"25 Years" as written by and Vincent Paul/abbott Abbott....
I vent my frustration at you old man
After years your ears will hear
You screamed you tried
It's words of a weakling
And promises made by a liar
(drunken liar)
Now you pick up that splintered chair
That was aiming for your head
A head that should have been long ago
Kicked in by me...Alone
(I won't lose a second of sleep for this)
Don't touch me
Don't touch me
Don't touch me

No
Ever again
Don't touch me
Don't touch me
Don't touch me

Orphaned to the dope and drinks
I learned my lesson well somehow from you
No tears. Can't clutch my regrets
But these years of detachment
Have left me with demons now surfacing
(I'm becoming more than you'll be)
You never knew the answers to
Any of my questions, did you?
You made up all the answers to
My unimportant existence
(You don't have to dump me off, not again)
Don't touch me
Don't touch me
Don't touch me

Fuck no, never again
Don't touch me
Don't touch me
Don't touch me

Fuck no, never again
Don't touch me
Don't touch me
Don't touch me

I vow, lest I die tomorrow
You'll never be the father I am
The bastard father to the thousands
Of the ugly, criticized, unwanted.
The ones with fathers just like you
We're fucking you back
Fucking you back
I'm shoving my life right down your throat.
Can I
Find the guts? Can I feel the heart?
Look at the ground as you choke me up,
Does it taste like tequila?
Or failure?
We're fucking you back


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"25 Years" as written by Philip Anselmo Darrell Lance Abbott

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  • +1
    General CommentIt sounds like it's about Phil's abusive father, he puts so much emotion and feeling into it.
    justinga3on August 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment For a long time, I hated my father, because I never knew him. I've gotten to know him a lot in the past couple years, and we have a good relationship now. But, this song has always meant a lot to me for that reason.
    XKonon September 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah..well in this song Phil is shoving it in his father's face that he actually became someone. Someone that other people who were shit on like he was look up to. We're fucking you back!!!
    shan_cfhon June 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, that's right.
    Another great song by Pantera.
    Shadowbitchon May 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can somehow relate to these lyrics, though I must be honest I've never listened to that song.
    Marquezon December 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with shan_cfh on the meaning. Phil has never said much about his early life, but he burned his parents' house down and went to live on the streets when he was 15. Doesn't seem like he liked his father too much.
    Marquez, dude, you should listen to it, it's a great song, it's a shame it's so under-rated.
    Eliminationon February 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can really relate to these lyrics... Phil speaks his mind and I like that...
    JtKon March 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti as well grew up withoutmy father and am bitter and question why he was never there. this song means to me a source of revenge, for so many years i have been angery and now am 26 and am so filled with hate toward my father. the day i become a father, i will fuck him back by not being the person he was to me. this song even tho its filled with rage relaxes me.
    skyfireon March 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEven though I love my father anybody can hear the pain in Phil's painful voice.At least Phil is becoming more than his father ever was.
    Hitman 49on July 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, I know the song know and I like it, like I said a lot ago I'm somehow connected emotionally to this song, but if you have a selfish, arrogant, or even abusive father it can get painful to digest all this ferocity, Phil sounds pissed off as hell in here, killer performance from the guys.
    Marquezon June 29, 2008   Link

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