Pantera - Mouth For War - Meaning of the song
Mouth for war is a song by the American heavy metal band Pantera. It was first released on the band's sixth album Vulgar Display of Power and was the first single off that album.
Vocalist Phil Anselmo stated in a 1992 interview on Much More Music, that "Mouth for War" is about channeling your hate into something productive. This is evident in the lyrics "When I channel my hate to productive/I don't find it hard to impress".
Mouth for war - Lyrics
Revenge I'm screaming revenge again Wrong I've been wrong for far too long Been constantly so frustrated I've moved mountains with less When I channel my hate to productive I don't find it hard to impress Bones in traction Hands break to hone raw energy Bold and disastrous My ears can't hear what you say to me Hold your mouth for the war Use it for what it's for Speak the truth about me Determined Possessed I feel a conquering will down inside me Strength The strength of many to crush Who might stop me My strength is in number And my soul lies in every one The releasing of anger can better any medicine under the sun There comes a time within everyone to close your eyes to what's real No comprehension to fail I vacuum the wind for my sail Can't be the rest Let others waste my time Owning success is the bottom line. Like a knife into flesh After life is to death Pulling and punching the rest of duration NO ONE can piss on this determination