"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 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
  • +2
    General Commenthes talking about himself in the third person here
    necrophageon July 30, 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
    Song MeaningRandy Blythe has described the song for Metal Hammer magazine: "Generally, it's not about any one person in particular. It's about people in the music industry whose egos become needlessly inflated and they show it. It's a general song. It's applicable to anyone in their life. If a fan thinks, 'Oh, well, this guy is a prick,' go ahead and take it and make it yours."

    But Mark Morton said this to Guitar World Magazine in 2009: "It's pretty clear to everyone who the song is about. Just watch the Killadelphia DVD, and you'll see what was going on. I love Randy like a brother, but that doesn't mean we don't have our problems. So if I have to be the one to say something, then I will. And if that means that someone's gonna get punched in the mouth, then someone's gonna get punched in the mouth... And if that means someone's going to have to sing a lyric about themselves, then they're gonna sing a lyric about themselves."

    :-)
    Jenulon September 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationWhen I saw Randy introduce the song as "[going] out to that gentleman who was in Damageplan and Pantera..." my first reaction was to think of the lyrics as referring to William Grim*, that uninformed, pseudo-intellectual asshat who insulted Dimebag and effectively supported Nathaniel Gale's decision to murder him. Dunno, though.


    *maximummetal.com/columns/tales/…
    Jackson413on April 25, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning"Redneck" was written by Mark Morton about Randy Blythe due to Randy's excessive drinking and arrogance at the time. Mark said himself in an interview that it was about Randy and that he did it to have him sing about himself on stage. "A laughing stock on your own fucking stage". Randy is aware but just doesn't really care so he interprets it as being applicable to anyone which Mark would most likely agree with since the fight between them is over. All members of Lamb of God are rednecks from Virginia so it isn't anything against "rednecks" or southerners. Mark probably named it that because of Randy's misuse of the word "redneck" and boastful pride in it. The guy who said the song is about Jesus Christ saving us is retarded.
    silence27on May 11, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is someone who sees the true colors of someone who thinks there high and mighty and is incredibly drunk off there ego and how they are not what they claim to be. I feel there is more to it but at the moment that's what I'm getting from this.
    KingAndy0020on January 06, 2014   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
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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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