"Priceless" as written by Ben Kenney, Brandon Boyd, Michael Einziger, Christopher Kilmore and Jose Pasillas Ii....
The fact that you think you can
Speak to me the way you do
Bleeds me to believe that you
Never stepped out of the
Skin you live within, but when
And if this day occurs
Your tongue the taste will imitate
A battery the anti-equilibrius
Your stomach becomes the floor

The look on your face was priceless

A light goes on upstairs
The attic ablaze
This island isn't big enough
For both of us who will swim
In ell infested oceans
Kiss the sand goodbye because
The tide is coming up and in
Ya water water water everywhere
And every chance to sink

Its an amalgamation of the things
You aren't the ways you wish you were
A split second perceiving of the way
You really look to everyone of them
I wish that you could get a glimpse
I wish that you could see because

The look on your face was priceless!


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"Priceless" as written by Brandon Boyd Ben Kenney

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    General Commentawesome solo.. im amazed no one has posted on this song yet.

    This song is about someone who thinks they can do anything to a person, that they control someone, and the other person would not even react, just let them control them. then one day they react so the other persons face was "priceless". Well.. thats what i think.
    AzWeThinkIamon May 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to me that it's a song about getting what comes to you.
    "Eel-infested oceans"... "Water, water, everywhere, and every chance to sink!"...

    Both allusions to "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", an 18th-century poem about a seafarer that kills an innocent albatross and repents for his sins with his crew's instant death and loneliness on a sea infested with serpents. Eels. Yeah.

    Make the connection, that's an easy one.
    Outside Ironyon June 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnice connection
    The Cheaton June 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentA truly rocking song witht some great sounds. The guitar solo is mind blowing! As to what it is about...I guess maybe finally showing someone who has always looked down on you that you are great. Like you just won when everyone said you were going to lose. Peace
    Gaeasoldieron June 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe verses according to the inlay on the album:

    The fact that you think you can
    speak to me the way you do
    it bleeds me to believe that you
    have never stepped out of the skin you live within
    But when and if this day occurs
    Your tongue, the taste, will imitate
    a battery: the anti-equilibrium
    your stomach becomes the floor

    A light goes on upstairs
    the attic is ablaze!
    This island isnt big enough for both of us
    so who will swim in eel-infested oceans
    Kiss the sand good-bye
    because the tide is coming up and in
    yeah water, water, everywhere
    and every chance to sink!

    Its an amalgation of the things you arent
    the ways you wish you were
    a split second perceiving of
    the way you really look to every one of them
    i wish that you could get a glimpse (Not sure if he actually DoEs say this)
    i wish that you could see because

    - and im sure you knowhow the rest of it goes

    i think its about people who are just so uneducated (in the life sense) that they just go about their daily lives like they are the centre of the universe - but one day its going to hit them, just how insignificant in the greater scheme of things they actually are, and they are going to 'drown' in the realisation. Like Outside Irony says, they'll get what comes to them.
    i dont know if anyone has read the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy series... in one book theres this machine that in effect destroys peoples souls by showing them to paraphrase, a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot with a little arrow that says 'You are here'. this sing kind of reminds me of that!


    i wish that you
    heavens_mistakeon September 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI read in Kerrang! magazine in an interview with Mr.Boyd himself that this song was written by brandon about brandon. i cant remember exactly what was said but it was something along the lines of a time in his life where he stepped out and attempted to look at his life from and outsiders point of view and suddently realising how idiotic he must seem to other people and how shocked he was to see the truth. i thought that was pretty intresting but in my opinion it is definately one of the weaker songs on a crow left. =o)
    Sylv_xon October 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI find it so funny because he is mocking people who don't have a grip on reality. You've probably seen these people. Mostly, they are stern authority figures or just tradition obsessed old people. The day they realize that the world is much more important than anything they can imagine is incomprehensible to them so they look shocked! They think they have the world planned out to the T and then once they hit reality, they are totally helpless.
    Marky_Markstyleon November 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentinteresting to think he wrote this one about himself. i guess it wud b a pretty big confession that he thought he was getting far to up his own arse and taken in the flow of fame. Like ths song tho not a fave on the album
    silver_starson November 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti like this song i don't know what the hell it's about, i love the beat jose does at the beggining it fits perfectly and the solo is fucking awesome
    no_one69on December 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI started not to like this song that much but, God damn the guitar after the second chorus is so tight that it's worth listening to...And I like the way he says the verses...The fact..that you..you think..that you..can talk..to me..the way..you do..it bleeds..me to..believe..that you've never stepped out of that skin you live in.

    But mostly that guitar after the second chorus.
    Zetsumeion January 10, 2005   Link

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