The first verse is about how Sid has lost the ability to differentiate between good and evil, like heaven from hell or blue skies from pain. Werde ich Wasser vor Wein wählen und halte mein Selbst und fahre? I also like what this song has to say. Let go of the fear that you'll never get what you want. Jesus changed water to wine. Es hat mich schon einmal angetrieben und es scheint der Weg zu sein, den jeder andere um mich herum geht. Then expresses loss in the titular line.
The chances we don't take, the dreams we don't fulfill. And how we found The same old fears. Therefore this song is about Sid's transformation to insanity in his mind. Someone smiles at us and we think its a veil. Aah ah ooo It's driven me before and it seems to be the way That everyone else gets around But lately I'm beginning to find that when I drive myself my light is found Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there with open arms and open eyes yea Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there I'll be there Would you choose water over wine? Smokin The Herb AgainIncubus Lyrics provided by SongLyrics.
When footlights dim in reverence to prescient passion forewarned My audience leaves the stage, floating ahead perfumed shift Within the stammering silence, the face that launched a thousand frames Betrayed by a porcelain tear, a stained career You played this scene before, you played this scene before I the mote in your eye, I the mote in your eye A misplaced reaction The darkroom unleashes imagination in pornographic images In which you will always be the star, always be the star, untouchable Unapproachable, constant in the darkness Nursing an erection, a misplaced reaction With no flower to place before this gravestone And the walls become enticingly newspaper thin But that would be developing the negative view And you have to be exposed in voyeuristic colour The public act, let you model your shame On the mannequin catwalk, catwalk Let the cats walk, and the cat walks I've played this scene before, I've played this scene before I the mote in your eye, I the mote in your eye A misplaced reaction, satisfaction You can't brush me under the carpet, you can't hide me under the stairs The custodian of your private fears, your leading actor of yesteryear Who as you crawled out of the alleys of obscurity Sentenced to rejection in the morass of anonymity You who I directed with lovers will, you who I let hypnotise the lens You who I let bathe in the spotlights glare You who wiped me from your memory like a greasepaint mask Just like a greasepaint mask But now I'm the snake in the grass, the ghost of film reels past I'm the producer of your nightmare and the performance has just begun It's just begun Your perimeter of courtiers jerk like celluloid puppets As you stutter paralysed with rabbits eyes, searing the shadows Flooding the wings, to pluck elusive salvation from the understudy's lips Retrieve the soliloquy, maintain the obituary My cue line in the last act and you wait in silent solitude Waiting for the prompt, waiting for the prompt You've played this scene before General CommentWhen Marillion first played 'Incubus' live in 1984, Fish's introduction explained what the song was about. Unless we take the opposite path to get there, and then we end up empty and life is a shell with no substance filling us. Wish you were here is a song about how they wish the old Sid Berrit was still with them and in saying that they agknowlage that he has changed into a monster that is not the Sid they know and love. I hope someday you come back to this thread and see what your words have meant. General CommentI've always thought this is about an actress who started off in porn movies but eventually becomes a star.
It is the loss of all the lives that could have been. Sometimes, I feel the fear Of uncertainty stinging clear And I can't help but ask myself how much I'll let the fear take the wheel and steer It's driven me before, and it seems To have a vague haunting mass appeal But lately I'm beginning to find That I should be the one behind the wheel Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there With open arms and open eyes, yeah Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there, I'll be there So if I decide to waiver my chance To be one of the hive Will I choose water over wine And hold my own and drive? I think the cover art, a man on fire shaking hands with a man that's not on fire perfectly symbolizes this song. The hive is like the collective, your peers, and how easily they can make decisions for you. A smile from a veil? Incubus - I Miss You16. General CommentFor me this song is like much Floyd about missed opportunities. Figuratively a lost soul swimming in a fish bowl. If you can, watch this documentary because it's really good and well done.
We also know that roger and dave longed for their childhood innocence. You really find who your are deep down when you make your own choices and stop letting the wine choose for you. The point is reinforced over and over to say I don't understand why you made that choice. It's a brilliant piece of work. A Certian Shade Of Green3. No wonder they started writing anti music industry songs during the same period. Billboard Hot 100 21 U.
This is the way I would interpret it. Its not anti-religous in meaning i think, it has more to do being incontrol of your own life. Halte das Steuer und fahre! All their other songs are just too good!!! And I know that I suffer from all those flaws, and that I am trapped in that position, and that is why I had to listen to this song tonight when I came home. Kürzlich beginne ich zu denken, dass, wenn ich ich selbst steuere, mein Licht gefunden wird. Can you tell Heaven from Hell? My InterpretationI think the first part of this song refers to growing up, maturing, and knowing how to discern between things that often fool us when we're young. I take to mean two people in a generally unwinnable situation.
Kürzlich beginne ich zu denken, dass ich derjenige hinter dem Steuer sein sollte. Probably, I might say, in a way that my father would approve of. My InterpretationI have always thought the song Wish You Were Here was about how people in relationships whatever kind: marriages, friendships, bandmates, partnerships,etc. It will blow you away. Unfortunately, the simplest things, such as thinking for myself, creating my own reality and being whatever the hell I want to be each day of my life, are a sin.
Never quite getting to the point where they have to break free or break down. It is considered the band's biggest hit and breakthrough single, eventually reaching the top of 's chart on March 3, 2001, and number nine on the on July 28. Because we could not see beyond the end of our temporal noses. And did they get you trade your heroes for ghosts? But don't go by me; I'm an Atheist who is always looking for anything that supports a departure from religion. The whole album makes me think about change and loss and trying to get through it the best you can. Super, super song with deep thought and a forever message!!!!!!!!!! Sometimes, I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear And I can't help but ask myself how much I'll let the fear Take the wheel and steer It's driven me before and seems to have a vague Haunting mass appeal But lately I'm beginning to find that I Should be the one behind the wheel Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there with open arms and open eyes yea Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there I'll be there So, if I decide to waiver my chance To be one of the hive Will I choose water over wine And hold my own and drive? However, you stay in that relationship because it is comfortable all the while wishing that it could be as it once was. General CommentMost likely no one will ever read this but.