"Becoming" as written by and Vincent Paul/abbott Abbott....
A long time ago I never knew myself. Then the memory
Of shame birthed its gift.
No more. The small one, the weak one, the frightened one.
Running from beatings, deflating. I'm becoming more
Than a man. More than you ever were. Driven and burning
To rise beyond Jesus.

I'm born again with snakes eyes
Becoming Godsize

I found my life was slipping through my hands. Perhaps
Through death my life won't be so bad.
I can see you, can fuck you, inside of you. Staring through
Your eyes. Belittle your friends to serve me, to suck me,
To realize my saving grasp. I of suicide. I the unlord.

I'm born again with snakes eyes
Becoming Godsize


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"Becoming" as written by Philip Anselmo Darrell Lance Abbott

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  • +4
    General CommentI feel that this song is most definitely about Philip overcoming the bullshit ordeals he had to go through in his past. He's been put down and spit on for so long, he all of a sudden finds a surge of power and new life from within, after realizing how much of a badass and powerful individual he truly is. It's about leaving the past behind, and transforming into a god, above the pieces of shit who once stepped all over you. This song is about fucking redemption. Long live heavy metal \m/\m/
    BigEngine9422on July 05, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentits about the time when you truly find yourself and realize amazing possiblities once you understand that religion is fake and you as an individual are more powerful than you realized before because of all the hypocrites who say their religious bringing you down for no good reason. you just gotta realize your better than that and you will become godsize. This music speaks to me.
    itsmeman40on April 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is about his own struggle with how he saw himself, maybe he was really shy, and saw himself as a weak little pussy early on and one day he snapped and said fuck it, and started becoming the bad ass anselmo that he became, thats the meaning i get from it..... "no more the small one the weak one the frightened one".. its only when you lose everything that youre free to do anything, people on the verge of suicide can achieve so much if they only put their minds to it, i think thats the whole point of the album name "far beyond driven".... thats my say, go pantera!!
    Schr4nzon November 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about growing a pair and standing up to anyone trying to put you down.
    big timmyon March 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally, i think this song is about phil anselmo's struggle with the whole religion deal.
    farbeyonddriven94on May 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, one of Panteras best which is saying alot since they rarely make a bad song.

    Frabeyonddriven makes a good point, but I dunno for sure.
    Muzzyon March 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about rising thorugh social class bullshit, and manipulating society, sort of like hitler did, but more phil anselmoish. good drums by Vinnie, just learned it a month ago after a while of trying.
    BobSaget666on April 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Schr4nz. Its like he found a confidence he didn't have before and realized that he can exceed the expectations he was given. More then that he no longer cares what others think cuz he has the ultimate self pride for the first time in his life. He is also trying to influence others who was in his position to realize how much they are worth as he did.
    cheren28on April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI also agree with Schr4nz...It's definitely about a misfit kid developing a God complex.
    ElysiumToDuston April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, this song could be about the devil. I'm not a Christian so I'm not preaching or anything like that, but I get that impression from lyrics such as "A long time ago I never knew myself (the devil was an angel) then the memory of shame birthed its gift" (he turned to a devil) "Driven and burning to rise beyond Jesus" (the devil wants to be stronger than Jesus, as in the old good vs. bad moral fight) And more:
    I can see you, can fuck you, inside of you. Staring through
    Your eyes. Belittle your friends to serve me, to suck me,
    To realize my saving grasp. I of suicide. I the unlord"

    These are the ways the devil could possibly manipulate people.

    "I'm born again with snakes eyes
    Becoming Godsize"

    He's now the devil, and he's becoming "Godsize" because there's a lot of people that worships the devil in one way or another, so he's gaining power. Just my thought.
    Marquezon January 23, 2006   Link

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