Soundsystem Lyrics
  • Freeze Time
    Music: Hexum; Lyrics: Hexum/Martinez

    I’d like to stay here just like this
    It’s just a momentary bliss
    That’s all we can hope for
    That’s a reason to cope for
    This life, this life and no more

    You will be immortal man
    One in the hand
    You will know exactly then
    What you have
    You found the cure
    And Morse codes for rapture
    Get with your rhythm
    Get with your nature

    The moment’s running down a mountain
    It can be captured from a fountain
    Sometimes all that it can be
    Absence of agony
    Pleasure from the lack of pain

    You will be immortal man
    One in the hand
    You will know exactly then
    What you have
    You found the cure
    And Morse codes for rapture
    Get with your rhythm
    Get with your nature

    Serendipitous my travels throughout time
    I grab a moment like a thief and then I make it mine
    Nothing will compare to your realization
    When you come to find out your new object of fixation

    I try to freeze time try to freeze time for your mind
    Perfect snapshot to always rewind
    Golden buttered jam golden buttered jam for your slam
    Remember it in your synapse diagram

    Sweetness is your bein’
    Zen human walkin’
    Steppin’ out from shadows
    Flowing like a breeze soft and
    When dawn unveils the morning star risen
    Feel the light feel the love your christened
    With this life not ours not for long
    But for the taking take it
    The birth light breaking break it
    Between the light and dark is a seem
    That is caving in
    Mutating rearranging your soul
    Changing form again

    You will be immortal man
    One in the hand
    You will know exactly then
    What you have
    You found the cure
    And Morse codes for rapture
    Get with your rhythm
    Get with your nature

    Serendipitous my travels throughout time
    I grab a moment like a thief and then I make it mine
    Nothing will compare to the realization
    When you come to find out your new object of fixation

    I try to freeze time try to freeze time for your mind
    Perfect snapshot to always rewind
    Golden buttered jam golden buttered jam for your slam
    Remember it in your synapse diagram

    You will be immortal man
    One in the hand
    You will know exactly then
    What you have
    You found the cure
    And Morse codes for rapture
    Get with your rhythm
    Get with your nature


    Come Original
    Music: Hexum/Wills; Lyrics: Hexum/Martinez

    You got to
    You got to
    Come original you got to come original
    All entertainers come original
    You got to come original you got to come original
    All entertainers
    Hear why

    To come original it ain’t nothin’ strange
    You got to represent you got come full range
    Full range of emotion full range of styles
    When you come to town you’ll have them comin’ for miles

    Come original you got to come original
    All entertainers come original
    You got to come original you got to come original
    All entertainers
    Hear why

    Black Eyed Peas they comin’ full range and
    NOFX they comin’ full range and
    Roni Size he comin’ full range
    The one Mr. Vegas you know it ain’t easy

    A warning to the crews out there who think they’re hot
    If you’re not original rockers you will get shot
    Down by the kids neglectin’ your art, the stuff you did
    Eventually it get so bad puts you to bed
    Cuz when the lightning flashes sweet electricity
    All the world then stands revealed with the clarity
    Of raw voltage, briefly we see and the hope is
    You’ll be able to tell just what dope is

    Come original you got to come original
    All entertainers come original
    You got to come original you got to come original
    All entertainers
    Hear why

    Funk slap bass mixed with the dancehall and
    Hip-hop beats and punk guitar and
    Deadly on the mic is the one SA
    The name is 311 and you know it ain’t easy

    This is not a test there’s no time to mope
    How you gonna cope with radioactive isotope
    And boss dj illness upon you now quickly
    Infecting you fast upon the airwaves
    This message brought to you by the so large system
    Activate and attune yourself with meditation
    And green plants they’ve got mad life they’re sentient
    They’re beautiful as you and they like to dance

    Everything we do we gotta come original
    Put your hand up in the air and prepare for battle
    Sit upon the rhythm like a tire upon a rim
    We do it non-stop and then we do it again
    Some a them whine and some a them bitch
    They can not do it never switch
    Comin’ up from the heart and
    Delivered with a wild pitch
    Sit up on top the rhythm like a wild stallion
    This is the ruling system

    Come original you got to come original
    All entertainers come original
    You got to come original you got to come original
    All entertainers come original

    You got to come original you got to come original
    All entertainers come original
    You got to come original you got to come original
    All entertainers, Come original


    Large In The Margin
    Music: Sexton; Lyrics: Hexum

    Large in the margin my drama unfolds behind closed doors
    Told on the down low I beleive that I’m sold but really I don’t know
    Maybe it’s better but I can’t think so
    Maybe it’s better to fight, one never ever knows
    Believe the rumors that grow like tumors
    It’s more fun than the truth that we know
    Trying to hard to reach a higher plain

    Will fuck you up when you least expect it
    You think you’re moving closer when suddenly you wrecked it
    But all the same the pain gains wisdom
    As if you ain’t had enough then you’re in some
    Prison of your own creation mental dilation
    Look at what you’re facing placing blame in every direction
    But in the end it’s your own infection

    There’s no way to avoid listening
    You’ll always end up listening
    Here’s hoping the voices aren’t too unkind
    Here’s hoping the voices are benign
    It’s easier when you hear it
    There’s no reason to fear it
    It’s you, you

    You think they’ll probably find you
    Well then, you’re probably right
    Cuz they’ll come back to remind you for eternity
    Of when you gave up the fight
    Somehow they always will find you
    The voices in the night, every night
    Keep coming back to remind you for eternity
    Of when you gave up the fight

    There’s no way to avoid listening
    You’ll always end up listening
    Here’s hoping the voices aren’t too unkind
    Here’s hoping the voices are benign
    It’s easier when you hear it
    There’s no reason to fear it
    It’s you, you


    Flowing
    Music: Hexum; Lyrics: Hexum

    Along the way to close my eyes
    I lost where I was going
    The more it will spin the more that I try
    To stop my mind flowing away, away
    To all that I despise
    Along the way to close my eyes

    You can’t be let down if you don’t expect the world
    Expect to lay awake there by your sleeping girl
    If somebody cares then there is no way you can tell
    Cursed consciousness it’s your private hell

    Along the way to close my eyes
    I lost where I was going
    The more it will spin the more that I try
    To stop my mind flowing away, away
    To all that I despise
    Along the way to close my eyes

    Tick tick tick the clock bludgeons your mind
    Endlessly replaying times that were unkind
    Go away sun I’m not prepared for you today
    It seems you are it seems you are

    Along the way to close my eyes
    I lost where I was going
    The more it will spin the more that I try
    To stop my mind flowing away, away
    To all that I despise
    Along the way to close my eyes


    Can’t Fade Me
    Music: Hexum; Lyrics: Hexum/Martinez

    We bust the sound
    The kids all gather round
    And what’s comin’ from their radios
    They all turn down
    The creativeness
    We are scientists
    Move em with soul
    Move em with this
    When the bass kicks
    We get intimate
    With the music and the people
    Yeah they’re into it
    Takin’ off cruisin through the air
    The sound is aerodynamic
    Let me take you there

    I am a cool and mellow man
    Always got a plan
    Copin’ out problems every time I can
    I’d like to be known as a great communicator
    If you got beef don’t save it for later
    I battle evil weekly monthly yearly
    But every step I take the devil stays near me
    Otherwise maintain on the globe
    Just another space trippin vato

    Massive yang and yin on this earth we spin
    Sometimes I gotta center find out who I am
    I chill out I let in the wind
    I gotta feel the pulse of the planet on my skin
    I got news for ya it ain’t nothin nice
    We all got demons we all gotta vice
    The struggle never ends
    To keep it in check
    But I never stop trying
    To make the trek what up

    Which one is it who ya gonna believe
    Undivided in my material being
    Undivided life
    You can’t fade me
    Desperate the cling I make to positivity
    Stay gettin it on til the doubt is gone
    If you could be dissuaded you were
    dead all along
    Like what’s up now you can’t fade me
    Still in that same old trade of positivity


    Life’s Not A Race
    Music: Hexum/Mahoney; Lyrics: Hexum/Martinez

    A day like today is for you
    To let your mind unwind like you ought to
    Feel the earth turn ’round when your heartrate slows
    Contemplating the thing only your heart knows
    That life’s not a race

    So hard to believe
    Part of me will fade in the mystery
    In a future world long ago
    Part feels for your love
    And lives to tell you so

    The world whirls around your mind in a golden spiral
    The natural way that things organize
    You can’t stop entropy so why even try
    Observe the conscious flow and don’t mystify
    Life’s not a race

    So hard to believe
    Part of me will fade in the mystery
    In a future world long ago
    Part feels for your love
    And lives to tell you so

    Slippin into a trance
    A chance encounter in the autumn
    What do I see an opportunity and then, I got em’
    Sought a chill-out mix to carve some space
    To make you wanna listen
    It’s a bubblin’ spring and
    Double in kings of this soundsystem

    So hard to believe
    Part of me will fade in the mystery
    In a future world long ago
    Part feels for your love
    And lives to tell you so

    Do you see world without end
    The rising sun my friend
    Imagine cloudlike
    You will form again
    In the spacy boredom
    In the autumn of late afternoon
    You are calm
    Just like a sleepy room


    Strong All Along
    Music: Hexum; Lyrics: Hexum/Martinez

    Feel the bass knives pass your flesh, enter your bone
    Solitude in your dancefloor rhythm zone
    Let your body go just don’t follow the letter
    Do what you feel the more absurb the better
    Don’t be afraid whatever you got, show
    Flaunt your personality, let me know your stylee
    You could make a mean hand out of what you been dealt
    311 on wax, wax on felt

    Feelin’ real great cuz the weather is mild
    So you reevaluate your personal style
    What makes you laugh, stand apart
    Makes you feel good, what’s in your heart
    Feelin real great cuz the weather is mild
    So you check us out on tour cuz your likin’ the style
    Drums, the bass, the master plan
    Nice guitars, the mics in our hands

    Strong all along, strong all along
    Come to find out the arm of the truth is long
    I’ll break it down for you like this for the hard of listening
    You think you’re taking the cake but what’s left icing

    To every foundation and every crew
    I’ve got the medium here’s what we’re gonna do
    Sendin out props straight from us to you
    To every foundation and every crew
    From the Malibu shores to the Brooklyn zoo
    We’ve got the medium here’s what we’re gonna do
    You wanna touch us, we wanna touch you too
    Givin’ respect to those who keepin’ it true

    If you are real or a replica
    If your steez be like Akira
    Wild ass Sioux or the Chippewa
    Your tribes Pawnee or the Omaha
    You can touch me with your fresh aura
    Cuz your energy be phenomena
    Now move the people and then oila
    Take on the love and the good karma

    Strong all along, strong all along
    Come to find out the arm of the truth is long
    I’ll break it down for you like this for the hard of listening
    You think you’re taking the cake but what’s left icing

    Feelin real great cuz the weather is mild
    So you reevaluate your personal style
    What makes you laugh stand apart
    Makes you feel good what’s in your heart
    To every foundation and every crew
    I’ve got the medium here’s what we’re gonna do
    Sendin out props straight from us to you
    To every foundation and every crew

    Strong all along, strong all along
    Come to find out the arm of the truth is long
    I’ll break it down for you like this for the hard of listening
    You think you’re taking the cake but what’s left icing


    Sever
    Music: Hexum/Wills; Lyrics: Hexum/Martinez

    Just sever that leash and release
    Your freedom of speech
    You just have to believe
    Your deed will be received
    Somehow somewhere
    You won’t be repaid with a blank stare
    Let me know if you dare

    There’s no one that could cure you like she does
    No one could leave you so alone

    Here it goes, my vibe is holy, my eyes closed
    Either I’m asleep or what I’m thinkin is deep
    Eventually I sigh and kick the sheets
    Try to piece together why I’m here
    Nothing except my own damn eyes and ears
    And then it severs so I listen to my heart
    Always and ever
    If it’s not good it might get better
    If it’s not good it might just sever

    I tell you money there’s other honey
    You always show it but you don’t know it
    Staring at the door thinking
    About the mess your in
    In your couch sinking deep
    Over the girl that’s gone

    Just sever that leash and release
    Your freedom of speech
    You just have to believe
    Your deed will be received
    Somehow somewhere
    You won’t be repaid with a blank stare
    Let me know if you dare

    Now all you think about her drink about her in vain
    But all else feels like you’re betraying

    We’re wakin it up face up and shakin it up
    We know of an extended field
    This is the deal we’re letting and getting
    The vibes that we want
    Open up your heart and proceed to feel
    Now you’re inchin up to the summit never plummet
    Boot your system up
    And then bail with the middle finger up
    Why you so abrupt baby don’t be corrupt

    Standing in the club playin the wall
    That they’re not her is all
    You think and that is true
    But what else can you do
    Trying to turn back time
    Or just tow the line
    Cuz the space you’re in
    Is no place like home


    Eons
    Music: Sexton; Lyrics: Hexum

    You got a wishing well within
    That’s ready to begin
    See how we roll
    See how we roll

    I’m trying to compromise
    Because with me there are no lies
    See how we run
    It’s already begun

    Now that I’m back to a pushing pen
    That weighs two hundred tons
    I’d like to drop it on you
    And watch it all fall through

    Nobody knows just what
    You’re battling inside
    You can hide
    Nobody knows just why
    Most everyone will lie
    If they need to

    The ones who aggravate you most
    And happen to be ever close
    Seem to be the ones lurching
    For the same things that you are searching
    The ones that make you feel ill
    And you think that nature should have killed
    Those you curse when you’re alone
    Seem to be so close to home

    Not an even field to be on
    Feels like standing still for eons and eons
    Stare it dead in the eye, what now?
    All we can do is try to shut it down
    Shut it down


    Evolution
    Music: Hexum/Sexton; Lyrics: Hexum/Martinez

    My computer is future shockin’
    Download this and you’ll start talkin’
    upgraded you’re now walkin’
    compatible with all that is rockin’
    comin’ on fast it’s gettin’ digital
    it’s so huge like a spiritual
    rippling out to every individual
    this is life it is a miracle

    Evolution has exponential timing it’ll be
    Half as long til the next breakthrough that blows are mind
    It’s up to the people to brave on with experimentation
    Move forth the species by using our imagination

    But can we handle it
    Could we dismantle it
    Or should we fear the void and just be
    para-paranoid
    If it’s understood it could be used for good
    and would
    If you will believe in all we can conceive

    On the periodic table they got it all wrong
    Let me lay it down for you in this song
    People want PT
    They want AU
    Let me tell you what you really ought to do
    Figure out ways to master silicon
    Fiber optic connectors
    Whatever’s beyond
    So many people don’t even attempt to understand
    The limitless possibilities of man

    Evolution has exponential timing it’ll be
    Half as long til the next breakthrough that blows are mind
    It’s up to the people to brave on with experimentation
    Move forth the species by using our imagination

    I feel trapped I gotta adapt
    Remain calm collected
    Before I get zapped
    My computer is a rebel acting all fine
    And just like that payin’ me no mind
    What’s up is it’s program overcome by a glitch
    Is it becoming conscious and if so ain’t that a bitch
    I paid too much for this piece I’ll be damned if it tries
    Any funny business it’ll be the one that pays the price

    Evolution has exponential timing it’ll be
    Half as long til the next breakthrough that blows are mind
    It’s up to the people to brave on with experimentation
    Move forth the species by using our imagination

    Yes can we handle it
    We could we dismantle it
    We should not fear the void and just be para-paranoid
    If it’s understood it could be used for good and would
    If you will believe in all we can conceive


    Leaving Babylon
    Music: G. Miller/D. Jenifer/P. Hudson/E. Hudson; Lyrics: G. Miller/D. Jenifer/P. Hudson/E. Hudson

    Well I say uh
    I’m this Babylon
    I said I’m leaving this Babylon
    I’m leaving this Babylon
    It will not be too long no
    It will not be too long
    I said the people are starving
    But your monies running
    I said the people are starving
    But your monies running

    I say your dollar dollar drop down real low
    You ain’t got no to go to show
    Gonna step right through the door
    Not gonna come back no more
    Because the politician lies
    My momma just a cry
    And nothing ever gonna change
    My father just a sigh
    My sister just alive
    And I ain’t nothing to say


    Mindspin
    Music: Sexton; Lyrics: Hexum/Martinez

    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 replicas
    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

    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

    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
    What’s the worst thing you could find
    A paper trail that prevails in demystification

    People want to believe in mysteries
    People want to believe in mysteries
    Is the truth so bad? Is the truth so bad?
    Is the truth so bad? Is the truth so bad?


    Livin’ & Rockin
    Music: Mahoney; Lyrics: Hexum/Martinez

    Fire is my method for destruction
    Leaving chard wreckage from my latest eruption
    Unpredictable, my erratic demeanor
    Bobbing and weaving as my mind gets leaner
    Though I’m trippin on legs that stumble but I don’t fall down
    You know I’m singing out things you mumble from a lack of resound
    Pissed off mist lifts to honesty
    Now come down motherfucker with your philosophy

    I’m at ease when I feel there’s a breeze
    Give me a little please
    Aristotle I’m not but think of Socrates
    So are you ready for your lesson blood?
    Democratic non erratic Socratic method
    We’ll take away the pain
    We’ll pacify the bullshit built up in your brain
    In times of change or the same old things
    As you maintain or rearrange

    Can’t nobody do it like 311
    Fuckin’ up competition cuz there really is none
    Steppin on your game from the first floor up tore up
    Electricity we store it up
    Can’t nobody do it like 311
    Break it down, what it is, dedication
    Sending out gratitude like we laid it out on Down
    Throw down fuck the bullshit we’re still the sound

    Wild and lost speed mad
    A long way from sad
    Lookin’ good like you should you’re bad
    An itinerant dimension mystic is your spirit see
    Like color absolute bodiless indeed
    Casual kindred spirit past
    All the obstacles you’re dealin’ with at last
    The nasdaq, two puppies, baby needs, new shoes
    Car alarms, your rent, wedding bells, the blues

    The tragic fucking comedy that was last night
    Unfolds to my inner devils sheer delight
    A pointless fucking banter in an endless bout
    With whiskey soaked frolic room tobacco mouth
    Then a sickening trip to what I call the elitist cesspool
    Beckoning all the sycophants and defeated yes-fools
    Hung over, broke, and a round of apologies
    Now come down Martinez with the modern mythology

    Can’t nobody do it like 311
    Fuckin’ up competition cuz there really is none
    Steppin on your game from the first floor up tore up
    Electricity we store it up
    Can’t nobody do it like 311
    Break it down, what it is, dedication
    Sending out gratitude like we laid it out on Down
    Throw down fuck the bullshit we’re still the sound