"Long For The Flowers" as written by and Nicholas Lofton Hexum Doug Martinez....
Between this world and the next
I want to locate a bit of you
will I feel it or gaze in emptiness
who'd guess it could be so unfinished
a never ending infernal process
yeah where is that bliss
the ordinary life I knew that was so exquisite

You long for the flowers
I get more from the hours spent
minutes that are free of dissent
a day without argument

You said you long for the flowers
that you remember
a song sang from the shower
how I used to bend words
you asked me where did all that go
and I have no answer
I admit that I'm giving up hope
and wondering if it can survive

One day will we just begin again
one day will we begin again

You said you long for the flowers
that you remember
a song sang from the shower
how I used to bend words
you asked me where did all that go
and I have no answer
I admit that I'm giving up hope
and wondering if it can survive

Don't think I take lightly
the wilting we feel
I wish for surviving
but time, but time
it steals like a thief

Whoa, don't think I take take lightly
the wilting we feel
I wish for surviving
but time, but time
it steals like a thief



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    General CommentThis song inst about a girl.. its about all the people that are saying that 311 is turning soft and how they want all the old rymes that 311 used to do. I think 311 still kicks ass but any true fan should
    BrandNewEndon January 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song was originally an outtake from Transistor.
    cheese311on September 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a girl who wants all the old superficial things in a relationship like the flowers and the lines. But all he wants is to spend time with her and enjoy her company, like that is enough for him.

    Also, when confronted with why he doesn't give out the superficial items anymore, he has no answer where it's like a void. Like things his love for her is dying, and he knows he should care but he just can't find the words or feelings.
    grassroots08on October 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a girl who wants all the old superficial things in a relationship like the flowers and the lines. But all he wants is to spend time with her and enjoy her company, like that is enough for him.

    Also, when confronted with why he doesn't give out the superficial items anymore, he has no answer where it's like a void. Like things his love for her is dying, and he knows he should care but he just can't find the words or feelings.
    grassroots08on October 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcheese311, the music to this song was the outtake from Transistor...They polished it up a little bit and then added lyrics for Don't Tread on Me.
    kel311on January 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBrandNewEnd elaborate on what you mean, I think it could go both ways...but which does the lyrics really support...we all know Nick loves to sing about his past girlfriends.
    Musickikson January 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its about their old style, not a girl, if u look at the chorus u can tell
    miTfan3on January 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song kicks ass off this album....it kinda reminds me of what im going through wtih this girl right now too.....i reallly like the guitar on this song ALOT...311 still rocks no matter how old they are.
    Badfish3llon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgee, I hope it is about a girl...

    "you asked me where did all that go
    and I have no answer
    I admit that I'm giving up hope
    and wondering if it can survive"

    Because if the chorus describes the old school style then whats the giving up hope part about...?
    lpillaron April 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgee, I hope it is about a girl...

    "you asked me where did all that go
    and I have no answer
    I admit that I'm giving up hope
    and wondering if it can survive"

    Because if the chorus describes the old school style then whats the giving up hope part about...?
    lpillaron April 15, 2006   Link

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