A dead issue (a dead issue)
Don't wrestle with it (don't wrestle with it)
Deaf ears are sleeping (deaf ears are sleeping)
A guilty bliss (a guilty bliss)
So inviting (let me in)
Nailed to the cross

I feel you, relate to you
Accuse you
Wash away us all
Take us with the floods

Then throughout the night
They were raped and executed (then throughout the night)
(They were raped and executed)
Cold hearted world

Your language unheard of (your language unheard of)
The vast sound of tuning out (the vast sound of tuning out)
The rash of negativity (the rash of negativity)
Is seen one sidedly (one sidedly)
Burn away the day

The nervous, the drifting
The heaving
Wash away us all
Take us with the floods

Then throughout the day
Mankind played with grenades (then throughout the day)
(Mankind played with grenades)
Cold hearted world

And at night
They might bait the pentagram (and at night)
(They might bait the pentagram)
Extinguishing the sun

Wash away man
Take him with the floods

Flood (flood)
Flood (flood)


Lyrics submitted by -L3tH4L-, edited by joseph3or

Floods Lyrics as written by Philip Anselmo Vincent Paul Abbott

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +5
    My OpinionTo me, this song is about being deeply depressed over something you've done and can't deny and just cannot hide from, and wanting everything to just be washed away, all your suffering, all your enemies, all your loved ones, everything.
    eeeop135on January 08, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs. It has a good vibe to it when you're listening to it. I like the outro solo. It's cool.
    Floods420on December 06, 2001   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is one of those songs that just ends too soon for me. I really would have liked to see some sort of guitar epic here, because the overall feel of the song is just tremendous. Really emotive playing at the end.
    jules4099on May 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is def about judgment day....but i think at the end it is like a new day is coming and the rain almost represents purification. Dimebag is a fuckin beast
    samhcoxon March 25, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpersonally my favorite pantera song. its just so great
    Despise13on April 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat was voted the 17th best solo of all time. One of my top five Pantera songs, also.
    adamizeron May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song so much... i thought cemetery gates was their best song till i heard this... it blows ur mind..;
    amchrison July 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmad song.. great effects to it..
    Lozzaon September 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it was 15th best solo of all time? Either way should have been higher. I love the build up to the solo, it sends chills down my spine. Look at a tab for this song, seems pretty simple untill you get to the solo, then you might as well forget it, no sense in trying to play it ;)
    Muzzyon March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has to be one of my favorite top 5. phil is the shit!!!!
    openwoundsbleedon March 07, 2003   Link

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