"Six" as written by Chad Ronald Sexton, Nicholas Lofton Hexum and Douglas Vincent Martinez....
You know patience, pushing a dream, brings my demons to life
Songs are vacations, our soul salvation
Will you suspend your disbelief?
I'd like to be the thief that steals
That jaded necklace that you're always wearing, yo
I'd take that thing and, with my knife, I'd start pairing so
Chop, chop, piece, piece, and send it to the Raiders of L.A.
There are so many, this land of plenty
The things we lack straight square within our grasp

Ever you do, ever you think
Whether you're brown or you're pink
I think not, thinking's better 'bout it
When you stop to think
The jaded ones will wither
While the optimistic grow
I settle that a bet will let a large amount

So, indulge me just for a minute, imagine no one holdin' out
All trying for peace, my brothers down
Some others down, it happens slow, think you should know
The direction that the world goes, peace

They number six to make them feel like men
They one up us 'cause we're much too much for them
OK, the method to the mischiefs over there, then Psych,
shazam, we strike with the lightnin'
Through space we move and emit an ill tracer
We're set to light your world, kid, we're your maker
Check it, our karma, plus the avant garde
Our style of out sect wise to ways comes to wreck


While the masses mill around curse in anguish
311 stompin' 'em down with the quickness
We see all the crews that be comin' around now
Takin' they notes to get our sweet ass style down

Fending off the foes that try to shut us down
Like the warrior souls we are, we never give in
So what we call is dope, we know will come around
Chill in Southern Cali., y'all
That's how we livin'
We spend our lives learning
If you like learning, life is large
It could never be only the ups
The downs will always come around, yeah, yeah
Like a drive through Estes Park, you savor the sun
But when the clouds come, make animals

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"Six" as written by Douglas Vincent Martinez Chad Ronald Sexton

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    General Comment"The jaded ones will wither while the optimistic grow." One of the best lines ever written. This song is great. 311 is great. Their lyrics are so amazing.
    Zeppelynon August 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti have just fallen in love with this song...i dont knwo why i didnt before...what miT plays, jsut the way the lyrics flow...and especially at teh end...Nick is brilliant
    ate_16amon August 23, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"there are so many, this land of plenty
    the things we lack straight square within our grasp" - So true...most American's are lucky to say that they live a better life than poverty, but were always looking to get more. This line reminds me how the things we need are all around us, and inside of us...strraight square within our grasp.

    "We spend our lives learning,
    if you like learning, life is large
    it could never be only the ups
    and the downs will always come around
    like a drive through Estes park you savor the sun
    but when the clouds come make animals"
    -- That's awesome. Probably a very crucial and overlooked quote. Basically, in order to stay positive, you need to acknowledge that you cannot have bad times without the good...and that instead of being bogged down by a cloudy day, you can have fun and make animals in your imagination. It's all in how you see it. 311 is genius for incorporating such fundamentally positive ways of thinking in an era where most lyrics are just garbage.
    Abeeron March 03, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"The number six to make them feel like men
    they one up us cuz we're much to much for them"

    A crew of 6 facing off against 311's 5? One-upping them? Eh? Sounds like a rumble
    Shredder1316on December 06, 2005   Link
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    Christy0612on July 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBecause of me, there are no longer 6 comments here.
    Ilayaraaja1986on October 14, 2008   Link

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