"Don't Dwell" as written by and Nicholas Lofton Hexum Aaron Wills....
Every time I get near your field of gravity
You look so sad to me, tell how could that be?
Ah, ah, she said things I obsess I would never confess
Ah, ah, I told her don't dwell
That will leave you in hell

Sometimes things that you're scorned for
You should be adored for
But like I told her, don't dwell

I know, my love, that I look dilapidated
But are you glad I made it?
Can you tell me that much?
Ah, ah, why are you surprised I don't take my advice?

Ah, ah, she told me don't dwell
That will leave you in hell

Sometimes I need reminding
Regret is so blinding
But like I told me, don't dwell

Everything is a choice
Go ahead, raise your voice
Might as well forgive yourself
That means more than someone else
Set you free, break the shell
To your demons farewell (ooh, na na na na)
I tell you, don't dwell

Everything is a choice
Go ahead, raise your voice
Might as well forgive yourself
That means more than someone else
Set you free, break the shell
To your demons farewell (ooh, na na na na)
I tell you, don't dwell


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"Don't Dwell" as written by Nicholas Hexum Aaron Wills

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    General CommentThis is definatley my favorite on this album. Not too sure what it means, I'm not good at figuring out the meaning of songs, thats why I rely on you guys. :) But this is deinfatley a great song.
    OmahaStyleeon May 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is definatley my favorite on this album. Not too sure what it means, I'm not good at figuring out the meaning of songs, thats why I rely on you guys. :) But this is deinfatley a great song.
    OmahaStyleeon May 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song basically is another way of 311 saying what they usually do-->"fuck the naysayers!!!"....leave the critics behind, dont wait for apologees, and leave the drama behind
    n3j1y1on October 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song means just what the title implies. Don't dwell on past experiences. What's done is done, move on and enjoy your life. You need to forgive yourself for the mistakes you've made.
    Deathwaffleon October 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Deathwaffle. about moving on and all that good stuff. I do love this song its awesome!
    Prisoner311on January 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAs Deathwaffle said, there really isn't a question about what this song means.
    nephoson January 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is pop at its finest. simple, catchy, and has a good message behind it. i like it alot. if it wasnt for the love song, this would have probably been the 3rd single off evolver.
    borlando311on May 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about not feeling guilty about what you could have or should have done. Especially with a lost loved one. If you lost someone that passed away, they know how you really feel about them even if you had a recent fight. Dont Dwell.
    mallorypmmon July 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's not that hard to understand. this song means exactly what it says. "don't dwell" meaning, lagging around in your past experiences, good or bad, doesn't get you anywhere in life. just go with it and don't let anyone affect how you feel about you or what/who you care about. only you need to appreciate you and you don't need anyone else's consent. if you can't do that, you're in for a miserable ride, "that will leave you in hell". how can that be your favorite song if you don't know what it means?
    odge89on December 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto your demons farewell

    everything is a choice go ahead raise your voice

    song makes me feel so happy - everytime i listen to it. it is so hopeful. good stuff
    catliketheifon September 29, 2008   Link

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