Applied Science
by 311

Album: Grass Roots (1994)
  • Nod your head to this, as a lot of apprentice
    Some of this were standing on the shoulder of giants
    Some tyrants, some benevolent
    To the followers, it's relevant
    The rest get bent on lending opinions
    I'm sending to a brand new level
    I revel in completion, I like to see deletion
    Of the parasites to make the load light
    Fools know rules, but the rest keep bouncing back
    With the lack of further adieu, see
    As one can deduce, we kick out the jams
    Slam the shit out hard and long
    'Cause we got more song, dig it, check it

    Something you might like now
    All-star bound
    Yeah, you're so sound
    Cool as the blue water all around
    From a force field flashing
    Aliens are sending
    Black evolutions of love you are hearing
    The dark supernatural is the world we call
    Our own home lightning in the mind comes out in song
    But we're wild, they say, "never trust us, we're shady"
    In lieu of the crew you're into, we are, baby
    'Cause music will be coming out the words we speak
    We erect break beats shatter, wax still on the platter
    Our shit is badder, we come, fly, then we scatter
    'Cause we deep and we solid, yeah, we hear ya holler

    Electricity running through is all that feels good
    Sometimes the only thing that really ever could
    Feed, that hunger, I crave it
    I love it, I gave it
    I shove it in a battery and save it for later
    A waiter in the Dorothy C. Pavilion in '89
    I met some weirdoes and had myself a real good time
    Downtown L.A. is a soul graveyard
    Where you got to be hard or get jacked
    It lacked a certain sense of something
    Something basic, no karma in he least I broke east
    You know I had to face it
    I guess I flaked but it was no mistake because 311's got the boom

    My mike check is giving me Electric Company
    I can't see the high wide sky or stars above me
    Are you a flower, or more like a high rise tower?
    If so, the soul of sweet delight on you will shower
    There's a place for us they say is somewhere
    Not a dream, but a place and you will be there
    You're slippin', but content because your spirit And hills are alive,
    With the sound of music
    People never see the whole trip of life
    Grab knowledge, man, and all you do is syph Writer/s: CHAD RONALD SEXTON, DOUGLAS VINCENT MARTINEZ, NICHOLAS LOFTON HEXUM
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Charlie Mcevily from Sleepy Hollow, Nyi saw them in concert playing this and it is literally like your in heaven
  • Mike from East Bruns, NjI agree. The solo is sick the first time you see it and the end of it when nick starts up with "electricity runnin through the soul it feels good" NEVER gets old, but when i see them live i would rather see 1 or 2 more songs than the guys jamming on some drums for a while. 311 is my favorite band but the solo is one of my least favorite parts of the 311 concert.
  • Roland from Auburn, AlThis song was performed live without the drum solo including the whole band until 2000. Chad Sexton did the solo by himself, extending the cd version. Then, starting on the tour in 2000, the entire band plays along with a much extended solo. Also, the solo is different for every tour, and is not exactly the same every time they play it. It is amazing to see live, though.
  • Paul from Oc Cali Biatch, CaIf anybody has ever seen this drum solo, you know what im talking about, SWEEEET!! Only problem is, they have been doing it on so many tours now, its getting a little played out
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