I'm Broken

"I'm Broken"
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Single by Pantera
from the album Far Beyond Driven
ReleasedMarch 15, 1994
GenreGroove metal
Producer(s)Terry Date
Pantera singles chronology
"I'm Broken"
"Planet Caravan"

"I'm Broken" is a song by American heavy metal band Pantera from their seventh album Far Beyond Driven. It was the first single issued from the album. Kerry King said on the Japanese TV show Rock Fujiyama (featuring guitarist Marty Friedman) that it's his favorite guitar riff.[citation needed]


The song is about the back pain that Pantera's vocalist Phil Anselmo felt. Phil Anselmo said "This is right when I started feeling the pain in my lower back, and it felt scary," says Anselmo. "I think this is one of the first times in my life, man, that I had this thing called 'vulnerability' kick in, and that was a very uncomfortable feeling." Anselmo adds, "I think that was really my first glimpse into kind of screaming to the world, 'Fucking... I am broken! Somebody fucking help me here!'"[1]

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