"Nebula" as written by Gavin Koppel, Brandon Charles Boyd, Michael Aaron Einziger, Alex Katunich and Jose Anthony Pasillas Ii....
Do you enjoy your sight inside?

Disconnect and let me drift,
Until my upside down is right side in.
Society must let the artist go,
To wander off into the nebula.

[Chorus]
Wander off into your nebula, see your nectarine of multiplicity
Cum like orgasmatron on overdrive!
Wander in off to your nebula,
Your tangerine of electricity is ripe and on a vine,
So pick your prize!

In little, black book do I confide.

Upon return, I conjure what was seen.
I let it pulse and boil within my limbs.
I lay my pencil to the porous page,
And let my lunatic indulge itself.

[Chorus]

Disconnect and let me drift,
Until my upside down is right side in.
Society must let the artist go,
To wander off into the nebula.

[Chorus]


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"Nebula" as written by Brandon Boyd Alex Katunich

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    General CommentWandering off into the nebula represents meditation, or spiritual exploration. Just letting go and then bringing back the thoughts you've gathered and using them to create art.

    Or maybe you're tripping on acid and that's the nebula. Actually, considering some of Incubus's earlier songs, I did always think this one meant allowing people, specifically artists, to use drugs as a way of going into one's subconcious and using it for creative energy...most likely what the band members did in early songwriting sessions.

    Did they make up the word "orgasmatron"?

    And the little black book he confides in...well...I'm not sure quite what to make of that.

    I didn't like this song too much the first few times I listened to it. Now it's one of my favorites. Mike Einziger is my hero.
    Incubion June 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf you listen to the very beginning of the album version, a young girl says "smells like cheese!!" at the beginning. What's that all about?!
    mig25_foxbat2003on May 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentprobly the same thing the santa skit is about at the end of You Will Be A Hot Dancer.

    Maybe im just too much of a psychonaut but this song makes me think of tripping, especially on DXM aka robitussin (or maybe dissociatives in general but this is the only one i've done) because it seperates the central and peripheral nervous systems via NMDA antagonism so it kind of makes you go into your own nebula. Its a very introspective experience and because i like to philosophize about a lot of stuff i guess it lets my lunatic indulge itself too. It could probably be about an illegal drug or at least a more controlled drug because of the whole thing about society needing to let the artist do his own thing for creative purposes, but, at least in the united states and most of the rest of the world, there is a stigma about all recreational drug use so I think it still applies. I dont know if Boyd or any other incubus member has actually tried DXM but i know they smoke(d?) a loot of herb and did their share of shrooms. Maybe its just about getting introverted if you get too high, but I wouldnt call that nebulous.

    And for those who say its not about drugs and is just about creativity you need to understand that creativity=thinking outside the box and what better way is there to help get your thinking away from the usual?

    Im not trying to push drug use here, especially to people who have only tried weed or arent psychologically mature enough because this one is intense. But, if you must try it now that i mentioned it do some research on harm reduction on erowid.org or the rest of the web just search dextromethorphan and you will find something and avoid all other active ingredients in dxm products.
    yatusabes21on July 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheres like half of the lyrics here....SLACKERS!
    HalfLifeSuicideon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCRAZY SONG!!!! i will be seeing them in 1week and 1day and this is the one song i MUST hear live. they did not play it last time, needless to say i was pissed.
    missblisson May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, this song is awesome! I don't really what it means, but it the music and lyrics are kewl. Maybe it means something about letting people be themselves..."Society must let the artist go" But I am just guessing...
    daron is so lovelyon May 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe it's about going off and doing your own thing. He is talking about his songwriting, and how other people don't have to understand what he means, but they have to respect him for it.
    Paul Finchon June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy new favorite word.... orgasmatron!
    LiveUrLifeon June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOooh oooh! Me n my bf figured out that the lyrics in the booklet, etc are jumbled. we have unjumbled them, heehee. here they are unjumbled:

    "Do you enjoy Your Sight Inside?
    Disconnect and let me drift, until my upside down is right side in.
    Society must let the artist go, to wander off into the nebula.
    Wander off into your nebula, see your nectarine of
    multiplicity cum like orgasmatron, on overdrive!
    Wander in off to your nebula, your tangerine of
    electricity is ripe and on a vine, so pick your prize!
    In little, black book do I confide!
    Upon return I conjure what was seen
    I let it pulse and boil within my limbs.
    I lay my pencil to the porous page, and let my lunatic indulge itself.
    Wander off into your nebula, see your nectarine of
    multiplicity cum like orgasmatron, on overdrive!
    Wander in off to your nebula, your tangerine of
    electricity is ripe and on a vine, so pick your prize!
    Disconnect and let me drift, until my upside down is right side in.
    Society must let the artist go, to wander off into the nebula.
    Wander off into your nebula, see your nectarine of
    multiplicity cum like orgasmatron, on overdrive!
    Wander in off to your nebula, your tangerine of
    electricity is ripe and on a vine, so pick your prize!"

    Now u all can sing along with it heehee. lol just had to share with u!!!
    CazzyKat217on July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't really understand what this song means...but i like it alot. I saw Incubus a few weeks ago, and they were awesome, of course.
    are_you_in_cubuson September 29, 2002   Link

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