"Yesterday Don't Mean Shit" as written by and Vincent Paul/abbott Abbott....
There's nothing special about it
It's either there when your born or not
Gifted with talent are no big deal
Welcome to the death of a century

'Cause yesterday don't mean shit
What's over is over and nothing between
Yesterday don't mean shit
Because tomorrow is the day you will have to face
There's no rewinding time
Because yesterday don't mean shit
Yesterday don't mean shit

Reliving old reviews is a useless tool of confusion
Don't hold your breath for the turn around
Come into the world of endless odds

'Cause yesterday don't mean shit
What's over is over and nothing between
Yesterday don't mean shit
Because tomorrow is the day you will have to face
There's no rewinding time
Because yesterday don't mean shit
Yesterday don't mean shit

They will tell you all about guilt
And in time you'll face the darkness
But darkness is a friend to you
Embrace and fly through the madness
Flying past God and wars and conflict
The oppressor is in you
The oppressor is in you
Plowing through minds and paranoia
The oppressor is in you
The oppressor is in you

'Cause yesterday don't mean shit
What's over is over and nothing between
Yesterday don't mean shit
Because tomorrow is the day you will have to face
There's no rewinding time
Because yesterday don't mean shit
Yesterday don't mean shit

You protect you and I'll keep you to myself
It can only be that way


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"Yesterday Don't Mean Shit" as written by Philip Anselmo Darrell Lance Abbott

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  • +6
    General CommentI love this song, so fucking close to my heart. I used to be depressed over a lot of shit, like my family's past poverty and the fact that somebody I used to have a crush on didn't feel the same way about me, that I didn't know what to do with myself. I wish I had taken this song's message to heart back then. I realized "You know what, fuck this depression bullshit. Yesterday don't mean shit, I have to push forward to live for tomorrow." Ever since then, I've been consistently in a good mood. I still have my bouts of sadness, but I get over it far better than I used to.

    So with that... FUCK YEAH PANTERA!

    Dime ain't gone people, he lives on through his heart and his music. R.I.P. Dimebag
    ElSuperbeastoon February 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is very inspirational. The members of Pantera aren't exactly the most spiritual people on earth, but this song reminds me of something spiritual my father once said. He told me that if ther is a GOD, and you would like help fom this GOD, ask him to help you live in "Today." God can not help you yesterday, he can not help you tomorrow, he can only help you today. Phillip Anselmo said, "tomorrow is the day you'll have to face." It complies perfectly with my fathers words of wisdom.
    aceticaon June 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentForget the past, live for the present, look forward to the future. Get drunk inbetween.
    And sex, that too is nice.
    irish_deftone6on October 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI fucking love this song, and this song is kinda inspirational if thats what you wanna call it, my favorite lines are "Yesterday don't mean shit because tomorrow is the day you will have to face" and "The oppressor is in you" So fuckin true..
    EcstasyInAgonyon June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a fukin kicks ass sing.Dimebag is a guitar god
    shavo19on August 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes yesterday don't mean shit on the day 12/09/04? Screw the maniac who killed Darryl Abbott. A great song by the way
    No(r)wayon August 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIndeed, don't live in the past... I just wish some people would realize it's not the way to live...
    IRoxYerSoxon December 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, i very much agree with what has already been said, but when i listen to it i think maybe phils talking about how in the old days you actually had to be talented to become famous but in today's world its all about your image and apperrance, and its who you know, not what you know. if that doesnt make sense to you then dont worry about it.
    \m/ ROCK ON BITCHES \m/
    MetallibangeRon February 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is basically geared toward living in the moment and not worrying about yesterday. This is a great fucking song.
    Sanitarium6289on March 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is one bad-ass song to listen to when you're working out. Just pop in Reinventing the Steel, let the whole thing play, and you'll finding yourself busting your ass harder than you thought you could.
    Muck Manon June 20, 2007   Link

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