"Pistola" as written by Ben Kenney, Brandon Charles Boyd, Michael Aaron Einziger, Christopher E Kilmore and Jose Anthony Pasillas Ii....
On the tip of my tongue
An offensive is poised and rearing
My intention: a bullet
My body: a trigger finger

And my pen is a pistola
I don't need to fear you ?

My secret arsenal
Is an infinite ageless inkwell
Its a fountain of youth
And a patriots weapon of choice

And my pen is a pistola
I don't need to fear you ?


Lyrics submitted by prayingmantis84

"Pistola" as written by Brandon Boyd Ben Kenney

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  • +2
    General CommentHe's saying "biatch, i am not scared of you because my words alone can kick your ass."
    juliegrayon April 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it is about free speech and censorship. I have never really heard about Incubus running into serious censorship issues but as artists they surely must know and deal with it. The album is pretty political so it could also be about the current erosion of civil liberties and rigths, particularly the right to diseent agaistn the government. Awesome analogy
    Gaeasoldieron May 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Pistola" in spanish means "Pistol".

    "My intention a bullet, my body a trigger finger"

    His intention is the bullet, his body is the trigger finger, his pen is the gun.
    genomanxon June 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe revolutionary power of art.
    prayingmantis84on May 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics remind me of j5 lyrics. it's like a verbal/mental power over physical power thing.
    Pretty straightforward if you ask me.
    acatinahat22on May 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's simply about using your talents to make a difference. Incubus is using their words to try and invoke change in society.
    RisingBeautyon May 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard that this song is about when dirk hooked his nuts to a car battery.. i could be wrong.. could anybody to this?
    jld_slickon June 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is about fighting tyrants like George Bush. Brandon is clearly pro-peace. I must say I was never to big of an Incubus fan, but their last album was incredible. They always seemed to corporate to me, but with their newfound willingness to take on George Bush and support peace label me a big Incubus fan baby!
    tipthetieon June 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlol of course dirk comes up again! hehe i think that this song is pretty straight forward. He could fight someone with words and his song. His pen is his weapon. I also think that the political aspect of this has to do with it like some people mentioned. How they are cracking down on music censorship although Incubus really doesnt have much of a problem with that, they are probab;y speakin for all artists in general in this song.
    PS- Saw them last night in concert.. it WOULD have been marvelous if not for the screaming teeny boppers behind me that ruined my Buzz... AHHH it was a total heartbreaker.. A) because there were 13 year old girls behind me screaming "I love you bla bla" and B) because they knocked the high outta me!!
    URstellaron June 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics are wrong, there are no set lyrics for the chorus besides "my pen is a pistola"
    Drewsredwingson September 30, 2004   Link

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