Drag the Waters
|"Drag the Waters"|
|Single by Pantera|
|from the album The Great Southern Trendkill|
|Released||May 22, 1996|
|Genre||Groove Metal, Heavy Metal|
|Writer(s)||Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul, Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown|
|Pantera singles chronology|
"Drag the Waters" is a song by American heavy metal band Pantera. It first appeared on the 1996 album The Great Southern Trendkill, and later on the band's compilation album, The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits!.
Dimebag Darrell has said that this song "is about a lifetime of dealing with people that you can't tell what they're really comin' at you for, or what their motives really are. You've got to drag the waters to get to the bottom and find out the truth."
'"Drag the Waters" is a warning to the listener to always question other peoples' motives. In fact, the music video starts off with a warning by an unknown male voice that says 'In everyday life, there is more than meets the eye. To reach the depths of truth, we must drag the waters'.
Release and reception
The song was the band's first single released for The Great Southern Trendkill album. It was the only song from the album to have a video made for it.
- Kaye, Don (2003). "Pantera: A Vulgar Display of Metal". Warner Music Group. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
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