"Look Alive" is the first song that comes to mind.
"A picture will survive, so smile and look alive." That statement spoke to me from the first time I heard it. It's very simple and to the point; to me, it says, you've got to look past the small distractions in life, smile and look alive.
However, currently, the song "Friends and Lovers" means the world to me!
I am so in love with my girlfriend and we had been great friends prior to dating. It was really difficult for both of us to admit that we had feelings for one another; we were afraid that we would ruin the friendship between us and our mutual friends. So thank you Mr. Boyd, for telling the world that "you should never have to defend being friends and lovers"!
The first one that comes to mind......
Idiot Box :] That song has just always struck the right chord in me every single time!
I will soon be getting portions of that song tattooed on myself.
Ahhh....so many of their songs have a special meaning for me. I actually count myself lucky that I became enchanted with their sound so late in the game because it allowed me to have their entire body of work at my disposal. Though I have to admit to wanting to kick myself for not becoming an Incu-head earlier... surely I would have been present for every tour...that’s how much I love each and every album they've created.
Being late to the party has its advantages though. I was able to listen to ......
The Warmth..."Remember why you came and while you're alive, experience the warmth before you grow old."
Make Yourself..."You should make amends with you. If only for better health. But if you really want to live, why not try and Make Yourself?"
Warning...."And she called out a warning, Don't ever let life pass you by"
A Crow Left of The Murder...."Look, Find, Free... Yet! Do you get it yet? Do you get it?!"
Earth to Bella...."Just undo yourself and see a second sun ascend."
all within the breath of an afternoon. All of these musical gems resonated so deeply with me for a very specific reason. An inkling of a question I had not asked myself since my adolescence had been struggling to bring itself to the forefront of my consciousness. Wrought with frustration, wringing its hands and shouting with all its breath, this question, with the aid of Incubus, was finally given my full attention. It was heard, pondered and acted upon. "Who am I...now?"
I'm in the process of answering that. I've come to realize that I am many different things...some simple, some convoluted...but either way, at least I am now aware. And I engage myself in the present and I follow and do the things that light me up, the things that bring me to life. One of those many things being Incubus, of course. :)
I realize in this telling that I haven't fully answered the question. I did say I was a bit convoluted, didn't I? haha! Well....the first song that MADE me listen that has the most meaning for me....Punch Drunk...
"On the road, my thumb is out. I'm hitching home, tonight I am without a name. Where was it that I lived? Never mind, just take me with you and forgive, my lack of information. I'm punch drunk and I need to find a way back home. It’d be a miracle of you'd oblige. I will survive. "
Punch Drunk....yeah, that was me. I had been looking for a way back home, a way back to ME. And Incubus, well, they were kind enough to oblige that stranger hitching home that night.
Uncanny that I should find myself....through a song and begin the unending process of redefining myself.
"Here in my Room" breaks my heart, even if I can't link it to a particular moment in my life, if not when I started loving their music more and more....
"Nowhere Fast" means a lot to me, because I'm feeling a runaway train with no brake...
"The Warmth" and "Warning" meaning is linked to the previous one, time passes by without realizing that...
"Echoes" because Incubus' music "Reminded me twice that I was alive".
Muuuuuch more...I love most of theirs <3
"Punchdrunk" helped me passing through a difficult period in my life,
"Monuments and Melodies" is poetry, objectively marvelous.
"Glass","Circles" and "Have you ever?" always help me working out my rage and sour, but "Idiot Box" is my favourite for that!
"Pistola" makes me enthsiastic!
"Southern Girl" and "Summer Romance" would be the perfect love songs to dedicate, if a boy would drive me crazy xD
For me it's "Wish You Were Here". I had a really good friend who I've kind of grown apart from but a couple years ago we were on the beach at night in front of Lake Michigan and we were running around in the sand and it reminded me of the song,
"I dig my toes into the sand...I lay my head onto the sand
The sky resembles a backlit canopy with holes punched in it"
So we started singing it and as sappy as it sounds, I was very happy in that moment haha
Actually are two , the first one is Wish you were here , was on the first concert of Incubus in Chile, that song made me remind a boy (today, my boyfriend) because i wished that he were there jajajaja and that made me cry .
And the second one is Stellar, because my boyfriend gave it to me <3.
In the year 2004, my soulmate and i would fall asleep in each others arms to Aqueous Transmission. those were the best nights of my life, & ill never forget it.
A year later we would sing this to our daughter as her lullaby. She would fall peacefully asleep to it every time. this song became my safe haven when my babygirl died of SIDS and when my lover passed away a year later. I was pregnant with our little boy, and he was my strength (along with this song in the background) as i mourned and gathered my faith & strength back together. every time i play this song, the lyrics will always remind me that we'll meet again some day & that it's just "further down the river..." it makes my heart smile & throb all at the same time.
i feel as if it were written for us; my family, here on earth and in heaven. it connects all four of us and i could never thank you enough Incubus, you guys have given me a beautiful gift to feel closer to my loved ones whenever i need it. i can't tell you how grateful i am..
"Maybe we could meet again further down the river
And share what we both discovered...
Then revel in the view"