Whores
Whores
Whores
Whores

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

Thirteen, thirteen
Thirteen, thirteen
Thirteen, thirteen
Steps

Whores
Whores
Whores
Whores

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

Thirteen, thirteen
Thirteen, thirteen
Thirteen, thirteen
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
Lies, yeah

Thirteen, thirteen
Thirteen, thirteen
Thirteen, thirteen
Steps


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13 Steps to Nowhere Lyrics as written by Rex Brown Philip Anselmo

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  • +5
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    i 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
  • +4
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    It 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
  • +2
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    the 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
  • +2
    General Comment

    i 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
  • +2
    General Comment

    you have to go up 13 steps when you get hanged 13 steps to nowhere

    Ahoon April 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
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    anyone 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
  • +1
    General Comment

    maybe 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

    RIP DIME

    clown137on December 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    the 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
  • +1
    General Comment

    well because i'm in high school i always relate this song to school because your in school for 13 years including kindergarten. i truly and absolutely believe school is the most useless thing anyone ever invented and im so pissed off that you hav to go it because it doesnt amount to anything. i mean look at what people who didnt finish school achieved... im basically talkin about 95% of all metal i know.

    screambloodygoreon January 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
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    This song is about drug rehab, and the 13th step (relapse). The nonsencical lines are there to protray how worthless 12 step programs are because you will allways end up where you started. Phil has said before that he does not attend 12 step programs because they dont work for him.

    docrobbinson September 15, 2010   Link

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