311 - From Chaos Lyrics

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[Chorus]
From chaos comes clarity, I tell ya
What you appear to be, you ought to know
Glycerin tears don't fool me, I tell ya
Delusions plaguing everybody

Makin' that hybrid music back in '90, now it's on ya
I hear we we're the model for the band you front, we spawned ya
Finding it hard to come original, we warned ya
We're shakin' the white boys in New York, black girls in California

We come through hip-hop, drum-n-bass, and dance hall rhythms
You want our beats and lyrics, you want to get them
Watchin' you sink into the depths of opportunism
Missing the point, music's about love not pessimism

I'm SA, moving supreme and on my team
I rock the mic with a sweet lean
And you know that, stated as a fact
The only DJ MC gettin' down like that

Metaphorically we are the chief of police, you're rock n roll
And we're positive you stole more than just the radio
Now it's 2, 1, and we are back in control
The jammies are coming, people succumbing 'cause we got the soul

Everyone tends to forget upon reentry
Orbiting space quantum saints we're the only
Beginning from a planet so naturally
Gifted in the heart lies our technology

It's only right, right
Entering in a space of pure delight, light
Next contestant on this jam is, tight
Feels spontaneous you'll improvise, vise

From chaos comes clarity, I tell ya
What you appear to be, you ought to know
Glycerin tears don't fool me, I tell ya
Delusions plaguing everybody

[Chorus]

Don't even try it, you don't want to disrespect me
If dealing with punks was school, I'd have a Harvard degree
You can't make me hate you no matter how punk you act
No matter what you do, I don't react
I'm a perfect example of not giving a ****

About the catty rude people that just suck
What do you know all of the sudden, uhh, I usurp you
Look it up in the dictionary to find out what I do
I go back to the style I came from

It's not something you can fake, son
You're a con man who's run is done
You lead a world wide web of deception

Everyone tends to forget upon reentry
Orbiting space quantum saints, we're the only
Beginning from a planet so naturally
Gifted in the heart lies our technology

It's only right, right
Entering in a space of pure delight, light
Next contestant on this jam is, tight
Feels spontaneous you'll improvise, vise

[Chorus]

Track Listing
Enhanced CD 1
  • 1 You Get Worked
  • 2 Sick Tight
  • 3 You Wouldn’t Believe
  • 4 Full Ride
  • 5 From Chaos
  • 6 I Told Myself
  • 7 Champagne
  • 8 Hostile Apostle
  • 9 Wake Your Mind Up
  • 10 Amber
  • 11 Uncalm
  • 12 I’ll Be Here Awhile
  • 13 Interviews
  • 14 Enlarged to Show Detail – Trailer
  • 15 ETSD 2 – Trailer


  • Credits
    publisher: ©DOWNTOWN MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
    writers: Douglas Martinez, Nicholas Hexum
    album: Track 5 in album From Chaos
    release date: 2001-6-19
    popularity : 108 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Reggae
    styles: Alternative Rock/Funk Metal
    length: 3:15
    producer: Saint, 311 and Brian Smith
    drums: Chad Sexton
    vocal: Nick Hexum and S.A. Martinez
    mixer: Saint
    engineer: Alex Rivera
    guitar: Tim Mahoney and Nick Hexum
    additional engineer: Nick Hexum, Alex Rivera and Chad Sexton
    percussion: Chad Sexton
    programming: Nick Hexum and Chad Sexton
    miscellaneous support: Matt Hunter, Ruff Stewart, Alex Rivera and Scott Ralston
    bass guitar: P-Nut
    assistant mixer: Geoff Walcha
    assistant recorded by: Mike Terry
    composer: Nick Hexum
    lyricist: S.A. Martinez, Nick Hexum
    Album Information
    label: Volcano Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Enhanced CD
    barcode: 614223218427
    script: Latin