"Flowing" as written by and Nicholas Lofton Hexum....
[Chorus]
Along the way to close my eyes
I lost where I was going
The more it will spin the more that I try
To stop my mind flowing
Away away
To all that I despise
Along the way to close my eyes

You can't be let down if you don't expect the world
Expect to lay awake there by your sleeping girl
If somebody cares then there is no way you can tell
Cursed consciousness it's your private hell

[Chorus]

Tick tick tick the clock bludgeons your mind
Endlessly replaying times that were unkind

Go away sun I'm not prepared for you today
It seems you are it seems you are

[Chorus]


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"Flowing" as written by Nicholas Hexum

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    General CommentThis song is all about nicks insomnia...but there are so many parts where you can relate to...
    "cursed consciousness is your private hell"
    its soo true... and this song has such a great melody...its sickening
    ate_16amon April 27, 2002   Link
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    Song MeaningI don't think really this about insomnia. It's about focusing your mind to create a "spin" as you fall asleep in order to "lose" where you were going. I interpret that as an out of body kind of thing. This song is about being able to control the flow of your mind (by not thinking of "all that you despise"). If you can stop you can stop your mind from flowing away from Now, your good.

    "Along the way to close my eyes
    I lost where I was going
    the more it will spin
    the more that I try
    to stop my mind flowing away, away
    to all that I despise
    along the way to close my eyes"

    The next part is about expecting the world, so you don't ever get let down. Your single, the expect to lay awake by your sleeping dream girl (not doubting it). The last two lines are only to those who have lost their way to the point that they cannot tell when people care about them. It's the cursed consciousness that is Hell. It's in your head.

    "You can't be let down if you don't expect the world
    expect to lay awake and by your sleeping girl
    if somebody cares then there is no way you can tell
    cursed consciousness is your private hell"

    The chorus really is the best though!
    And this last one's again about your mind straying away from the moment. And I can see how insomnia can be seen as the meaning of this song, but I think that's just the surface. The sun in the morning represents the day, the now. You may think your not prepared for the sun but you can't avoid it.

    "Tick, tick, tick the clock bludgeons your mind
    endlessly replaying times that were unkind
    go away sun I'm not prepared for you today
    it seems you are, it seems you are, huh!"
    dandamanon August 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"You can’t be let down if you don’t expect the world.." is another line I can really relate to...
    BeautifulDisasteron April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou're right about the melody being totally infectious...the first time I heard this song I loved it immediately. I couldn't get it out of my head for...well, I'm still trying actually :-)
    MisSpiFFanyon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song ...
    Aerionon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, this is a pretty nice song
    Pharmicopiaon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFor a fellow insomnia sufferer yeah i can relate to it! lol i love the lyrics, about how his mind is flowing away, its like how i feel too the harder i try the more i can't get to sleep and it drives me insane, anyways 311 has yet to disappont me i love all their songs
    sundayon June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song...period.
    juliegrayon July 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentreally nice song..insomnia sucks i think i have it too
    broken_dreamon July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinsomnia...that's a pain in the ass..u r all right
    brohymn_hxcxon July 19, 2002   Link

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