"Make Yourself" as written by Brandon Charles/einziger Boyd and Alex/pasillas Katunich....
If I hadn't made me
I would have been made somehow

If I hadn't assembled myself
I'd have fallen apart by now

If I hadn't made me
I'd be more inclined to bow

Powers that would be have swallowed me up
But that's more than I can allow

If you let them make you
They'll make you papier-mâché
At a distance you're strong
Until the wind comes
Then you crumble and blow away

If you let them fuck you
There will be no foreplay
But rest-assured
They'll screw you complete
?Til your ass is blue and gray

You should only make amends with you
If only for better health
But if you really want to live
Why not try and make yourself?

If I hadn't made me
I'd have fallen apart by now

I won't let ?em make me
It's more than I can allow

So when I make me
I won't be papier-mâché
And if I fuck me
I'll fuck me in my own way

You should only make amends with you
If only for better health
But if you really want to live
Why not try and make yourself?


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"Make Yourself" as written by Brandon Boyd Alex Katunich

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    General CommentLetting others be your main source of inspiration for your ideas only weakens you. This, in my opinion, is kind of hard. Since, all that we are is based on all that we see, smell and hear. Even our invidualism is inspired by songs like "make yourself" which was written by someone else other than you.
    jcthomas78on April 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLetting others be your main source of inspiration for your ideas only weakens you. This, in my opinion, is kind of hard. Since, all that we are is based on all that we see, smell and hear. Even our invidualism is inspired by songs like "make yourself" which was written by someone else other than you.
    jcthomas78on April 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBest Incubus song ever.

    It's all about being yourself and not letting others mold how you think and what you are. Just be yourself.

    "And if I fuck me, I'll fuck me in my own way"

    If I make mistakes, it'll be because I myself made them, not because I listsened to someone else or put my fate in someone else's hands.

    Great song.
    WorldRunOveron June 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, and i think every incubus song is amazing, musically and poetically. this song is so true, and if everyone could listen to it, and understand it, so many more people would be enlightened.

    the way the message is put across however, makes the song. for example: " and if i f*** me, i'll f*** me in my own way!"
    only incubus could write a song like this, and make it so beautiful.
    and incubus is just as beautiful as their songs, i got a chance to meet them, and although it was short, it was sweet. people often say stars/musicians are down to earth, but they don't get more down to earth than incubus.
    chaos04on June 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti hear a sort of athiest feel in this song. if i hadn't made me, i'd be more inclined to bow. according to darwinism, humans evolved from apes, and were not created by god. if he believes god had made him, he'd be more inclined to bow down before him or worship,
    jesushasabeard03on May 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that this song is about how the only way to feel good about yourself is to not let other "mold" who you are. Instead you need to take charge and make yourself.
    antifox64on November 26, 2001   Link
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    General Commentthese 2 interpretations are good, i also think its about how people tend to act as puppets, letting others make them, in a sense. for example, when people act or dress in a certain way to avoid criticism...thats letting someone else 'make you'. or when people get mad and say 'well, he MADE me mad because he did blah blah blah'...so?? you are the one and only person in control of your feelings, emotions, and actions. make yourself.
    alkaline dawnon April 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIncubus rules. :D This song is classic
    mrcleanon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentisn't "make" yourself means fuck yourself in this songs. I mean bradon said he fuck himself in his own way. And fuck in this song is all about control in your life, of how you want to screw your own life not by the others.
    Walah!
    BlackBolton May 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with antifox64. Don't let anyone take control of your life. Mold yourself into what you want to be in life. Not what others want you to be. If you want a high life, then live it that way. Incubus rules!!
    darkwingon May 28, 2002   Link

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