"Rub A Dub" as written by and Nicholas Lofton Hexum....
Oh, what else can I do, oh, what else can I do
Oh, face in a screw oh, racing to prove
You never remember the blossom sender
Still in a rub a dub style

Long time you don't know what I'm doing whoa
Long time see troubles are brewing yeah
Slick to the way you rock it and know that
You'll cope with that
Not gonna let it sit 'til I say, "how dope was that"
Keep your head pumping 'til you get in the zone
Not giving up not going home

Stick to the way you rock it just do it real slow
Nobody can really say 'cause nobody really know
Only thing that matters if it's funky to you
You got a choice of what you can do so

Oh, what else can I do, oh, what else can I do
Oh, face in a screw oh, racing to prove
You never remember the blossom sender
Still in a rub a dub style

Stick to the way you rock it just do it real slow
Nobody can really say 'cause nobody really know
Only thing that matters if it's funky to you
You got a choice of what you can do


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"Rub a Dub" as written by Nicholas Hexum

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    General Commentahh..i love this song so much! It's such a great song to relax to...one of my favorites.
    BeautifulDisasteron May 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLove Nicks voice! :)
    StarShine_239on July 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really really great, it's the defenition of "peace of mind" the beat is so happy .

    It's like if I was on a paradisiac island !
    LowEgoon September 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's the perfect kickback song, right down to the suggestion that you got a choice of what you can do.

    I'm just having real trouble READING these lyrics. Whoever typed them was probably engaging in 311's favorite hobby, if you know what I mean. ;)
    steelphoenix3kon April 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me so happy. So fun and beautiful =)

    Wow, 311 is amazing!
    VTJess311on June 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIn summary: It's about being in the groove or the trance like state in a dancehall.

    The definition of rub-a-dub is the beating of a drum, which has roots in nursery rhymes. However, being that 311 are Bob Marley fans I believe "rub a dub style" was lifted from Marley's song "Bad Card" on the uprising album, in which the chorus it is stated: "In a rub a dub style." Marley's song is about social change and basically making change through disruption, ie., loud music. "Rub a dub style" for Marley is a type of dancing. An all encompassing trance dance.

    The first verse is from the DJ's perspective, the "blossom sender" if you will. The first three lines describe the musical art, possibly scratching, where can he take the music to vary and impress you. Then ends the verse by basically saying, it doesn't matter because you won't remember me or what I'm doing.

    The second verse runs along the same lines but it's noted that the "DJ" or music provider is runnning into difficulty keeping things interesting in the music.

    The rest is about being in the trance like state. The whole song is progressive. Meaning, when it begins you aware of the DJ but through the end you entranced and the DJ becomes nothingness.

    Hope that makes sense. Main thing is it seems to be highly based on Marley.
    razon December 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentRaz... That was the best breakdown of a 311 song I've ever heard in my life...
    stellarbiscuiton January 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentRaz... That was the best breakdown of a 311 song I've ever heard in my life...
    stellarbiscuiton January 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwell, this is a pimp song, and deserved to be a single. i think it was in 50 first dates tho. thats cool
    stryker311on June 27, 2005   Link

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