Walk by Pantera

Pantera

Pantera was a heavy metal band from Texas, formed in 1981. The best-known line-up was the Abbot brothers – drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell – vocalist Phil Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown. Having started as a glam metal band they are credited with being part of the second wave of thrash metal from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, as well as the development of the groove metal subgenre

Walk
Album: Vulgar Display of Power
Date: 1992
Genre: Metal


‘Walk’ is from Pantera’s sixth album ‘Vulgar Display of Power. The riff is played in a time signature of 12/8 and was originally played at a sound check during the Cowboys from hell tour by Dimebag Darrell and the rest of the band loved it. Phil Anselmo said the song was aimed at friends that treated the band differently when they arrived home from the tour.

Lyrics by Rex Brown, Philip Anselmo, Darrell Lance Abbott, and Vincent Paul Abbott

Can't you see I'm easily bothered by persistence
One step from lashing out at you
You want in, to get under my skin and call yourself a friend
I've got more friends like you, what do I do?
Is there no standard anymore?
What it takes, who I am, where I've been belong
You can't be something you're not
Be yourself, by yourself, stay away from me
A lesson learned in life
Known from the dawn of time
Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk
Are you talkin' to me? Are you talkin' to me?
Run your mouth when I'm not around, it's easy to achieve
You cry to weak friends that sympathize
Can you hear the violins playing your song?
Those same friends tell me your every word
Is there no standard anymore?
What it takes, who I am, where I've been belong
You can't be something you're not
Be yourself, by yourself, stay away from me
A lesson learned in life
Known from the dawn of time
Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talkin' to me?
Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk
Are you talkin' to me? Are you talkin' to me?
No way, punk
Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talkin' to me?
Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk
Are you talkin' to me? Are you talkin' to me?
Walk on home, boy

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