"Daisy Cutter" as written by and Nicholas Lofton Hexum....
I tried to move with a cool hand
It didn't go as I planned
I'm full of rookie maneuvers
And gestures meant to be grand

Ive pulled a bag of tricks one after the other
I asked if you heard of my band
So misguided the sincere approach never tried it once
You said to just drop the game flat
Why didn't I think of that

My daisy you make me go crazy
Forever amaze me
Now let's let the day go lazy
My daisy you know what I'm after
Your musical laughter
A more beautiful disaster

I cant believe what you create
When you let your heart detonate
You let your mind go with one blast in another
And what comes next I will await, hmm
Tell me again the one about the time
We first got together and you blew my mind
I find my mind in the gutter
When I think of my Daisy Cutter

My Daisy you make me go crazy
Forever amaze me
Now let's let the day go lazy
My Daisy you know what I'm after
Your musical laughter
A more beautiful disaster

Its four months now
Since you crashed into my life (to my life)
You leave a path of delightful destruction
Your quite the throng, my daisy

Just clap your hands
Get down to the beat
Just clap your hands
Just clap your hands to the beat

Daisy you make me go crazy
Forever amaze me
Now let's let the day go lazy
My Daisy you know what I'm after
Your musical laughter
A more beautiful disaster

My daisy, you know what I'm after
You make my heart beat so much faster
My daisy, you know you drive me crazy
You just blow me away, my daisy

Lyrics submitted by jbond311

"Daisy Cutter" as written by Nicholas Hexum

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    General CommentProbably my favorite from the new album... beginning guitar just gets me... watch the daisy cutter videos on youtube. they're crazy
    spamoni25128on May 28, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"You leave a path of delightful destruction you're quite the bomb, my daisy"

    Love that line.

    Also, love the old school "clap your hands to the beat" part.

    311 never dissapoint.
    JPerez928on June 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyeah i agree with spamoni, this is probably my favorite, if not, its definately in the top 3. the lyrcis are pretty self explanitory.
    AustinDangerYoungon June 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of the best on the album, but 311 sings about women way too much in this album. Others have explained this song well enough, but i'm disappointed that not one song is politically motivated like "wake your mind up", "borders", "you get worked", "hostile apostle", and "solar flare" were. Nor are many of the songs even that deep in general.
    Zenteron June 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is obviously about a girl, and how she drives him crazy. I don't think there's some deep, hidden meaning in this song.

    And I have to agree with Zenter (except saying that it's one of the best on the album, because I think it's one of the worst). The whole CD is so sappy; so many songs are about girls. Hardly any of their other songs on their previous albums were about girls, and if they were, it wasn't as obvious as it is on Uplifter. And there's almost nothing to interpret from any of their songs; their lyrics are so simple and not really thought-provoking or anything.
    jamiexoon June 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNick and p-nut were on Loveline with Dr. Drew and Nick explained that a "Daisy Cutter" is a small bomb used in Vietnam that shot out shrapnel to clear foliage. So, he thinks she's "the bomb." Simple as that. The chorus on this song is unusually heavy for an upbeat poppy ballad, I like it. Plus, who needs political anyways? Every band pours out political song after political song (and badly, at that; just look at Green Day). DTOM was pretty sappy too; Waiting is just pure cheese.
    flashdrcon June 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about his new wife and how they met, he tried to spit game and she was like get over yourself blah blah, she is an artist so he states how amazed at what she creates when her heart is in it. Also referring to her being "the bomb" not my favorite.
    jc4gotpaidon June 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely agree with Zenter. This album is really disappointing, but it was kind of expected.
    ComeOriginal08on June 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commentjust a song about how this girl is so cool and rocks his world.
    i saw 311 in D.C. yesterday for their unity tour. they were sooo amazing and i'm sooo jealous of S.A. Martinez' wife!
    likequicksandon June 29, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationGuys guys guys... common..


    Largest Conventional Bomb in Existence Carolyn Lauer EE ‘03

    It is big and destructive. To be exact, the Daisy Cutter bomb weighs in at 15,000 pounds and destroys anything in a 600-yard radius. First used during the Vietnam War, these huge bombs have since been employed in the Gulf War and most recently in Afghanistan. Although the “Daisy Cutter” bomb is not a nuclear weapon, its use in battle has caused controversy because of its terrifying and utterly destructive nature.

    AWESOME SIZE AND TERRIFYING POWER The BLU-82B or “Daisy Cutter” is the largest conventional bomb in existence and is 17 feet long and 5 feet in diameter, about the size of a Volkswagen Beetle but much heavier. It contains 12,600 pounds of GX slurry (ammonium nitrate, aluminum powder, and polystyrene), and is so bulky that it cannot even be launched in a conventional method. To put that in context, the ammonium nitrate in just one Daisy Cutter bomb is about six times the amount used in the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City. Although the blast from this bomb is extremely lethal, it still has less than a thousandth the destructive power of the atomic bomb used on Hiroshima.

    Because of the cumbersome size of the Daisy Cutter and its deadly results, it must be uniquely deployed and detonated. It is launched on a delivery trolley and forced out the back of a C-130 cargo plane. The plane itself must be at least 6,000 feet off the ground to avoid the bomb’s massive shock wave. Once clear of the plane, the Daisy Cutter releases its own parachute. Attached to one end of the bomb is a three-foot long conical probe. When this probe touches the ground the bomb is detonated. Because the bomb is detonated before the majority of it hits the ground basically no crater results. However, the bomb still inflicts heavy damage, generating pressures in excess of 1,000 pounds per square inch near the point of impact, and the shock waves can be felt miles away.

    A Daisy Cutter Bomb before it is loaded onto a C-130 cargo plane to be dropped.
    These powerful effects have caused the Daisy Cutter to be mistakenly identified as a fuel air bomb. The Daisy Cutter is in fact, not a fuel air bomb. Fuel air bombs vaporize a fuel in the air and ignite it. This produces a fireball which rapidly expands making the blast much more extensive than conventional weapons. Although the Daisy Cutter could be used in similar situations as fuel air bombs, it is much too big to depend on the surrounding air and it utilizes its own oxidizer. In addition, the more conventional means of explosion utilized by the Daisy Cutter bomb makes is more reliable than fuel air bombs in significant wind or temperatures.

    EVOLVING MILITARY ROLE The Daisy Cutter bomb is extremely lethal, but was originally used in Vietnam only to clear the helicopter landing sites. In fact, it earned its nickname “The Daisy Cutter” because of the circular pattern of destruction that it left after detonation. Since then, it has been used multiple times, and it was reported that US aircraft dropped 11 Daisy Cutter bombs on Iraq during the Gulf War. Initially, they were dropped to test the ability of the bombs to clear mines, but no reliable assessment could be made about its effectiveness. The horrific blast was found to have a terrible impact on the survivors and as the war progressed, the Daisy Cutter was used less as a lethal and destructive weapon, and more as a psychological tool.

    Once the United States fully realized the impact of the bombs on Iraqi troops, a new strategy was developed. A bomb would be deployed, and directly after the blast thousands of leaflets would be dropped over the Iraqi troops with a picture of the Daisy Cutter bomb and the words “Flee and Live, or Stay and Die!” Using experience from the Gulf War, the most recent operations in Afghanistan no longer employ the Daisy Cutter for the traditional purposes of clearing landing sites or destroying personnel, but rather as a psychological tool intended to demonstrate military superiority.

    The Daisy Cutter Bomb is very large and the three men sitting atop it give some perspective.

    CONTINUING USE It is easy to see why there would be objections to the use of the Daisy Cutter bomb when it is solely intended to intimidate the enemy with such destructive consequences. There was much concern that the Daisy Cutter bomb was being used against civilians in Afghanistan, but that is reportedly untrue as our only targets are strictly military. In defense of the Daisy Cutter bomb, Britain’s Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon reports that this bomb will be used when it is more suitable for hitting the target than smaller ones, and then its use is entirely justified. Also, because of the cumbersome launching of the Daisy Cutter and the specific conditions that must exist it is not possible to drop them on extremely volatile areas. The very large, slow-flying C-130 cargo planes are easy targets for enemy ground forces and therefore only when the airspace is well controlled is the Daisy Cutter even a viable weapon.

    Since the Vietnam War, the Daisy Cutter bomb has been implemented for different purposes to suit varying strategic situations. Its extremely destructive nature and devastating power make it an easy target for controversy, but its most recent use as a psychological weapon is undeniably effective.

    Now re read the lyrics. I don't disagree that its about a girl, its just a bit more deep than it being a girl named daisy.
    ThatSlinkyShurlon July 14, 2009   Link

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