Becoming
Pantera Lyrics


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A long time ago I never knew myself. Then the memory
Of shame birthed its gift.
No more. The small one, the weak one, the frightened one.
Running from beatings, deflating. I'm becoming more
Than a man. More than you ever were. Driven and burning
To rise beyond Jesus.

I'm born again with snakes eyes
Becoming Godsize

I found my life was slipping through my hands. Perhaps
Through death my life won't be so bad.
I can see you, can fuck you, inside of you. Staring through
Your eyes. Belittle your friends to serve me, to suck me,
To realize my saving grasp. I of suicide. I the unlord.





I'm born again with snakes eyes
Becoming Godsize

Overall Meaning

The opening lines of Pantera's song Becoming describe a transformation that the singer undergoes after a lifetime of feeling small and weak. The memories of shame and abuse that took place in his past drive him to become more than a man, transcending the limits that others have placed on him. He is driven to become bigger than those who have hurt him, rising beyond the level of Jesus, a symbol of strength and sacrifice.


The second half of the first verse hints at a darker side to this transformation. The singer embraces his "snakes eyes," suggesting a willingness to deceive and manipulate others. He becomes "Godsize," a figure of godlike power who can see through others and use their weaknesses to his advantage. He becomes the "unlord," a force that stands in opposition to the idea of a benevolent deity.


The second verse of the song takes a more confrontational tone, with the singer directly addressing a person or group that he seeks to dominate. He taunts them with his power, claiming that he can see them and use them as he chooses. He demands that they serve him and recognizes the power that he has over them, even to the point of willingness to hurt himself if necessary.


Overall, Becoming is a song that explores the theme of personal transformation and the desire for power that can accompany it. It shows both the positive and negative aspects of this process, suggesting that while becoming stronger and more capable can be a good thing, it also carries the risk of losing touch with one's own humanity and becoming something dark and dangerous.


Line by Line Meaning

A long time ago I never knew myself. Then the memory Of shame birthed its gift.
In the past, I lacked self-awareness and didn't understand who I was. However, I discovered the value of shame which taught me a lesson.


No more. The small one, the weak one, the frightened one. Running from beatings, deflating. I'm becoming more Than a man. More than you ever were. Driven and burning To rise beyond Jesus.
I no longer feel small, weak or scared. I used to run from abuse and humiliation, but now I'm growing stronger and going beyond what a typical human being can do. I strive to surpass even Jesus himself.


I'm born again with snakes eyes Becoming Godsize
I'm experiencing a rebirth and transformation, with sinister and all-knowing eyes like those of a snake. I'm becoming god-like in my power and reach.


I found my life was slipping through my hands. Perhaps Through death my life won't be so bad.
I realized that my life was slipping away from me and I was losing control. Death may seem like a better option than the fate I was heading towards.


I can see you, can fuck you, inside of you. Staring through Your eyes. Belittle your friends to serve me, to suck me, To realize my saving grasp. I of suicide. I the unlord.
I can deeply understand and manipulate you, and even use you for my own pleasure. I can see things from your perspective and control you. I demand that you belittle your loved ones and serve me to achieve my goals. I am capable of self-destruction and rule over everything and everyone.


I'm born again with snakes eyes Becoming Godsize
I'm experiencing a new beginning, but this time with serpent-like eyes imbued with knowledge and power. I'm reaching a god-like level of grandeur.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: DARRELL LANCE ABBOTT, PHILIP ANSELMO, PHILIP HANSEN ANSELMO, REX BROWN, REX ROBERT BROWN, VINCENT PAUL ABBOTT

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