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The fish who keeps on swimming is the first to chill upstream.
~ Nick Hexum
Submitted by: Ken
Life's a bowl of punch, go ahead and spike it!
- Nick Hexum

Band Name Origins:

  • Omaha, Nebraska Police code for indecent exposure. P-nut and friends went skinny dipping in public pool. Arrested and cited. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
  • "One of P-Nut's friends (Jim Watson) was arrested, cuffed (naked) and taken home to his parents. He was issued a citation for a code 311 (indecent exposure). We thought this was funny, so we took it as our band name. After the humor of the name wore off - we still kept it because we liked that it was just abstract and that it did not define us in anyway. The name did not describe our sound or our politics, it just let the music speak for itself. Since most interviewers always ask us "What does 311 mean?", we have come up with lots of different answers over the years. Some include.... Nick - "five friends making music", Tim - "a number dictated to me by a higher intelligence", P-Nut - "knowing a little numerology and studying a little magic, which I do; in some factions, three is man and 11 is magic. So 311 is like male magic." from their official site Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Transistor"They mention "Renegade soundsystem 311" in the song. - Joe Siebert

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Stealing My Earl""Stealing My Girl"Winter Pepper
"Stealing My Squirrel""Stealing My Girl"Winter Pepper
"How Do You Schiel""How Do You Feel"Future Backer
"gh,np.veov.px""Random"D. Melody Dole, MD
"nipertusrjeiora""Random"D. Melody Dole, MD

There are additional 311 new song names available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Jack Names the Planets," Ash"Jupiter," 311
"The Way," Fastball"Down," 311
"How Do You Feel?," 311"Down," 311
"Pop Singer," John Mellencamp"Amber," 311
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Crack The Cod" originally "Crack The Code"
Louisa Ferncliff
"Crack The Ode" originally "Crack The Code"
Marcia Todd
"Rack The Code" originally "Crack The Code"
Marcia Todd
"Radom" originally "Random"
Radom is a city in Poland
Janice Ferrell

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Staling Amy Girl" originally "Stealing My Girl"
Karen Smith
"Crack The Codex" originally "Crack The Code"
Codex = hand-written book w/pages, unlike scroll
Tara Gilmer
"Downy" originally "Down"
I'm not low; I'm covered with feathers.
Regina Olsen
"Drown" originally "Down"
Heidi Sharpe

Change a Letter:

"You Couldn't Believe" originally "You Wouldn't Believe"
"Umber" originally "Amber"
Tracy Frummond
"Ember" originally "Amber"
"Who's Got The Hero" originally "Who's Got The Herb"
Diana Jasper
"Who's Got The Herd" originally "Who's Got The Herb"
Diana Jasper

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"All Mixed Up""DINOSAURS!!!"Bob O'Mara
"Creatures""Teachers"John Spoof

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
FlowingEx-LaxZJP Version 1
All Mixed UpState Lottery DrawingsZJP Version 1

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Who's Got the Herb?Drug Help Linemy name

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
   Gwen Stefani
Cool Down
Anywhere I Lay My Head
   Scarlett Johansson
Anywhere I Lay My Head Down
Well, laying your head is usually down, isn't it?
Pete & Repete
   Alicia Keys
Fallin' Down
The Sun Always Shines On TV
The Sun Always Shines Down On TV
There are additional 311 duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

707 combined with 311
Submitted By: Alvin
999 combined with 311
Submitted By: Eric
Finger 311
Finger Eleven combined with 311
Now that would be freaky.
Submitted By: nally
311 combined with 213
Add 'em up
Submitted By: Jeffrey

There are additional 311 Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"All Mixed Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
And fuck the babysitters
Original Lyrics:
And fuck the naysayers
"All Mixed Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
'cause that's your bandstand
Original Lyrics:
'cause that's your best bet
"Come Original"
Misheard Lyrics:
Son of a gun and son of a bitch
Original Lyrics:
Some of them whine and some of them bitch
Misheard Lyrics:
Whoa, amber is the color of your inner dreams.
Original Lyrics:
Whoa, amber is the color of your energy.
There are additional 311 misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"You Wouldn't Believe"
Misheard Lyrics:
You might think he's a jester
Because he'll make you laugh and you cry
Original Lyrics:
You might think he's a jester
Because he'll make you laugh 'til you cry

Story about this misheard lyric by: Jonathan S.

I was all set to submit this to the 'Bad Grammar' section until I looked up the actual lyrics and found out this song DIDN'T have the error I thought it did ("he'll make you laugh and you cry").

There are additional 311 misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

The Funny Lyrics:
We change like a chameleon, or the channel
whenever that wack show 'Real World' is on
Why They're Funny:
Yeah, I also change the channel whenever that show is on. It's nice that they can go on to say what they think of MTV's current programming.
Submitted by: wadded beef

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Island Sun (2010s)"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Bake it like a snowflake
Why They're Nonsensical:
Who bakes a snowflake?
Submitted by: YYYfan
"Sand Dollars (2010s)"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Partially taking all the blame
Why They're Nonsensical:
If one takes all the blame, the blame's not taken partially.
Submitted by: YYYfan

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Getting Through to Her"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
We'll take man's dirty deeds
And suck them out by cosmic means
Why They're Misrhymed:
Deeds and means don't rhyme.
Submitted by: YYYfan
"Stealing My Girl"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
You were gone from the center of my world
Moments on and I'm out with the next girl
Why They're Misrhymed:
World and girl don't even rhyme.
Submitted by: YYYfan
There are additional 311 misrhymed lyrics available.

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Misdirected Hostility"
The Dated Lyrics:
In 1989 I was cocaine and Jim Beam, but now it's '95 and I'm Ginseng.
Why They're Dated:
It's dated, but for a while they would still perform it live and just replace '95 with the (then) current year (as heard on the version from "311 Live" from 1998).
Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe
The Dated Lyrics:
It's '95 and we go for the hive.
Why They're Dated:
It hasn't been '95 for ten years now. But, since they decided to use only the last two numbers of the year 1995, it will be relevant again in only ninety more years. How's that for thinking ahead?
Submitted by: Jess

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Writer's Block Party"
The Lyrics:
And like the ellipse of Yanni
Who They Mention:
Submitted by: YYYfan
"Come Original"
The Lyrics:
Black Eyed Peas they comin' full range and
NOFX they comin' full range
Who They Mention:
Black Eyed Peas, NOFX
Submitted by: The Skuz

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"Three eleven
I thought it was three one one, some people might call them three hundred eleven. It's three eleven
Submitted by: BombDodger

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

The Song Lyrics:
I don't need friends to act like foes
'Cuz I'm Nick Hexum the one who knows
About things...
'Cuz it takes two
and we swings
better than you
Song They Mention:
"It Takes Two," by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
Submitted by: The Skuz

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Come Original"
Opening Lines:
Come original, you've got to come original.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Made Up Words in Songs:

The Made Up Words:
Submitted by: YYYfan

Song Title Space Change:

"Come Origin Al" originally "Come Original"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"All Mix Ed Up" originally "All Mixed Up"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Song Title Anagrams:

"Bar Me" originally "Amber"
Submitted by: R. Jeanine O'Succinate
"Be Ram" originally "Amber"
Submitted by: R. Jeanine O'Succinate
"Be Arm" originally "Amber"
Submitted by: R. Jeanine O'Succinate
"Mr. Abe" originally "Amber"
Submitted by: R. Jeanine O'Succinate
"Mr. Bea" originally "Amber"
Bea can be a surname.
Submitted by: Ed

There are additional 311 Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

List of songs deemed inappropriate by Clear Channel following the September 11, 2001 attacks
Submitted by: weirdkid106

Song Title Acrostics:

COY: "Crazy Over You"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Steaming Lie Girl" originally "Stealing My Girl"
Submitted by: Margo Gram
"Stealing Guy Merle" originally "Stealing My Girl"
Submitted by: Margo Gram

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

The Lyrics:
Cuz we're dope kid change like a chameleon and the
Channel whenever that wack show real world is on
The Real World
Submitted by: JeReMy

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