"Three Suns And One Star" as written by and Philip Hansen/brown Anselmo....
All felt is hope to spilling over
Needs are a passing memory fear not worthy
Belief, a martyr's burden
Heaved upon capable shoulders

Dissuade your charge
Arrive in commonplace with the elect
The furthest plateau
Inside the souls of saints

The old dog has to learn a new trick and more
Or the next trick will be on him
I've drank the oceans dry, I've stopped the time
Embraced the riddle of regret
(Again and again)

Desire, haunt me long
The light of three suns and one star
Watch over me

A square will never fit a circle
No hope, no joke, both bookends burned
I've drown in oceans mine, I woke the dead
And still the dry bones live again
(And again with me)

Desire, haunt me long
The light of three suns and one star
No higher, keeps us strong
The light of three suns and one star
Watching over me

In me, watching closely over me
In we, moving within you and me
In deep, our own ideology
Oh yeah, yeah

In me
In me
In me

In me, staring through and through to me
X-ray, hanged for all to see
Naked, frenzied and we're free
Our own ideology

Desire, haunt me long
The light of three suns and one star
No higher, keeps us strong
The light of three suns and one star
Watch me

Three suns and one star
(Watch over me)
Three suns and one star
(Watch over me)

Three suns and one star
(Watch over me)
Three suns and one star
Oh yeah

Three suns, one star
Three suns, one star
Three suns, one star


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"Three Suns and One Star" as written by Kirk Windstein Jimmy Bower

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    General CommentKickass starter for Over the Under... When it comes to Down its all always about the best riffs.. btw when I first heard this song I thought it could be about Pantera... Phil, Vinnie, Rex - 3 Suns and Dimebag the Star.. who knows?
    cdm_410on October 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm certain this song is about an addiction of some kind, and fighting it. I'm not sure what the "3 suns and one star" analogy is, though.

    The first part is about quitting or facing the consequences ("or the next trick will be on him "). He's has been experiencing the effect of druggs ("drank the oceans dry", "stopped the time"), and yet still regrets what he has done, though cannot abandon his ways.

    The chorus is pretty explantory, but I still can't get the 3 suns one star thing...

    The next verse shows how he can't conform to the norms of society (square/circle), and how he is left with no alternative ("both bookends burnded" ).

    The rest makes some sense after all that. Anyway, awesome song, definitely best on Down III - IMO, a likely contender for best Down song (along with Ghosts Along the Mississipi).
    Arkyopterixon October 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe someone did an interview with him and he said that each person will interpret the songs in his/her own way........To me this song means something totally different and has nothing to do with Pantera/Addiction/Dime......

    Leslie in Southern La.
    Downinlaon January 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentok heres what i got out of this....

    pantera is what the name is about ... but..Phil was the star....suns are stars but closer to us..thats what makes them a sun...Phil was always said to be the distant one..thus making him a star...

    alot of people say dime is the star...they are taking the meaning of star in the wrong since...

    The old dog has to learn a new trick or more
    or the next trick will be on him
    I've drank the oceans dry
    I've stopped the time
    embraced the riddle
    of regret (again and again)


    pretty much sums it up..
    poopytheclownon October 24, 2007   Link

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