"Stealing Happy Hours" as written by and Nicholas Lofton Hexum....
Massive laminate fortress
Hazy cannibus porches
Saying no to the bores
It's not mine or yours, then I said
The wait sucks, I don't mind waiting
Once you get there, there's no more gates
And I gotta say

Stealing happy hours, stealing happy hours, yeah
Stealing happy hours, stealing happy hours, yeah

Don't wait one minute more to ask me
You make me feel like Hank Chinaski
In war all the time, war, war all the time
We're snatching bits of time that
No one else can seem to find

Stealing happy hours, stealing happy hours, yeah
Stealing happy hours, stealing happy hours, yeah

Stealing happy hours, stealing happy hours, yeah
Stealing happy hours, stealing happy hours, yeah


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"Stealing Happy Hours" as written by Nicholas Hexum

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    General CommentI think this song is simply talking about getting away from it all, just for a while. Stealing happy hours, just chilling and enjoying life, away from the fast pased world, the intense stressful crap going on in theworld, just being able to not think about it all,maybe spark a joint, u know, whatever.... just pass the time, ahhh amazing, and i love the bridge part where its just drums with that whipping effect, brilliant
    perfectsituationon March 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHank Chinaski is a fictional character portrayed in several of Charles Bukowski's writings. Hank is a relatively well known character, whom has been played by Mickey Rourke in the movie Barfly and, recently, by Matt Damon in the movie Factotum, both movies based on the works of Bukowski. War All the TIme is a published volume of Bukowski's poems. Chinaski, often referred to as Bukowski's alter ego, was a heavy drinker, hence the bar/happy hour being his fortress.
    311 makes references to Bukowski in other songs such as "Feels So Good" and "Salsa".
    mikepaueron July 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmind-blowing...this song may seem weak to many..but sit and listen to it a few times during a quiet time....ull shit your pants because this song is so good
    ate_16amon May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahhh this song is missing a line...
    "we're snatching bits of time that no one else can seem to find"... the best line of the song!! such a good tune... "can't nobody do it like 311" :P
    mynameisjonas182on July 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMyself (vocals), my bros(guitar), and my drummer with another friend on guitar, all played this song high as a kite one night over spring break with blacklights surrounding us, and incents lit all over the place. It took me to another plane that noone can reach except me. When i got there i found those happy hours.
    stinofnatricityon March 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNatricity rocks the house! Au-stin of Natricity is my hero! I wish i could have seen you guys play that.
    TEXticle2on March 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the most chill songs known to man
    Evolver182on May 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment(Playing this song) sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride...
    apcmdn13on October 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is easily one of 311's best songs. I think it is far overlooked because a) it's off of Transistor and b) it's the last track on the album. It's so smooth.
    h0mebrewdon January 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentat the end of the song is recordings of sounds from outter space that categorize as unnatural, meaning somehting intellegent was making it happen. if you wanna help search for more go to setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/…
    thats a link to my team , its a great program and my teams all about 311, so join up kiddies!
    Nate Royon February 11, 2005   Link

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