"Sweet" as written by and Tim Mahoney Doug Martinez....
Take your chance on something star
You got all the live long day
If I had to name one thing you think would ya
Be hard-pressed to say
You can say that I'm gushy
At least you know what I think
I know that I'm lucky,
I know you're on the brink
You got it, good, good, good
You got it, good, so good

You make up ridiculous words
Which mean exactly nothing
I know just what you mean
And that's the funny thing
It's understood
It's understood

Buddy, buddy, buddy
I know why you wander
Through the sweetness on the ground
And the sweetness of the flowers
You make your way
On a cloudy day
You've got to move
The world you prove
Is too sweet, yeah

We parted much too soon
I know, but that's how it goes
There's someone better out there for you and me.
Can't wait to get on the road
And feel the shows and be like,
Phenomenon one and two and three
Now I don't mean to brag and I don't mean to boast but
I am the guy could that give you the most
It's good, good, good,
It's understood

Buddy, buddy, buddy
I know why you wander
Through the sweetness on the ground
And the sweetness of the flowers
You make your way
On a cloudy day
You've got to move
The world you prove
Is too sweet, yeah


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"Sweet" as written by Nicholas Hexum Douglas Martinez

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  • +3
    General Commentmxlftcoastpunxpx...you are the dumbest mother fuckin 311 poser ever!!! i didnt have an account but i signed up just to blast your dumbass for everything you just said. yea, some of 311's songs are about weed, but this clearly isnt!!! and to start by saying you are the epitome of a 311 fan, thats just wrong. you dumb mother fucker. PrettyTrainCrash has it 100% right.

    and as you rewrote the entire song, you fuckin disproved one of your retarded thoughts.

    "theres someone better out there for you and me"
    and somehow you claim that the "someone" he is referring to is weed. HOW DOES THAT MAKE SENSE?!?!? weed is not a someone, jackass

    but if you were a REAL 311 fan you would know that "stress is the enemy and not a friend of me, one thing i learned is to be easy going, flowing..." so ill just relax now to sweet sweet reggae vibes
    89visionon September 17, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentCreated an account to +1 89visions comments.

    mxlftcoastpunxpx you have no idea what 311 is all about, just because SOME of their songs are about mary jane doensn't mean ALL of them are.

    "theres someone better out there for you and me" just this line alone should says this song is about a break up of a girl he loved.
    SonicSoulon April 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentkick ass song...i think it is about a chick he really loves and he is trying to rationalize the whole thing
    hurleychick42069on April 26, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYea ... he definately likes someone here. They understand each other. They mesh. Maybe they got together but it didn't last long?! Cute song though, heh.
    Zeppelynon March 17, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me, It's about unrequited love and moving on. This guy is crazy about a girl, and feels like there's a connection, "you make up ridiculous words.. I know just what you mean" but she's a free spirit and sees bigger and better things for her, even though he feels he'd give anything for her. At the same time he realizes she is not good for him, so he acknowledges that it's time to move on, and someday he will find someone who is right for him, and she will find someone who can handle her. He wishes her well. Beautiful song. It reminds me of a relationship I just got out of.
    PrettyTrainCrashon May 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis reminds me of a recent break-up. We got together so fast, and broke up so fast. I love this song, it really helped me out, just like any of their songs. I really loved her, but I guess I was just too much for her.
    Deadsarow311on December 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow....PrettyTrainCrash....good job...that makes perfect sense cuz im going thru that whole thing with a girl right now....but i just have a feeling im gunna lose her....good job
    Badfish3llon February 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite 311 song. So well written, such a sweet meaning, and the guitar/music at the end, wow. Love this song.
    RoCkHaRdeRon July 20, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General Commentwell obviously none of you are 311 fans... this song is about sweet mary jane.
    "you make up ridiculous words
    which mean exactly nothing
    I know just what you mean
    and that's the funny thing
    it's understood, it's understood"
    when your high and are just randomly talking about shit you make up words that dont mean anything to anyone else but you know what your talking about and you know it.
    " the sweetness of the ground, the sweetness of the flower" marijuana plants produce buds. you smoke buds. buds are flowers.
    "We parted much too soon
    I know but that's how it goes
    there's someone better out there for you and me
    can't wait to get on the road
    and feel the shows and be like
    phenomenon number 1 and 2 and 3"
    basicly is just saying whenever i have you i burn you way to soon and there nothing left but i cant wait to get on the road and play shows. thats pretty much what the songs about.
    mxlftcoastpunxpxon December 31, 2007   Link

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