"Floods" as written by and Vincent Paul/anselmo Abbott....
A dead issue, don't wrestle with it, deaf ears are sleeping
A guilty bliss, so inviting (let me in), nailed to the cross

I feel you, relate to you, accuse you
Wash away us all, take us with the floods
Then throughout the night, they were raped and executed
Cold hearted world
Your language unheard of, the vast sound of tuning out
The rash of negativity is seen one sidedly, burn away the day

The nervous, the drifting, the heaving
Wash away us all, take us with the floods
Then throughout the day mankind played with grenades
Cold hearted world
And at night they might bait the pentagram
Extinguishing the sun
Wash away man, take him with the floods


Lyrics submitted by -L3tH4L-, edited by joseph3or

"Floods" as written by Philip Anselmo Darrell Lance Abbott

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  • +3
    My OpinionTo me, this song is about being deeply depressed over something you've done and can't deny and just cannot hide from, and wanting everything to just be washed away, all your suffering, all your enemies, all your loved ones, everything.
    eeeop135on January 08, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs. It has a good vibe to it when you're listening to it. I like the outro solo. It's cool.
    Floods420on December 06, 2001   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is one of those songs that just ends too soon for me. I really would have liked to see some sort of guitar epic here, because the overall feel of the song is just tremendous. Really emotive playing at the end.
    jules4099on May 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is def about judgment day....but i think at the end it is like a new day is coming and the rain almost represents purification. Dimebag is a fuckin beast
    samhcoxon March 24, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpersonally my favorite pantera song. its just so great
    Despise13on April 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat was voted the 17th best solo of all time. One of my top five Pantera songs, also.
    adamizeron May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song so much... i thought cemetery gates was their best song till i heard this... it blows ur mind..;
    amchrison July 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmad song.. great effects to it..
    Lozzaon September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it was 15th best solo of all time? Either way should have been higher. I love the build up to the solo, it sends chills down my spine. Look at a tab for this song, seems pretty simple untill you get to the solo, then you might as well forget it, no sense in trying to play it ;)
    Muzzyon March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has to be one of my favorite top 5. phil is the shit!!!!
    openwoundsbleedon March 06, 2003   Link

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