"What Was I Thinking" as written by and Nicholas Lofton Hexum....
The word that I heard was so absurd I can't believe it slipped from my lips.
The tongue with which it was sung was so dumb I wished to pull it from my skull.
What the fuck was I thinking?

The word that I heard was so absurd I can't believe it slipped from my lips.
The tongue with which it was sung was so dumb I wished to pull it from my skull.
What the fuck was I thinking?


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"What Was I Thinking" as written by Nicholas Hexum

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    General CommentThis is one of 311's most...unique...songs. It's so different from any of their other stuff...i love it. It's just about saying something really dumb and then looking back and saying to yourself.."what the fuck was I thinking?" We've all done it...everyone can relate to this song.
    BeautifulDisasteron May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsouljamike is close...in an interview last July, P-NUT (the bassist, said that the song is about how Nick, the lead singer, felt ashamed of himself for his lyrics in a song from the previous album entitled "DLMD" or Don't Let Me Down which tells the talks about his mother's bad situation with men who didn't treat her right. Nick felt he approached it wrong with the song and that he was stooping to the level of those bad men instead of staying positive which is what the 311 vibe is supposed to portray.
    n3j1y1on September 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwtf was i thinking when i picked up that girl at her hosue? wat was i thinking when i was drunk...WTFWIT
    ate_16amon May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a meaningful song using such little lyrics

    my overall favorite on Transistor
    kriff311on February 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMore literally, I think this song was written by Nick Hexum after looking back on an old song or lyric that he had sung. He appears to feel much differently about something that he had once said in a song, and feels embarassed that he would have ever said anything like that. Though he never makes a reference to what it may be.
    souljamikeon May 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat was I thinking when I fucked that fat girl!?
    Ilayaraaja1986on April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe line is actually
    "The tongue from which it was sung..."
    bornofdesire32on May 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlove hearing this live, such a heavy song to rock out to!
    you can tell who the true fans are when you see people looking around with a puzzled expression while the songs being played.
    steve3bzon March 21, 2010   Link

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