"Redneck" as written by David Randall Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell and Chris Adler....
So goddamn easy to write this
You make it spill on the page
So drunk on yourself, self-righteous
A laughing stock of your own fucking stage

Oh but I ain't one to call names
Or throw stones in a house of glass
You try me

This is a motherfuckin' invitation
The only one you could ever need
This is a motherfuckin' invitation
You try me

Just one time you got a reason
Heard you had nothing to lose
A blind preacher for the pin-eyed congregation
It must be easy to lose

Oh but I ain't one to call names
Or throw stones in a house of glass
You try me

This is a motherfuckin' invitation
The only one you could ever need
This a motherfuckin' invitation
You try me

You can tell the same lie a thousand times
But it never gets any more true
So close your eyes once more and once more believe
That they all still believe in you

Just one time
This is a motherfuckin' imitation
The only one you could ever need
This a motherfuckin' invitation
Just one time

This is a motherfuckin' invitation
Ya' try me

Just one time(ya' try me)
Just one time(ya' try me)

Ya' try me


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"Redneck" as written by David Randall Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell, Chris Adler

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    General CommentPhil Anselmo huh? I guess that could make sense, but why would Randy attack Phil like that? I mean he calls him "a laughing stock of your fucking stage." What's his problem with Phil? But your comment made me think of it being about something else.

    Maybe its not about Phil, but what Phil was: a frontman for a band. Maybe its about how the singers of bands let their egos get to big. That could explain the...

    "Oh but I ain't going to call names
    Or throw stones in a house of glass"

    That line right there might be saying that he's a frontman too, so he can't be calling names and throwing stones because he'd be mocking himself too. The second line of that goes with a phrase I've heard before. I can't remember where I heard it, but it goes something along these lines.

    "Those living in a glass house shouldn't throw stones, or else it may be reciprocated." Meaning those who are vurnerable shouldn't attack others.

    By the way, I've listened to the song pletny of times, and I'm pretty sure he says, "This is a motherfuckin' invitation," both times. I could be hearing wrong though.
    supergump88on July 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thought it seemed like it was about, them signing to a big time record deal and how their fans started accusing them of selling out to the masses. hmmm. must be just me.
    diabolic666on July 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthes talking about himself in the third person here
    necrophageon July 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhoo, first comment. Song's great. Video's even better. :P I'm digging it, but a lot of people saw the new album might be Pantera influenced. I don't know about that, but I know I'm gonna see LoG tomorrow. :D
    Bertxxon July 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome. I can definitely see the Pantera influence, but I doubt the whole album will be like that. Think, the song is called Redneck. With Pantera being from the south, the title and the style mesh perfectly.

    Anyways, on to the meaning of the song. I'm not really sure exactly. The chorus confuses me the most since its so vague. Still, I think this has to do with someone (a leader of sorts) losing his power and the faith of his people. Personally, I think its pointing specifically to Bush (its never been a secret that Lamb of God doesn't really approve of him).

    It's also interesting to note the name when thinking of this meaning. Since Bush came from Texas, the name could very well be calling Bush a "Redneck."

    I kinda think this song came about from Bush's low approval rating. That might be what the break is about. Bush tries to pretend that the American citizens still believe in him, but he's only lying to himself and that doesn't make it anymore true.

    Just my thoughts.
    supergump88on July 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics posted here are wrong in a few parts.
    "We made a deliberate effort not to be so politically motivated this time. We still care about and think about those things, but at this point, creatively, we wanted to step out of that for a moment, and address some other things." - Mark Morton, Lamb Of God.
    That means it isnt about Bush kids.
    I read somewhere, one of the members also saying this song was a title before they wrote any of it, but it just work because it was a typically Southern sounding song, well something along them lines. (That said, it clearly isnt a song about how proud they are to be from the South, so don't throw that one up either).

    As for what this song means, it reminds me of Pariah. Someone the song writter strongly dislikes but won't name.
    Bloodhawkon July 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHmmm, interesting post Bloodhawk. I wasn't aware they were switching their focus. That's good though.

    Still, if its not about Bush, it still reminds me of someone fooling themselves into thinking people respect themselves. Hence the, "Laughing stock of your own fucking stage." Especially the break too. Still don't know know who its about exactly, but maybe its not a specific person. Maybe its about the way some people act. Not sure.

    Anyone understand the chorus? I'm still trying to figure out what it could mean.
    supergump88on July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's an attack on Phil Anselmo. "This is a motherfucking imitation" - the song to me sounds exactly like a Phil Anselmo song.
    burn-in-my-lighton July 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmetalhammer.co.uk/news/article/
    Not the original article I was talking about, but its close enough to it.
    Bloodhawkon July 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with burn-in-my-light, without a doubt this song is about Phil Anselmo.

    "So God damn easy to write this
    Ya' think it'd spill on the page
    So drunk on yourself, self-righteous
    A laughing stock of your own fucking stage"

    that makes it pretty obvious that he is clearly writing about a musician considering he refers to song writing and performing on stage and so forth...

    "This is a motherfuckin' imitation
    The only one you could ever need
    This a motherfuckin' invitation
    You try me"

    he sounds exactly like phil anselmo on this track, its a very panter-ish sound as a whole. hence the line 'this is a motherfucking imitation'.

    i could continue but i dont see the need, this song is totally about phil. its like a song saying 'sorry pantera, but lamb of god are the new fucking kings whether you like it or not'. LoG rules
    burnthepriest17on July 21, 2006   Link

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