"By Demons Be Driven" as written by and Vincent Paul/abbott Abbott....
Serving the faith
Abduction the oath
It lie in wait for the offering

Religion is old
For drawing the young
Purity withers and dies
Never return to the ones that provided
Children draining parents of will
I hold out my hand to bloodless child
I'm taken by the one I was saving
From death

By demons be driven
Beckon the call

With decline in mind
End not far
We're left hanging alone here
He pulls us from nails
Shatters our bones
Leaving us crippled and strewn
Boiling my corpse in the blood of his children
Praying for his god to prevail
Burying us with loved ones
To sleep with shelled children of the sixth dimension

By demons be driven
Beckon the call

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"By Demons Be Driven" as written by Philip Anselmo Darrell Lance Abbott

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    General Commentthis song is fuckin awesome!
    Bullhead823on August 02, 2002   Link
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    My InterpretationPrimarily he is taking a rebellious tone against religion and it's ineffectiveness at drawing today's youth. By demons be driven, is a song showing us that evil, drugs, bad qualities of man are more enticing and accepted than religion, they are the driving force behind people similar to him. Of course Phil was a big junkie so it's kinda interpreting his distorted view of life because he was surrounded by users and seen how difficult life can be and that's totally understandable. Overall I think this is one of the best tunes by Pantera.
    guess21on April 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDimebag,rest in peace,influential one.
    lakeoffire_on December 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYou can''t really look at pantera lyrics and say they advocate religion though. Read Heresy. The metal that IS christian loses much of its power when it pushes (either implicitly or explicitly) religious agendas. Pantera doesn't write they're lyrics as a way to say "Dont be religious", its more like "Dont force your religion on me".
    MetalKing00on February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDOMINATION!!! YEAH!@! this songs blows out the fucking windows of cars near me and they're like wtf! this guys a heavy metal kid!
    fallschirmjägeron April 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentshit wrong song,!
    fallschirmjägeron April 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree in part with everyone except fallschirmjäger;

    whilst i don't know phil i get the impression that if he writes lyric like:
    'Because of heaven/hell
    A fucking wives' tale
    They put it in your head
    Then put you in your bed
    He's watching say your prayers
    Cause God is everywher, bullsh*t'
    - hostile, the live version;

    he might not be a cristian

    however the imagerey he uses is; though i don't know of the bible mentioning the 6th dimension- so thats probably just a referance to whatever sect he was raised in- prometh could you elabourate?

    however he does seem to b talking about christendoms ideas of hell( i wont take the argument up here but theyre also non biblical) and arguing that unless you break free from organised religion you will go to hell, or more likeley aas in hostile he says hell oesnt exist, your life becomes a hell
    the painkilleron June 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe 6th dimensional understanding is from Buddhism.
    Promethon July 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdon't you ever say phil is a christian he isn't
    lostinmetalon February 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwho said phil was a christian?

    dude phil is so not a christian. i just saw superjoint ritual in concert, and at the end he was like "man, i really wanna thank you guys for a being such a fuckin awesome audience. hail satan, fuck the world." and did a nazi salute with the mic in his hand a dropped it.

    i laughed my ass off.
    ptes666on May 24, 2007   Link

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