Omaha Stylee
by 311

Album: Grassroots (1994)
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  • [Repeat: x2]
    311 311 311 (what's up)
    Believer (what's up)
    Believer (what's up)

    In a minute, everything you have can all be straight gone
    In a minute, things you thought were tied can come straight undone
    How about some knocks on wood, some so far, it's so good, any day
    What you think is solid earth can jump up and spread out
    To the north and south, that's what plates are about
    Nature has no conscience, no kindness, or ill will

    But the dreams they had make me sad because of the vibes of them
    When one girl dreamt a fire in hers and then it happened
    To me and my family, my bros and I were driving The RV bleeding flames, us leaping through fire, surviving
    Zoned with no home, there was fire all on it
    Umm, let me have my life, I want it

    (I'm gonna.) [Repeat: x4]
    I'm gonna let you know that I said
    We're comin' in kill, we're comin' in chill
    We're comin' in how we will
    Gone to tell the whole world what's the deal
    And I say know no critical border 'cause
    We do what we want
    Got more funky styles that my laser jet got font

    [Chorus:]
    Not one to get over sounding like the norm Friendly to the radio, all that shit is corn
    All we coming with is a little bit of swing
    And we go on like it ain't no thing
    Omaha Stylee, did not think there was one
    Where you know the radio's weak and the shows are more fun
    But you know we fuck up the dancehall since 1988
    Many did not think when they hear that we come from this state
    Still we're down like that x3
    Makin' the funk that smells of skunk

    Omaha Stylee, did not think there was one
    Where you know the radio's weak and the shows are more fun
    But you know we fuck up the dancehall since 1988
    Many did not think when they hear that we come from this state
    The dance hall that we come from was a pool table basement
    The fun was low key, and the records were, too, major fun

    Such occasions occur back in the day
    It begins, you're a raw kid all the way
    Son of a gun, but there you drifted
    All are endowed but few are gifted
    At the break of dawn behaving like a spy
    Lampin' in the light the cold world awakens
    Deeper is the light to open up the sky
    Look into my eyes and see them dilatin'
    Omaha Stylee is the shit we come with, man
    Embedded in our souls, it breathes out from this band
    We always knew that we could
    Thank you if you, too, felt we would

    We will arise, explore these worlds and find the grassroots
    How to crew to do the grinding of the grounds to brew
    My dude, on the one, come off like Teflon
    Rock your shit and you will rise on If you're a farmer out standing in your field say (uh)
    Do as you will do as you wish follow your bliss say (uh)
    We travel 'round the country, giving it our best
    We like to see the people dancing and bouncing and the rest
    The hammer and the chisel and the rule and conquest
    We forged the sword, the chariots of war, our battle axe
    There's much power in anger, but love's a bigger banger
    Complete props to my crew
    'Cause this is how we do
    Omaha Stylee Writer/s: DOUGLAS VINCENT MARTINEZ, NICHOLAS LOFTON HEXUM
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Brian from Topeka, KsAnyone who says 311 is code for KKK has clearly never listened to their music. For 1 they have a Mexican guy in the band, secondly I refer you to the lyrics from silver: “ But of the racist institutions, simple minds belong
    Not happy just being human, no wish to get along
    Little people need exclusions, sucker groups to throng
    It makes them feel special, it makes them feel strong”
  • Dan from Chicopee, MaIt was rumored back in the 90's that the 3-11's... the eleventh letter of the alphabet is K... depicted the KKK
  • Chris from Omaha, Newhen the RV caught on fire most people would have packed in their efforts and called it quits. not 311! they used gear from friends to keep the tour going to put out their great positive message in life. thats why they are great musicians and great people.
  • Dawson from Draper, Utkewl song
  • Tristan from Omaha, Nethis song is great from the hometown boys keepin it real and makin it big
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