As a child I was given the gift to entertain you
But through blood I inherited a life that could destroy you
I drink all day. I smoke all day. I've done it all but tap
The vein
These hard lines and sunken cheeks are text book reasons
All these Christians come alive and try to sell you
My soul for a goat, yet I'll outlive the old

You know it's bad, some may say sad, a hangover is
Inspiration. Like a junkie I hurt for it. A bad trip, the
Emptiness. I never sleep, or always sleep a lack of
Fulfillment to me is me. The big picture
These hard lines and sunken cheeks are part of
What the Christians mean to immortalize my situation
My soul for a goat. Yet I'll outlive the old

Embrace some religion. To get close to some
Undivine ejaculation point
Simply to thy ghost I cling
Simply to thy ghost I reject
Simply to thy ghost I give spit
Tempter, tempting, tempt me. Molest me. You know that I'll
Submit. For this is my weakness and it saves me from relationships
With those Christians. You know they'll sell you my soul
For a goat. Yet I'll outlive the old

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"Hard Lines Sunken Cheeks" as written by Philip Anselmo Darrell Lance Abbott

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +3
    General Comment"hard lines, sunken cheeks" is how people look after a long time of heroin addiction....
    metallijimon July 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI must say this; Sometimes what the booklet says is not always what they sing on the CD. I know this from an alice in chains song called frogs, in the booklet there's a line saying "flowers watched through wide brown eyes" they sing "flowers watched through wide eyes blue" but do I know
    Anyway hard lines and sunken cheeks is one of many cool song by Pantera
    does anybody know that Pant(h)era is latin for big cat?
    Snapper Jon October 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI THINK...and don't quote me on this...but I've been told that the line after *i smoke all day* is *I took madonna's breath away*...I dunno...but if you listen, it really does sound like that's what he's saying.

    Anyway..this song is fucking great and Pantera is one of the greatest metal bands of all time. \m/
    dpf62984on October 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentno its i drink all day, i smoke all day, i've taken the dragons breath away.
    dragons refers to herion, and yea i know he done it all short of tap the vein
    krazylarryon March 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe only 2 comments on this song.. OMG this has to be one of Pantera's best. I love it
    cheren28on March 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"My soul for a goat. Yet I'll outlive the old." Anybody who understand this? It's really cool anyway. I have my own explantion.... No I don't:D.
    JtKon June 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually, according to the Far beyond Driven booklet, it does say "I smoke all day, I drink all day, I've done it all but tap the vein".
    This is definitely one of Pantera's best songs!
    Shadowbitchon July 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's actually "I drink all day , I smoke all day , I took your daughters breath away , I've done it all but tap the vein".
    Samhain9on December 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics read like some sort of personal diary. It's about Phil's public image, about people (especially Christians) who throw shit on him and criticisize his behavior. But he's saying: "yeah, you think I'm mad and I'm rotten inside, yet I'm going to fuck you all"
    Marquezon December 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI assumed "My soul for a goat" had something to do with Baphomet.
    INeedAHugon January 13, 2006   Link

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