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311 lyrics

Album: Evolver [2003]

Tracks11
 01  Creatures (For a While)
 02  Reconsider Everything
 03  Crack the Code
 04  Same Mistake Twice
 05  Beyond the Gray Sky
 06  Seems Uncertain
 07  Still Dreaming
 08  Give Me a Call
 09  Don't Dwell
 10  Other Side of Things
 11  Sometimes Jacks Rule the Realm
all 311 lyrics



Creatures (For a While)
My name is volatile
I've been this way a long while
I'd surely like to rest
But the energy gets the best of me
It's been a wild ride
I wouldn't change a minute
I can't slow down inside
Guess that's why I live it

The years of mischief
Followed by weeks of thrift
I land on earth's hard face
No legs could keep that pace
And through the rest I sift

Is there ever a time
When the state of sleeping willingly leaves my mind

Highly frustrated wanna feel elated
Come Monday morn you feel checkmated
You can be uncool and become the rule
Exceptions were made to drown

I'm not used to it, you'd think I'd be by now
The ins the outs the ups and the downs

I wanna make a mess
I wanna blow off stress
I wanna stoke the fire
Just creatures for a while
I wanna make a mess
I wanna blow of stress
I wanna stoke the fire
Just creatures, just creatures
It comes and goes and come and goes

Sometimes I go a little crazy
Sometimes I go a little crazy just like you I do

I know what you were gonna say
But were afraid to cause dismay
You're lyrics switched around
The mixture watered down
And now a pointless display

It's something one won't understand
Unless there in it with me hand and hand

Don't buy the fear don't buy that my dear
The things you love you must keep near and
Carry on and you won't feel withdrawn
Even if you're coming down

Sometimes it's wearable sometimes is bearable
I careen towards balance til' the glass is full

I wanna make a mess
I wanna blow off stress
I wanna stoke the fire
Just creatures for a while
I wanna make a mess
I wanna blow off stress
I wanna stoke the fire
Just creatures, just creatures

It come and goes and come and goes
Sometimes
Sometimes I get a little out there
Sometimes I go off
Sometimes just like you

I go a little crazy
Sometimes I go a little crazy just like you I do
Sometimes I go a little crazy
Sometimes I go a little crazy just like you I doback to top
Reconsider Everything
How many times will they do the same thing?
How did they get programmed to, your following?
Everyone's locked up in their suffering
The only way you can tell is reconsider everything

What if the truth is that there is no truth
The only thing I can prove is there is no proof
Don't be so sure that your source is correct
People believe it before, before they had checked

How many times can they tell you
Til you just give them their way
How many times can sell you
Til you let them have their say

Every time you will ignore your
Heart it will come back twice more
Never deny your on instinct
Reconsider Everything

Everybody want something they control
Some just want grass some they want gold
Either way does it feel good or feel low
Taking you downnot fast but real slow

Rebellion done for it's own sake
Does not a true free thinker make
To go against for it's own sake
You're still controlled by the course that the other man takes

Reconsider everything, reconsider everything
Reconsider everything, reconsider everything
Reconsider everything, reconsider everything
Reconsider everythingback to top
Crack the Code
I want the words
something you havenít heard
will I find them and
will I have what it takes to say them
in the world beside
this one there are no lies and
no suspicion
only dreams without end

You gotta feel what I mean
Look into my eyes and know
Iím trying to come clean
But I stumble every time
And then the words they escape
fail to take shape
Itís all in the code now (come again)

Feel what I mean
Look into my eyes and know
Iím trying to come clean
But I stumble every time
And then the words they escape
fail to take shape
Itís all in the code now

Will you let me retract let me take it back
Sometimes my words lack and my mind flies off the track
What Iím trying to convey is miles from what I say
And you slip away

In life there are times
when nothing will rhyme
there are days I slip
when I know I should climb
breakiní the vows I swore Iíd never break
a harsh word a white lie easy to mistake
where have you been
havenít you noticed
thereís no map that exists
to point us out of this
my heart was the target
it found your arrow
baby you know I want to be
your straight and narrow

I been trying to transmit a feeling
I been hoping you receive what Iím revealing
See the main thing is hang with me and relate
As we communicate watch out
Fenced in like a dog between houses
Balled up by the trouble my mouth gets
Wrapped up in the things that I donít know
donít you know
Hoping that you crack the code oh

The first to crack the code
(You may not think Iím ready to have your love again) oh oh
(You may not think Iím ready)
You are the first to crack my code

I want the words
something you havenít heard
will I find them and
will I have what it takes to say them

You gotta gotta feel what I mean
Look into my eyes and know
Iím trying to come clean
But I stumble every time
And then the words they escape
fail to take shape
Itís all in the code now

Didnít I know Iím wrong wrong wrong when you knew
You didnít have to give me so long long long to see through
Not predictable what I will do but you know
Cause you cracked the code

Your body is a country
that you know Iíll return to
craving like a family heirloom
that I am into
no baby how could I follow
everything you do
just remember when we touch
I feel so renewed

The first to understand me that would be you
It canít work if we canít be open and true
The best thing to happen to me let it be told
That would be the moment that you cracked my code oh oh

The first to crack the code
(You may not think Iím ready to have your love again) oh oh
(You may not think Iím ready)
You are the first to crack my codeback to top
Same Mistake Twice
Itís one thing to make the
Same mistake twice
Another thing to make it
All of your life
Itís one thing to make the
Same mistake twice
Another thing to make it
All of your life

The more you strengthen your denial
The more you turn to your desire
Na na na na
Appetite fight youíll beat it yet
Na na na na
By hook or by crook on that I would bet
Just hang on in there

Itís one thing to make the
Same mistake twice
Another thing to make it
All of your life

Lost in a barrel of wine and whining
Snared in a trap of your own designing
Donít be so sure
Nobody knows when it will end
Donít be so sure
Wouldnít I speak up if Iím a true friend
Just hang on in there

Itís one thing to make the
Same mistake twice
Another thing to make it
All of your

Life, your life
Another detail just goes by
Fallen into the abyss that has become your life

Itís one thing to make the
Same mistake twice
Another thing to make it
All of your life

All of your lifeback to top
Beyond the Gray Sky
It is a gift I know
A moment of bliss that we hold
A firecracker flash of light then on
To the next plane soul remain
Come along if you dare
It's gonna be that you're scared
Lovely life I thank you
For the reason to see the pain through

Light a candle for the dead
The wick is burning returning what we have
It's who we are
We'll reach you if you're beyond the furthest star

Don't give up the fight to stay alive and even if
you have to
Find the reason of another's pain if they lose you
If not for your self then those around who care
like I do
One day you'll see the clear blue

Beyond the Gray Sky
Light a candle...
The wick...
It's who we are...

One day youill see the clear blue
Beyond the Gray Sky

I can't believe you didnit call
What made you want to end it all
Wasn't there something I should have tried
To help you see beyond the gray skyback to top
Seems Uncertain
It seems uncertain
I wish it was forgone
To know the version
That made life go wrong

Wish I had a clue
What rearranged our molecules
Mostly wondering
It seems uncertain

In times of trouble
Everyone joins a team
No one waves a flag
For all human beings

No oneís excited
Unless they are divided
Someoneís going to have to give in
It seems uncertain

Iíd like to be
One of the faithful millions
But what I see
Is an excuse for the killing

Your denomination
Should be a private thing
How about a spirit
For all human beings

How could something well guided
Turn out to be divisive
Mostly wondering
It seems uncertainback to top
Still Dreaming
No Iíll not renounce my views do what others do
Iíd rather drink the hemlock than be like you, to my soul untrue
It never gets easier so quit tryin pleasing her
Everything is a choice so let me hear your voice

Born in October night
feeling was out a sight
skin Iím in now and then
moves like a meteorite

noise in our culture
is built in our nature
another era will decode
as we head toward rapture

suppose weíre all gifted
suppose that the mist is
a metaphor for change
suppose the veil will be lifted

sacrament that I hold
close and I feel noble
solar marigolds light the souls
return from that other world

Sometimes when Iím awake
I canít tell if Iím still dreaming
Thereís so much here at stake
When every moment is just fleeting
Sometimes when Iím awake
I canít if Iím still dreaming

It never gets easier so quit tryin pleasing her
Everything is a choice so let me hear your voice
rip up the evening post
kill parasitic hosts
we can shoulder all the karma
that came with Los Alamos

return the sky bottle blue
return that forgotten hue
a looking glass world
seeing into and through you

soul and body are my twins
the latter will give in
when the former views the ocean
as not too cold to get in

to martian life forms
these waters are real warm
but beware we can change the weather
and create a snowstorm

Sometimes when Iím awake
I canít tell if Iím still dreaming
Thereís so much here at stake
When every moment is just fleeting
Sometimes when Iím awake
I canít tell if Iím still dreaming

No Iíll not renounce my views do what others do
Iíd rather drink the hemlock than be like you, to my soul untrue
It never gets easier so quit tryin pleasing her
Everything is a choice so let me hear your voiceback to top
Give Me a Call
Ooh you draw such pictures in my head
Ooh with so few words I know what you said

Until the time comes
To carry the one
Make that dream real
And be sure it stays done
So let that thought
Bloom in your mind
A vision thatís caught
Never left behind

You should just give me a call
You should just give me a call

I think about you much more than I should
Now thereís a structure nothing had once stood
No more bluffing itís cards on the table time
What it must be we will take it as a sign

So just give me a call
So just give me a call

Sunset and my love left me
winter and Iím so far
In darkness will it lead me
where the meanings are

I miss and think of you often
no flowers I forgot them
the weatherís the same
nothing happens
no loveís a hard lesson

patience and years will refashion
what hours will undo
and circles not yet quite circles
somehow close true
I keep on hearing the things that you said
I keep on feeling you go straight to my head
No more bluffing itís cards on the table time
What it must be we will take it as a sign

So just give me a call
So just give me a call

I call you up but you wonít talk to me
No space for words thereís just no room
I drift away but you pull me in
Iím the ocean youre the moon

Ooh how do I know if itís just me
Sometimes I think that it must be
You gotta know you can trust me

I think about you much more than I should
Now thereís a structure nothing had once stood
No more bluffing itís cards on the table time
What it must be we will take it as a sign

So just give me a call
So just give me a call
So just give me a call
So just give me a callback to top
Don't Dwell
Every time I get near your field of gravity
You look so sad to me tell how could that be?
ah- ah she said things I obsess
I would never confess

ah- ah I told her donít dwell
That will leave you in hell

Sometimes things that youíre scorned for
You should be adored for
But like I told her donít dwell

I know my love that I look dilapidated
But are you glad I made it
Can you tell me that much
ah-ah Why are you surprised
I donít take my advice

ah-ah she told me donít dwell
That will leave you in hell

Sometimes I need reminding
Regret is so blinding
But like I told me donít dwell

Everything is a choice
Go ahead raise your voice
Might as well forgive your self
That means more than someone else
Set you free break the shell
To your demons farewell
(Ooh na na na na) I tell you donít dwellback to top
Other Side of Things
Houston we have a problem
all this TV has made us dumb
anxious is what weíve become
too much prozac in our systems
itís our mental condition
itís our mental condition
one thing lacks is education
institutions fuck with our

Emotions are elastic
they stretch out and back
stretch out and back
sometimes they just snap
they donít go back
they never go back

What if it were true
that you werenít so blue
and you felt like you
could just do anything
but weíre facing the sunset
and for a moment it
looks like itís rising
and we are on the other side of things

Thereís no procrastination maybe I should do it get to it straight
I see people wasting time with so much pointless debate
I canít wait for the over analytical politically correct
Upset by threats to the national mindset
I bet weíd let reverse psychology mob mentality over our ecology
A college we could learn but we usually we burn and then we waste it
Taste it time and time again itís time to take your medicine
Emotions are elastic
they stretch out and back
stretch out and back
sometimes they just snap
they donít go back
they never go back

What if it were true
that you werenít so blue
and you felt like you
could just do anything
but weíre facing the sunset
and for a moment it
looks like itís rising
and we are on the other side of things

(bridge)

What if it were true
that you werenít so blue
and you felt like you
could just do anything
but weíre facing the sunset
and for a moment it
looks like itís rising
and we are on the other side of things
side of thingsback to top
Sometimes Jacks Rule the Realm
Sometimes jacks rule the realm
Canít you tell
The swimmers drown
Without a sound
A chalkboard scratching sound
Could craze the town
An emperor's clothes
Never be exposed

I took it as a compliment
Regardless what they meant
It could have been innocent
Spent, so spent
Railing against undeserved
Dangling precipitants
Raining down idiots
Always flapping in the
Flapping in the wind

I took it as a compliment
No matter what they meant
Could have been belligerent
Could have been half percent
Could have been wanting
Afraid to have been caught promising
Ended up taunting me

I canít change that
I canít change
I canít change that
I canít change

Iím watching you
Not sure whatís true
Life can be so cruel
Thereís nothing you can do
But it fades...
Only to return
I feel your eyes burn
I really am concerned

Sometimes jacks will rule the realm
Sometimes jealousy will dwell
You canít begin to dispel
When you can not even tell

What makes me act the way I do
And why am I asking you
What makes me act the way I do
And why am I asking you
What makes me act the way I do
And why am I asking you

Sometimes jacks will rule the realm
Sometimes jealousy will dwell
You canít begin to dispel
When you can not even tell
Sometimes jacks will rule the realm
Sometimes jealousy will dwell
You canít begin to dispel
When you can not even tellback to top
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