"8:16 A.M." as written by and Nicholas Lofton Hexum....
Stranger flowers yet, there will never come
A day that I will ever regret
The hours, days, years and the minutes
The joy the pain the sunshine and rain in it
The drives on the coast to nowhere
Nothing to say just sit and stare
There's nothing like the comfort of a silence
That's comfortable, not talking small, just skip the bull
Then I find myself in servility
Didn't think that was my ability
I go a yard and a mile to make you smile
But then I'm happy see I got so many ways
To make your gaze elliptical
Got a ways to go, the future's so cryptical and I'm glad
Just another many things we've had

It's 8:16 A.M. will you wake up to me
The first thing that you see my eyes open
I'm just hopin' you feel the same as me
The day starts carefully on the sidewalk with the dog
You're right last night I was a hog
Come on I'm sorry, it's 73 degrees, January easily glides
Oh, easily glides

Stranger flowers still, if you're gonna wanna
Go another day I will, like this, make it a deal, sealed
With a kiss sealed with the feel of impermanent bliss
Today my love we shall let the world slide
Turn off the ringer and just glide
For we shall never be younger again
Then what do you see

It's 8:16 A.M. will you wake up to me
The first thing that you see my eyes open
I'm just hopin' you feel the same as me
The day starts carefully on the sidewalk with the dog
You're right last night I was a hog
Come on I'm sorry, Holiday on the radio
Billie knows that is the way to go, the way to go

A place where we both can spend our saved time
Not collecting interest
Maybe the same reason we always find ourselves
Homebound I've got to do some homework
The leave response we want to leave Wisconsin
For a new life, a new trailer with an antenna and a porch
Of course we'll bring the dog

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"8:16 A.M." as written by Nicholas Lofton Hexum

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    General CommentThis song is about being with a special someone who you do many things with, reflecting on good times. The dog is Billy I think, and he represents their strength. He always knows where to go from here, and so do they. The chorus puts images of a couple in bed, one watching the other sleep. He was dumb once but it will all pass, she takes out her anger by walking the dog.

    Just another rad song from everyone's favorite 311.
    hednirvanaon June 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwell, will you wake up to me?
    ate_16amon May 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI didn't know who this was untill my b/f said something. Now he gets mad at me for playing it to much! LOL :)
    binkieon May 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNick wrote this song about his ex-girlfriend. I heard him say that in a Q&A session on our local radio station before a show.
    h0mebrewdon December 14, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin response to hednirvana, who posted a long time ago...6/30/02...billy is not the dog. billy is billy holiday. a female old skool singer, back in the record days. the lyric is ...HOLIDAY ON THE RADIOOOOO, BILLY KNOW THAT IS THE WAY TO GO. THE WAY TO GOOOOOO...
    three11phreakon August 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful...make me feel all calm...they are an exceptional band and this is one of their best songs in my opinion
    punk_and_ska_chickon April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNick Hexum writes really good lyrics, this songs a great example. 311 always put me in a good mood. =)
    ihateyoureyeson April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgod i love this song. 311 is the best band ever.
    da-da-daveon July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favorite song by my favorite band. anyone thats been in a relationship & wondered if that other person felt like they do knows what this song is about. does it get any more simplified than "will you wake up to me?" The song always makes me feel good.
    redjelloon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think its about a couple who really likes eachother but he thinks he likes her more then she likes him.... hes got a lot of plans for their relationship and hes just hoping shes just as enthusiastic and feels the same. ONE OF MY FAV PARTS is at the end when he sings... "and of course well bring the dog..." AWWWWW. nick hexum
    missXXchiquitaon August 13, 2002   Link

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