"Champagne" as written by and Nicholas Lofton Hexum Doug Martinez....
I will never understand you
When will I stop trying
I mean, 'cause it's just not how I planned to
Spend my time 'til dying

I mean, champagne
California on the brain
She's got an appetite for no refrains
Just verses, she curses as blood vessels burst in defiance
She made an alliance to the dark side of Hollywood
Where everything looks good
So I treat her right as any other player would
Lightly, then she wants to fight me
Too bad, that's just too bad
I can't be around to pick up your bags and your debts
She wants to love me with threats
Not taking chances, I'm hedging my bets
With other girls I'm not providing pearls
I'm free, free

I will never understand you
When will I stop trying
I mean, 'cus it's just not how I planned to
Spend my time 'til dying
I mean

I know loving me isn't easy
I'm home and next thing I'm leaving
But when I look at you it's like praying with my eyes
I follow you to sleep so I will
Find your dream place and hey, I'm not an angel
but girl you make me feel like I know one, one

Champagne
California on the brain
She's got an appetite for no refrains
Just verses, she curses as blood vessels burst in defiance
She made an alliance to the dark side of Hollywood
Where everything looks so good
So I treat her right as any other sucker would
Lightly, then she wants to fight me
Too bad, that's just too bad
I can't be around to pick up your bags and your debts
She wants to love me with threats
Not taking chances, I'm hedging with my bets
With other girls I'm not providing pearls
I'm free, free
Never understand


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"Champagne" as written by Nicholas Hexum Douglas Martinez

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  • +2
    General CommentIt's about a guy who's absolutely in love with a girl that he thought he'd never fall in love with. It sounds like this girl is sorta difficult to get along with, maybe sorta needy, and he's never been in a relationship where he's had to give so much attention.
    BeautifulDisasteron April 18, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti saw 311 last month, and when they played this song, Nick Hexum said, "You guys like Champagne?" and everyone cheered. and then he said, "Bring on the Bubbles" and they turned on bubble machines and there were bubbles all over the place.. it was really cool
    SaraH PoOon May 19, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti dont know how this guy feels about this girl....but he is a complete verbal genius when it comes to flattery.
    "when i look at you its like praying with my eyes" & "im not an angel but, girl, you make me feel like i know one"....any girl would melt having her guy say that to her.
    guys, take notes!!!
    hcBERon April 07, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think he's fascinated by this girl. She's difficult and she mystifies him. He doesn't know if he wants this relationship that's so rocky but it's hard to leave.
    Thumper311on June 06, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's a guy who's in love with a high maintenace girl, he does anything for her but she just sees him as a little puppie that does anything for her but she doesn't really like him just that simple and champagne is a very good title for this song it just says it all don't ya think?
    drummerchickon October 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah, i believe the guy is in love with a 'paris hilton' socialite type,

    &she's got
    'california on the brain'
    &
    'made alliance with the dark side of hollywood' (pursuing acting...?)
    &she's 'got an appetite with no refrains' (partying nonstop)

    so he treats her right like 'any other player would'

    &'lightly she decides to fight him'
    (starts treating him like shit, but 'lightly', thinking it's okay)

    &he
    'can't be around to pick up her bags'

    &he hates being with her,

    'but when I look at you it's like praying with my eyes
    I follow you to sleep so I will find
    your dream place'

    but loves her at the same time,

    &in the end,
    he ends up
    'treating her like any other sucker would'

    &he realizes he'll 'never understand.'
    CallistoBrooklynon August 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentguy likes girl....girl has such a wierd personality, its tough for the guy to really get to know her...since she is changing and what not......
    ate_16amon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment311 live is the most amazing thing ever...
    mynameisjonas182on July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentseen them 4 times. they are the best
    redjelloon July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is one of my favs... i just
    missXXchiquitaon September 13, 2002   Link

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