscarred by trials

A new level of confidence and power

No fucking surrender
Can't lose
Life kills


Lyrics submitted by -L3tH4L-

"A New Level" as written by Philip Anselmo Darrell Lance Abbott

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    General CommentThe song is about living for yourself, it's about suddenly a new look in your eye and you are no longer mr. nice but guy who calls it how he sees it and not taking shit off no one and in turn finding a new level of confidence and power. quite motivating.
    cubbieon March 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think it has to do with the "new level" they achieved on VDOP compared to CFH
    BadAcidTripon April 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentquoted from MrTragedy:This song is obviously about Phil's overcoming of his past. I HIGHLY identify with this song. He's had low self esteem for so long that he has finally broken free from it.

    "I've been wrong for far too long"
    This means he's been going about life the wrong way.

    "I've moved mountains with less"
    This means he has done things in the past that he can't do now

    "When I channel my hate to be productive, I don't find it hard to impress"
    This means when you take all your anger and focus it on something productive, you will have positive results and it won't be hard to impress others with you newfound strengths. Turning anger into production ALWAYS produces RESULTS.

    "Bones in traction
    Hands break to hone raw energy
    Bold and disastrous
    My ears can't hear what you say to me "
    This pre-chorus means he has finally realized he can grasp powers and confidence that were never there before. He's "Bold and disastrous". This means his "NEW LEVEL" of confidence and intelligence can't be matched.
    And the part about the ears not hearing what people say means he won't listen to any discouragements or doubts anyone has about him.

    "I feel a conquering will deep inside me"
    This means he knows in his heart that he is capable of doing whatever he wants, and he just needs to find a way to release it.

    The last part of the song means that he is SO DETERMINED to acheive his goal that nobody can stop him. He will not accept failure as he is emerging from the shell that is his past.
    EnemyofGodon April 02, 2005   Link
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    General Comment...cool.
    Awesome vocals, I sort of relate to the whole "got pissed on" etc thing, as at my local swimming pool, these little kids pissed on my... twice! The solos cool too, good to air guitar too, but I'm trying to learn it for real on guitar, it kicks ass.
    Josueon April 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI would have to agree MrTragedy when he says it's like his comment for Mouth For War. They're both inspiring songs.
    Great guitar riff too!
    Shadowbitchon May 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentah shit. this is wat i went thru not long ago. I used to hate fighting or violence, i used to try and make sure everyone else's needs where met before myself...

    Then that all changed. Now i dont cop shit from anyone, and i tend to be out for myself more these days. Bring on any of the shit i used to put up with back in the day, and i'd deal with it very differently.
    big timmyon March 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEnemyOfGod, you got it spot-on. This is one of those Pantera anthems that simply gets those adrenal glands working. Fantastic riff. Phil, Dimebag, Vinnie and Rex are true legends. But all good things come to an end, obviously. RIP Dimebag
    Slash Is Everythingon December 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentVery empowering song. That's all I have to say. R.I.P. Dimebag.
    MetalSmasher86on March 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is badass! Cubbies got it down.
    Lateralus518on June 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell to me it means achieving some thing and well i am doing that right now trying to get a band started and shit doing what i know i have in me and fuck what every one else thinks its my new found power and thats dimes last cd and thats the name of my band if any one is into it u should send me a comment and i will sent u some of my shit i play bass but it is not what u think but anyways pantera kicks some fucking ass and dimebag is crazy r.i.p and his ann was on dec 8 for u that dont know that should
    floods101on December 25, 2008   Link

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