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Sound boy proceed to blast into the galaxy
go back rocket man into the sky, you'll see
hear it all the time, come back rewind
aliens are waiting up in the sky
sound boy proceed to blast into the galaxy
sound boy when you come round
sound boy won't you stay
no one gonna harm you
they all want you to play

I watch the birds of prey that hunt
the canyon below my house
they're looking for a meal like a lizard or a mouse
I wonder if they appreciate the setting like me
to control your own direction choose to be free
and I reserve the right to be as trite as I want
and you can lick but don't bite I toss you here to Vermont
I kick it lickety split and hand it to the man in the tan van
and, and as for you and your crew, I don't hate you
peace is my priority 'cuz Marley said for sureity
just what do you think I'm doin'
I'm not just here for screwin yo
and if it's sore take care of it
perhaps from too much stucking
but anytime your aware of it then keep on f---ing

You know we cool (isn't that random?)
when we come bout people get ready (hey isn't that random?)
sound boy gonna rock you (hey isn't that random?)
people rock steady (isn't that random?)

To be the one who has it all is not that hard
and I'll be that type of dude in a funky car
I dream of a suit that will fit my rhyme
when I recognize my girl from a former life
I love it when the only sound that I hear
Is your infectious laughter
I will hear you again in 800 years if I'm still lucky
go north on Outpost then take a left on Mullholland
to me that's where I like it and Macapa Drive is callin'
I get up to the sun and then I stretch out
it's beginning to look like summer
and I'm down with no doubt swing

You know we cool (isn't that random?)
when we come bout people get ready (isn't that random?)
sound boy gonna rock you (isn't that random?)
people rock steady (isn't that random?)

I break a silly peace for offering rap weasel then
I'm boffering I'd give you an exclusive on my playlist
the thought and styles I kick are from a random hat pick
that's why most radio will never play this, tell 'em again
me a rude boy from Omaha, Nebraska
sick as a porno flick yet gold as precious laughter
many don't agree but we can't care about that
cuz we're never gonna wear the old hat, spoken



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  • +1
    General Comment:i luv this song sooooooooooooo much, to me its all abouth 311 being different than any othere band out there. thier difference is what makes them amazing!!!!!!!

    -put that in your pipe and smoke it- 311
    fragglerocker311on April 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I'm surprised that no one has commented on this song yet. I've been having a hard time figuring this one out...to me, the first verse is about loving your life and being yourself...after that..i'm lost. Anyway...meaning or no meaning...it's still a damn great song.
    BeautifulDisasteron June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:well from what i know about this song..its about their style..having different types of songs..the last verse sums up the whole song...
    never wear that old hat
    ate_16amon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I honestly think they were just going for outlandish lyrics.

    "I watch the birds of prey that hunt
    the canyon below my house
    they're looking for a meal like a lizard or a mouse
    "
    DarthBelchon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:hahah...hello everyone? the song is called Random lol. There isn't a theme.

    It's a bunch of cool lyrics and rhymes. I think 311 does this often; most of their songs have a theme or message...but certain songs, like this one for example, are just fun and full of funny hooks and what not.

    "I reserve the right to be as trite as I want
    and you can lick but don't bite I toss you here to Vermont"

    Sing that once and tell me it's not fun. BTW, that last line is obviously fellatio related. Hey, 311 is allowed to be fun, right?
    Abeeron April 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is about sociology and psychology. SA is obviously an alien who's trying to "pnone home." So this song is also about E.T., SA's distant relative. "I watch the birds of prey... I don't hate you, peace is my priority," Nick is trying to tell SA he doesn't need to go, things could be peacefull.
    "Go north on Outpost, Left on Mullholand," Nick is trying to tell you his fans where there is, supposedly, buried treasure.
    "Cuz we never gonna wear the old hat," I hear 311 has a big hat collection.
    Ilayaraaja1986on April 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:"I watch the birds of prey that hunt
    the canyon below my house
    they're looking for a meal like a lizard or a mouse
    I wonder if they appreciate the setting like me
    to control your own direction choose to be free "

    That's surely a reference to free will. But, as the song as a whole goes, it's little pieces of insight here and there fused together with some tongue in cheek lyrics and funky beats and guitar riffs all fueled in large part by psychotropic drugs. Eh? Ehhh?
    djtoddon February 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation:I think this is just stream of thought writing with random thoughts pieced together, hence the title. There are several good thoughts but none that relate or go in any pattern.
    banethejuggaloon December 03, 2009   Link

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