Fucking Hostile
Pantera Lyrics


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One, two, three, four!

Almost every day
I see the same face
On broken picture tube
It fits the attitude

If you could see yourself
You put you on a shelf
Your verbal masturbate
Promise to nauseate

Today I'll play the part of non-parent
Not make a hundred rules for you to know about yourself
Not lie and make you believe what's evil
Is making love and making friends and meeting God your own way
The right way

To see
To bleed
Cannot be taught
In turn, you're making us
Fucking hostile!

We stand alone

The truth in right and wrong
The boundaries of the law
You seem to miss the point
Arresting for a joint?
You seem to wonder why
Hundreds of people die
You're writing tickets man
My mom got jumped, they ran!

Now I'll play a public servant
To serve and protect by the law and the state
I'd bust the punks that rape, steal and murder
And leave you be if you crossed me, I'd shake your hand like a man
Not a god

To see
To bleed
Cannot be taught
In turn, you're making us
Fucking hostile!

We stand alone

Vince!

Come meet your maker, boy
Some things you can't enjoy
Because of heaven, hell
A fucking wives tale

They put it in your head
Then put you in your bed
He's watching say your prayers
'Cause God is everywhere

Now I'll play a man learning priesthood
Who's about to take the ultimate test in life
I'd question things because I am human
And call no one my father who's not closer than a stranger
I will not listen

To see
To bleed
Cannot be taught
In turn, you're making us
Fucking!
Fucking!




Fucking!
Fucking hostile!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to the song "Fucking Hostile" by Pantera are aggressive and confrontational, addressing a variety of issues in society. The song begins with a description of a broken television screen with a face that embodies a negative attitude. The lyrics then attack the concept of self-absorption, proclaiming that "verbal masturbate" promises to "nauseate." The next section of the song is a rejection of authority, with the singer declaring that they will not act as a parent, creating rules and convincing others of evil actions.


The third verse of the song takes on issues in law enforcement, with a frustration over the ways in which people are arrested and punished for victimless crimes such as drug use while more serious crimes go unpunished. The singer sets themselves up as a public servant, pledging to protect the innocent and punish the guilty. The song then concludes with a rejection of religious dogma and the singer's assertion that they will not listen to anyone who is not a true, close father figure.


Overall, Pantera's "Fucking Hostile" is a powerful and aggressive critique of authority, self-absorption, and religious dogma. The song highlights a frustration with societal issues that are still relevant today.


Line by Line Meaning

Almost every day
The singer sees the same things happening over and over again


I see the same face
The repetitiveness of the situation is personified through a 'face'


On broken picture tube
The situation is distorted and unpleasant to look at


It fits the attitude
The situation is consistent with the negative attitude being portrayed


If you could see yourself
The singer is challenged to reflect on their own actions


You put you on a shelf
The singer separates themselves from their own actions, as if they are on display


Your verbal masturbate
The singer criticizes meaningless speech or actions


Promise to nauseate
The false promises and actions are sickening to the singer


Today I'll play the part of non-parent
The singer is declaring that they will not take responsibility for others' behavior


Not make a hundred rules for you to know about yourself
The singer is against dictating how others should live their lives


Not lie and make you believe what's evil
The singer is against manipulating others into villainizing what is actually good


Is making love and making friends and meeting God your own way
The singer supports individuals' exploration and enjoyment of personal pleasures, without imposing their own views on them


The right way
The 'right way' is to live without judging others or trying to control their actions


To see
The singer highlights the importance of experiencing life and having real, firsthand knowledge


To bleed
The singer emphasizes the reality of suffering, as opposed to just understanding it intellectually


Cannot be taught
The singer believes that true understanding cannot be taught, only experienced


In turn, you're making us
The singer is telling listeners that their own actions are influencing others in a negative way


Fucking hostile!
The singer's aggression is directed at the hypocrisy and oppression they see around them


We stand alone
The singer feels cut off and unacknowledged, even though they are speaking the truth


The truth in right and wrong
The singer believes that there is a clear difference between what is right and wrong


The boundaries of the law
The legal system operates within the framework of 'truth' and 'right and wrong'


You seem to miss the point
The singer is criticizing someone who does not understand their argument


Arresting for a joint?
The singer questions the validity of punishing people for small crimes


You seem to wonder why
The singer is frustrated with people who can't understand what's really going on


Hundreds of people die
The singer feels that innocent people are dying unnecessarily


You're writing tickets man
The system is more concerned with punishing people for small infractions than addressing larger issues


My mom got jumped, they ran!
The singer is affected personally by the rampant violence in their community


Now I'll play a public servant
The singer imagines a scenario where they are in a position of power


To serve and protect by the law and the state
The singer believes in the purpose of government and its agencies to promote safety and justice


I'd bust the punks that rape, steal and murder
The singer has a clear idea of what kind of behavior should be punished by law enforcement


And leave you be if you crossed me, I'd shake your hand like a man
The singer is willing to work constructively with others, but will not tolerate being manipulated or disrespected


Not a god
The singer is humble enough to recognize that they are not infallible or all-knowing


Vince!
The singer is calling out to another member of the band


Come meet your maker, boy
The singer is issuing a challenge, asking the addressee to confront the consequences of their actions


Some things you can't enjoy
The singer believes that certain actions or pleasures are inherently wrong


Because of heaven, hell
The singer is referencing religious beliefs or superstitions as the source of these restrictions


A fucking wives tale
The singer dismisses these beliefs as myths perpetuated by an older generation


They put it in your head
The singer accuses someone of having false beliefs because of societal pressure or indoctrination


Then put you in your bed
The singer is accusing someone of being complacent and ignorant because of these beliefs


He's watching say your prayers
The singer criticizes the idea of a judgmental, vengeful God


'Cause God is everywhere
The singer acknowledges the pervasiveness of religious beliefs and their influence on society


Now I'll play a man learning priesthood
The singer imagines another scenario where they are exposed to religious teachings


Who's about to take the ultimate test in life
The singer is facing a challenge or judgment that will determine their ultimate fate


I'd question things because I am human
The singer is willing to be skeptical and think critically about what they are taught


And call no one my father who's not closer than a stranger
The singer is rejecting the idea of blindly accepting authority without a true relationship or connection


I will not listen
The singer is asserting their independence and agency, and rejecting being told what to do or believe


Fucking!
The singer intensifies their anger


Fucking!
The singer intensifies their anger even more


Fucking!
The singer emphasizes the depth of their hostility


Fucking hostile!
The singer is expressing their passionate opposition to what they see as an oppressive, hypocritical societal structure




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

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