"Use Of Time" as written by and Nicholas Lofton Hexum....
With the words staying me slow
The verbs that just don't flow
Confusing use of time
Partial stoning of the heart
Waiting for something to start
Confusing use of time

But the trying again
Makes me think it's all gonna end
Confusing use of time

But every time I turn the volume down
All the I hear is the deafening sound
Of you hearts pound

But the trying again
Makes me think it's all gonna end
Confusing use of time

Today, the longest day
Hearing repeating things you'd say
Confusing use of time
Can you hear the void I describe
What could I say vacancy sounds like
Confusing use of time

But the trying again
Makes me think it's all gonna end
Confusing use of time


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"Use of Time" as written by Nicholas Hexum

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    General CommentThis song is not about being depressed or about a failing relationship. Clearly its about a song writers thought process. With the words staying me slow The verbs that just don't flow Confusing use of time Partial stoning of the heart Waiting for something to start. That is showing how he cant grasp what he is trying to write about. And when he turns the volume down, all he hears is the deafening sound of your heart pound because music is so infused with his life and he cant operate without it. can you hear the void i desecribe.. that really shows how he despises the void-- of no music. its the absence of creativity, he calls it a confusing use of time. this song has amazing meaning and everytime i listen to it i am amazed at his clarity.
    drinkingmochaon September 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, you might be right but I personally don't think this song, or any song from Transistor, is about the relationship with girl because if you just think about how Transistor sounds like as a whole and it would be weird if there was a song about such thing. But you can always have your own meaning as I do. I actually like that one.
    311rhcpon April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpersonally, i liked this song because it just had a very good feeling to it. then i listened to the lyrics and it occured to me that really he's singin about two people in a relationship want to make it work but secretly they both know it won't work. so it's just was waste of both their time.
    HRslammRon September 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm a huge 311 fan. Huge. And ya know what? I have no idea what this song is about. Don't really care. I'd have to say this is the most relaxing tune these ears have ever had the exquisite pleasure of listening to. It's just so melodic and hypnotic. Fav line "But everytime I turn the volume down all I hear is the deafening sound of your hearts pound." Not to mention the guitar solo. s'miT solo fit's so well in with the rest of the song. Hearing the first note of the second solo makes me get a hard-on.
    MrEMan02on September 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm a huge 311 fan. Huge. And ya know what? I have no idea what this song is about. Don't really care. I'd have to say this is the most relaxing tune these ears have ever had the exquisite pleasure of listening to. It's just so melodic and hypnotic. Fav line "But everytime I turn the volume down all I hear is the deafening sound of your hearts pound." Not to mention the guitar solo. s'miT solo fit's so well in with the rest of the song. Hearing the first note of the second solo makes me get a hard-on.
    MrEMan02on September 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat happened to all the comments on this song?!
    BeautifulDisasteron October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe kindest of 311.
    sk8nfool13on April 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe kindest of 311.
    sk8nfool13on April 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about being depressed.
    homebrew311on September 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commento yea and the guitar solo at about 3 and a half minutes is orgasmic
    homebrew311on September 27, 2004   Link

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