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'ld 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

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



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No Good (Attack The Radical) song meanings
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  • +1
    General Comment:Poorest 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 Comment:I've seen the rant on YouTube. I think this song is about racial pride or something along those lines. It may be also about both groups fighting "the man", although I don't see how that would fit with Pantera, not to mention such an idea would sound kinda drippy.

    PS exconvictaryan, if you feel so proud of your ancestry, why do you have "exconvict" in your username? I would never put that there, even if I went to jail. That can be compared to "exconvictblackpanther" or something. It looks extremely low class. Do you think greats like Sir Isaac Newton, Henry Ford, Thomas Jefferson (the president I most admire), or Johannes Gutenberg would look at you proudly?

    And I'm not an "anti". I'm just giving you some tips.
    KillViacomon July 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This 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
  • 0
    General Comment:This song got a real god message BUT it's still the poorest song on the Vulgar Display of Power Album...
    JtKon June 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Thats 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 Comment:That doesn't mean it is a bad song... Every man have the right to an opinion...
    JtKon August 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i 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 Comment:It'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
  • 0
    General Comment:We'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:emgnerd, you ignorant slut. You can't use rape figures for the United States, for some predominantly white cities (Portland, OR, Tuscon, AR) only catch and identify about 15% of rapists. In fact, capture rates in rape cases are substantially HIGHER in cities of a larger black population. Go hate and spread false/flawed facts elsewhere.

    As for the song, it is one of my favorite Pantera tracks. That puts me in a tiny minority, but it's true. I love that riff.
    Dudafroson June 23, 2007   Link

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