"Speak Easy" as written by Thomas Peter Gladwin, Richard James Witter, Alan Steven Leach and Paul Adrian Banks....
If there's a scream inside of you
Just let it go
You're beating yourself up baby
Don't you know
You've got to get through
And lift the roof off your soul

It's like the pain locked
In the part of your heart
It's never gonna leave it
Unless you start
To warm it up
Be wise and be smart

Out on the ocean
There's no one around
No one to hear a sound
It's just us out here
Out on the ocean
Speaking freely

Away from the city
Away from the ears that
Bug us and judge us
It's so liberating
To be free
And my heart slows down

Nice and easy
And your breathing will be pleasing
Just speak easy
And say what's on your mind
I search for something
To compare you to
Thought long and hard
For a simile true
Now I'm suddenly aware
In the quest you're beyond compare
So speak easy

If there's a shadow in your life
Then there's sunshine
Things turning inside out
All the time
Just rewind
It's all in your mind

Oh so speak easy
Out here we're floating
Late in the night
And the only light to guide us is a
Full moon that's glowing
On the sea

Nice and easy
And your breathing will be pleasing
Just speak easy
And say what's on your mind
I search for something
To compare you to
Thought long and hard
For a simile true
Now I'm suddenly aware
In the quest you're beyond compare
So speak easy

Speak easy
Speak easy
Speak easy


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"Speak Easy" as written by Paul Adrian Banks Alan Steven Leach

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    General Commentamazing song

    best song on the new album

    destined to become a 311 classic
    xperronexon August 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe unsung champion of Don't Tread on Me- if you haven't heard it yet, HOP ON IT! It's a keeper
    Shredder1316on November 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is their next single, to be released on Nov. 15. This song is all about relaxing, and just to be chill. "speak easy" means, just to speak "whats on your mind", just to let it flow out.
    Freedomis40ozon November 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreatest lyrics from any 311 song put out...go the beach and crank this one
    n3j1y1on December 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBest song on their Don't Tread on Me cd. No music video sadly.
    magoosh008on January 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"If there's a shadow in your life
    Then there's sunshine"

    Truly a positve song like all 311's songs. A friend and I were talking about this song being a good song for the beach at night.
    lpillaron February 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"...the day we turn pop the show will stop..." -SA 1995
    Ilayaraaja1986on April 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIlayaraaja, I got another quote I'm sure you're familiar with; it goes, "Fuck the nay-sayers 'cause they don't mean a thing, 'cause this is what style we bring."
    zamusicon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is probably my favorite song right now
    pensfan311on September 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is definitely their best.

    i think this song is about staying positive about things.
    Apothon October 14, 2006   Link

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