5 Minutes Alone
Pantera Lyrics


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I see you had your mind all made up
You group of pitiful liars.
Before I woke to face the day
Your master plan transpired

Something told me
This job had more than meets the eye
My song is not believed?
My words somewhat deceiving?
Now I'm unwhole

You've waged a war of nerves
But you can't crush the kingdom

Can't be what your idols are
Can't leave the scar
You cry for compensation
I ask you, please just give us

5 minutes alone

Just give us
5 minutes alone

I read your eyes, your mind was made up
You took me for a fool
You used complexion of my skin
For a counter-rascist tool
You can't burn me
I've spilled my guts out in the past
Taken advantage of
Because you know where I've come from
My past

You've waged a war of nerves
But you can't crush the kingdom

Can't be what your idols are.
Can't leave the scar alone
You cry for compensation
I ask you, please just give us

5 minutes alone

Just give us
5 minutes alone

Like points of broken glass

Oh, five minutes
Alone
Just give us
Yeah

Last stop

I ask you, please just give us

5 minutes alone

Just give us
5 minutes alone

I ask you, please just give us
I ask you, please just give us
I ask you, please just give us
I ask you, please just give us
I ask you, please just give us
I ask you, please just give us
I ask you, please just give us
I ask you, please just give us
I ask you, please (please)
I ask you, please
I ask you, please
I beg you, please
I beg you, please
I beg you, please

5 minutes alone

Just give us
5 minutes alone




5 minutes alone
5 minutes alone

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Pantera's song "5 Minutes Alone" are a strong rebuttal of racial prejudice and hypocrisy, as well as a passionate demand for justice. The song's narrator expresses his outrage towards those who have underestimated him and considered him a fool, using his skin color as a sign of inferiority. The opening lines reveal his anger towards a group of "pitiful liars" who have plotted against him, and he soon realizes that his words and his song are being doubted and dismissed. He is left feeling incomplete and with a sense of betrayal.


The singer is convinced that his opponents have waged a "war of nerves" against him, but he refuses to be subjugated by their actions. He retaliates by challenging their idolatry and calling for a fair compensation for the injustice committed against him. He demands that his opponents give him "5 minutes alone," a symbolic period of time where he can prove his worth and clear his name. The lyrics are gritty and raw, reflecting the anger and frustration of the singer, whose rage hangs upon every word.


"5 Minutes Alone" was written as an ironic response to an incident in which Pantera's lead singer, Phil Anselmo, allegedly punched the new lead singer of the band Sacred Reich, causing the band's manager to ask for "five minutes alone" with Anselmo. The band used the phrase as a metaphor for their growing notoriety and defiance towards the music industry's standards at the time.


Line by Line Meaning

I see you had your mind all made up
You had already made your decision and were not open-minded.


You group of pitiful liars.
You are a group of people who lie continuously and without reason.


Before I woke to face the day
Before I had even started my day,


Your master plan transpired
Your plan was already in motion.


Something told me
I felt or sensed something was happening.


This job had more than meets the eye
There was more to our interaction than I realized at the time.


My song is not believed?
No one believes what I say.


My words somewhat deceiving?
My words are being taken out of context, or people are misunderstanding me.


Now I'm unwhole
I am no longer feeling complete, or I have lost a piece of myself.


You've waged a war of nerves
You are trying to intimidate or threaten me.


But you can't crush the kingdom
You will not be able to destroy my power or strength.


Can't be what your idols are
You cannot emulate or be like your role models.


Can't leave the scar
You cannot cause permanent damage or injury.


You cry for compensation
You want something in return for what you have done.


I ask you, please just give us
I am begging you to give me/us something.


5 minutes alone
I want a brief moment to myself or with my group.


I read your eyes, your mind was made up
I can see in your eyes that your decision was already made.


You took me for a fool
You underestimated me or took advantage of me.


You used complexion of my skin
You used my race as a tool against me.


For a counter-rascist tool
You used my race against me in order to appear anti-racist or virtuous.


You can't burn me
You cannot hurt or harm me emotionally.


I've spilled my guts out in the past
I have been vulnerable before and shared a lot about myself.


Taken advantage of
You used my past to manipulate or exploit me.


Because you know where I've come from
You know or have researched my background and use it to harm me.


Like points of broken glass
Something that is sharp, painful, and can cut deeply.


Oh, five minutes
An expression of wanting a specific amount of time.


Alone, just give us
We want to be by ourselves for a bit.


Last stop
The final moment or turning point.


I ask you, please just give us
I am pleading with you to give us what we want.


I ask you, please
I am asking you for something, and it is important to me.


I beg you, please
I am very desperate for what I am asking for.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Darrell Lance Abbott, Philip Anselmo, Rex Brown, Vincent Paul Abbott

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@frankkk7772

Lyrics:

I see you had your mind all made up
You group of pitiful liars
Before I woke to face the day
Your master plan transpired
Something told me
This job has more to meet the eye
My song is not believed?
My words somewhat deceiving?
Now I'm unwhole

You waged your war of nerves
But you can't crush the kingdom
Can't be what your idols are
Can't leave the scar
You cry for compensation
I ask you please just give us
Five minutes alone
Just give us!
Five minutes alone, yeah!

I read your eyes, your mind was made up
You took me for a fool
You used complexion of my skin
For a counter racist tool
You can't burn me
I've spilled my guts out in the past
Taken advantage of
'Cause you know where I come from
My past

You've waged a war of nerves
But you can't crush the kingdom
Can't be what your idols are
Can't leave that scar
I'll pay your compensation
I ask you please just give us
Five minutes alone
Just give me!
Five minutes alone, yeah!

Head bangs on broken glass!

Five minutes
Alone!
Just give me!
Yeah!

Stop!

I ask you please just give us
Five minutes alone
Just give me!
Five minutes alone, yeah!

I ask you please just give us
I ask you please just give us
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I ask you please just give us
I ask you please just give us
I ask you please just give us
I ask you please just give us
I ask you please just give us

I ask you please just give us
I ask you please just give us (five minutes alone)
I ask you please
I ask you please

Five minutes alone!



@sprinklepancake

lyrics:

I see you had your mind all made up
You group of pitiful liars
Before I woke to face the day
Your master plan transpired
Something told me
This job has more to meet the eye
My song is not believed?
My words somewhat deceiving?
Now I'm unwhole
You waged your war of nerves
But you can't crush the kingdom
Can't be what your idols are
Can't leave the scar
You cry for compensation
I ask you please just give us
Five minutes alone
Just give us!
Five minutes alone, yeah!
I read your eyes, your mind was made up
You took me for a fool
You used complexion of my skin
For a counter racist tool
You can't burn me
I've spilled my guts out in the past
Taken advantage of
'Cause you know where I come from
My past
You've waged a war of nerves
But you can't crush the kingdom
Can't be what your idols are
Can't leave that scar
I'll pay your compensation
I ask you please just give us
Five minutes alone
Just give me!
Five minutes alone, yeah!
Head bangs on broken glass!
Five minutes
Alone!
Just give me!
Yeah!
Stop!
I ask you please just give us
Five minutes alone
Just give me!
Five minutes alone, yeah!
I ask you please just give us
I ask you please just give us
I ask you please just give us
I ask you please just give us
I ask you please just give us
I ask you please just give us
I ask you please just give us
I ask you please just give us
I ask you please just give us
I ask you please just give us (five minutes alone)
I ask you please
I ask you please
Five minutes alone!



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@gunscotthdgaming69420

Best guitarist
Best Drummer
Best Underrated Bassist
Best Beast Vocalist

@HeathenDance

Safe a few exceptions, metal bass players are always underrated. It's part of their charm.

@cfh4208

Dude fucking PANTERA are the Beatles of metal all four are great!!!

@charly425

Best Band

@dirge2590

@@charly425 flawless band, really

@oskahuxley6322

The baseline in this is just crazy good, it's not often that bass is a feature in music hence while they are overlooked but holy shit.

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@enderking6511

I want 5 minutes alone with the guy that killed dimebag

@verhaltenvonhasse4053

Evin Crabtree Same if the undercover cop didnt shoot him dead like he should've

@enderking6511

Yea, but still

@verhaltenvonhasse4053

I understand..If he was alive i would too

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