"Bomb The Town" as written by and Nicholas Lofton Hexum Doug Martinez....
When I go back to places where we were
I see the path of affectation
it's easy to get back to a blur
of countless inspired revelations, yeah

We're futuristic and we're on the way
so now go into a quiet meditative state
invoke the 13th ray the vibration
it'll give you a transformation
and will serve as initiation

First you gotta break with drastic measures
then confusion gives way to flash of light
that moment is the thing I'll always treasure
mediocrity should never get it right but they might

In the genesis of the solar mind
amid the fractals and the combinations
of the signs it's not hard to find
patterns that flow bright
and the bluest light
now enhanced with your crystal sight

Never forget
it will be wicked
get your ticket
bomb the town
with a sound
shakes the ground
everybody

Never forget
it will be wicked
get your ticket
bomb the town
with a sound
shakes the ground
everybody get down

A mighty stupid set of currents
to swim through around me now
a bigger task to hold location
then to swim upstream some how

The art of remaining free
is a skill upon itself these days
the overflowing things for you to see
others talk you out of doing your way, yeah

You've established some telepathy
and tech-remote viewing
so you're all-knowing right
answer me how the future will be
is it the end or just the beginning
follow me

First you gotta break with drastic measure
then confusion gives way to flash of light
next your gonna find blissful pleasure
in a freedom reigning through blissful foresight, yeah

Do it smoothly
feel the love let it soothe thee
send ya to bliss with all the wisdom
of the sweetest kiss
world that you know
sacred temple
is what you're given
receive the medicine

Never forget
it will be wicked
get your ticket
bomb the town
with a sound
shakes the ground
everybody

Never forget
it will be wicked
get your ticket
bomb the town
with a sound
shakes the ground
everybody get down

A mighty stupid set of currents
to swim through around me now
a bigger task to hold location
then to swim upstream some how

Never forget
it will be wicked
get your ticket
bomb the town
with a sound
shakes the ground
everybody
never forget
it will be wicked
get your ticket
bomb the town
with a sound
shakes the ground
everybody
never forget
it will be wicked
get your ticket
bomb the town
with a sound
shakes the ground
everybody
never forget
it will be wicked
get your ticket
bomb the town
with a sound
shakes the ground
everybody get down


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"Bomb the Town" as written by Nicholas Hexum Douglas Martinez

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    General CommentThis is a loaded 311 song! Nick starts it out by explaining his sense of how many lives 311 has affected, and not just affected but inspired and caused revelations in fans.

    Then SA gets DEEP with his verses. I don't know much about the 13th ray of vibrations, but I've googled it before. It's mainly about initiation or the beginning of a spiritual journey to higher consciousness.

    The chorus can probably be interpreted in many ways (311 likes to do this). What I got from it is that the stupid currents are the life events/circumstances that you have to "swim" through or around. "A bigger task to hold location than to swim upstream somehow" explains how learning from your life circumstances and ascending/evolving/becoming more aware as a person is easier than a life of repeated mistakes and misfortunes.

    I really love how many levels of understanding are possible when listening to 311. As we are all on our own path "swimming upstream" listening to 311's songs will have different meaning for everyone. But my God I have never heard a band speak so much truth. I encourage fans to pick apart the songs. That's why I'm here.
    dandamanon April 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is all about coming with such great songs. and how the people will be affected by your vibes and tunes. such a great song..nick hexum is brilliant
    ate_16amon April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry but its
    Phusion - Love Insanity
    ArchAngelVanityon June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwrong song...sorry
    ArchAngelVanityon June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics are awesome, but this is pure wisdom:
    The art of remaining free
    is a skill upon itself these days
    amen brotha
    nimrod123on December 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes a lot of references to the feelings associated with a mushroom trip.
    souljamikeon March 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell, it sounds to me like S.A. is talking about some kinda of transformation from this phase of our minds as humans into the next phase, what some call 'enlightenment', whatever word you want to use. i'll go into more detail next time i'm drunk.
    _faye_on April 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfaye...a lot of 311's songs around this time deal with the subject of enlightenment, so i think you might be right, it also seems to have connections to perhaps mushrooms too, perhaps mushrooms brought on the thought/ideals of enlightenment? who knows
    Rob311Fanon December 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is one of my favorites. i love it when both nick and miT are playing guitar
    david311freakon February 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is truley about the revalations in a trip of many kinds. not just mushrooms. bt it is all so true."mediocracy should never get it right but they might" smart people trip and have revalations our futuristic ideas that a lesser brain would not experience. 311 are obviously on some megaknowledge.
    AnsonDean311on August 21, 2008   Link

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