311 - Dodging Raindrops Lyrics




Why do I stay inside
I should be living life
Instead of watching through the window
No use in playing safe
Not gonna hesitate
I know the storm is only mental

I'm letting go
Giving up the control
Yeah I'm ready to
Go wherever the wind blows
I wanna see
Where the road's gonna lead
Time is ticking and
The world is not waiting on me

I've been dodging raindrops for far too long
These clouds over my head they won't move on
I've been dodging raindrops
Trying not to get wet
I've been dodging raindrops for far too long

Dodging raindrops
But they're all in my head, all in my head
But they're all in my head, all in my head

Sooner or later it comes
As quick as it comes it'll go
Whatever is blocking the sun
It's only for a moment
Running away from my past
It's pushing me out of my zone
Pulling me under the gun
Into the unknown

I'm letting go
Giving up the control
Yeah I'm ready to
Go wherever the wind blows
I wanna see
Where the road's gonna lead
Time is ticking and
The world is not waiting on me

I've been dodging raindrops for far too long
These clouds over my head they won't move on
I've been dodging raindrops
Trying not to get wet
I've been dodging raindrops for far too long

Dodging raindrops
But they're all in my head, but they're all in my head
But they're all in my head, but they're all in my head
(I've been dodging raindrops)
But they're all in my head, but they're all in my head
(I've been dodging raindrops)
But they're all in my head, but they're all in my head

Ready to go outside
And to be livin' life
Instead of watching out the window

I've been dodging raindrops for far too long
These clouds over my head they won't move on
I've been dodging raindrops
Trying not to get wet
I've been dodging raindrops for far too long

Dodging raindrops
But they're all in my head, but they're all in my head
But they're all in my head, but they're all in my head
(I've been dodging raindrops)
But they're all in my head, but they're all in my head
(I've been dodging raindrops)
But they're all in my head, but they're all in my head





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311 Dodging Raindrops Comments
  1. Mr. sandwich

    Man, I'm REALLY old

  2. Fletch Lives

    Amazingly good .. YoU are definitely up with the times of 2019- 2020 .. Time to work with Scott again Stick Figure .. Create something Great cuz YoU can. 'Idaho'

  3. Amy Yang

    Ok ILLENIUM stop ghost producing

  4. jeff Finke

    My wife and I are arguing weather or not this song belongs on the largest rock station in minnesota 93x. I think it's a good song but get it the fuck off our rock station. Thoughts?

  5. Andrew Hess

    So positive and uplifting. Man I love 311! Keep going guys!

  6. Charles Smith

    A very Bob Rock-produced type of song. Love it! Sounds like it could have been on Uplifter that was released just TEN years before this album. This should be the next single and I am not kidding.

  7. Okuyasu Nijimura

    I'm not sure if anyone notice this but why this song's drop is similiar to Marshmello - Silence?

    Okuyasu Nijimura

    Is this another plagiarism I smelled?

    JJ S

    Marshmallow and Khalid helped write Dodging Raindrops.. Go look at the writing notes.

  8. FLyAgaric421

    They should re-record this song and drop 90% of the reverb. It’s super overproduced to the point where they can’t play it like this live..

  9. FLyAgaric421

    Damn they sure went hard in the reverb didn’t they.. even on the drums? That was a mistake

  10. Mike A

    Apparently 311 worships the "dark sun" now

  11. Unknown

    u beast

  12. The Last Marvel

    As a 13 year old i expect to like pop, but no 311 is my favorite band by far. This song is no different, i expected trash but its beautiful.

    The Last Marvel

    What the hell man awsome

    The Last Marvel

    Shut up dad

    The Last Marvel

    Shut up dad

  13. AwesomeOne420

    I sat down in the middle of my kitchen floor cried like a little bitch the first time I heard this track. I guess that was the shove I needed, because I've actually been out living life since that day instead of simply existing. It's been the most amazingly beautiful summer, and I don't think I've ever been more inspired by a song.

  14. Eric Cuevas

    Fav song off the album! Anyone else?

  15. Emmanuel Vargas Quintero

    marshmello in the production? it sounds like silence

  16. Brenda Kaye

    my favorite song on this album!

  17. Kostecs 311

    So good

  18. Jordan Formo

    I love 311 but I hate this album so far.


    I'm forever a fan but I expected a bit more from this album...

  19. k press

    the sounds on this album ❤️

  20. Miles Gentry

    LOVE 311..❤

  21. Natalie Wise

    Just saw 311 play on Saturday August 3rd here in Tampa Bay FL with the dirty heads, rocking show!! I wish i could see them both again ✌💕

    Eric Cuevas

    Did they play this song? I see them Sunday.

  22. Tom Fox

    This song just melodically and harmonically sounds beautiful. Even though 311 likes to be underground, I was thinking "This should be on the radio"

  23. Kelly R Smith

    Golden! 🤘😊🤘

  24. jboles

    So good.

  25. Flynn Lives cmd

    I didnt dodge a single raindrop during the atlanta show. I fking loved every second every drop every hit.

    Seth Abercrombie

    It was an awesome show

  26. Brooklynn Redden

    I love this new album and especially this song!❤️

  27. Andrea Nelson

    Favorite song on the album 😍

  28. Daytona Says What?!

    This was obviously their foremost radio push track on the album. I love it. What’s wrong with a little pop attempt? I hope it gets some airtime.

  29. WILLIAM RUHNKE

    Without your music I would be nothing loved the concert in daluth keep going

  30. WILLIAM RUHNKE

    This is at least the 50th time i have listened to this song it's amazing favorite song

  31. Lumbeats

    Hexum is such a great songwriter.

    JJ S

    Lumbeats look at the writing credits .. like 5 ppl wrote this song..

    I'm not Chad

    And a beautiful expressionist.

  32. kornfreak78

    I love this song! <3

  33. Michael Smith

    There are four songs in my life where I will always remember the place and moment that I heard them for the first time. Two of them are by 311: "Down" and now "Dodging Raindrops." Man I love this band.

  34. Melba Toast

    This is amazing

    jc1424

    That profile picture is a 10

  35. gpcyan3

    This is a great track for the radio. One of the best on the album.

  36. heptoman

    Nope...not for me. 3/10

  37. Mark Anthony Smith

    Saw you guys in Indy and it was so much fun. It was so cool the crowd had a great time with you and your supporting bands were great warm up. Dirty Heads closed, but you were really the best band always! Thanks 311 as both my sons took me to see you guys!! 29 Years Young band 311 they grew up with you guys. Your 13th LP is Awesome too!!

  38. triumpthat

    New favorite song

  39. Eliteco3

    o man this song is epic. Went to my first 311 show in 1997, timeless

  40. bunkyspunkmeyer

    How is this song not on the radio??? This is a summer jam all day! So is this album!!!!!!! 311 forever

    merickful

    311 is so far beyond radio. Radio doesn't deserve this.

    bunkyspunkmeyer

    @merickful I agree. I can't stand radio these days! But if they played jams like this it would be more respected

    Gillysaurxx

    It is on the radio. Has been for awhile

    Le Spam

    Because it sounds like every other triplet rap bullshit and they're not popular with anyone besides 311 fans. Pretty easy to figure out tbh.

  41. 311zeppelin

    Yup. 311 never fails. Great track!

  42. Brandon Goebel

    Great another over produced trash 311 track. Past two albums have been very disappointing.

  43. grizzley940

    Dam it besides this song the album is on point borderline pop dragons bullshit

  44. Mark Somma

    The message is great

  45. Brooks Orlando

    I'm not saying this is necessarily the best song on the album, but how was this not the 1st single? This sounds made for radio

    FalleNstaR

    Omg....absolutely! That's exactly what I thought too. This song sounds like it was made for radio (and not in a bad way).

    Brooks Orlando

    @FalleNstaR Yea for sure. Literally every friend I've driven around the last week or so thinks this is the best song on the album. I'm still in my mid 20s, so most of friends listen to mainstream hip hop and edm. That's a good sign right there. I hope what 311 realizes too is music videos are bigger than ever now with YouTube. There was a dead period there from about 2005-2015 when MTV switched there format. It's come back like a storm though recently. Someone like Logic is a good example..he's a good, but not great rapper. But his music videos are unbelievable. That's a huge reason why he's blown up in recent years. 311 haven't put any effort into there music videos since Creatures/Amber. If they can make something that strikes a cord with people, it will help get extra exposure. This is my advice to 311 as lifetime fan and younger than most there audience.

    Cosmic Remix

    I wasnt so sure about some of these song on this album, but it's really growing on me. Rolling through is still the most badass on Voyager though

    merickful

    That's exactly where it doesn't belong. Think about it.

  46. Zero

    Feldman music I like??? Take me to the hospital.

  47. Spinning Spin

    Vile. Living life? Like the degenerate filth live it? Fuck life it as never been more worthless

  48. Frank Centamore

    I like to digest the music before I critique it, this one is the first one from this album that i absolutely cannot stop listening to, except for the early releases of course. This one has so much heart in it, it's amazing what you guys can do to bring that down home heart felt feeling. Tears

  49. Cornelius The NUFun Drummer

    I can't even listen to this...311 sold out, not necessarily for money, but they're just going along with certain pop song vibes and Im not feeling it at all...Where's the offbeat bareass??!! smh

    Michael Wojcik

    I like the fact 311 is creating new style modern pop songs along with old school vibes (dream state, rolling through, better space, charge it up) and including them on 1 album as opposed to changing their overall style after 30 yrs of making music it's got to be fun for them to make some poppy jams.

  50. Unleash The Fury

    This is weak. Going for that imagine dragons indie rock type feel. Well im not feelin it. Too many tiki coconut beach type songs

  51. B2G00D

    Absolutely love this band and the message every single time.

  52. Non Fiction

    This song is pretty great....for pop music. im hopin this super mainstream side of 311 is just a phase.

  53. C Smith

    My new jam 🤘

  54. K. B. Shanahan

    Just what I needed to hear to remind me that it’s all in my head...all in my head

    Spinning Spin

    Over and over again. The nights wasted praying for death. I hope they can all have a good laugh about it because if justice still counts for anything they shall suffer for eternity

  55. Always Evolving

    This is such a great song!

  56. ILL Musky Hunter

    How tf was this not the single they pushed?

    Brooks Orlando

    Thought exactly the same thing. Idk if it's best, but it's def the catchiest song. It would have the widest appeal for sure

    Tyler Hansen

    Save the best for last? I really liked good feeling, but this is much more of a stronger song in my opinion

  57. Endorphin Factory

    Goosebump city 🔥

  58. headfonic

    I adore this video - its so usefull and helpfull.

  59. J S

    THIS SONG SUCKS SO MUCH ASS

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  61. Adan Ribeiro

    I should hit "like" but I don't want to change it from 311. :)

    cramx3

    You're good now lol

  62. gofastgokart99

    It's not the worst thing I've ever heard...but this is not 311...

    cramx3

    It's not, but it is, that's why I love it. Feels fresh to me and still a good song. I hope they play it live soon

  63. Ostaralore

    The electric sound they used to symbolize the rain, (well, I'm assuming that's the intent) but anyway whatever that sound is at the end and throughout the song, is a good GOOD sound. This song: kinda sounds like it's about a soul with a guilty conscious. I've been dodging(getting away with) "raindrops" (consequences) but there all in my head (things I think are wrong and should be "punished" for with bad karma. I'm ready to go wherever the wind blows. (accept my fate) AKA : bring it on sucka (hee hee) In regerts, to the animation. Am I the only one who thinks the circling sphere at times, looks like a giant tit? If yes, my apologies, especially if you can't unsee it now. I'm a little disappointed that all my tech has auto tilt enabled on it because I want to watch it the mountain scape animation, upside down. fun fun :)

  64. RetroBlue

    you seeing 311 in the qaud later bro?

  65. Videos by Humans

    Why do I stay inside
    I should be living life
    Instead of watching through the window
    No use in playing safe
    Not gonna hesitate
    I know the storm is only mental

    I'm letting go
    Giving up the control
    Yeah I'm ready to
    Go wherever the wind blows
    I wanna see
    Where the road's gonna lead
    Time is ticking and
    The world is not waiting on me

    I've been dodging raindrops for far too long
    These clouds over my head they won't move on
    I've been dodging raindrops
    Trying not to get wet
    I've been dodging raindrops for far too long

    Dodging raindrops
    But they're all in my head, all in my head
    But they're all in my head, all in my head

    Sooner or later it comes
    As quick as it comes it'll go
    Whatever is blocking the sun
    It's only for a moment
    Running away from my past
    It's pushing me out of my zone
    Pulling me under the gun
    Into the unknown

    I'm letting go
    Giving up the control
    Yeah I'm ready to
    Go wherever the wind blows
    I wanna see
    Where the road's gonna lead
    Time is ticking and
    The world is not waiting on me

    I've been dodging raindrops for far too long
    These clouds over my head they won't move on
    I've been dodging raindrops
    Trying not to get wet
    I've been dodging raindrops for far too long

    Dodging raindrops
    But they're all in my head, but they're all in my head
    But they're all in my head, but they're all in my head
    (I've been dodging raindrops)
    But they're all in my head, but they're all in my head
    (I've been dodging raindrops)
    But they're all in my head, but they're all in my head

    Ready to go outside
    And to be livin' life
    Instead of watching out the window

    I've been dodging raindrops for far too long
    These clouds over my head they won't move on
    I've been dodging raindrops
    Trying not to get wet
    I've been dodging raindrops for far too long

    Dodging raindrops
    But they're all in my head, but they're all in my head
    But they're all in my head, but they're all in my head
    (I've been dodging raindrops)
    But they're all in my head, but they're all in my head
    (I've been dodging raindrops)
    But they're all in my head, but they're all in my head

  66. Crazy Video Game Geek

    Love the album! I was brought up with old school 311 but this newer stuff is cool too! 😎

  67. BizzyBonyo84

    Old school 311 with new school twist? Thx mello! See u in a few days boys!!

  68. #CodyCoCreations

    ¡ROCK DEM VOX HEX Y VATO!
    Beautiful.
    Great words fam.

  69. Mr MediaGrade

    This song is incredibly catchy! Been listening all day. Needs to be the next single

  70. Andrew Smith

    well....certainly some outside influence...and well...feldman. I don't hate it, i mean-it's harmless. It does have a pretty good beat I guess, but there's still some good to it. If had to hear this on hits 1 along with 21 pilots and halsey and grande and swift, etc, etc...i wouldn't complain.

    jc1424

    Just out of curiosity have you ever listened to a Twenty Øne Piløts album? I used to not really care for them until I had heard Vessel, which like this album I definitely want on CD.

    Andrew Smith

    @jc1424 no. just whatever;s on the radio. heathens is ok I guess. the other songs i don't care too much for. my wife thinks they sound like 311 (but she's not really a 311 listener)

    jc1424

    Nah they're very different. Heathens gets annoying after a while if you ask me.

  71. The Avant Garden

    Another song that Feldman had to put his grubby jew fingers on.

  72. gObRoK Music

    That is so sick

  73. springer 90

    Hopefully this the last album with Feldman!

    thiefswiller

    springer 90 Feldmann actually had some good songs on this album

    springer 90

    Born to Live was cool tho

    Rob Cary

    stereolithic wasnt produced good and its not that great honestly. mosaic and voyager and even universal pulse are better listens. i dont hate the album by any means but stereolithic is NOT representative of a perfect modern 311 sound by any means. voyager is best album since evolver hands down. they were incredible last night!

    thiefswiller

    Rob Cary universal Pulse?? Holy shit. That’s like their worst produced album. If you listen with headphones the songs don’t even sound finished

    Rob Cary

    thiefswiller the production of universal pulse is terrible i agree. it was done by a terrible producer. the songs themselves tho are way better than dtom uplifter. its a flawed album but people see it that way. stereolithic is also a flawed album but fans are like it was made in house! scotch did it! we have to like it! but honestly it was pretty average. mosaic and voyager were also huge improvements on scotchs end too. a little modernization was needed. a little. and thats what they gave us. this album is great. not 90s 311 obviously but the 90s are over. im glad 311 is not.

  74. Albert Kolb

    Cool animations who makes em?

    WiderSalamander UwU

    Albert Kolb prolly 311 themselves

  75. RyGuy

    Dark horse candidate for best song on the album! The beat and the lyrics are all so so good.

    Scott Williams

    I still can't decide which one I like best cuz they are ALL oh so good!

    RyGuy

    Scott Williams absolutely true, but if I had to pick, Dodging Raindrops would be it for me

  76. jbelcher74

    Love this song. Really speaks to me.

  77. Muscle Company

    Love this song

  78. Kenneth Carroll

    Excellent stuff- Soul power man.

  79. Glenn Danzigg

    What in the fuck is this bullshit? Where’s the integrity? This is outright embarrassing for a band that’s made classics like grassroots and transistor. As they are aging the music has become worse and worse

  80. njdkidd1231

    while I do actually like this song, i'm kind of annoyed. In the song credits are john feldmanm, khalid, marshmellow, matt malpass, nicholas furlong....is this 311 or not?? how about another album where all the songs are written by nick, sa, tim, chad, and pnut

    Sean Sullivan

    njdkidd1231 Listen to their song “Silence”

    wildeyed76

    Yup, Silence all the way in the chorus music.

  81. Mountains & Sea

    This and Lucid Dreams are the only weak links in this entire incredible new album IMO. 311 this album is an absolute masterpiece from every little detail from the album work to the videos. Reading the comments from other fans from some of the other tracks and how diverse the comparisons are to other 311 albums is all the more proof of the originality of this incredible band. Don’t know how y’all do it album after album. I think this is your best since Soundsystem.

  82. JRL INNOVATIONS

    Feldman produced track no doubt. He tries so hard to get 311 to sound like Imagine Dragons. 👎

    malchitos

    I still like it, but I understand what you're saying cause I was thinking the same thing.

    JRL INNOVATIONS

    This track reminds me of DTOM. And that album sucked because 311 tried changing their sound.

    Tangerine Man

    All this talk about feldmann made me double check atreyus latest album and he's the bitch that did that one too.... Goddammit

  83. bookey

    generic pop trash meant to play on the radio... disappointed

    Super Glued

    bookey yep. I haven’t heard the whole album, but so far Don’t you Worry and Dream State are the only tracks that have a new, inspired sound. Still got 3 tracks left 🤞

    bookey

    @Super Glued hopefully they don't all sound the same

  84. Carlos

    Another Imagine Dragon/Twenty One Polots type song. I don’t like the song, but you can’t blame 311 for at least trying to get with the times. Maybe one day one of this songs make it big and they are all over the charts once again. For now, I’ll skip it.

    JRL INNOVATIONS

    Thank Feldman for that artificial sound. He sucks at producing 311.

    David Young

    i am all for them branching out as musicians after nearly 30 yrs. as a musician, you will crumble if you do not. its strange, i wanted to clown on this song at first (or skip it), but the second listen gave me chills! lmao. i am getting old...... :)

    Brooks Orlando

    I agree with your overarching point, but I think this song is pretty good. Good Feeling and Til City's on Fire..not so much lol

    TheDjlivingproof

    You can definitely blame them for that. I do.

  85. Gregory Northrup

    First impression is......modern pop crap.

    Vincent Cecilia

    Gregory Northrup shut up

  86. Jahsin The Excitable

    different but I like it!!!

  87. rolltiderichie

    Everyone I have played this song for loves it.

  88. Unitygroove311

    Amazing song. This album is a masterpiece

    Quoth the Raven

    Yes it is and no it isn't

    Logan McConnell

    Yes it is and YES IT IS!!!!!!

    #CodyCoCreations

    #Spoken

  89. Robert Schreckenbach

    Its all hitting the fan NOW!!!

  90. UberMikeSocal

    This sounds like a Post Malone song.


    Post 311? 311 Malone?
    But they are in all in my head!

    wildeyed76

    Marshmello ft Khalid - Silence

  91. TheGenieWizard

    Lyric wise this is my new favorite song👊

  92. Jay BuBs

    yeah buddy...420 all day ...every day wit 311🤘

  93. TheWhyteMan

    They made this song with Marshmellow and Khalid? In the song credit on spotify their names pop up🤔

    tombotuna84

    Dude. I listened to this in my car and was like. This sounds like a marshmello type track. And then I read this message. And checked. Wow. Lol

    J S

    No they had to credit Marshmello as damage control after the Noisestorm fiasco happened.

  94. CArlos Rodriguez

    Let’s go!!!! 3-11-3-3-11

  95. indiansfever11

    Beautiful track... and the lyrics no matter what new album it is always seems to coincide with what I'm needing to hear at that point in my life... this band is beyond spiritual to me

    Flynn Lives cmd

    Hopefully youre acting upon that instead of most and just posting about it and going right back into offended hermit mode.

    SavageTurtle

    same here

    Silly Goose

    Youre an embarrassment. This is a fag song. This entire album is trash.

    Steven Carter

    @Silly Goose Silly Silly Goose, such negativity, Silly Goose

    Silly Goose

    @Steven Carter calling it fag music is not "negative". its just what it is. there's a market for fag music so i say enjoy it if you like it

  96. Ryan Knight

    For some reason I can hear Avonlea collab on this number

  97. Ken Bledsoe

    First day muffukkaz