"Applied Science" as written by Chad Ronald Sexton, Nicholas Lofton Hexum and Douglas Vincent Martinez....
Nod your head to this, as a lot of apprentice
Some of this were standing on the shoulder of giants
Some tyrants, some benevolent
To the followers, it's relevant
The rest get bent on lending opinions
I'm sending to a brand new level
I revel in completion, I like to see deletion
Of the parasites to make the load light
Fools know rules, but the rest keep bouncing back
With the lack of further adieu, see
As one can deduce, we kick out the jams
Slam the shit out hard and long
'Cause we got more song, dig it, check it

Something you might like now
All-star bound
Yeah, you're so sound
Cool as the blue water all around
From a force field flashing
Aliens are sending
Black evolutions of love you are hearing
The dark supernatural is the world we call
Our own home lightning in the mind comes out in song
But we're wild, they say, "never trust us, we're shady"
In lieu of the crew you're into, we are, baby
'Cause music will be coming out the words we speak
We erect break beats shatter, wax still on the platter
Our shit is badder, we come, fly, then we scatter
'Cause we deep and we solid, yeah, we hear ya holler

Electricity running through is all that feels good
Sometimes the only thing that really ever could
Feed, that hunger, I crave it
I love it, I gave it
I shove it in a battery and save it for later
A waiter in the Dorothy C. Pavilion in '89
I met some weirdoes and had myself a real good time
Downtown L.A. is a soul graveyard
Where you got to be hard or get jacked
It lacked a certain sense of something
Something basic, no karma in he least I broke east
You know I had to face it
I guess I flaked but it was no mistake because 311's got the boom

My mike check is giving me Electric Company
I can't see the high wide sky or stars above me
Are you a flower, or more like a high rise tower?
If so, the soul of sweet delight on you will shower
There's a place for us they say is somewhere
Not a dream, but a place and you will be there
You're slippin', but content because your spirit And hills are alive,
With the sound of music
People never see the whole trip of life
Grab knowledge, man, and all you do is syph

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"Applied Science" as written by Douglas Vincent Martinez Chad Ronald Sexton

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    General Commentthere are some errors on here. "People never see the whole trip of life man. The word is said and all you do is sigh"
    chrons311on March 21, 2010   Link
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    General Commenthmm...im not too familiar with the meaning of this song..but all i can say is tribal drum solo...
    311's got the boo y'all!
    ate_16amon May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree, the drum solo is really cool
    SaraH PoOon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've been a drummer for about 8 years and i have ot say that most of my drumming sounds like Chad Sexton's, and he is really amazing in this song and ive memorized the solo to the live version on their cd. I thinkthat this song is basically saying that their are so many aspects of science that we dont really notice and yet it runs our life all day long and night. Without science, these songs that we have all come to love wouldn't be here, and 311 says that we sometimes dwell on the science of things but then forget it later. If we dont forget then "the soul of sweet delight on you will shower".....
    n3j1y1on May 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAt my b/f's first concert he met these guys, was astounded by the drum solo during this song. It led him to see 311 as his fav band and somehow he still talks to P-nut.
    Shimmfuelon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti just read an interview with sexton and he said that on upcoming tours they are goign to spice up the tribal drum solo even more!!
    ate_16amon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLast time I saw the drum solo they added a cymbal between each drum...so 2 of the guys were hitting the same cymbal at the same time.

    Definitely different...I like the new addition to the solo a lot.
    BeautifulDisasteron October 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentApplied Science..one of my favorite songs, SA kicks it up a notch in this song..They're talking about how good they are as a band, how they do things totally different and they just hide it in there with all the ILL words and similies, you just have to look harder to see it..
    xthebleedingxon July 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentChad Sextons drum solo is beyond words. He is my hero.
    CoarseAiron September 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI personally don't like the live version and I find the drum parts boring because it's too long.
    But I like the studio version.
    I nod my head to this song.
    311rhcpon March 01, 2006   Link

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