"Flowing" is a song by the group 311. It first appeared on the 1999 album Soundsystem and was released as the second single from the album. It was included on 311's Greatest Hits '93-'03 album in 2004.
The song did not obtain as much attention as the first single from Soundsystem, "Come Original", but did reach #17 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart.
"Flowing" is characteristic of a steady rhythm and prominent percussive beats. It is one of the band's heavier songs. The chorus constitutes the bulk of the song, with the repetitive phrasing indicating an inability to stay focused on something and being constantly reminded of unpleasant past occurrences. The song is not as heavily influenced with the reggae style as some of the bands other work, though it is still slightly evident in the styling.
Famous quotes containing the word flowing:
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from the perpendiculars,
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into the hues, shadings, rises, flowing bends and blends
—Archie Randolph Ammons (b. 1926)
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—Walt Whitman (18191892)
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—Stella Chess (20th century)