"Monuments And Melodies" as written by Ben Kenney, Michael Einziger, Brandon Boyd, Christopher Kilmore and Jose / Pasillas Ii....
My hands are trembling
And my eyes are on fire
This house is crumbling
Left brain, left out on the wire

You make me happy
You magnify my better half
You make me certain
That all I have today is your photograph

My past is perilous
And each scar I bear sings
Monuments to where I have been
And melodies to where I am going

You make me happy
You magnify my better half
You make me certain
That all I have today is your photograph

When will I see you again?
A still life can only go so far

I need you in front of me
Saying my name
Saying to me
Saying to me
Saying to me
I want you the way you are
The way you are

You make me happy
You magnify my better half
You make me certain
That all I have today is your photograph

You make me happy
You make me happy
You make me happy


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

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    General CommentI won my school's talent show with this song.
    xHilikuson December 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the lyrics in this song. Very sweet. Self-explainatory as well.
    WeepLikeaWidowon April 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlovely song:)
    Incu_Holic85on April 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOne of the sadder songs i've ever heard. Mikey's solo is haunting. It's beyond beautiful. I also like the way Brandon's voice is exposed in the song making it seem so solemn. It makes me want the girl from all my old photographs again. *sigh*
    Sniper5785on September 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti like this song a lot, its got very good lyrics. i esp. like when he says: "i need you in front of me, saying my name, saying to me, i want you the way you are" its totally awesome how that part goes and just the phrase that he says, its totally how love feels when you miss her.
    ducati324on October 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentnot only does brandon manage to explain his feelings with the lyrics, but when he sings i can feel his anguish...aww
    dmomo2on November 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song, is so beyond beautiful. seriously. i nearly cried. i ithnk its about all the things in his past that remind him of a certain girl, and how some things in his future will also remind him.
    emowhat7on November 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAll I can say is I want what he is talking about...It makes you sit and think what all love is and what is stands for...very deep
    MaryCarolineon December 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentEver listen to a song and at first didn't like it, but slowly warmed up to it? That's how I am with this song. I was confused on the meaning of the lyrics ("You make me happy..") and how the song was done. The song gave this melancholic tone, but I didn't understand the point of "You make me happy.", it didn't make since to me. But after readin the lyrics, it does make since. The melacholic tone is due to something gone, something regretting, something missed. But, the person (highly likely female, I don't think something would be written like this to a guy.) made him feel good in the past. But he knew he couldn't see the person anymore, and missed them.

    Kind of reminds me of "I Miss You", (almost) same lyrical content, but musically, different.
    OrcishIncubuson January 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLove it.
    This song is simply wonderful.
    And the lyrics don't need explanation
    i think the meaning is quite clear, at least to me

    OrcishIncubus i wasn't confused at all, and i don't understand what you mean with "highly likely female, I don't think something would be written like this to a guy". THat makes no sense.. it's a feeling, and believe me, a girl can feel that exact way for a guy.

    i think there's a wrong part there...
    it should be "saying my name, saying to me, saying to me, saying to me 'i choose the way you are, You, the way you are'"

    And it's just another incubus song
    man, such a GREAT band
    agree with Sniper5785 and dmomo2
    the melody is amazing, the lyrics are wonderful
    brandon's voice is incredible, and he sure lets his feelings out

    we've seen all this elements before on other incubus songs. Incubus rocks.
    melody_on January 16, 2005   Link

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