"I'll Be Here a While" as written by and Nicholas Lofton Hexum Doug Martinez....
I'll be here a while, ain't going nowhere
I'll be here a while, ain't going nowhere
I'll be here a while, ain't going nowhere
I'll be here a while

Far is solace in the maddening pace
Sad state written on my face
Not a tight rope walk but dance, (whoa whoa)
Uncertain game of chance, (whoa whoa)
But I'll see it through in time

I'll be here a while, ain't going nowhere
I'll be here a while, ain't going nowhere
I'll be here a while, ain't going nowhere
I'll be here a while

And if a person place or thing can deliver I would quiver with delight
Tempted by the hand that could blind my vision and sight
But at twenty years of age, (whoa whoa)
In frolic and in rage, (whoa whoa)
I will see it through in time

I'll be here a while, ain't going nowhere
I'll be here a while, ain't going nowhere
I'll be here a while, ain't going nowhere
I'll be here a while

But the dawn has come into the endless night
And everything, is going to be alright
But at thirty years of age, (whoa whoa)
Through frolic and in rage, (whoa whoa)
All regressed and healed in time

I'll be here a while, ain't going nowhere
Said I, said I, said I, I will survive


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"I'll Be Here Awhile" as written by Nicholas Hexum Douglas Martinez

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    General CommentIt's about growing up, not giving up, and remembering that everything will get better as you get older and learn more about yourself and other people and things. At times you may feel so confused and frustrated that you don't know what to do with yourself, but if you just remember to stick it out and if you don't give into temptation, it'll get better...and in the end it may be so much better than it may have ever seemed.
    BeautifulDisasteron April 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyo michi, download the song 'blizza' by 311...and that will completely remind you of nintendo
    ate_16amon August 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me and my girlfriend , it's "our" song..
    I like the guitar riffs and the amazing drums, maked me wanna love ervybody :)
    LowEgoon September 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song means everything to me...to me, its about dealing with hard times that you will inevitably face in your life but knowing that things will turn out good in the end. I cried like a baby when they played this in Cleveland back in 2001...Whenever I am going through a hard time, I listen to this song and I see that I will get through the hard times and I will be stronger and a better person for it. I thank 311 for making this music that has the capacity to evoke that feeling and positive thinking in me.
    aLLie
    Sweet311Girlon March 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song makes me feel like summer.
    idk.
    case closed.
    sealed.
    delivered.
    take me i'm yourson April 29, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt reminds of the beach i used to live on. most awesome song ever. (the acoustic version.)
    clayponderon March 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah tru ... another deep song from 311...this band is the total description of the phrase ''keeping it real'' ... the songs ahve real emotion and honest messges ... I really like this band ;)
    NIKKIEon April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell..exactly..
    MAMAROACHon May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that he is depressed cause in the interview on the cd, he talks about the bad times in his life and how he would come out of it, deep song for him and cool tunes for me! I like IT.......
    IamTheOne2Testifyon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me think of being in your paradise, whatever it may be, and just chilling. Revelling in the fact that you know your gonna be there a long ass time. Its about making it through the hard times and learning from your mistakes, knowing that everything will be o.k in the end. 311 fucking rocks!! Im going to their concert on the 31st in ATL!!!
    hobitt420on July 25, 2002   Link

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