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311 lyrics

Album: From Chaos [2001]

Tracks12
 01  You Get Worked
 02  Sick Tight
 03  You Wouldn't Believe
 04  Full Ride
 05  From Chaos
 06  I Told Myself
 07  Champagne
 08  Hostile Apostle
 09  Wake Your Mind Up
 10  Amber
 11  Uncalm
 12  I'll Be Here Awhile
all 311 lyrics



You Get Worked
This is happening, this here is life
Days spent pondering, truth is a knife
Respect due to those who have caught it
Dedicated to our friends who have sought it

This is happening, this here is life
Days spent pondering, truth is a knife
Respect due to those who have caught it
Dedicated to our friends who have sought it

Brainstorm superseding the norm
When we come together, new planet is born
You revel in the chaos when people are torn
Then you come to find out your welcome is worn

We are advancing and retracting visionaries
Really here, it's not imaginary
The way you work your mind, you find it's an art
Where you feel it most, you feel in your heart

Everybody gets confused
Delusions are everywhere
Buy into fakeness, you'll feel used
Double talk fills the air
Looking all over for happiness
I've got the will to live
It's in front of you right now, don't you feel stressed
Falls through my hands live a sieve

I'm on a new high
With a pen and a pad
And for fun I attend
A jam that's super bad
At the same time
Give it all that I have
Whether you're square
Or the coolest lad

Eatin up my people, purgin their words
The jammies take flight like icarus birds
Drop on you and you get hurt
Cuz if you're under the rock, you get worked

Say, what gives, are you after me
Breakin me down won't you let me be
Won't be having none of your mind control
It ain't gonna work on me no more
I said what gives, are you after me
Breakin me down won't you let me be
Won't be having none of your mind control
It ain't gonna work on me no more

Woo! ha-ha!
You get worked

If you don't watch your back
People are scheming on you
Exploiting all the things you lack
They'll do what they have to do
Your good will is something they'll crack
How many times will the bust
Your originality they will hack
Don't know just who you can trust

I'm on a new high
With a pen and a pad
And for fun I attend
A jam that's super bad
At the same time
Give it all that I have
Whether you're square
Or the coolest lad

Eatin up my people, purgin their words
The jammies take flight like icarus birds
Drop on you and you get hurt
Cuz if you're under the rock, you get worked

Yeah, you get worked
Yeah, you get worked
Yeah, you get worked
Yeah, you get worked

Say, what gives, are you after me
Breakin me down won't you let me be
Won't be having none of your mind control
It ain't gonna work on me no more
You get workedback to top
Sick Tight
Head rush
Come on, we take the stage
And what's up, it's on
This is a blow up
So just listen up
Just take your mouth off interrupt
We came to throw down
It's a showdown
And you know why, we never lie
Get the lowdown son
We're mashin and bashin
The stage we're crashin
If you're on the roof
I know you're dancin
I bet we get the people jumpin overseas
And I know why you're bustin mp3's
The shit shit shocker
The hiphop rocker
Wiser than baraka
Stronger than chewbacca
Kiss never did this nor ozzy ozbourne
Shakin that ass and shakin your firstborn
Back to the future and past to the front
We appear like adrenaline it's just that blunt

Two score and five we came alive
A minor blow up has started
A song for the newly sane and
The broken hearted

Head rush
Come on, we take the stage
And what's up, it's on
From midnight til daylight
You best believe that we're sick tight
You're cryin' bout your life
I think it's absurd
What could be so bad
You come from the suburbs
Just like me
But I could never despair
Most people in this world
Ain't got shit to spare
Suckas look up to thugs
They like the attitude
But fuck that
I'm talkin' gratitude
They harder they act
Just to hide their insecurity
I'm talking honestly
We are assuredly
Dope, I smoke it
But not everyday
Cuz anything all the time's
A drag I say
Three eleven you want to get next to them
My name's nick h, e, x, u, m

Two score and five we came alive
A minor blow up has started
A song for the newly sane and
The broken hearted
We keep an eye for each other then again
Our known associates endure
We make a sick tight connection when we
See our true people on tour

Head rush
Keep it going now
You know we get it right
We keep it flowing now
We're sick tight

We keep an eye for each other then again
Our known associates endure
We make a sick tight connection when we
See our true people on tour

Head rush
Keep it going now
You know we get it right
We keep it flowing now
We're sick tightback to top
You Wouldn't Believe
311 - You Wouldn't Beleive




He was a king 'til she laid waste
Now he can not fill up the space
And I just see him drifting
while heís drifting
On bourbon alley
feeling low
Just because she let
him go
I donít think he
even knows
Heíll ever be fine

And heís got
a head full of ideas
Let me tell ya
That you wouldnít believe
And heís got
a heart made of pure gold
And something else
Many tricks up his sleeve
You might think heís a jester
because heíll
make you laugh tilí you cry
And what else
You better come with your best
if you test him
Unless youíre ready to die

Wonder woman got rid of
wonder man
that manís not part of
her wonder plan
Letter to the so called
better bet on my man
Believe it you will
find out baby
Damn

Head full of ideas
Let me tell ya
That you wouldnít believe
And heís got
a heart made of pure gold
And something else
So many tricks up his sleeve
You might think heís a jester,
because heíll
make you laugh tilí you cry
And what else
You better come with your best
if you test him
Unless youíre ready to die

A million people come and go
Through a person's ebb and flow
And faces keep on changing
While they're changing
A certain few will
stay in tact
When theyíre not they'll don an act
I know this important fact
Donít get confused like

And heís got
a head full of ideas
Let me tell ya
That you wouldnít believe
And heís got
a heart made of pure gold
And something else
So many tricks up his sleeve
You might think heís a jester
because heíll
make you laugh tilí you cry
And what else
You better come with your best
if you test him
Unless youíre ready to die

First you love him
then your loving him not
All the while he just
smiles giving all that
heís got
Do you find it in your
heart to say heís not
what you sought
Do you want me to
continue with this
or what

Whoa yeah, whoa yeah
Head full of ideas
Let me tell ya
That you wouldnít believe
And heís got
a heart made of pure gold
And something else
so many tricks up his sleeveback to top
Full Ride
Yeah, uh-hu, unh
Awww shit
What, unh
You know the freaks can't handle it
We keep on searching from the seaside
To the mountainside, come on
Hardly outstyled and hardly outblazened
Nectar natural, completely amazing
Others more concerned with just fronting on hardness
I flow sweet with millennium niceness
I don't know if they're just scared or what
But a little sincerity would knock them on their butt
I keep my dogs at my side and I keep my shit tight
Let me tell you how I feel, all right

Y'all's radio rock ain't that tuff
Can't move to that ain't deep enough
One more time groove on the line
Chill's up my spine, ready, rewind

The only thing that never gets old is honesty
You'll probably be caught up fronting
The only thing you always try to be is hard
Because you're scared that someone might pull your card
The only thing that never gets played out
Is melody, I'm hearing it calling me
It's plain to see because it's all laid out

Full ride, I'm a master of technology
Livin' my life nice in pursuit of groove-ology
I'm getting vibes like you checking me out
Without a doubt I pull clout and crush crews in a rout
I'm a doberman in any given reaction
Well-mannered and reserved, yet ready for action
I let you have it all, I got nothin to hide
I tell ya how we comin', we comin' full ride
Full ride, full ride, we work in on the inside
As you'd expect we come correct
While others just run and hide
Full ride, full ride, we work in on the inside
As you'd expect we come correct

I get fucked up rockin the jams, I bump disco
Playin' records all day I then let go
I'm the king of my town
But when my girl is around
Parlay like the count of of monte cristo
So simple the jams are in front of me
Get drunk in new york, make fun of me
When we play it's a serous thing
To all the people who that gather
Here's what we bring

The only thing that never gets old is honesty
You'll probably be caught up fronting
The only thing you always try to be is hard
Because you're scared that someone might pull your card
The only thing that never gets played out
Is melody, I'm hearing it calling me
It's plain to see because it's all laid out

Yeah, yeah, what
Full ride, full ride, we work in on the inside
As you'd expect we come correct
While others just run and hide
Full ride, full ride, we work in on the inside
As you'd expect we come correct

Yes, yes, full ride, full ride, we work in on the inside
As you'd expect we come correct
While others just run and hide
Full ride, full ride, we work in on the inside
As you'd expect we come correct, unhback to top
From Chaos
From chaos comes clarity, I tell ya
What you appear to be, you ought to know
Glycerin tears don't fool me, I tell ya
Delusions plaguing everybody

Makin that hybrid music back in '90 now it's on ya
I hear we we're the model for the bad you front, we spawned ya
Finding it hard to come original, we warned ya
We're shakin the white boys in new york, black girls in california
We come through hip-hop, drum-n-bass, and dancehall rhythms
You want our beats and lyrics, you want to get them
Watchin you sink into the depths of opportunism
Missing the point, music's about love not pessimism
I'm sa moving supreme and on my team
I rock the mic with a sweet lean
And you know that stated as a fact
The only dj mc gettin' down like that
Metaphorically we are the chief of police, you're rock n roll
And we're positive you stole more that just the radio
Now it's 2, 1 and we are back in the control
The jammies are coming, people succumbing cuz we got soul

Everyone needs to forget upon re-enrty
Orbiting space quantum saints, we're the only
Beginning from a planet so naturally
Gifted in the heart lies our technology
It's only right, right
Entering in a space of pure delight, light
Next contestant on this jam is, tight
Feels spontaneous you'll improvise, vise

From chaos comes clarity, I tell ya
What you appear to be, you ought to know
Glycerin tears don't fool me, I tell ya
Delusions plaguing everybody

Don't even try it, you don't want to disrespect me
If dealing with punks was school, I'd have a harvard degree
You can't make me hate you no mater how punk you act
No matter what you do I don't react
I'm a perfect example of not giving a fuck
About the catty rude people that just suck
What do you know all of the sudden, ah I usurp you
Look it up in the dictionary to find out what I do
I go back to the style I came from
It's not something you can fake son
You're a con man who's run is done
You lead a world wide web of deception

Everyone needs to forget upon re-entry
Orbiting space quantum saints, we're the only
Beginning from a planet so naturally
Gifted in the heart lies our technology
It's only right, right
Entering in a space of pure delight, light
Next contestant on this jam is, tight
Feels spontaneous you'll improvise, vise

From chaos comes clarity, I tell ya
What you appear to be, you ought to know
Glycerin tears don't fool me, I tell ya
Delusions plaguing everybodyback to top
I Told Myself
Picked up on the wrong scent
Not gonna make a dent
How many times
Are you in my rhymes
Burn me once shame on thee
But burn me again, shame on me
I'm chasing and facing the point misplacing
When I think of you my mind's racing
I'm spacing out when I get to the point
Of no return, I get burned
I told myself I'm through with you
The last thing that I'll ever do
Let down my guard shouldn't be too hard
I know it's over, got to elevate, disregard

I can't believe I fell for it, but did it again
I told myself I'm gonna quit, but did it again
I can't believe I fell for it, but did it again
I told myself I'm gonna quit, but

This was supposed to be the last time
I told myself this wouldn't happen again
I told myself I wasn't ever going to call you
I told myself I wasn't going to let you back in
But here I am dialing, trying

I told myself to get a hold myself
I won't freak out, let you tweak out
On ecstacy not next to me
Somethin tells me baby girl that you're testin me
I told myself to get a hold myself
And I'm tryin' I'm not lyin'
Don't make me mad, you know I love you bad
I want to sniff the glue that hold me to you
I told myself to get a hold myself
But don't rush me can't you trust me
The sound I hear whenever you are near
I know it's never wrong and it's my favorite song

I can't believe I fell for it, but did it again
I told myself I'm gonna quit, but did it again
I can't believe I fell for it, but did it again
I told myself I'm gonna quit, but

This was supposed to be the last time
I told myself this wouldn't happen again
I told myself I wasn't ever going to call you
I told myself I wasn't going to let you back in
But here I am dialing, trying

And now it's all turned bad
Turned bad, turned bad
Your ploy to make me jealous
Is obvious and sad
It has the opposite effect
Now you're left with what you had
You had

The rain comes down as love turns to dust
I was joking she took me serious
The rain come down as love turns to dust
I was joking she took me serious
Yes, serious

This was the last time that I was ever going to call you
I told myself I wouldn't let you back in
But here I am dialing, tryingback to top
Champagne
I will never understand you
When will I stop trying
I mean, cuz it's just not how I planned to
Spend my time til' dying

I mean, champagne
California on the brain
She's got an appetite for no refrains
Just verses, she curses as blood vessels burst in defiance
She made an alliance to the dark side of hollywood
Where everything looks good
So I treat her right as any other player would
Lightly, then she wants to fight me
Too bad, that's just too bad
I can't be around to pick up your bags and your debts
She wants to love me with threats
Not taking chances, I'm hedging my bets
With other girls I'm not providing pearls
I'm free, free

I will never understand you
When will I stop trying
I mean, cuz it's just not how I planned to
Spend my time til' dying
I mean

I know loving me isn't easy
I'm home and next thing I'm leaving
But when I look at you it's like praying with my eyes
I follow you to sleep so I will find
Your dream place and hey, I'm not an angel
But girl you make me feel like I know one, one

Champagne
California on the brain
She's got an appetite for no refrains
Just verses, she curses as blood vessels burst in defiance
She made an alliance to the dark side of hollywood
Where everything looks so good
So I treat her right as any other sucker would
Lightly, then she wants to fight me
Too bad, that's just too bad
I can't be around to pick up your bags and your debts
She wants to love me with threats
Not taking chances, I'm hedging with my bets
With other girls I'm not providing pearls
I'm free, free
Never understandback to top
Hostile Apostle
I can't free myself of the suspicion
For your motives on your mission
Some people live for the rules
I live for exceptions
Can't take part in the deception
But I know just how it feels
To wanna blow the world away
Just to get to what is real
It won't work cuz
Everybody grinds to a halt now and then
Everybody's game gets salt then again
No matter what the papers say, they're normal as they come
Bodyguards, ball of wax, the hide behind the gun
They get a panic pulse when they are so far from home
To me that is the reason to continue to roam
Exhilaration mix with the people skunk blazing
Checking out the shows that are sadly unamazing

Hostile apostle, who are you following
Negative energy that you're swallowing
Some coked out malcontent
Who's soul is up for rent
Victim of lost soul, hostile apostle

Unlimited in time and space and nearest universal
Light is what we're reachin for, it's not rehearsal
Follow this around, follow this hustle
Makin use of everything, movin' all your muscle

Angry human leads impressionable boy
To skulls and piercings and will to destroy
All of your heroes speak nothing to me
One emotion, one tempo, and no real feeling

In this field we are the presence of the thoughts you're missin'
Keepin' positive intact from all the people dissin'
Open your eyes, look at who you're kissin'
If you can't hear it people, just listen

Hostile apostle, who are you following
Negative energy that you're swallowing
Some coked out malcontent
Who's soul is up for rent
Victim of lost soul, hostile apostle

Angry human leads impressionable boy
To skulls and piercings and will to destroy
All of your heroes speak nothing to me
You don't have to be a prick just to be heavy

Chaingin' all the time we changin' all the same
Change in this life and this eternal flame
Warm in the sun, refresh in the breeze
Glow in the stars, blossom in the trees
Livin' through life in infinite extent
Spread undivided, operate unspent
No high, no low, no great, no small
Build and bound, connect and equal allback to top
Wake Your Mind Up
Wake your mind up, clear your eyes up
Move and rise up before your times up
Clock is ticking, your caught slippin'
Stop to realize, look and listen

Well I guess that's life
When you see a dark road up the way
And I guess that's life
When you gotta roll through anyway
Now don't scream, don't fight
Fear never ever made it go away
Same ghost town as yesterday
Made you feel like love was miles away

Wake your mind up, clear your eyes up
Move and rise up before your times up
Clock is ticking, your caught slippin'
Stop to realize, look and listen

Now those sleepless nights
Thoughts just cloud up my brain
Feeling helpless, repeating the same
Old memories of pain and I wish it would rain, yo
Gimmie starlit skies for dreamland
I know it's really smaller than it seems but when
The pressure gets under my skin
I just wanna get out and scream in the wind, yo

The world we're livin in is complicated
The streets that we walk on are dark and jaded
A wandering suld that's filled with hatred
In it is poison, the youth is tainted
Social engineering keeps us separated
Media control is highly overrated
Ignorance is bliss to those uneducated
Listen to the message cuz it's time we faced it

Wake your mind up, clear your eyes up
Move and rise up before your times up
Clock is ticking, your caught slippin'
Stop to realize, look and listen

I'm controller of my destination
Gotta change my mind to help me break away
The sun creeps over the hillside to shed this light
No man could take away
And I guess that's life
You see a new side from the norm
A new direction and meaning to the form
And the calm in the eye of a storm, yo

Show me a desert that can never be drenched
I'll show you a thirst that can never be quenched
Temptation chronicles, the story of my life
Been spent on a dose of balancing strife
Inspiration it comes and goes
You can bet when it hits, I'm on the phone
Singing to my voicemail trying to get it down
In a sensation of shape shifting sound
You're telling fables to cover up your foibles
From overindulgence on things you find enjoyable
Designed to take my mind away from the truth
Try to make me out to play the sleuth
They want you to think someone's watching you
So they can make up a set of rules for you
I'm just trying to find a path that I can stomach
Just trying to make some sense out from it, unh
Don't stop, don't stop what you got
Don't stop til you find the sweet spot

Wake your mind up, clear your eyes up
Move and rise up before your times up
Clock is ticking, your caught slippin'
Stop to realize, look and listenback to top
Amber
Brainstorm
Take me away from the norm
I got to tell you something
This phenomenon
I had to put it in a song
And it goes like

Whoa, amber is the color of your energy
Whoa, shades of gold displayed naturally
You ought to know what brings me here
You glide through my head blind to fear
And I know why
Whoa, amber is the color of your energy
Whoa, shades of gold displayed naturally

Whoa, amber is the color of your energy
Whoa, shades of gold displayed naturally

You live too far away
Your voice rings like a bell anyway
Don't give up your independence
Unless it feels so right
Nothing good comes easily
Sometimes you gotta fight

Whoa, amber is the color of your energy
Whoa, shades of gold displayed naturally
Launched a thousand ships in my heart, so easy
Still it's fine from afar, and you know that
Whoa, brainstorm take me away from the norm
Whoa, I got to tell you somethingback to top
Uncalm
Uncalm, uncalm, uncalm
Listen to the drummer, just listen to the strings
Listen to the dj just rappin' and things
Once I get a message from you, I get all edgy
My minds racing but you know I'm not ready, uh, I say
For you, baby all our dreams trickle through
We are back in your teenage bedroom
Salvador dali honeymoon, for you

It's like you and me on plymouth rock
Embarking on a journey that I never thought
Would happen to me so effortlessly
Sparks flying, your laughter is a symphony
Spring, what a little moonlight can do
Soon the summer sun is on you
All the while we don't hear the news or feel blue

On the scales of desire your absence weighs
More than someone else's presence
I wanna kiss reason goodbye today
I wanna show it's purple essence
On your lips baby it'll fade away
Return your natural iridescence
On the scales of desire your absence weighs
More than someone else's presence

You make me feel uncalm and I think I like it
Make me think of a song that I could not write yet
Melodies create themselves, I'm just a conduit
You make my heart accelerate and I'm on to it
For you baby there's so much that I will do
To be near the sweetness on you
Funny everything seems so new when with you

On the scales of desire your absence weighs
More than someone else's presence
I wanna kiss reason goodbye today
I wanna show it's purple essence
On your lips baby it'll fade away
Return your natural iridescence
On the scales of desire your absence weighs
More than someone else's presence
Uncalm, uncalm, uncalmback to top
I'll Be Here Awhile
Band: 311
Album: From Chaos



Iíll be here awhile ainít going nowhere
Iíll be here awhile ainít going nowhere
Iíll be here awhile ainít going nowhere
Iíll be here awhile

Far is solace in the maddening pace
Sad state written on my face

Not a tight rope walk but dance
Uncertain game of chance
But Iíll see it through in time

Iíll be here awhile ainít going nowhere
Iíll be here awhile ainít going nowhere
Iíll be here awhile ainít going nowhere
Iíll be here awhile

And if a person place or thing can deliver
I will quiver with delight
Tempted by the hand that could
Blind my vision and sight

But at twenty years of age
In frolic and in rage
I will see it through in time

Iíll be here awhile ainít going nowhere
Iíll be here awhile ainít going nowhere
Iíll be here awhile ainít going nowhere
Iíll be here awhile

But the dawn has come into the endless night
And everythingís going to be all right

But at thirty years of age
Through frolic and in rage
All regressed and healed in time

Iíll be here awhile ainít going nowhere
Said I, said I, said I
I will surviveback to top
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