Could you move in slow motion?
Everthing goes by so fast,
Just slow down a little,
Save the best part for last,

You speak in riddles,
Your intentions turn me on,
I'm yours forever,
Will you love me when I'm gone?

When I'm gone,
You're an unfenced fire!
(When I'm gone,)
Over walls we've trampled!
(When I'm gone,)
It's you I admire!
(When I'm gone,)
My living example...

oh,
I saw an undi-
scovered ocean far away,
Any minute now keeping,
Both poets and priests at bay,

Don't get ahead of me
Could we just this once see eye to eye?
Could you want perhaps me?
Ask me how it feels to vie

To vie!

You're an unfenced fire! (to vie)
Over walls we trampled! (to vie)
It's you I admire! (to vie)
My living example...

It's a photograph discovered a decade after
It's a cannon blast disguised as a firecracker
It's enough to bring a brick wall to its knees
And sing, please

Could you move in slow motion?
Everything goes by so fast
Just slow down a little
Save the best part for last

For last!

You're an unfenced fire! (for last)
Over walls we trampled! (for last)
It's you I admire! (for last)
My living example...
My living example...

It's you I admire!!
My living example


Lyrics submitted by FreakishJunk, edited by Johann4u


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    General CommentI don't really know what it means exactly...but I think it's a GREAT song and I'm happy to hear something new from these guys!
    FreakishJunkon July 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about how he thinks the girl he's in love with is such a great person and strives to be more like her, and in regards to the "Could you move in slow motion..." part, happy moments in our lives pass us by all too quickly, so he wants to slow down and try and make it all last forever.

    Beautiful song as always, ecstatic to hear fresh Incubus =)
    Zetsumeion July 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, great song. it should've been chosen to be the next single instead of bloody 'make a move'.....
    KrOnicKon July 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits simple...they probably wrote it in like 5mins. But, its fucking addictive. As for the meaning; fucked if i know...its something todo with love, probably.
    KrOnicKon July 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about people who think sex=love. He's singing about how he loves someone and they move so fast and they want sex. He is singing about how in this fast-paced world that we live in, could everyone just slow down to admire the roses and admire what they have with people because the moment is all we have. Save the best part (sex) for last?
    Marky_Markstyleon August 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure if the posted lyrics are correct. Here are the lyrics posted on incubusonline.com:

    Admiration - from the Stealth soundtrack

    Could you move in slow motion?
    Everything goes by so fast
    Just slow down a little
    Save the best part for last

    You speak in riddles
    Your intentions turn me on
    I'm yours forever
    Will you love me when i'm gone?

    You're an unfenced fire
    Over walls we travel
    Its you I admire
    My living example

    Your eyes are an undiscovered ocean far away
    Any minute now keeping
    Both poets and priests at bay
    Don't get ahead of me
    Could we just this once see eye to eye?
    What you offer has me
    Ask me how it feels to vie

    Your an unfenced fire
    Over walls we travel
    Its you I admire
    My living example

    Its a photograph discovered a decade after
    Its a cannon blast disguised as a firecracker
    Its enough to bring a brick wall to its knees
    And sing, please

    Could you move in slow motion?
    Everything goes by so fast
    Just slow down a little
    Save the best part for last

    You're an unfenced fire
    Over walls we've travel
    Its you I admire
    My living example
    tyhale19on August 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentas the title suggests, its an admiration of what a person has discovered in another person to which s/he strives him/herself -- 'my living example'. like 'unfenced fire' -- knows no bounds and 'traveling over walls' -- challenging whats denied.

    and s/he gives that the person is superior than him/her, when it says 'could u move in slow motion' as ur normal pace is too fast for me, 'u speak in riddles' as i cant concieve ur thoughts. But still not being able to keep up doesnt make him/her to turn away, it rather 'turns him/her on' and ask for a promise of eternal love, longing to the level that s/he is becoming all possesive ;)

    and the flirtation about mystical deap eyes and the objective character that treats both triumph and disaster as imposters (if i may get help from Kipling here a bit) 'keeping both poets and priests at bay'

    and my best part 'could we just this once see eye to eye?' i'll come at level with u, 'ask me how it feels to vie' saying I strive to that too. woohh! i'm going to listen to this song for a long time, n hopefully will one day 'sing' it to my 'admiration' (thats if i dont scare her away with my voice, lol)

    Its my first time to listen to incubus, n i'm confessing that i have been missing out on something too good to b missed.

    the other songs i listened to r 'make a move', 'admiration' and 'neither of us can see' (all from 'Stealth' the movie) n i just thought, god! what have i just heard, how did i missed this out this long. i wnt to know all about them n their writings
    kashon August 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentkash -

    that is awesome. I'd encourage you to listen to as much Incubus as possible because they are amazing. Here are some of my personal favorites from the band that highlight the last 3 discs or so - check them out:

    A Certain Shade Of Green, Nowhere Fast, The Warmth, Stellar, Drive, I Miss You, Pardon Me, Circles, Wish You Were Here, Just A Phase, Mexico, Are You In?, Under My Umbrella, Aqueous Transmission, Sick Sad Little World, Pistola, Here In My Room

    Basically, just listen to every one of their songs - they are awesome.
    tyhale19on August 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthanx a lot tylor,

    I got hold of their almost-complete discography, but i wasnt going to listen to just any song n spoil it, u know what i mean.

    But now I'm going to listen to ur recommendations first, n let u know how they sound to me ;)
    thanx
    kashon August 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou speak in riddles,your intentions turn me ON.
    26_Pantomime_03on September 09, 2005   Link

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