Earth to Bella
You think you�ve got it all figured in
Earth to Bella
Everything you know is wrong (almost)
Earth to Bella
I see where you are not listening
I bear the burden of being the voice that let's you know
We all grow old
And before you stand you've gotta be okay to sing

Earth to Bella
The world can be an unfriendly place
So won�t you head off
Do your best to save some face
It�s not so hard
Just contain yourself and see your second sun
Escape

Okay to sing
I'm okay to sing
I'm okay to sing
I'm okay to sing

Earth to Bella
I sense a quiet emergency
Earth to Bella
There�s so much more to get, they're wrong

Earth to Bella
Wading water successfully
Or are you really?
Don�t you want to see the deep?
It�s not so hard.
Just forgive yourself and
Feel the water over you.


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    General CommentWow first of all props to "drummasterfunk" for the lyrics, I've listened to it a hundred times on youtube and there were still fuzzy parts I coulden't make out.

    Bradons lyrics are so open ended this song could really be to anyone or no one in particular. We know hes obviously singing to a person he thinks is struggling in life. "Everything you know is wrong" "I see where your not listening". Towards the middle of the song he seems to be sympathizing with this person, "the world can be an unfriendly place, do your best to save some face." And at the end of the song Bradon seems to be encouraging Bella, "its not so hard just forgive yourself and feel the water over you."
    I think "bella" represents all of humanity and Brandons telling us to not be so arrogant, forgive ourselves, and live life without fear.
    foreverSurfon August 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHm, the lyrics here could be a little off considering the bad quality but once the album's released we'll all know!

    I think it's about telling someone who thinks they know all about life and growing old that they're wrong, that it's not all so bad. I like foreverSurf's interpretation of bella representing all of humanity. Definitely would be something the guys would write about amongst a first impression of it being about a singular person.

    I really like the quiet emergency part. About a person/people who relies on other people/things for how to go about life or something..and he's saying they're all wrong. It could be about someone who's angry at themself, or being ridiculed by others for something, and that's why he says to forgive yourself and let the water come over her. The water being emotions, possibly. That it's okay to dive in and feel.

    Haha it could go so many ways! That's what I love about Incubus though. They're never ever just obvious.
    IncubusRulesAllon September 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhere can i download this song?
    skepticinloveon October 23, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^^ try limewire, maybe its on there, its also on youtube,,,
    'Don’t you want to see the deep?
    It’s not so hard.
    Just forgive yourself and
    Feel the water over you.'
    I love that part, so simple but powerful...
    I like the two interpertations above, seems like its all there...although I'm still kinda confused about why there is a reference to the water...is water like a place of purity? Enlightment, so to speak? Hm...I know that Brandon is a surfer, so is there any connection with that? That he feels at peace with the world while out at sea? And that then the balance of our world and nature is shown and restored? So then he wants all of the humanity to expirience this? Sort of like Warning girl, type of thing...right?
    b_youon October 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentb you: I do believe you're correct about the water thing. A sort of "wake up" to humanity-or a singular person. Sort of..let things go where they go, let it all crash down, an overwhelming feeling. Or, yeah, the purity thing. Forgive yourself and let the regret wash away.
    IncubusRulesAllon November 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment*Just undo yourself and see your second sun, ascend.
    Street Spiriton November 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song, when it gets released in stores (its already been leaked as torrents), is two parts, with the second part the last couple of stanzas. To do this song justice, i sent in the 2nd part.
    This song isnt too bad. One of the better tracks (both parts) off the album. Brandon's lyrics are the standout. water is about a purity sort of thing.
    I think Brandon is trying to say instead of destroying our society, to conceptulise better ways of living, which links to what foreverSurf said :)
    Carlordauon November 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentim not sure but i think earth to bella is one of my favorite songs off this album.
    both parts im not sure what its about.
    but its awesome
    turbog33k08on November 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe correct lyrics are:

    Earth to Bella,
    you think you've got it all figured in.
    Earth to Bella,
    everything you know is wrong. Well, almost.
    Earth to Bella,
    I've seen when you are not listening.
    I bear the burden
    of being the voice that lets you know
    we all grow old,
    and before you swim you gotta be ok to sink.
    Earth to Bella,
    the world can be an unfriendly place.
    So hold your head up
    and do your best to save some face.
    It's not that hard...
    just undo yourself and see a
    second sun ascend.
    I'm ok to sink.
    Ok to sink.
    I'm ok to sink.
    Ok to sink.

    Those are straight out of the booklet so there ya go. I love the song can't get enough of that climax. Learned to play it to, easy to play on guitar. Later.
    hunglikeyora87on November 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBella in Italian means beautiful, in many parts of this song it sounds like he talking to a beuatiful but shallow girl.
    Optionlesson December 02, 2006   Link

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