"3's & 7's" as written by and Josh/castillo Homme....
Lie, lie to my face
Tell me it ain't no thing
That's what I wanna hear
Take your lie to the grave
That's what an old friend told me
Look what it did for him

The truth hurts so bad, wouldn't you say?
So why tell it?
If ignorance is bliss, then I'm in
Heaven now

Run, you'll never escape
You see you'll go nowhere
So new you appear

Broke, laid to waste
Turn into sweet no things
Kiss you goodbye

The truth hurts so bad, wouldn't you say?
So why tell it?
If ignorance is bliss, then I'm in
Heaven now

Keep going over and over again
The never ending places I've never been
No one's catching on
Callin' my bluff
The devil made me holier than I've ever been
What you do, say it with a smile, boy
Making us all forget
What you do, say it with a smile, boy
Making us all forget
Making us all forget
Making us all forget


Lyrics submitted by Saint Sadistic, edited by ADSK

"3's & 7's" as written by Joey Castillo Josh Homme

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  • +6
    General CommentNumerology passage:

    # 3 - THE LIFE OF THE PARTY - 3's are idealists. They are very
    creative, social, charming, romantic, and easygoing. They start many
    things, but don't always see them through. They like others to be happy
    and go to great lengths to achieve it. They are very popular and
    idealistic. They should learn to see the world from a more realistic
    point of view.

    #7 - THE INTELLECTUAL - 7's are the searchers. Always probing for hidden
    information, they find it difficult to accept things at face value.
    Emotions don't sway their decisions. Questioning everything in life,
    they don't like to be questioned themselves. They're never off to a fast
    start, and their motto is "slow and steady wins the race" They come
    across as philosophers and being very knowledgeable, and sometimes as
    loners. They are technically inclined and make great researchers
    uncovering information. They like secrets. They live in their own world
    and should learn what is acceptable and what is not in the world at
    large.
    hustarnon June 24, 2007   Link
  • +5
    General Commenthas anyone noticed what 3's and 7's is upside down and backwards L&E. That is almost lie just without the I idk kinda abstract but it fits in to well to be a coincidence imo
    rgarrow92on May 12, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI thought this song was about the whole "Josh and Nick" feud that occurred when Josh kicked Nick out of QotSA. Well that's what I think about this song anyway.
    Saint Sadisticon June 18, 2007   Link
  • +4
    General CommentIt's kind of hilarious reading all of this jibber jabber on meaning of this song... bible references, poker references, interpretations of L.A.,. etc...

    3's & 7's is a superstition among doctor's and medical personel meaning that deaths come in 3's and 7's over the period of a day.
    alexguilbeaulton October 31, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General CommentIn this song Homme said If ignorance is bliss then im in heaven. In his other band Them Crooked Vultures he sang ignorance is bliss until you take the bliss away. Just thought that was interesting.
    dystopia4on July 30, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNEW ALBUM!! ive already downloaded a few songs, it sounds TRIPPIN! the drumming in this song is intergalactical. as for the meaning, its about how its always easier to ignore the "reality" of things and how the truth is much harder to handle, so lying is always the easy way out.
    Royal_Hermione_Emmaon June 03, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentis it intentional that the main riff sounds a lot like smells like teen spirit? not saying thats a bad thing--actually when i first listened to this album before i got through the first song it reminded me of nirvana in that it was so raw and new...
    necrophageon June 19, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment@ Dangelles

    It's not about poker. Having a 37 offsuit is not the worst hand. With 3&7os you can still get a straight. 2 & 7 os is the worst.
    eemeon June 27, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment3's and 7's in numerology:
    These two individuals are usually incompatible. If they do get together it is usually a clear case of how opposites attract. However they are so different, the relationship does not usually endure for long.
    belledujouron January 06, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think that it's saying that telling the truth hurts, but lying never ends up good.
    SoreBleedingHearton December 02, 2010   Link

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