Down – “Hail The Leaf” Live in New Orleans 2013

Down performed “Hail The Leaf” at House Of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana. This excellent live footage was filmed by Mike Holderbeast and the Cement Level crew: William Holderby Sr., Jessica Retif and Rob Major, Mark Glaviano and RIP Odebralski, audio recorded by Steven W. Richardson.

Down is an American heavy metal band formed in 1991 by vocalist Philip Anselmo (Pantera), guitarist Pepper Keenan ( Corrosion of Conformity), guitarist Kirk Windstein (Crowbar) and bassist Todd Strange (Crowbar), and drummer Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod). All of the band members were longtime friends, and shared interest in bands such as Black Sabbath, Trouble, and Saint Vitus.

“Hail The Leaf” is taken from Down’s debut album “Nola” (Elektra, 1995).


  • Philip Anselmo – Vocals
  • Pepper Keenan – Guitars
  • Kirk Windstein – Guitars
  • Patrick Bruders – Bass
  • Jimmy Bower – Drums


That brave river, I can’t sail.
Because of that lone feeling,
That I might fail.
So fuck it.
I just smoke let me feel stoned
6th hour.
I still fail to rise,
And I cower in
Reality’s eyes, so I
Just smoke

Let me feel stoned
Let that paranoia cut
My head off.
I’m low down
Crying shame today smoke stoned
I have fallen
Scattered the wave
Alone I’m crying
Broken shade
So I just smoke let me feel stoned
I can’t feel you
You can’t brave (the river?)
No more sadness no more pain
Not what feeds you but what raves
No more sadness no more
Written by Philip Anselmo
© Elektra Records

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