"Down" as written by Pharrell L Williams and Kenna,....
Chill. Light on my sight as my ego becomes
A funky child with some words on my tongue
Be like intake of breath and my mouth gets loose
While I scatter my spit I dream of juice
Have you ever made out in dark hallways
Displayed a kiss that made your day or say
Play a track from your record collection
It's your mix, congratulations

We've changed a lot and then some some
Know that we have always been down down
And if I ever didn't thank you you
Then just let me do it now

I bet you light up when we start the show follow me now
Very closely because I told you so you know
We glow because we throw sun rays
We be freaky and we want to stay

We've changed a lot and then some some
Know that we have always been down down
And if I ever didn't thank you you
Then just let me do it now

Lightning strikes yo we be in that violent force of light
Guaranteed to turn it out as bad as dolemite
'Cause we're dope kidchange like a chameleon
And the channel whenever that wack show real world is on
You know we dazzle like ghetto box boomin' battles
Rattle inside your head feel redeemed like cola bottles
Fall in love with you teachers on the wax
We are self made check the technique 311 in LA

We've changed a lot and then some some
Know that we have always been down down
And if I ever didn't thank you you
Then just let me do it now

Keep my feet on the ground
Keep my head in the clouds
Electrified by the sound
Comes from the down
And

We've changed a lot and then some some
Know that we have always been down down
And if I ever didn't thank you you
Then just let me do it now


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"Down" as written by Nicholas Hexum Douglas Martinez

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  • +2
    General CommentI think everyone has positive intentions in their interpretations... but many are thinking to hard. I recently saw on TV and this guy talking about spirituality and one thing he was talking about was "The down". The part keep my head on the ground keep my head in the clouds hes saying you can be down to earth and still get high, it doesn't make you a moron. Then he says "comes from the down" and if you watch the music video they're meditating (which i do often) with that huge sumo looking guy. So i believe hes saying most nuances come from the down, which may be a deep state of meditation. I wish i could see that spirituality show again to listen more about "the down". With that said, the comments about fans being down is all legitimate, oh and also on the transitor CD cover those metal things are dudes sitting in a meditative position. Something to think about i guess.
    Stay positive
    kashuson August 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis was the very first song that got me hooked. This song i think, is one of there best. its one of my favorite rock alternative song, and 311 needs to be played a lot more on the radio!!
    bwebb41on May 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is 311 thanking all there loyal fans
    sdawgg311on March 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about the special meditation of satans servants.

    Keep my feet on the ground
    Keep my head in the clouds
    Electrified by the sound
    Comes from the down

    The down is hell. A place achievable of a human contact and connections through electrified sounds and dark meditation. Comes from the down. The song and video reeks of satan \m/
    awakened99on August 16, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentget down with tha 311 style cuz they rock it, and they thank u.
    otep_scorpionon April 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey're basically thanking the fans that have been true and stayed with them throughout their career.
    korngurl13on April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's definitely a song for the fans. Nothing compares to hearing this song live...
    BeautifulDisasteron April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with all of you. great song, great band, if you've never seen them live you really have no idea what 311 is all about.
    LiveUrLifeon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell bwebb, presonallyl, i dont think 311 needs to be played on the radio anmore than what they already are, because they already have a HUGE AND SOLID fanbase...
    "Friendly to the radio, all the shit is corn"
    they just dotn belong on hte radio...so just pop in the cd and let it play...:):)
    ate_16amon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI disagree, ate_16am. I think 311 should get as much radio play as they can. With all the negativity in music these days, I think it'd be great for as many people to hear them as possible. Radio play isn't gonna change my opinion of them..and I dont think it'll change the opinions of any other hardcore 311 fans. 311 definitely deserve the attention.
    BeautifulDisasteron May 11, 2002   Link

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