Go slow

Cruel to himself and generous about it
Cruel to the world, not hard to spot it
Can't give up, shut up on a tirade
Off the top of his head, so ripe becoming rotten

He's hit the wailing wall
To pass out hard upon
He's kissed the wailing wall
In the thrall of it all

In the thrall of it all
In the thrall of it all
In the thrall of it all

Failed his name, no care to hide it
Failed escape that's documented
Instilled or distilled, the spike or the chill
It's immolation, the **** of nonexistence

He's hit the wailing wall
To pass out hard upon
He's kissed the wailing wall
In the thrall of it all

In the thrall of it all
In the thrall of it all

Headstone tells nothing about him
Headstone reads two decades wasted
A funeral pyre, no one to burn it
Because self-destruction brings misfortune

In the thrall of it all
In the thrall of it all

No lower heaven for his bones
Nor handing life back what it's owed
Caretaker careless, what he's sown
Porously reaching his lowest low

The negative has just begun
Joining the war, impossible

In the thrall of it all
In the thrall of it all
In the thrall of it all
In the thrall of it all

In the thrall of it all
In the thrall of it all
In the thrall of it all
In the thrall of it all



Lyrics submitted by BobbyjointRitual

"In the Thrall of It All" as written by Philip Hansen/brown Anselmo

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +1
    General Comment:I think this is most likely about Nathan Gale, but it could also have been written about Dimebag (before his death) or about Phil himself...

    Probably only Phil knows...great track though.
    bugoffon November 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think it's about Phil
    BobbyjointRitualon September 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:I see it as a song about nathan gale, Phil clearly mentions some bad attributes (like hitting the wall, self destruction)

    of course if you see this you can think it's about Phil, but he says "two decades wasted"

    1 Nathan gale was in his 20's (2 decades)
    2 Phil's life didn't go downward in 2 decades but only 6 years (1995-2001)

    also, he sings "no lower heaven for his bones" meaning this person doesn't go to heaven, this could be only done by committing a crime... like killing someone
    shadowreaper112on February 10, 2009   Link

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