"Agoraphobia" as written by Michael Einziger, Ben Kenney, Brandon Boyd, Christopher Kilmore and Jose / Pasillas Ii....
Two people touching lips
Hands on each others hips
Nothing else in the world but one another
The forty second floor
On a distant shore
I wonder how we strayed so far from this

Remember when we were
Just flesh and bone you sir
May have forgotten how good your world can be
So put down your hollow tips
And kiss you lovers lips
And know that fate is what we make of it
Please end this please end this before it ends us, ends us, ends

I want to stay inside
I want to stay inside for good
I want to stay inside for good for good for good for good

I read the news today
And everything they say
Just makes me want to stay inside and wait
But the better part of me knows
That waiting in the throws
Is on a par with reading while my eyes are closed

"what can I do"? you say
"its just another day
In the life of apes with ego trips!"
Put down your hollow tips
And kiss your lovers lips
And know that fate is what we make of it

Please end this please end this before it ends us, ends us, ends us
I want to stay inside
I want to stay inside for good
I want to stay inside for good for good
Oh
I'm gonna stay inside
I'm gonna stay inside for good
I'm gonna stay inside for good for good
I want to stay inside
I want to stay inside for good
I want to stay inside
Don't want to stay inside for good
Don't want to stay inside for good for good for good


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"Agoraphobia" as written by Michael Einziger, Ben Kenney, Brandon Boyd, Christopher Kilmore, Jose / Pasillas Ii

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    General Commentthis song helpsme to get up off my ass when i get depressed
    Hilikmion October 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBasically I think it's about how there's a lot of problems in the world, but you shouldn't let fear of all these problems control your life. Don't stay inside for good, go out and enjoy life. Also some of these lyrics are wrong but I don't feel like finding the right ones to post now.
    scott182000on April 11, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"You say, 'We have forgotten how cordial war could be'" should be "You, sir, may have forgotten how good your world could be" and instead of "hollow sips" it's "hollow tips"

    but anyway... onto the meaning...

    i think incubus is noting all the beauty in the world and is upset that all the focus on television and everything else that's going on in the world, today, is so negative. that instead of fighting and going to war we need to sit back and enjoy the happy comforts of life (put down your hollow tips [i'm guessing guns?]/and kiss your lover's lips). with all the violence out there, the narrator would just rather stay inside, because he doesn't want to focus on all these negative things when he knows there's better out there. he wants whoever's in charge to end the violence before it gets out of hand. if the person in charge would only 'kiss [his] lover's lips' and be more affectionate and loving, he'd know that he doesn't have to be at war with anyone/thing.
    RaineBM1185on April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCorrections to the lyrics of this need to be made!
    Mrspootsieon April 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentag·o·ra·pho·bi·a ( P ) Pronunciation Key (gr--fb-)
    n.
    An abnormal fear of open or public places.
    funshineon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General Comment....its beautiful.
    ive read ppl criticizing the whole "i wanna stay inside, i wanna stay inside for good" part. they say that they are bad lyrics. and if u dont really listen to the song then i would agree. but if u listen then i think they'll understand the meaning of the song and they wont find the lyrics so "dumb" anymore.
    sorry, it bothered me when i read ppl saying that stuff. lol
    screamy_mimion May 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is abouot how humpin is better than huntin
    incuon May 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my top favorites from their new album... I think it's kind of obvious what the song is about. :P
    Danitaon May 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's not about fucking, guys. Dirty minds...always. What it's about is a person who is terrified due to the supposed condition of the world and is finding himself more and more prone to just wall himself up in the house. If you really think about it, it relates to the US culture in general as we become more and more home based. More and more people seem to become agoraphobics as terror attacks and murder coverage appears on the TV. Everyday you hear how horrible it is out there and after a while it becomes to the point where some people are afraid to leave the house. He's telling you that this is bullshit in a way. Sure people are trying to get you scared, but do you really wanna stay inside for good? Eat TV dinners and stare at the walls?
    BuckWilderon June 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentok i am agoraphobic. its not about fucking. its fear of pblic and open places. so if it were a song about sex, i dont think the band would be dumb enough to call it agoraphobia. thatd be pointless.
    bldnghrt6on July 01, 2004   Link

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