"Electricity" as written by and Nicholas Lofton Hexum....
This song started as a rant against haters
But that'd be giving in to the instigators
If there is one thing I'd like to pull off
When someone steps with hate, all I do is scoff
You can't burn me, you can't burn me

[Chorus]
The same force that flows through every circuit
The juice that's spent every time you work it
Every life form is based on this simplicity
The soul that you have is electricity
You can't avoid that
Evolution is fact
We're all from the same Lucy
Despite differences you see

I'm in disbelief at what people will believe
All along, I thought we had our hearts on our shirtsleeve
If one thing I can say as a piece of advice
Don't believe it till you see it, and then see it twice
It's so funny, it's so funny

[Chorus]

A call out for unity
In every province and city
What do you think we've been saying
Since we first started playing


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"Electricity" as written by Nicholas Hexum

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    General Commentvery simple... prejudice and hatred are for the small... all our souls are electricity, flowing from one to another, there is no difference between race, but when you try to make one, thats when you get sparks...
    super Don January 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI couldn't have said it any better myself, super D...There's so much hate in the world now...and this song reminds you that everyone is the same...you should treat everyone with equal respect.
    BeautifulDisasteron May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"What do you think we've been saying
    Since we first started playing"

    precisely.....they start out positive and original and wil finish the same way
    ate_16amon May 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe bass in this song is really sweet. p-nut is my hero lol
    bwebb41on May 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI remember reading prior to the release of the 'Transistor' album that they were going to have a song on it called "Fuck the KKK", prompted by the stupid rumor circulating about the meaning of 311, and I imagine that this song is basically what that song became
    m.a.l.l.e.u.s.on May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI remember reading prior to the release of the 'Transistor' album that they were going to have a song on it called "Fuck the KKK", prompted by the stupid rumor circulating about the meaning of 311, and I imagine that this song is basically what that song became
    m.a.l.l.e.u.s.on May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with super D I really love this song..yall all rock :cheers:
    StarShine_239on July 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my fave 311 songs... theyre my sister's fave band... I dig 'em but only few songs from them...
    blinkbomberon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentvery nicely put superD and FUCK THE KKK
    TEXticle2on March 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think i remember hearing awhile back somewhere that "lucy" was the name of the first human remains found from the prehistoric era.
    wiCkeRpLaNeon April 25, 2004   Link

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