311 - Omaha Stylee Lyrics




W-w-ww-w-w-w-wake the town and tell the people
311
311
311 is
The people, what's up, the people, what's up
311
311
311 is
The people, what's up, the people, what's up

In a minute, everything you have can all be straight gone
In a minute, things you thought were tied
Can come straight undone
How about some knocks on wood, some so far, it's so good
Any day, what you think is solid earth can jump up
And spread out to the north and south
That's what plates are about
Nature has no conscience, no kindness or ill will but

The dreams they had make me sad
Because of the vibes of them
When one girl dreamt a fire in hers
And then it happened to me and my family
My bro's and I were driving
The RV bleeding flames
Us leaping through fire surviving
Zoned with no home, there was fire all on it
Umm let me have my life, I want it

I'm gonna I'm gonna I'm gonna I'm gonna
I'm gonna tell you and then I said
We're comin' in kill, we're comin' in chill
We're comin' in how we will
Want to tell the whole world what's the deal
And I say know no critical border 'cause we do what we want
Got more funky styles than my laser jet got font

Not one to get over sounding like the norm
Friendly to the radio, all that shit is corn
All we coming with is a little bit of swing
And we go on like it ain't no thing, and I say

Omaha stylee did not think there was one
Where you know the radio's weak and the shows are more fun
But you know we fucked up the dance hall since 1988
Many did not think when they hear we come from this state
Still we're down like that, still we're down like that
Still we're down like that, kickin' the funk that smells of skunk

Omaha stylee did not think there was one
Where you know the radios weak and the shows are more fun
But you know we fucked up the dance hall since 1988
Many did not think when they hear we come from this state

The dance hall that we come from was a pool table basement
The bud was low-key and the records were Jamaican, but uh

Such occasions occur back in the day
It begins you're a raw kid all the way
Son of a gun, but then you drifted
All are endowed, but few are gifted
At the break of dawn, behavin' like a spy
Lampin' in the light, the cold world awakens
Deeper is the light to open up the sky
Look into my eyes and see the dialating

Omaha Stylee is the shit we come with man
Embedded in our souls it breaths out from this band
We always knew that we could
Thank you if you too thought we would

Not one to get over sounding like the norm
Friendly to the radio, all that shit is corn
All we coming with is a little bit of swing
And we go on like it ain't no thing and I say

Omaha stylee did not think there was one
Where you know the radios weak and the shows are more fun
But you know we fucked up the dance hall since 1988
Many did not think when they hear we come from this state
Still we're down like that, still we're down like that
Still we're down like that, kickin' the funk that smells of skunk

We will arise, explore these worlds and find the grassroots
How to crew to do the grinding of the grounds to brew
My dude on the one to come off like Teflon
Rock your shit and you will rise on

If you're a farmer out standing in your field, say uhh
Do as you will, do as you wish, follow your bliss, say uhh
We travel around the country giving it our best
We like to see the people dancing
And bouncing and the rest

The hammer and the chisel and the rule it compass
We forge a sword, the chariots of war, a battle axe

There's much power in anger, but loves a bigger banger
Complete props to my crew 'cause this is how we do
Omaha Stylee





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  1. kidarchitecture

    i’m a sucker for this song. makes me want to start a midwest reggae band with my rapper friend, every time

  2. Akilda Lion

    As a guitarist, I've learned harder songs, but that pre-chorus riff still has me confused, and it's 26 years old.
    I think this is my favorite 311 song.
    For their first six albums,I was a super duper die hard 311 fan, I was in their fan club.

  3. Chromeflexor7

    Low key taps potentially extreme emotions... ESP if you done been through some shit...

    Chromeflexor7

    AKI LIFE TRAAAAACK!

  4. DiscoDynamiteTNT

    Live version is a beast

  5. Morgan Murphy

    So glad I came up in this era!

  6. Johnny O'Graddy

    Early 311 so slept on its disgusting

  7. M Peezy

    Happy 3/11

  8. Stephen Bush

    Happy 311 day

  9. Julia Castellanos

    "In a minute" yes!!!!

  10. Bryce Stevens

    JNCO, dreads, addidas. My high school years. Of course when I first picked up a Bass

  11. Jacob Jones

    Look into my eyes and see the dialation.

  12. ShadoeFax

    Went hard banging this in the Monte Carlo ss lol

  13. Shmuel Stenge

    My favourite 311 song. My favourite SONG... WHY???!!!

  14. Matthew Cedillo

    My childhood growing up

  15. jordainian8

    Surfin them corn mazes guy

  16. Lady snake84

    The best damn band that ever came from California since the Red Hot Chili Peppers!

    Effin Josh

    Lady snake84 except they're straight outta fucking Omaha Nebraska!

    Jacob Jones

    Cali, nope. Omaha, yep

    PhantomOfDelphi

    Please tell me this is a joke. This song is called "Omaha Stylee" because they're from fucking Omaha, Nebraska. The song references this. Holy hell.

  17. almcdermott4NE

    Omaha Native <3

  18. the9file

    I work at Taco Bell. Whenever a customer's order number is 311, I recommend this song to them.

    Erick Vieira

    You are the BOMB!

  19. Kyle Hassett

    Man, I remember jamming to this in like 1999 with my discman on the bus.

  20. Matt Worth

    discovered 311 in the mid-nineties these guys are dope Grassroots my favorite album by them badass beats

    LizzGrim

    agreed!! 311💕💕in 2019 & forever!

  21. Commenter

    3/11/2017

  22. Too cool for the room

    311 day 2017 baby!!  Omaha boyz still reppin hard as F!!!!!!

    Too cool for the room

    Back here again 311 '18 baby haha! Turn it up!

    Too cool for the room

    311 day '19 mf!!!!  You know what to do!!

  23. Robert Simpkins

    Bobby be quiet out there....

    Justin Atwood

    Silver.

  24. Justin Atwood

    Omaha's cornfields would be the perfect landing spot for a UFO to make crop circles in their crops.

    Denise Bookout

    There are no corn fields in Omaha.

    Justin Atwood

    There are no potatoes in Idaho.

  25. Michael Lamoureux

    311 Never happened. Ranch me brotendo

    Bryce Olson

    Bird up!!

    Ryan ODonnell

    Time to deliver a pizza ball!!!!!!!

  26. Eazy E

    I've been listening to them and sublime since the early 90s

    Aristophanes 1

    Two of my three favorites from the 90's along with Incubus. I miss Bradley :(

    Wickedvoid96

    what a great mixture right here

    lucas henry

    Sublime and 311 top fav bands

  27. PROcrastiDRIVE SV

    I just can't completely explain how good this song is!

    Andy

    me neither...,.

    Craig Stack

    Well if you're from where I'm from it's embedded in our souls and then breathes out thru this band... this is when I lit the blunt in Lincoln Ne at the show in front of the capital

  28. Matt Rose

    Grassroots \m/

  29. Brenden Sobieck

    we're still friends though right?

  30. Brenden Sobieck

    no me gustA commentario

  31. Brenden Sobieck

    too much tick tick tock on people's hands why does my my shity new phone make me see this incredible commentary when I just want get right before trabajo

  32. buminthesun 1

    connor spears.... do u even know where 311 got their name?? n u wanna talk about sublime.... lmao

  33. Rusty Shackelford

    311 has the people.

  34. supremebuttercream

    I'm from omaha

    Matt Teller

    Fucked up the dancefloor since Conor Oberst was in first grade.

    almcdermott4NE

    Polar Fused Gaming Same here yo

  35. Joey B

    the intro is a sample from U-Roy - Wake the Town! 311 4 life!

  36. mike bounds

    Pimpest 311 song ever!! If you've been in the pit rockin some fools and jumping around like someone lit your feet on fire to this song go ahead and like this

    ArchAngelWW3

    eye of the storm in the Omni 5/24/1996, Atlanta, GA. Yeah, that was me. Life is expansive.

    Youthw/oYouth

    Especially on 3-11 day in Nawlin's

  37. Christopher Soltis

    samples Dawn Penn - You Don't Love Me (No,No,No)

  38. Marcus Laginess

    Happy 3/11 day 2015. 25 years later this band still blows my mind. Maybe it's the dope.....

    Danny Standridge

    yea I was on it all man but now that's all I do is smoke bud stay safe n smoke on peace/love

    Joe Willard

    @Danny Standridge Yeah man, same here! Although in 1989 I was only 5 years old...! But Mary Jane is the one gurl who never did me dirty!! Likewise to you, my dood; I hope fate finds you well 

    Danny Standridge

    tell me about it a lot og chics did me dirty n a lot of em did me better than they should .Im just sad man I lost my ex in a traffic accident she was the highlight of my life now shes gone.May peace/love stay with you n carry on the good karma.Thanks for caring. peace/love

    Youthw/oYouth

    420 Cookies anyone $50 Canadian per batch - we need to pay our taxes

    Adam Brier

    happy, high caliber musicians, good dudes too. music so sick

  39. Brandon Bute

    Comparing Sublime to 311?
    Both are great why divide?

    Adam Brier

    +jay wan bad brains? try them
    I against i album, pioneers

    Apv507

    Sublime > Slightly Stoopid > Pepper > 311 > ( Matisyahu, Passafire, Dirty Heads, Expendables, Stick Figure, Rebelution, Iration, Tribal Seeds). Your opinion may differ, which is totally cool, but this will forever be the hierarchy of reggae influenced bands in my book.

    Mai

    Sublime sounds nothing like 311

    El Jae

    @Butt Naked Gamer stfd and eat a hot dog

    Prem-James Menon

    Why??They both suck and are white misappropriation of great black bands like bad brains

  40. Danny Standridge

    WE DO WHAT WE WANT ha ha ha ha ha peace/love DRONEDROPPER Freeman Standridge

  41. OrangeChrome

    Wawawawawake the town and tell the people. :)

  42. OrangeChrome

    There's much power in anger but loves a bigger banger

  43. Justin B

    Wasn't this on the Mr. Mooseknuckle skate video?

    714jk

    Props to B. Love

    Chris Oliver

    Senate? Nah bitch, I'm from minneapolis, we rock scribe!

    João Paulo W de Andrade

    Oh Yeah ! It is ! Badass

    TiRon & Ayomari

    this comment deserves more likes.

  44. TheDillusional

    Happy 3/11 Fourteen

    Haze Cheek

    TheDillusional 3 3 3 311!!!

  45. Robert Simpkins

    Who is it? 311! Who is it? 311!

    Youthw/oYouth

    all the time

  46. Andrea Rodgers

    Not bad at all 311 I do think I like.

    Haze Cheek

    Andrea Rodgers I do think I like grammar balso

  47. austin robinson

    music at its finest not that rap shit

  48. Andrew Perez

    You can't compare both bands both are musical geniuses and movement was strong and both very different styles. Just sayin

    Joe Willard

    Yepp, that's like comparing apples to oranges! They are both amazing, no diggity-doubt!

    Adam Brier

    Andrew yep, one genre borrows others peoples music and don't play instruments, and the other genre writes their own music with rapping singing and harmonizing and killer bass guitar and drums.   

  49. Ryan Harris

    311 over Sublime? Dude you are trippin! Bradley Nowell was a musical genius. Nick H is a good musician but now where on the same level as Brad!!!!

  50. airdylan

    bold statement

  51. LJfromIB

    "311 over sublime"

    Mike McCullough

    LJfromIB negative but great band

  52. marco polo

    Woooot !

  53. Chad Baier

    "the dancehall that we come from was a pool table basement, the buzz was low key, and records were Jamaican." I will always love 311 over sublime, I'm from Iowa they from the Nebraska so I'm gonna rep my big 10 boys.

  54. Steven J. Mulligan

    Lincoln Stylee, Boooieee!!!!

  55. Richard_Sledge

    I haven't heard this song in far too fucking long.

  56. TheOrangeSublime3

    God why have i never fully listened to this song this is amazing

  57. burgundypoint

    LOL. You would never guess that unless told. Bad ass Nebraskans.

  58. Kings Landing

    who is the jackass with the 1 dislike smh haha

  59. cbt1

    thank you!

  60. UncleJohn72

    Update 18, 170.

  61. Tavis Laffan

    update 18,169

  62. Turd Ferguson

    Umm how

  63. Turd Ferguson

    At Least it has no dislikes

  64. Tavis Laffan

    now 15,987 so feel happier now

  65. tundra

    @OnTheReal4o2 im a kid who grew up with 311. and other bands that would be disrespectful if i compared it too the shit today that kids listen to today. im not wishing to be in a different generation just for my generation too actually have a good taste in music.

  66. Brittany Beck

    Probably my favorite 311 song ever!

    the9file

    Brittany Beck Same. Also maybe the only 311 song I've ever heard. But so good.

  67. kingjackhammer15

    why is there only 7,152 views

  68. Three311Eleven

    Hell yeah, I love 311 as you can tell lolz. Love, peace and unity!

  69. Vishuddha Beatbox

    Just covered this song and i made no mistakes and played it exactly the wasy it shoul be played. check i out ts on my profile.

  70. Wheat Cobbler

    @rindone1322 wat does that even mean? OMAHA STYLEE!

  71. The311Dude311

    Bad ass fucking song right here!!!