"Mind Spin" as written by and Douglas Martinez Chad Sexton....
Are you missing us?
Maybe wanting to be kissing us?
If you must, then please don't be dismissing us
When we're gone, bailin' on the bus

Are we immersed in a sea of replicants?
Hard exteriors and fake gold fronts
Losing yourself in the flavor of the month
Gotta be a better reason to colonize a star
Gotta be a better reason man's come so far

Is that you in the mama-ocean-people-sea?
Is that you in this dream I see waving me?
Closer with one hand
While the other shields your eyes as if surprised
To see the universe begin

Being up on the mindspin
Are you still glad that it has been
Six years and seven months
This is what you want, don't front
I'm feelin' it right now
In this, the gold hour
Part clock and part man
Reconciling my life span

Keeping things whole
We move out of the space where air flows
When all of a sudden, here we are, and here we go

The evolutionary mind turns twists, backflips
In space-time, the continuum
Real-life planetarium
It's a natural fact
Time is speeding up, there isn't much left
Heart rate increasing
Bustin' through your chest, compressed
Is your life in the physical
But out of memory comes a vision
Which is a miracle, yeah, that
Normally, we just can't see
It's not natural or typical
Of our same old thing
Livin' too fast, unable to grasp the past
Or the future, when, at last
We ripple after our big splash


You remain and refrain
From the pain of wasted time
The last thing on my mind is
Running high, fuel supply
Reason why we just don't quit
Can you get with a melding of two minds?
(A melding of two minds)
What's the worst thing you could find?
(Worst thing you could find)
A paper trail that prevails in demystification
People (people)
Want to believe (want to)
In mysteries
People (people)
Want to believe (want to)
In mysteries

Is the truth so bad? (so bad)
Is the truth so bad? (so bad)
Is the truth so bad? (so bad)
Is the truth so bad? (so bad)


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"Mindspin" as written by Douglas Martinez Chad Sexton

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    General Comment First of all i want to say that this is my favorite 311 song because of the crucial lyrics and drum technique (im a drummer myself), and also because it doesnt get enough attention. ---What I think this song is trying to say is that we as society are always ready to jump to the next stage of technology, that will enhance our environment and surroundings. And we do it so fast that we dont stop to try and realize how we have come so far since the beginning of time and creation, and instead of looking for practical terms of our advancement, many times we look for or "believe in mysteries" that we think are out there that will explain our advancement as society. When really the truth is right there , but we dont want that because its not fascinating enough to our minds eye. Is the truth so bad??? Talk to me online about it, XC8316 , is my screen name. And absorb 311 every day!
    n3j1y1on April 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe chorus is kickass.....
    ate_16amon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdude what i get out of it is that 311 is saying science absolutely proves certian things about our lives and why we are here yet people still believe in mythological bullshit to explain things. why? they know the truth, is it so bad?
    pbjpbon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a bunch of crazy things going on all at once in your life and the mix of emotions it can cause.
    cheese311on November 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsounds good cheese. Wish the whole song was hard like the beggining.
    Gman311on January 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell the change in tempo in the song shows 311's diversity of style, plus it resembles "the mix of emotions" that Cheese311 mentioned
    n3j1y1on August 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the ending.
    poolhallXjunkieon August 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNick Hexum said it himself at the Fox Theatre concert in December that "Mindspin," to him, means that you can be a spiritual person without being religious...but then he said make your own interpretations.
    RebelFanon January 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about the dimensional shift in conciousness thats currently undergoing right now on planet earth.... "its a natural fact. time is speeding up. there isnt much left. heart race increasing.." ..I believe were coming to a point in history where we will evolve once again. Theres alot more to explain in this song but i cant put it all into words right now..

    "..evolutionary mind.." "..a melding of two minds.." ..were starting to think differently and alot is going on within us that we cant understand.. im sure some people understand what im sayin.. ;)
    DreamTheater311on August 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE HOW IT ENDS

    this song means a lot of things, i think how you interpret it shows a lot about you :)

    i think of it as just living in the moment
    harroxon December 07, 2007   Link

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