"No Good (Attack The Radical)" as written by and Vincent Paul/abbott Abbott....
In the states
There's a problem with race
Because of ignorant past burned fires
From evolution
We've been killing each other
I figure man should have it down to a science

No chance
Not for a minute
Not for a second
I won't be defensive
I'm straight out in my opinion
You'll better listen to a man who knows what he is saying
I've seen your side
You run and hide for the mere fact that you feel inferior
Be superior
And know your interior

Race, pride, prejudice
Black man, white man
No stand
Live in the past
We make it last
A hated mass
No solution
Mind pollution
For revolution

So low behold my eyes
This land of fools will rise
No good
For no one

You blame oppression and play the role of criminals
To rape and burn show progress is minimal
White hoods and militants you know it's such a pity
Living, breathing
Violence in your city

If one man
Had one home
In one world
Held live alone without variety
Full of anxiety
No one to point at, question
Or even talk to in his private grave
No matter what color
He wouldn't be saved from hell
He dwells
A closed mind playing the part of prison cells


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"No Good" as written by Vincent Paul/abbott Abbott

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  • +3
    General CommentPoorest song on the album? huhhhhh.....

    IMO one of their very best; awesome vocals, awesome riffs and it's got an important message, unlike ego-centric songs like 'Walk'.
    HillBillBillyBobon January 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is stating Phils true oppinion on racism in the US, after he was accused of being racist. The song tells you to look beyond your eyes and see past color. After this had been done, life will come to a new level.(This land of fools will rise.)
    BeyondStrengthon June 11, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's not the weakest at all. If I had to choose a weakest from the VDOP album, I'd go for "By Demons Be Driven". But I'm a die hard Pantera fan and I don't like to put down any song. I can honestly say I don't dislike any Pantera songs. Anyways...

    Yeah, the lyrics are definately about racism. When I first heard it I knew straight away it was a statement about racism. How shitty and fucked up it is. It's really well written and to be honest, probably the best anti-racism song I've ever heard.
    Meteddicaon December 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe song is about a progressive view past race. Past racism along race lines. It's about humanity.

    A nod to science of how we evolved to kill each other.

    The lyrics indicate racism exists on both sides, black man or white.

    "To rape and burn show progress is minimal" - Showing the angry race riots. When this was written right after blacks and hispanics rioted in D.C. in 1991. By blaming "oppression" and then becoming criminals.

    "White hoods and militants you know it's such a pity" -- KKK and black power militants, and others on both sides are just pathetic and sad.

    If they are close-minded and think about races. No matter what. Whether complaining about oppression or complaining about a race. They still are close minded and "no matter their color" should not be saved from that hell or prison cell. Just put them all in prison.

    --- Attack the radical close-minded people because they're no good for anyone. ---

    They think in terms of race, oppression, superiority, inferiority.
    MetalClassicalon February 17, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThats bullshit, i think this is the best song on Vulgar Display of Power, i dont know why its so ignored. The chorus sounds fuckin awesome. I think this song is against racism too.
    garrett (THE ZEBRA)on July 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is a good song, not as good as some of the others, but still good, i also think its against racism
    Metal Militiaon October 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe'll I also a die hard pantera fan who doesn't like to put down Pantera songs... why? Because everything from CFH to the last album is killer... Fuck don't take things so seriously... I like the song...
    JtKon March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:)
    aebon July 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyone reading this: I dare ya to go to youtube and search " phil anselmo rant". you'll find it. that will put an end to the discussion here. he's proud of his ancestry so i guess hes a racist, right? idiots.
    exconvictaryanon August 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPantera... all of them are amazing! I Love Phil and his rants. I don't care one way or the other.
    awall03067on March 07, 2008   Link

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