"Little Brother" as written by and David Kahne Chad Sexton....
Oh, hey little brother
You’ve got so much to discover
Can’t you conceptualize
What you’re doing to our mother

Those drugs that you choose
Leave you left with the blues
Trust me I've been there
To me it's old news

Pending disaster
You’re heading there faster
It's tearing me up
To know you get so plastered

Because you’re caught up in the scene
At the age of nineteen
Maybe so was I at the age
But I had a dream

And those goddamn powdered drugs
They’ll fill you with doubt
You’re just getting sucked on up in it
And you have to break out

You blacked out on the floor
You told me, the next day they found you that way
Those damn medications had your back baby
It hurt when they took them all away

You’re feeling so bad
You’re looking for a place to land
Help me understand
How in hell it got so out of hand

I know that it's hard
But you’re risking being permanently scared
You’re hurting inside
So you’re flirting with tragedy on the dark side

Those drugs that you choose
Leave you left with the blues
Trust me I’ve been there
To me it's old news

Hey little brother
You messed up another chance
Sooner or later you must take a stand

At the edge of it
All where you begin
To consume that product to its very end

How much time is left
Will you collapse
Will you confess you're in a spiritless void
Spinning into excess

You blacked out on the floor
You told me, the next day they found you that way
Those damn medications had your back baby
It hurt when they took them all away

You’re feeling so bad
You’re looking for a place to land
Help me understand
How in hell it got so out of hand, go


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"Little Brother" as written by David Kahne Chad Sexton

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    General CommentIts a pretty good song but its kinda diffrent when SA starts to sing but its cool tho....its kinda hard to find cuz theres a instumental verison of it and then theres the one with the lyrics.
    Badfish3llon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell there's many demos. There's the instrumental, the mumble (mumbling sounds to get an idea of what it'll sound like), the demo, and the finished version. This is the finished.
    jbond311on March 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWho do you think this song is about? I thought at first that it was about Nick's brother, Zack. But I don't think Zack's on a downward spiral of drugs or anything. And, you can find the full, final version on either the iTunes music store, or on the DTOM vinyl.
    cdgus311on July 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI't could be about hexum himself, he was involved in serious grugs abuse, back then was whe he wrote I'll be here awhile, so, it could be him reminding himself what he went trough
    jstyleeon May 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm sure it's about zack, otherwise it wouldn't be called little brother.

    Those drugs that you choose
    Leave you left with the blues
    Trust me I‘ve been there
    To me it's old news
    Pending disaster
    You’re heading there faster
    It's tearing me up
    To know you get so plastered

    Because you’re caught up in the scene at the age of nineteen
    Maybe so was I at that age but I had a dream
    And those goddamn powder drugs
    They’ll fill you with doubt
    You’re just getting sucked on up in it
    And you have to break out

    in homebrew, nick sings about doing a lot of drugs when he was 19; seems like his brother's going down the sam path.
    tenclub07on July 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenton wikipedia, it says zack was born in 1978.
    he would've been 19 in 1997.
    wonder if this song was a demo or outtake from transistor?
    tenclub07on July 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's a B-Side off of Don't Tread On Me, it's not about Nick, and it's not about Zack. It's about Nick's other little brother, i forget his name, but he has another younger brother.
    Transistoron April 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentahhh word....Ive wondered whos little brother this was for a while.
    UPLIFTER IN JUNNNNNNNNE09!
    Rob311Fanon March 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt is about Nick's half brother, Patrick.
    UseOfTimeon April 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song with a great message. 311 is known for the use of drugs, hell they have written songs called whose got the herb and hydroponic. However in song hydroponic, they write,"Everything I eat is from the Earth, right. I am what I eat straight up Earth, right." They are not afraid to let me know that they smoke weed and take the hydroponic drugs. However, they know the dangers of manufactured drugs, such a heroin, meth, and perscription pills, which is exaclty what I believe. There is nothing wrong with smoking pot or eating psychedelic mushrooms, because they are not that harmful.
    kallen89on January 25, 2010   Link

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