"1, 2, 3" as written by Nicholas Lofton Hexum and Chad Ronald Sexton....
Long time did I run down like that
I would have three years ago today, but...
Not now, it's not like that

It's all right to feel good
It's all right for nothing to be wrong
The deepest dream that we have could be tomorrow's song

Long time did I run down like that
I would have three years ago today
But, not now, it's not like that

It's all right to feel good
It's all right for nothing to be wrong
The deepest dream that we have could be tomorrow's song

Just what did he say, uhh, stop
It'll just go 1, and 2, and 3
Run up the hill, do as you do, I'm going to chill
You know, you really ought to do the same
Uh, uh, they want to bug you
But we won't let them today
'Cause it's a sure shot to the bomb
Dropping every single day
You know, you swing it, and you fling it
And you make some shit up, but
It's just 1, 2, 3, oh

And you don't stop, proceed
What you need, guaranteed
The deepest dream we have could be


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"1, 2, 3" as written by Nicholas Lofton Hexum Chad Ronald Sexton

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    General CommentThis song is also one of my favirues from one of their best albums that i dont think gets enough attention. What it means to me is that a lot of people in this world are tryin too hard to please everyone, and yet when they do they think that theres still somebody else that they need to gratify, some lonely fan that they think doesnt appreciate them enough for comfort. So they "run up that hill" to show that theyre giving their best effort. But really they need to just "chill" and realize that what they do , such as writing and producing their own songs, should be done to gratify themselves, because it comes from their own mind and life experiences which come out onto paper and music just like 1,2,3.....
    n3j1y1on May 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTHIS SONG IS AMAZING!! i could really care less what it actually is supposed to mean, because i like the way i interpret the song for myself..i feel like theyre saying, we are born by ourselves, and we die by ourselves..we can try to make others like us, or we can try to put a certain image out for ourselves, but the truth is, if youre not doing you, than youre living your life as a lie..you need to just calm down, relax, and live life the way your heart tells you to..follow your dreams..because if youre ambitious and work hard, one day, you just might get what youve wished for...and dont change yourself for the benefit of others..there are people in this world who will like you for who you are.. =) i
    x_soulrebel_xon February 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs off my favorite album, Grassroots. It's about not being afraid to go for your goals, no matter what other people say. It's about letting everything go and just relaxing once in awhile. Such a beautiful song.
    BeautifulDisasteron April 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about how simple a song may come to you or how easy it may to make a song...and sometimes easy is good..run up the hill...make the song...iwanna chill...reap the rewards..it all about songwriting...andnot listening to critics
    ate_16amon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim the 311 veiwer of this song....i thought it was cool.....sorry
    Corion June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"It's all right to feel good
    it's all right for nothing to be wrong
    the deepest dream that we have
    could be tomorrow's song"

    that's an amazing lyric - i love how 311 mixes awesome beats with great lyrics ... althought grassroots definitely isn't my favorite 311 cd ... this song holds it's own
    cyndy_bearon June 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat it means to me:

    This song is about how you used to always feel like something was bad in your life. No matter what you did there was always someone or something that is angry with you or disappointed. But now you have a good attitude, everything is gonna be alright, jah. It's about how it's okay to be happy and have nothing to worry about. It's about how there doesn't always have to be something going wrong.

    Then there's the deeper, more obvious meaning, the songwriting. How you can turn anything into lyrics, "the deepest dream...could be tomorrow's song". Sometimes you have to improvise, "you swing it and you fling it and you make some shit up" and it just flows like 1 - 2 - 3.
    hednirvanaon June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe guy i like wrote that "its alright to feel good.. its alright for nothing to be wrong.." part in my yearbook. in my mentally diluted mind, i began to think it meant something about love.. but then again.. i was mental. i love hula dancing to this song though. rah rah.
    fucktartgrlon July 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song means to just don't worry about shit. just chill.
    gueveraliveson August 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song means to just don't worry about shit. just chill.
    gueveraliveson August 11, 2002   Link

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