"There's Always An Excuse" as written by and Nicholas Lofton Hexum Aaron Wills....
Oh, oh
There's always an excuse when you need one
There's always an excuse when you need one, ah
Always a reason for someone, ooh

There's always an excuse when you need one
There's always an excuse when you need one, ah
Always tiptoe around the turncoat today, yeah
Which mood is it gonna be today, yeah

This time you've done it
You hurt yourself good
Your best friend is gone
And it's understood
All alone and no singing
And in true LA style
Your phone stopped ringing

There's always an excuse when you need one
There's always an excuse when you need one, ah
There's always an excuse when you need one
There's always an excuse when you need one
Ah, always

Shut it down, get it right
'Cause a person can't win if they don't even put up a fight
Get it right
Everyone has got something that keeps them awake in the night
That's a fact
Don't think of the times that you gave up and let out some slack
Take it back
Don't think you're the only one going through it
Take it back

There's always an excuse when you need one
There's always an excuse when you need one

There's always an excuse when you need one
Always an excuse when you need one
Always an excuse when you need one
Always an excuse when you need one
Always an excuse when you need one
Always, all, all, always


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"There's Always an Excuse" as written by Douglas Martinez Aaron Wills

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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    General Commentthis is one of the most chill song on the album
    Freedomis40ozon September 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like nicks breakdown with the piano....its my favorite part of the whole song....and the end with the hevey guitars
    Badfish3llon February 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou can always make up an excuse, but it never solves anything. You need to solve the problems yourself.
    SkaMasta097on April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe Bohemian Rhapsody of 311 songs
    cheese311on April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm a recovering adict and to me this song pushes me to stay clean, stop making excuses, get my shit together and fight my disease. SA's rap is perfect, my best friend is in rehab, so he's gone, and when you screw up so much from addiction you loose friends and that phone does stop ringing. That's the nice thing about music you can take the lyrics anyway you want to even if it's meant about something totally different.
    Iluv311on August 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so positive. i think it's about not letting up or giving up when things get tough. finding the truth again and accepting that you're human kind of.
    brian wilsonon January 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a good thing to keep in mind. I guess all of us have friends and we should all care for them. Best Friends aren't seasonal which means they are an essential part of our lives. Even though there are other problems going on with other people, jobs, or at home, we shouldn't forget those who are there. Excuses are stupid. If you are a good friend and there is an event, there shouldn't be a wall in the way, there should be a solution. I don't have many friends because I don't think I need a whole load of people who come and go or who who forget you when the time passes. It's hard finding good ones.

    There shouldn't be an excuse. Right?
    term102on November 02, 2008   Link

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