A smack on the wrists is the words
From the mouth of the outsiders, lawyers, police
A small price to pay for the dope
And the guns and the rape, it should all be okay (okay)

Your father is rich, he's the judge
He's the man, he's the God that got your sentence reduced
But in the back of his mind, he well knows
What he'd find if he looked a little deeper in you
In you

Drag the waters some more
Like never before

Drag the waters some more
Like never before
Drag the waters some more

Sweet is the slice and the lips
You're going to have that woman, she is your favorite lay
Promised you swore that no one had been there
And she was going to keep it that way

Let it move in, you got thin
And got high, and your money went and so did your friends
But she's by your side, and her smile
Cannot hide the premonition of the beckoning end
The end

Drag the waters some more
Like never before

Drag the waters some more
Like never before
Drag the waters some more

Drag the waters some more (some more)
Like never before (like never before)
Drag the waters some more

Drag the waters some more
Like never before
Drag the waters some more

Drag the waters some more (some more, some more)
Like never before (before)
Drag the waters some more (some more)

Drag the waters some more
Drag the waters some more
Drag the waters some more
Like never before
Drag the waters some more


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Drag the Waters Lyrics as written by Rex Brown Philip Anselmo

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    Well tommy112, I think Drag the Waters refers to searching deeper, not in the literal sense of deeper in water, but looking deeper into a person. There really is no reference in the song of murdering anybody. Also there's that part "He well knows what he'd find IF he looked a little deeper in you".

    Funny thing is, I used to wander why they were talking about dragging water in this song when I was younger.. :)

    SpilltheBloodon December 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Also its saying "tell your sack drop and stop thriving off everyone else."

    Empleteon July 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    its about a celeb or similar person who is above the law cause of money or power and his luck runs out... Drag the waters refers to searching for something, in this case looking for who a person ios underneath the suface. They might not be so great. " he well knows what he'd find if he looked a little deeper in you"0

    Iameverythingon March 14, 2003   Link
  • +1
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    No... it's not about weed. Heh, you guys are all wrong. This is the meaning, according to Dime:

    "That song is about a lifetime of dealing with people that you can't tell what they're really comin' at you for, or what their motives really are. You've got to drag the waters to get to the bottom and find out the truth."

    Eliminationon February 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    not sure but i think its talkin about how people get stuck with labels. for example someone who does drugs is abeled as junkie and noone looks deeper to realize that they are an actual person

    azz75slon July 07, 2010   Link
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    It's about finally flushing the floaters out of society. Phil then gives some examples of said floaters and finishes up by reinforcing the original idea of culling the herd. Oh and that solo..

    Last_Patrolon December 16, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I think this song is about how he hates how people take the easy way out of situations

    farbeyonddriven94on May 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    agreed

    WitnessTheEndon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    hmm yer all probably right. but readin the lyrics it almost sound like a guy who gets away with everything adn get what he wants alot..also seems kind of selfish? im not sure. i love pantera but there ssongs are hard to understand

    I_LIKE_BEANSon July 18, 2002   Link
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    Great song, You guys are probably right on the meaning. Someone who has power to get theirself out of trouble, probably a rock star. And he gets into drugs, and gets in trouble and loses everything.

    Muzzyon March 28, 2003   Link

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