"Calgone" as written by Gavin Koppel, Brandon Charles Boyd, Michael Aaron Einziger, Alex Katunich and Jose Anthony Pasillas Ii....
On my way home, police car pulled me over.
After they left, I puttered out of gas.
Triple-A' came, but my card was expired!
I had to walk home, and of course, it rained half the time.
I tried to get some shut-eye, then I was abducted!

They put cold things in my butt.
They sampled a bit of my D.N.A.
They left me on top of my sheets,
I dreamt I went potty, then woke up drenched in me.
This day sucked the hardest ever

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today.
A little bit less than nothing would go my way.
I got up to toss my soiled sheets,
the hallway was dark and I stubbed my big toe.
It was then that I sensed the irony (burning me),
then I heard the voice say,
"Come sail aboard S.S. Nepenthe!"

I suppose I'm to blame for getting pulled over.
I guess I'm the culprit for running out of gas.
Let's assume I'm the guy who didn't pay his 'Triple-A' fee.
In actuality, I let the zetas probe me.
Yesterday was all my fault.

I let negativity get the better of me.
Thank goodness for the bathtubs and suds!
They temporarily set free this quandary


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"Calgone" as written by Brandon Boyd Alex Katunich

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    General CommentSexy Cats Icing Ebonic Nitrogen Cigarettes...Eggo

    Actually a search resulted in this: "Social Chronology Includes Everyone, Neanderthals, Cannibals, Everyone"

    But I have no idea whether or not it's true. I lost my CD booklet, but from memory I don't think it's in there.
    Zetsumeion April 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, lol
    smallthoughtson February 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is like a story of Brandon's worst day. It says that how we shouldn't be victims of bad things that happen to us
    Harry Manbackon March 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentActually Harry, I think I got a totally different meaning from this song. You said that it says "we shouldn't be victims of bad things that happen to us". Well i think it's saying the opposite, that we are to blame and maybe if he had cared more and tried to not be so pesimistic than things mighta went his way, at least maybe a little more towards his. Maybe I am wrong but I find all of incubus' song wonderfully meaningful wheather i relate or not, all except the instrumentals that is (no lyrics, no meaning to me, or at least until i learn to play an instrament). Oh and don't get me wrong dj kilmore and all the others are bad ass when it comes to jaming, but Brandon has a poetic phenomena with words. Wow that's long.
    Kyrieon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentActually Harry, I think I got a totally different meaning from this song. You said that it says "we shouldn't be victims of bad things that happen to us". Well i think it's saying the opposite, that we are to blame and maybe if he had cared more and tried to not be so pesimistic than things mighta went his way, at least maybe a little more towards his. Maybe I am wrong but I find all of incubus' song wonderfully meaningful wheather i relate or not, all except the instrumentals that is (no lyrics, no meaning to me, or at least until i learn to play an instrament). Oh and don't get me wrong dj kilmore and all the others are bad ass when it comes to jaming, but Brandon has a poetic phenomena with words. Wow that's long.
    Kyrieon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think that if you have a bad day you shouldn't blame others or take it out on others because whatever happens is your own fault
    no_heavy_no_goodon April 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyu shouldnt look at things as something negative or positive, if you look at things just as things that have happened, they'll look a lot different..
    HalfLifeSuicideon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthey have any of you heard the way end of this song? the song is like 16 minutes long. it has a buncha weird but really funny stuff toward the end. someone print the lyrics to the karate kid part. ill make my best effort to type what they say. "The Karate Kiiiid. wit my oba do karate at my side, NO I HATE KARATE! I HATE THIS BIKE! I HATE IT! honey what are you doing with your bike? SHUT UP MOM! I DONT WANT KARATE ANYMORE! I WANNA GO HOME! doyo san concentrate! I HATE THE FISH I HATE THE HOUSE!" then its all like "ohhhh baby, i think i feel the juice mouse comin from the flasball, oh yeah"
    SkeeBoDoon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentcontinuation of last post: "is this the shit or what?, hey! you better chegity check yourself before you wregity wreck yourself, you cant get any fresher than this" "i know it's not p.c. but sometimes you gotta put the smackdown on a ho" "mmmmhmmhmmm babayayayoww i see the flownski from the last monfrentooooh, rebaloolay i saw the police man asesofeeeeh"
    SkeeBoDoon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Comment...and for those of you who havnt heard the hidden part of S.C.I.E.N.C.E., fast forward to about 2 minutes after calgone and just listen. its really weird but some of the stuff is very funny (as long as you have my sense of humor)
    SkeeBoDoon May 02, 2002   Link

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