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How many times will they do the same thing?
How do they get programmed to your following?
Everyone's locked up in, in their suffering
The only way you can tell is Reconsider Everything.

What if the truth is that there is no truth?
The only thing I can prove is there is no proof.
Don't be so sure that your source is correct
People believed it before, before they had checked

How many times can they tell you?
Before you just give them their way?
How many times can they say it
Until you let them have their say

Anytime you will ignore your
Heart it will come back twice more
Never deny your own instinct
Reconsider Everything

Everbody wants something they control
Something just want grass some they want gold
Either way does it feel good or feel low
Taking you down not fast, but real slow

Rebellion done for its own sake
Does not a true free-thinker make
To go against for its own sake
You're still controlled by the course that the other man takes

Reconsider Everything
Reconsider Everything
Reconsider Everything
Reconsider everything


Lyrics submitted by ate_16am, edited by FatLester

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    General CommentHow many times will they do the same thing?
    How did they get programmed to, your following?
    Everyone’s locked up in their suffering
    The only way you can tell is reconsider everything

    What if the truth is that there is no truth
    The only thing I can prove is there is no proof
    Don’t be so sure that your source is correct
    People believed it before, before they had checked

    How many times can they tell you
    Til you just give them their way
    How many times can sell you
    Til you let them have their say
    Every time you will ignore your
    Heart it will come back twice more
    Never deny your own instinct
    Reconsider Everything

    Everybody want something they control
    Some just want grass some they want gold
    Either way does it feel good or feel low
    Taking you down not fast but real slow

    Rebellion done for it's own sake
    Does not a true free thinker make
    To go against for it's own sake
    You're still controlled by the course that the other man takes

    Reconsider everything, reconsider everything
    Reconsider everything, reconsider everything
    Reconsider everything, reconsider everything
    Reconsider everything



    Correct lyrics
    shokknterroron November 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me basically says take everything into account, take a step back and look at what your about to do
    ate_16amon October 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. I cant wait for the new album, its going to be amazing. 311 is the best.
    JackSmirkingRevengeon March 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti agree with ate 16am, they have a few other lyrics that also give off that message "dont believe it till you see it and then see it twice" ah, i love 311 they are the coolest band around, way to come original!
    LoveIsAStreamon July 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFirst off shokker yes those are the correct lyrics.. when i started reading the sites lyrics i was like.. ummmm ok?A Teacher once told me "You have to be a conspiracy theorist with a bullsh*t detector" I think that is what this song is all about. At first they are telling you to "reconsider everything" but my favourite line of the song is "Rebellion done for its own sake/does not a true free thinker make" In other words although it is good to go against the man... make sure you are doing it for a good reason and have cause. Don't go against the government cuz its cool or your friends are doing it or cuz you read something on the internet. Know why you are doing. I think the other great line in the song is "What if the truth is that there is no truth/The only thing I can prove is there is no proof" I agree with this completely. Some people act like they know everything and that there politcal ideals are 100% and don't even listen to your viewpoint. Although I hold my viewpoints strongly I am always open and change a few of my opinions now and then because you realize you were wrong or you didn't see the other side of the story. And know that you will never know the whole truth. So always keep an open mind
    salaciouscon February 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is BITCHIN' live...mahoney on the wah...sick
    71cuttyon April 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDon't worry so much about what other people are doing. Follow your heart and your instincts because you know what is best for you.
    zamusicon December 01, 2006   Link

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