"Bury Me In Smoke" as written by Pepper Keenan and Philip Anselmo....
When does a holding keep me locked away
No chance was given to find myself today
My time of aging wonder when I'll die
But when my time will come I know the reason why!
I have an escape

Alone it keeps me safe and in my home
I have to use it
To keep me satisfied until I'm gone
Don't regret the rules I broke
When I die bury me in smoke!

Under the world I wait for my fate
My bodies lying beneath my blissful state
My time of aging wonder when I'll die
But when my time will come, I know the reason why
I have to risk it
Alone it keeps me safe and in my home
I have to use it
To keep me satisfied until I'm gone
Don't regret the rules I broke,
When I die bury me in smoke


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"Bury Me in Smoke" as written by Philip Anselmo Pepper Keenan

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about living life to the fullest.
    "I have a reason to keep me satisfied until I croak."
    This line means that he knows he's lived his life to the fullest and that's enough to satisfy until he dies.
    "Don't regret the rules I broke, when I die bury me in smoke"
    Same thing here. He's saying that he's living life by no ones rules but his own. And when he dies he won't regret it, send em straight to hell.
    infect1001on July 22, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthe's talking about horse not crack, this isn't a goddamn rap song.
    Souperman55on May 02, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe lyrics are still wrong.

    Windows are closing, keyed and locked away
    No chance was given to find myself today
    My time of aging, wonder when I'll die?
    But, when my time will come, I'll know the reason why!

    I have an escape, a low that keeps me safe within my home.

    I have a reason to keep me satisfied until I'm gone.

    Don't regret the rules I broke, when I die bury me in smoke.

    Under the world, away from my pain
    My soul is resting beneath my blissful haze
    My time of aging, wonder when I'll die?
    But, when my time will come, I'll know the reason why!

    I have an escape, a low that keeps me safe within my home.

    I have a reason to keep me satisfied until I'm gone.

    Don't regret the rules I broke, when I die bury me in smoke.
    The Enforcer 7on February 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst off.. the lyrics.. ive never seen something that fucked up.. thats not at all the actual song.. here is what the song really is
    Windows are closing,keyed and locked away
    No chance was given to find myself today...
    My time of aging... wonder when I'll die...
    But When My Time Will Come I Know The Reason WHYYYY!!!
    I have an escape, alone it keeps me safe and in my home
    I have a reason, to keep me satisfied until I'm gone
    Don't regret the rules I broke
    When I die bury me in smoke
    Under the world I wait for my fate
    My soul is wasting benesth my blissful rise
    My time of aging wonder when I'll die
    But when my time will come, I know the reason why
    I have an escape, alone it keeps me safe and in my home
    I have a reason, to keep me satisfied until I'm gone
    Don't regret the rules I broke
    When I die bury me in smoke

    now for the meaning.. it doesn't have an actual meaning... its a good song. and im not taking anything away from Phil Anselmo.. because for one, he's my favorite vocalist and frontman of alltime... but it was just a song.. him and Pepper Keenan were just jamming and came up with it..... no actual meaning..
    chrystfuckeron October 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHas to be said, not all Phil songs are about drugs, although everyone assumes they are.
    Barry Burtonon August 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. Down kicks ass live!
    MuRdErDoLLz_PuNkon August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song sounds like he's going to suicide.

    The lyrics don't make a lot of sense, but that's the way I like it. I like to create my own meanings to songs.

    Here's some examples of why I interpreted it out to mean suicide:

    "Your chance was given to find my self today." - he's talking to himself about how he's lost.

    "when my time will come I'll know the reasons why" - he knows how he's going to die because he's going to kill himself.

    "I haven't escaped a low that keeps me safe from within my home" - he's so depressed that he isn't even safe in his own home.

    "when I die bury me in smoke" smoke coming from a gun blast to his head.

    So yeah, I think it's about him planning his own suicide, but before he suicides he's going to live the rest of his short life to the fullest.
    Sessh0umaru01on November 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song
    Bozo613on May 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone that has a brain in their skull knows the song is about his affinity toward cannabis. Phil Anselmo, although not as "Hollywood" as other metal artists, is not at all hush-hush about his pot smoking.
    I saw Down this past summer at the Roseland Theatre in Portland, OR. Before playing the song "Hail the Leaf," Phil told a story about a man who had been to a dozen of their shows. The guy wanted to ask Phil a question: Do you still smoke weed? Phil responded "Well, call me Doctor Phil, but I'm personally perscribed five joints a day."
    That said, Down, in my opinion, possibly beats out Pantera for the greatest metal band of the last twenty years. There is a groove that is missing from most mainstream metal these days that simply cannot be learned anywhere but the southern united states.
    DenimDan312on January 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn, everyone fucking assumes that songs are about drugs... look at the pages for Alice in Chains and Nirvana... even bands who never really got into hard drugs like Pearl Jam... it's becoming a cliche topic.

    Anyway, I dont think this song is about weed either. Hail the Leaf certainly is. But this song is kinda like Down's Cowboys From Hell... this is who the fuck we are, and we're here to stay, and if you got a problem with it, fuck off.

    Love the line "Dont regret the rules I broke, when I die, bury me in smoke"
    I think that line means that the speaker will hold on to his convictions and his beliefs to the grave.
    Tig45on March 12, 2012   Link

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