"Drag the Waters" as written by and Vincent Paul/anselmo Abbott....
A smack on the wrists is the words from the mouth
of the outsiders, lawyers, police
A small price to pay for the dope and the guns
And the rape, it should all be O.K.
Your father is rich, he's the judge, he's the man,
he's the God that got your sentence reduced
But in the back of his mind, he well knows what
he'd find if he looked a little deeper in you - in you

Drag the waters some more
Like never before

Drag the waters some more
Like never before

Sweet is the slice and the lips, you're gonna have
that woman - she is your favorite lay
Promised you (swore) that no one had been there,
and she was going to keep it that way
Let it move in, you got thin, and got high, and
your money went and so did your friends
But she's by your side, and her smile cannot hide
the premonition of the beckoning end, the end

Drag the waters some more
Like never before

Drag the waters some more
Like never before

In with it, out with it


Lyrics submitted by screwi

"Drag the Waters" as written by Philip Anselmo Darrell Lance Abbott

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    General CommentWell tommy112, I think Drag the Waters refers to searching deeper, not in the literal sense of deeper in water, but looking deeper into a person. There really is no reference in the song of murdering anybody. Also there's that part "He well knows what he'd find IF he looked a little deeper in you".

    Funny thing is, I used to wander why they were talking about dragging water in this song when I was younger.. :)
    SpilltheBloodon December 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about a celeb or similar person who is above the law cause of money or power and his luck runs out... Drag the waters refers to searching for something, in this case looking for who a person ios underneath the suface. They might not be so great. " he well knows what he'd find if he looked a little deeper in you"0
    Iameverythingon March 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentnot sure but i think its talkin about how people get stuck with labels.
    for example someone who does drugs is abeled as junkie and noone looks deeper to realize that they are an actual person
    azz75slon July 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about how he hates how people take the easy way out of situations
    farbeyonddriven94on May 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed
    WitnessTheEndon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso its saying "tell your sack drop and stop thriving off everyone else."
    Empleteon July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm yer all probably right. but readin the lyrics it almost sound like a guy who gets away with everything adn get what he wants alot..also seems kind of selfish? im not sure. i love pantera but there ssongs are hard to understand
    I_LIKE_BEANSon July 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, You guys are probably right on the meaning. Someone who has power to get theirself out of trouble, probably a rock star. And he gets into drugs, and gets in trouble and loses everything.
    Muzzyon March 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's true this song is about a guy who gets away with everything. Phil is yelling the judge to drag the waters some more to find the body of someone (a girl) the guy killed and put in the water.
    tommy112on May 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreen River Killer
    jackruleson April 28, 2004   Link

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