"A Crow Left of the Murder" as written by Brandon Charles/pasillas Boyd and Michael Aaron/kilmore Einziger....
Unlearn me
Ditch what I read
Behind what I heard

Look, find, free
Yet, do you get it?
Yet, do you get it?

From here on it's instinctual
Even straight roads meander
Every piece contains a map
Of it all, it all

Evidence
March of the air
Pulse of the sea

Look, find, free
Yet, do you get it?
Yet, do you get it?

From here on it's instinctual
Even straight roads meander
Every piece contains a map
Of, it all, it all

On a line indivisible
A crow left of the murder
Every piece contains a map
Of, it all, it all

Everything I wanted
Wanted to know
Everything I wanted
Wanted to see, to see

Unlearn me
Unlearn me
Do you get it yet?

Look, find, free
Do you get it yet?
Do you get it yet?
Do you get it yet?

Do you get it yet?
Do you get it yet?
Do you get it?


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"A Crow Left of the Murder" as written by Brandon Boyd Ben Kenney

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    General CommentWhen i met Brandon at one of their concerts we talked about this song.The idea behind this song is the holographic theory which states that the universe has holographic properties and could be considered a hologram.A holographic film can be broken, but every piece will still contain all of the information to put together the complete image.When brandon says "every piece contains a map of it all" this is what he is refering to.In saying "unlearn me" brandon is trying to forget what he knows so he can truly see what is really there.He has refered to "unlearning" on make yourself in out from under (resist, unlearn, defy) where he wants to forget what he knows so he can "see the sky".This is the same principle.Brandon understands that there is a broader horizon beyond the media and bright lights and is obviously striving to reach that plane of truth.He is outside of the majority, thus a crow left of the murder.It is a great life lesson that is seldom taught.Themosquitogod has a great point with the buddhist belief system.i'm sure it is all interconnected.

    If anyone wants to learn more about the holographic theory i recommend buying The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot.You can find it on amazon.com.

    As for the guy who dissed Dirk and Brandon, fuck you.They are the nicest guys in the world.
    wayne*on November 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with pt_mcb. it's like not giving a damn about what he learned in school or what was taught to him by his family (ditch what i read/behind what i heard), but going out to find out for himself what he was taught. even if he screws up, it's still good. he'll manage, anyway (even straight roads meander). he's going to follow his heart, mind, and instincts (from here on, it's instinctual) and experience things his own way to find out what he wants to know/see. every step he takes and ever mistake he makes will get him closer and closer to finding out the truth (every piece contains a map of it all). i just don't know what 'a crow left of the murder' is meaning. anyone know?
    RaineBM1185on April 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti really, really, really like this song A LOT. the guitar is amazing, and the lyrics i can completely relate to in the way i interprete them. incubus has always been such an inspiration for my life. since SCIENCE i haven't looked back. i get to see them live in july...i got floor tickets so i'll be right up front. god i am excited.
    mostlywateron April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTwo things:
    Dirk did not suck. Dirk was an incredible bassist, whether you like him or not.
    Everyone needs to realize that the entire album of A Crow Left of the Murder is NOT about Dirk, damn it. I look at like every board here, and see "Hey, isn't this about Dirk?!" and want to KILL MYSELF.
    Leech, maybe. SSLW, maybe. That's IT.

    Anyway, the song's an easy intepretation. And very kickass.
    Outside Ironyon May 05, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is a perfect song about evolution through life perfect because its kinda telling you that you cant say things like i think incubus should go back to how they were before, and, boyd should grow back his dreads... you cant expect people as deep as boyd not to change and evolve through life - their music must also change, if you like. Life is definitely not predictable and for goodness sake stop trying to plan it. (theres a little green day ditty with a similar theme on the tip of my tongue)

    interesting that line - every piece contains a map of it all - 1st it made methink about the complexity of the human mind/brain apparently if you remove parts of your brain information isnt necessarily lost the essence is that the information is not stored in parts of the brain..but in the patterns of elextrical activity in your brain - but probably not what this song is about
    Hilikmion October 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is gonna be a long explanation...

    the song makes sense if you think about their spiritual beliefs. mainly in this song its buddhism. in buddhism theres rules kind of like the 10 commandments, but theyre not rules in the sense that you HAVE to follow them, theyre there if you want to achieve enlightenment. pretty much the rules are 1: life will contain suffering 2: suffering is caused not by the object you desire, but by the desire itself 3: the suffering can end 4: learning to not desire those things will end your suffering
    thats a basic explanation of the 4 noble truths. now, for the song, the first sentence is "unlearn me, ditch what i read, behind what i heard" its difficult for me to explain, but in buddhism, youre not supposed to cling to any desire or material object or anything at all that exists, because absense of that thing will cause pain. so to do that, you must "unlearn" everything, and eventually even unlearn what you learned in becoming buddhist... to be totally free, no attatchment whatsoever. thats what he means "from here on its instinctual" instinct is doing something without prior knowledge of it, like something you unlearned.
    im nearly positive that this song is about buddhism having read a lot into it a little while back.

    also, the "crow left of the murder" thing, just to add if you look in the inside cd booklet, theres apicture of a flock or "murder" of crows flying one way and one "left" with a hole through it like it was "murdered" a BIG play on words there.
    themosquitogodon November 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwell a crow left of the murder means basically that one person isn't doing the same thing as everyone else, a murder is a group of birds. like i said before brandon boyd is all about individuality.
    do you get it yet?
    giuliajoanna19on April 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics to this song are wrong...
    msweenz721on April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah... it should be Look. Find. Free.... if i remember right? I dont know what I was smoking that day...
    thewhitepony33on April 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentcorrect lyrics:

    Un-learn me
    Ditch what I read
    behind what I heard

    Look. Find. Free.

    Yet! Do you get it, yet? Do you get it?
    From here on, it's instinctual!
    Even straight roads meander!
    Every piece contains a map of
    it all!
    It all!

    Evidence
    in the march of the ant,
    pulse of the sea

    Look. Find. Free...

    Yet! Do you get it, yet? Do you get it?!
    From here on, it's instinctual!
    Even straight roads meander!
    Ever piece contains a map of
    it all!
    It all!

    Out of line (and) indivisable!
    A crow left of the murder!
    Every piece contains a map of
    it all!
    It all!

    Everything I wanted
    wanted to know
    Everything I wanted
    wanted to see
    To see
    RaineBM1185on April 11, 2004   Link

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