"Solar Flare" as written by and Doug Martinez Nicholas Lofton Hexum....
Not for lack of a gentle mother
I do lack a mental cover
It keeps on pounding my head
World order, water torture, exhausted economics
Everyday just more comics
In a pissing contest
That started out with atomic
Bombs, mom will they drop the bomb
Will they think about their children's children
Being born with limbs missing
There's no one to call
You can't make 'em stall
I want to feed them to each other
'Cause I'm sick of them all

How can't you see something's missing
Is anyone listening
We're shooting up flares
Does anyone care

They've got this world locked down bound and gagged
From the rez in Pine Ridge to that land in Baghdad

When did our leaders
Become bottom feeders
We're shooting up flares
Does anyone care

They got this world locked down bound and gagged
With constant fear and paranoia, toxins in our head

It's just something they know how to do
(How to make everyone feel uncalm)
The masses just take it while they turn the screws
(Bring to a boil, add oil, then bomb)
It's just something that we gotta fight
(How to make everyone feel uncalm)
Keep us distracted with fuel to ignite
(Bring to a boil)

Porno shows, MTV hoes, and on the radio
It's the same fucking song
That's just the way it goes
Cultures referral to democracy's girls
Learn the rules of engagement sweetheart
This is the world

How can so many sit silent
Numb to the violence
We're shooting up flares
Does anyone care

They got this world locked down bound and gagged
The Botoxed Barbie dolls in stupid magazine ads

It's just something they know how to do
(How to make everyone feel uncalm)
The masses just take it while they turn the screws
(Bring to a boil, add oil, then bomb)
Embodying all that we know to be wrong
(How to make everyone feel uncalm)
When a war chant becomes the popular song
(Bring to a boil)


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"Solar Flare" as written by Nicholas Hexum Douglas Martinez

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    General Commentits obv about the war and corrupted governments and how society doesn't take notice of what is going on around the world cause people are out living there life and doing what they want.. thats what i think anyway.. good song :)
    anima85ukon September 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song on DTOM, well at least I think it is.
    poolhallXjunkieon August 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is a great song...it seems at first that its just the load song of the album but when u actually read the lyrics u can see a powerful combination of words...it sounds better everytime i hear it
    sammyr829on November 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is also my favorite song on the cd
    StuckInDa311Realmon February 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think long for the flowers is a little better....and whiskey and wine too...but they're all pretty good
    Badfish3llon February 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song on album
    nytemunkeyon September 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song makes me feel so good, seeing such a big band standing up for what's right.
    brian wilsonon January 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBy far the most pissed-off song 311's ever done.

    Most definitely about our current administration(they mention Baghdad, after all...)...and all politicos, for that matter ("Wanna feed 'em to each other, 'cuz I'm sick of 'em all"). Probably the best song on DTOM, if not one of the best they've ever done.
    lancelot323on December 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti wish i could put together lyrics as powerful as that first verse.. one of my favorite songs to jam to, emotional chords and tricky pauses taking the song far away from the realm of ballads.

    I'm glad that they put this song on the album, it really takes that sense of selfishness out of an album when you put a song like this on the playlist. What an open mind 311 has.
    jpa23245on April 06, 2008   Link

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