"Come Original" as written by and Aaron Wills Doug Martinez....
Come original

You got to
You got to

[Chorus]
You got to come original, you got to come original
All entertainers come original
You got to come original you got to come original
All entertainers
Hear why

To come original it ain't nothin' strange
You got to represent you got come full range

Full range of emotion full range of styles
When you come to town you'll have them
Comin' for miles

[Chorus]

Black Eyed Peas they comin' full range and
NOFX they comin' full range and
Roni Size he's comin' full range
The one Mr. Vegas you know it ain't easy

A warning to the crews out there who think they're hot
If you're not original rockers you will get shot
Down by the kids neglectin' your art, the stuff you did
Eventually it get so bad puts you to bed
'Cause when the lightning flashes sweet electricity
All the world then stands revealed with the clarity
Of raw voltage, briefly we see and the hope is
You'll be able to tell just what dope is

[Chorus]

Funk slap bass mixed with the dancehall and
Hip-hop beats and punk guitar and
Deadly on the mic is the one SA
The name is 311 and you know it ain't easy

This is not a test there's no time to mope
How you gonna cope with radioactive isotope
And boss dj illness upon you now quickly
Infecting you fast upon the airwaves
This message brought to you by the so large system
Activate and attune yourself with meditation
And green plants they've got mad life they're sentient
They're beautiful as you and they like to dance

Everything we do we gotta come original
Put your hand up in the air and prepare for battle
Sit upon the rhythm like a tire upon a rim
We do it non-stop and then we do it again
Some a them whine and some a them bitch
They can not do it never switch
Comin' up from the heart and
Delivered with a wild pitch
Sit up on top the rhythm like a wild stallion
This is the ruling system

Come original you got to come original
All entertainers come original
You got to come original you got to come original
All entertainers come original
You got to come original you got to come original
All entertainers come original
You got to come original you got to come original
All entertainers

Come original


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"Come Original" as written by Douglas Martinez Aaron Wills

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song and all mixed up go hand in hand. 'and fuck the naysayers cuz they don't mean a thing' about sums up 311's attitude. You come, you go, you leave your own original mark.
    -Listen with the heart, not the mind.
    s3u1r1fon December 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcome original could also mean reinvent yourself
    BlueSlipperson August 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is pretty straight foward. You have to be original, if your just another copy you won't get anywhere or be anything other than just a replicant
    korngurl13on April 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree, yet disagree. look at weird al..he re does alot of other peoples songs and yet he is one of the most recognized people in the U.S.
    ArchAngelVanityon April 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Wierd Al is very origional. Nobody else does what he does as good as he does it. Try doing what he does and being funny. Wierd Al Comes Origional
    therymzon April 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmost recognized means PRACTICALLY nothing...he sucks. If i ever saw him i would shoot him in the face with a bazooka for being so stupid...so where does that get him?!? But then again, that's just the opinion of a sarcastic bastard...
    **ViX**on April 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentplease..no negativity in the 311 lyric room...please...come original means to break the mould, do something that hasnt been done before....
    ate_16amon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with ate_16am...if you wanna argue take it somewhere else...311 is all about positivity and unity. I also agree with his comment on the song...it's about coming up with something different..breaking the mold...and even though I might not personally like him, I think that weird al fits that description...
    BeautifulDisasteron April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey also wrote it for all the new rap rock bands that basically stole what bands like 311, RHCP, and RAtM invented 10 to 15 years ago.
    mourninghasbrokenon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits more or less advice..and telling people that you can survive beign underground..jsut like they have...look at the life they have..and look how popular they are with the world..they have such a solid fanbase because iof who they are and what they do and how they do it...i love 311
    ate_16amon May 02, 2002   Link

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