"Eons" as written by and Nicholas Hexum Chad Sexton....
You got a wishing well within
That's ready to begin
See how we roll, see how we roll

I'm trying to compromise
Because with me there are no lies
See how we run, it's already begun

Now that I'm back to a pushing pen
That weighs two hundred tons
I'd like to drop it on you
And watch it all fall through

Nobody knows just what
You're battling inside, you can hide
Nobody knows just why
Most everyone will lie if they need to

The ones who aggravate you most
And happen to be ever close
Seem to be the ones lurching
For the same things that you are searching

The ones that make you feel ill
And you think that nature should have killed
Those you curse when you're alone
Seem to be so close to home

Not an even field to be on
Feels like standing still for eons and eons
Stare it dead in the eye, what now?
All we can do is try to shut it down, shut it down

Not an even field to be on
Feels like standing still for eons and eons
Stare it dead in the eye, what now?
All we can do is try to shut it down, shut it down


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"Eons" as written by Nicholas Hexum Chad Sexton

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    General CommentI think any 311 song can have different effects on people, not just one particular song. I can get chills listening to numerous 311 songs, including "Eons". I think it's a little ridiculous to say that if one song out of many doesn't do something to you or for you, then you aren't worthy enough to be dubbed a fan. They speak to their fans in different songs, whether it be "Omaha Stylee" or "Eons". It's whatever sends you to a state of euphoria that makes a song special.
    -Raspler-on June 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSome of the most painful battles are those spent within the mind, fighting off an infectious dialogue of negativity, doubt, or anger. And so we try to hide it, acting as though everything is okay. Often, we are triggered into hating or disliking someone for what might seem to be no good reason at all. But when we look closely, we realize we aren't battling the person, we are battling the way we feel about ourselves. Sadly, solutions are few and far between. The best you can do is face the beast of negativity and chop that bitches head right off.
    goodfellapmcon January 18, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song has had so much meaning to me since the first time I heard it. To me, Eons is a song about how hard life gets sometimes, and how most people would love to just throw their burdens and problems on other people and have them take care of them. This song talks about how most of the time you don't realize that you feel hatred towards some people because they carry the same qualities that you hate in yourself. When you have a problem, don't blame other people...just "shut it down" and learn from the experience, and move on.
    BeautifulDisasteron April 15, 2002   Link
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    General Comment311 has got to be the epitemy of positive cognitive thinking. i love my boys
    hurleychick42069on April 26, 2002   Link
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    General Comment311 has got to be the epitemy of positive cognitive thinking. i love my boys
    hurleychick42069on April 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with everything Beautiful Disaster said.. also the song is insanely trippy.
    mourninghasbrokenon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with you hurleychick, 311's music has so many positive messages without being too sugery or "poppy" - which is rare. I absolutely love them. They're the kind of band that will never get so popular that they'll end up compromising themselves.
    MisSpiFFanyon May 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think i read this on the 311 BB, go to a dark room...relax put this song on medium volume, and when it gets to "not an even field" see what you do..if nothign happens you dont deserve to call yourself a 311 fan.
    by 311 fan, i am going by the definition stated by all five members in ETSD 2.
    ate_16amon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so special to me. as soon as i heard the guitar the first time i heard the song, i knew it was going to mean something to me.
    "The ones who aggravate you most
    and happen to be ever close
    seem to be the ones lurching
    for the same things that you are searching
    the ones who make you feel ill
    and you think that nature should have killed
    those you curse when you’re alone
    seem to be so close to home", all that applies to me because the people who annoy me the most and try to be like me, live right up the street! i LOVE 311!!

    turdvenderon June 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, dude. This song rocks. 311 is awesome.
    Aerionon June 05, 2002   Link

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