"10's" as written by and Vincent Paul/anselmo Abbott....
My skin is cold, transfusion with somebody morose and
old, drop into fruitless dying
It was tempting and bared, the whoring angel rising
Now burning prayers, my silent time of losing

My foes, they can't destroy my body
Colliding slow, like life itself

Long for the blur, we cannot dry much longer
Cement to dirt, disgusted with my cheapness

My foes, they can't destroy my body
Colliding slow, like life itself

My foes, they can't destroy my body
Colliding slow, like life itself

Reaching down, staring up (at the forgiver)

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"10's" as written by Philip Anselmo Darrell Lance Abbott

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  • +3
    General Commentoh god,this song made me cry my ass off after I
    first heard about dimebag.
    lakeoffire_on April 04, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI believe this song is entirely about heroin addiction.

    My skin is cold. Talking about the cold sweats whilst experiencing withdrawals.
    Transfusion with somebody. Sharing needles with someone.
    Morose an old. Talking about being snappy, moody and feeling very old.
    Drop into fruitless dying. Failing to achieve desired goals and results.
    It was tempting and bared. He's referring to the temptation of the drug and how easy it was to gain possession.
    The whoring Angel rising. Not 100% but could be referring to the needle (as it is sort of the shape of an angel.)
    Now burning prayers. Living with Regret.
    My silent time of losing. Talking about becoming an addict and battling depression by himself.
    My foes, they can't destroy my body. My enemy, "heroin" possibly or "the media" or both can't destroy me. PHIL always spoke of staying true to metal and not letting the media impact the band in any way. He also spoke about being able to function properly on heroin, so possibly two meanings.
    Colliding slow, like life itself. He's slowly detiorating into a spiral of drug abuse, and it's slowly taking toll, slow also could refer to the time spent staring at the clock waiting for his next fix. Life is slow waiting for drugs.

    But that's just my opinion...
    Joeliefisho92on December 30, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfukin mad song
    Lozzaon September 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf you can't see it's about heroine, you've never done it and you don't know much about Pantera (Anselmo specifically).
    Warharton September 17, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment10s is referring to the string gauge used for the guitars.
    live101587on June 04, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan this song fuckin rocks, not many Pantera fans here or what?

    Great Southern Trendkill is probably the best Metal album in the last 10 years.
    Muzzyon March 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentId say great southern trendkill is the best pantera album
    criminally underrated anyway
    hedonismon April 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTrendkill had some sick solos. This song had one of them. Floods outro is another. And suicide note 2 is also pretty damn cool.
    BobSaget666on April 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPhil Anselmo has a huge cock. 10's (inches?) This song is probably about heroin. Phil Anselmo did heroin for awhile then quit cold turkey. People who do heroin make kick ass music. Examples: Dax Riggs, Scott Weiland, Layne Staley. The only exception is Kurt Cobain. I hate that guy. Anyway, Pantera fucking rule for a bunch of drunk rednecks. Damageplan sucks!
    jackruleson April 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think its about heroin to, mainly when he died from O.D. its more than likely a measurement in heroin or saryngis (or however its spelt).
    clown137on November 06, 2004   Link

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