"13 Steps To Nowhere" as written by and Vincent Paul/anselmo Abbott....
Your windows boarded up, your private lives exposed
The talk shows pump it up, lab rats diseased for show
We're doomed to use the slang, outbreak of drug roulette
A church burned to the ground, not even noticed yet

13 Steps (To Nowhere)


A backwards swastika, the black skin riddled in lead
A Nazi Gangster Jew, it beats a dog that's dead
It's in to use the slang, outbreak of gun roulette
The cross slants to the side, will prove the damnedest yet

13 Steps - Leads to nowhere

The backlash dislocates, an untimely reign of death
The wolf poked with the stick, awaits with cancerous breath
(Leads to nowhere)

Outsiders still suppose, there's Holy streets to roam
The truth should not surprise, your homes were built on lies

Lyrics submitted by pineapplechic

"13 Steps to Nowhere" as written by Philip Anselmo Darrell Lance Abbott

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  • +2
    General Commenti havent read all of the song and i've never heard it, but i think it's about Phil's addiction, his involvement in something like NA or another 12-step program, then relapsing (the 13th step, to spell it out for the tards among us). His frustration with the 13th step was the impetus for this song.
    CHEGnotKEGon March 04, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt seems to me the whole song is a continuance about how the media cares about nothing that cares. The events that are being ignored get worse and worse throughout the song, and in the last verse, he's referring to the people that are watching the major networks on televisions, and believing that the world is a good place. At least, that's my interpretation of it.
    Dog454on October 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe album "THE GREAT SOUTHERN TRENDKILL" focous on phils addictions and hate of the media 13 steps to nowhere speaks for it's self the 13th step is falling off the wagon so your just going around in circles so just be one sober or fucked
    into the voidon March 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think its about media making a big deal out of drug addiction. when in reality, its a personal problem, no one elses business. 13 steps, like said before, is like taking the first 12 steps to recovery...and then the 13th step being relapse. a lot of the lyrics in this song are contradictory and make no sense. i think phil did that on purpose to show that trying to quit drugs makes no sense...cuz eventually you will relapse
    nlegrandon June 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyou have to go up 13 steps when you get hanged
    13 steps to nowhere
    Ahoon April 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyone have a clue on what this song is about. Because reading it, I cannot make anything cohesive about the song. What does 13 steps mean, and why are their meaningless lines like "The Wolf Poked with the stick, awaits with cancerous breath". Is this song just simply induced by drugs?
    SpilltheBloodon December 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe hes just trying to lead you to nowhere, like this is what it means to be led to nowhere, actions that have no point layed everywhere, and you probably wont notice or care when your there

    clown137on December 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song is about the lies in the world, and how it is bring down the world."The Wolf Poked with the stick, awaits with cancerous breath," line means that the people who have been shit on, await to get thier revenge
    krazylarryon January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about ppl trying to be something they arent and getting no where with it "A backwards swastika" "A Nazi Gangster Jew, it beats a dog that's dead" all pointless
    epidemic88on June 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmost of the lyrics in this song are fucked up.... a backwords swastika is actually a sign of peace.. a nzi gangster jew look at the irony there.... good song though
    absent124on June 12, 2005   Link

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