"Echo" as written by Brandon Charles Boyd, Michael Aaron Einziger, Alex Katunich, Christopher E Kilmore and Jose Anthony Pasillas Ii....
There's something about the look in your eyes
Something I noticed when the light was just right
It reminded me twice that I was alive
And it reminded me that you're so worth the fight

My biggest fear will be the rescue of me
Strange how it turns out that way, yeah
Could you show me dear?
Something I'm not seeing
Something infinitely interesting
Could you show me dear?
Something I'm not seeing
Something infinitely interesting

there's something about the way you move
I see your mouth in slow motion when you sing
Like suddenly something someone contrives
Your movements echo that I have seen the real thing

Your biggest fear will be the rescue of you
Strange how it turns out that way, yeah
Could you show me dear?
Something I'm not seeing
Something infinitely interesting
Could you show me dear?
Something I'm not seeing
Something infinitely interesting


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"Echo" as written by Brandon Boyd Alex Katunich

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    General CommentYou guys hit the nail right on the head, great song indeed. The part that you didn't explain was the "infinitely interesting" line, which is just stating that this person would like to find a love that keeps him/her interested forever. In other words, an everlasting love. Great song, best on the album for sure.
    abozich_iuon January 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe line "My biggest fear will be the rescue of me", to me, is all about confronting your fears. If you can face your fear and win, you're free, as there is no longer a threat. So therefore, your fear has aided you, or rescued you.
    xBanexon January 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is an awesome love song because it's not so blatant and cliched like most other love songs. It requires a little more thinking, I think. And the vocals are beautiful so is the guitar. Great song.
    ErinLovesEmoon August 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat I admire most about Incubus is the way can say "I love you" without saying the words flat out. They notice the little things, like the "look in your eyes" and "the way you move," which shows they are paying attention to the person in mind and not just using cliche phrases that have been said many times before. They make love new and exciting - exactly what I would want out of love. I mean, the little things we do are who we are, and what is more romantic than telling someone you love every little thing about them?
    kaleidoscopeeyes8on December 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is the most beautiful love song I've ever heard. It has made me cry numerous times. *Sigh* I hope when I'm older I'll find someone as perfect as Brandon Boyd that can make my heart melt. Does anyone else agree that he is the most amazing person ever? Yeah, he's got the looks and all, but he's also incredibly artistic and quirky. It's so adoreable. He makes my emotions pour out so easily. It's amazing =]
    incubus.filleon January 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFirst, let me point out that I play this song in my car after I drop off the girl I like at her house. In regards to the "...rescue or me..." and "...rescue of you..." parts, I believe that these simply mean that he fears if he ever will fall in love, hence rescue. It's not really fear, it's just being worried if you can be that lucky to be in love.
    EthanLeonowon July 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know if the second verse lyrics are correct? I hear it is "more subtle than something someone contrives" rather thank "like suddenly"...
    jtfettereron March 07, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so damn good! It's my favorite song on this album. It's the reason I bought the CD :) . For me, this is what a love song should be. Whenever I hear this song, I don't feel miserable that I'm not with her... I feel lucky to be in love.

    I guess the thing I'm not sure about is the "biggest fear". Is that falling in love? Is it committing yourself to someone? I guess it depends on who you are.

    It's kind of hard to talk about the song without talking about the music that surrounds these lyrics. The music is subdued, but fast-paced (thanks to some awesome drum work). I think my favorite part of the music is the guitar work. There's something very smooth about it.
    fireanton December 02, 2001   Link
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    General CommentYeah, fireant is right.....this song kicks tons of ass... Of course, "My biggest fear will be the rescue of me" and "Your biggest fear will be the rescue of you " are really confusing lines to me. If anyone has an idea as to what these lines mean, please post it here. Also, does anyone know what "infinitely interesting" thing this song refers to. I think that it's love, but I'm open to suggestions
    jhienklesonon December 03, 2001   Link
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    General CommentMy opinion...the "my biggest fear will be the rescue of me" and "your biggest fear will be the rescue of you" lines mean that they fell in love with one another, but they're terrified of the hurt that may come after if it comes to an end. They're just scared of how they're life is going to be after it all comes to an end, if it does come to an end. I dunno. I like it. And it's not too deep. But yes, this is my favorite song on the album. Absolutely gorgeous song.
    JulieMarleneon December 12, 2001   Link

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